For increased flexibility you can also add additional stops and use Samsara to optimize the route so that the driver makes stops in the order that minimizes drive time most. Route optimization is available for routes with a maximum of 20 stops.
To calculate the order of stops, Samsara analyzes which order of stops yields the shortest distance traveled, while keeping the Start Location and last stop fixed. After the optimal order is determined, Samsara calculates the Time on Site report to determine average stop duration based on recent history.
To determine the planned departure time for each job, Samsara uses either this average duration or a default of 30 minutes if no recent data is available.
Travel time between jobs is calculated based on expected traffic conditions for the predicted time of day. The result of these calculations is a complete, automated itinerary.