Fleet Resource Center

Expand Your Routing, Mobile & Telematics Knowledge

Fleet Fundamentals
We cover the basics to help you understand why routing, mobile, and telematics solutions are valuable.
Expert Insights
In-depth analysis and advice to help transform fleet operations and the customer experience.
Customer Stories
Customers share how they are overcoming their logistics challenges by partnering with Descartes.
Fleet Solutions
Enhance your fleet’s performance, reduce costs, and improve service with Descartes’ next-generation solutions.
Industries
Discover the latest industry fleet and customer experience best practices.

In the News
Explore Descartes routing, mobile, and telematics news coverage.
Customer Engagement
Enhance the customer experience with last mile tracking, notifications and feedback for deliveries, field service, and order collection.

From fleet novice to expert, Descartes' Fleet Resource Center provides you the information you need to improve or fundamentally change fleet performance. The tutorials, customers' success stories, thought leadership, solution fact sheets, and industry news give you the insights you need on routing, mobile, and telematics to make a difference. Explore and learn!


Fleet Fundamentals

We break down the basics of route planning, optimization, and more

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6 Ways Machine Learning Can Improve Fleet Performance
Machine learning can help fleet operators maximize the fleet performance improving the accuracy of data used to plan and execute deliveries.
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Driver Shortage? Use Route Optimization to Get the Most from Your Existing Drivers
As fleet operators continue to combat the driver shortage, route optimization is playing a critical role in increasing the effective capacity of existing drivers and keeping them.
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What is Hybrid Route Planning and What Are its Benefits?
Hybrid route planning combines the best of static and dynamic route planning for maximum productivity and leading customer service.

Expert Insights

Access a wealth of information from industry thought leaders

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Next Generation Distribution Strategies, Tactics, and Technologies

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Fleet Data is the New Oil
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Fleet Innovation Resource Center

Customer Success

Customers share their business transformation stories

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Fairmount Tire & Rubber

Learn how Fairmount Tire & Rubber is moving more tires in less time and with fewer trucks thanks to Descartes’ last mile delivery solution.
Customer Showcase

Meet some of the companies using Descartes' solutions to transform their fleet performance.
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US Foods

By eliminating paper processes and automating, U.S. Foods has increased the efficiency of its distribution operations.

Fleet Solutions

Explore our routing, mobile & telematics platform

Route Planning & Optimization
From strategic route creation to same-day delivery, improve your fleet's productivity and customer service.
Mobile Apps
Enable drivers to better execute routes and collect POD information such as signature, pictures and more.
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Safety, Telematics & Compliance
Capture critical vehicle operating information and comply with regulatory mandates such as ELD, HOS, Working time directive, etc.

Customer Engagement

Transform your customer experience while lowering operational costs

What is Customer Engagement and Why is it Important?

Put customers at the heart of your business while driving operational efficiencies.
How to Enhance Field Service and Last Mile Delivery with Order Tracking

How to level up your customer experience with final mile tracking.
5 Reasons Customers Love Real-Time Order Tracking

In recent years, expectations for customer service have significantly shifted.

Industries

See how we support a range of industry verticals

Food Service
Descartes helps food service companies meet the broad range of challenges they face by providing advanced solutions that enable the differentiated services that can help them grow and improve margins.
Building Supply & Construction
Descartes' breadth and depth of knowledge in the building supply and construction industries can transform business processes while improving overall performance.
Retail

Leading retailers, large and small, around the world count on Descartes to empower their supply chains to engage customers and build loyalty, growth and keep costs under control.
Wholesale & Distribution
Descartes offers breakthrough solutions that enable wholesale and distribution businesses to overcome challenges and offer customers differentiated services, enabling them to expand and increase margins.

In the News

Get the latest on Descartes and its fleet performance technology

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Logistics Viewpoints: AI-based Configuration
Optimization technologies that solve the most challenge or unique problems are the most complex. The key for fleets is knowing which combination of settings create the desired data results.
Truck News: 3 Keys to Digitize Your Truck Fleet
When digitizing, fleets that embrace telematics data and artificial intelligence can better plan and optimize routes, dispatch and track deliveries, and seamlessly inform everyone.

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Construction Executive: How Bots Transform Route Planning and Delivery Scheduling
With supply chain disruptions, expedient delivery of building supplies becomes even more critical for managing construction timelines and costs.

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