PLANTATION, FL – DHL has started a route optimization effort to help its facilities map out delivery routes, streamline sorting processes, and balance daily loads more efficiently, according to the Web site Using customized software, the initiative will let DHL facility managers develop routes so that the composition of the courier’s delivery areas are more consistent. The software also will give DHL managers information to evaluate each facility’s daily schedule and reduce planning time. The program will be implemented at 340 DHL sites nationally in the next nine months, according to the report. The installation of the new technology, which began in January, will be complete by September. DHL is also undergoing fleet renewal, a phased replacement of older, smaller delivery vehicles with new, larger-capacity and more fuel-efficient step vans. The new step vans offer twice the capacity, allowing easier loading, greater flexibility for pickups, and more room for couriers to maneuver and access shipments.

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