Snow Plow Software for Route Optimization
Defining the Snow Plow Routing Problem
The challenges with snow removal or snow plow route optimization is in orchestration of your assets. There are typically two to three priority assignments for streets to be serviced before or after other less traveled streets. Some of those priority streets may run tandem plowing to more effectively and more efficiently service the streets. The tandems will then separate to service lower priority streets. If the storm event intensifies after a lull, the trucks will return from lower priority streets to then re-service the first priority streets. The type of service also varies1 from salt/sanding/chemical treatment to plowing or actual removing. Snow removal requires the orchestration of a series of dump trucks to align with the blowers. Service may also extend to walkways and parking lots.