How To Set Up Break Time Windows For Your Drivers

ElasticRoute allows you to set up a Break Time Window to accommodate a break (e.g. lunch or dinner) during the planning.

The Break Time Window will delay the Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) for stops that are within the defined time window.

This tutorial is on setting up a Break Time Window for your drivers.

How To Set Up

Break Time Windows Setup

Step 1: Navigate to Settings > Break Time Windows.

Step 2: Click the Add Break Time Window button.

Step 3: Enter in the Name, From and Till information.

Step 4: Click Save when done.

Vehicle Setup

Step 1: Navigate to Settings > Vehicle.

Step 2: Enter the Name, From, Till and select the Break Time Window.

Step 3: Click Save when done.

How To Use

A list of stops were created to compare the effects of setting up the Break Time Window for the vehicle.

Name Address Latitude Longitude
Stop1 1 Loyang Way 1.375734 103.972979
Stop2 1 Jalan Langgar 1.326395 103.948689
Stop3 1 Temasek Boulevard 1.295439 103.858427
Stop4 1 Jalan Bukit Merah 1.284434 103.811667
Stop5 Moberly Close 1.308139 103.777875
Stop6 1 Gul Circle 1.312923 103.672142
Stop7 Jurong West Street 81 1.347418 103.694286
Stop8 Woodlands Drive 16 1.430366 103.793936

Sreenshot Of Stops Before Planning

Results After Planning

After planning, the Estimated Times of Arrival (ETA) of the stops with the Break Time Window were continued only after the defined break time of 12 to 1 pm, as opposed to the planning without the Break Time Window.

Without Break Time

Table Of Planned Results Without Break Time Window
Name Address ETA
Stop1 1 Loyang Way 9:42 AM
Stop2 1 Jalan Langgar 10:13 AM
Stop3 1 Temasek Boulevard 10:52 AM
Stop4 1 Jalan Bukit Merah 11:22 AM
Stop5 Moberly Close 11:52 AM
Stop6 1 Gul Circle 12:32 PM
Stop7 Jurong West Street 81 1:03 PM
Stop8 Woodlands Drive 16 1:47 PM

Image Of Screenshot After Planning

With Break Time

Table Of Planned Results With Break Time Window
Name Address ETA
Stop1 1 Loyang Way 9:42 AM
Stop2 1 Jalan Langgar 10:13 AM
Stop3 1 Temasek Boulevard 10:52 AM
Stop4 1 Jalan Bukit Merah 11:22 AM
Stop5 Moberly Close 11:52 AM
Stop6 1 Gul Circle 1:32 PM
Stop7 Jurong West Street 81 2:03 PM
Stop8 Woodlands Drive 16 2:47 PM

Image Of Screenshot After Planning