Nothing’s worse than the unexpected delaying your arrival, but planning out your day on the road can help you prepare for surprises and keep you on time while driving. If you don’t plan your trips and stay attentive to what’s coming, you may put yourself at several risks, including: 

  • Running out of fuel.
  • Over fueling before scaling.
  • Not knowing where gas stations or repair shops are located.
  • You could wind up driving in dangerous areas.
  • Spending extra money on the extra miles (extra miles).
  • You could get lost and lose valuable time.

To help you plan your route:

  • Use an app. There are several apps that are great for trip planning, which can help you plan your route, check your mileage, and avoid traffic delays.
  • Calculate the time you’ll need to reach your destination.
  • If you’re running late, be sure to communicate this to your dispatcher. Keep people informed so they can adjust their expectations and understand what’s going on.
  • Don’t compromise your safety to be on time. An accident can lead to a lot worse consequences than running a few minutes late.
  • Stay updated on the weather and plan your route accordingly. Extreme weather can cause serious traffic delays that you won’t want to get stuck in.
  • Consider the destination. Certain terrain, traffic flows, and areas of a city may hold you up. Account for any potential obstacles you may run into.
  • Plan fuel stops in advance. Fuel prices vary from one station to the next. Planning ahead can make sure you save some extra money.
  • Keep a map. Society may be reliant on technology, but there are still areas where service is scarce and a having a map on hand can keep you from asking for directions.


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