You may stop the tour here if you like to spend more than you have to on hauling.
For everyone else, PC*MILER includes a Least Cost routing feature that considers user-specified values for miles per gallon, cost per gallon, fuel cost per mile, other costs per mile, labor cost per hour, and stop costs. It also includes a parameter for a greenhouse gas emission estimate.
Least Cost routing generates a series of alternative routes with distance, time and cost estimates, and lets you choose an optimal route. (We report, you drive.)
We will run Least Cost routing for the duplicate route, which already has an optimized stop order:
1. Activate the Route 1 - Copy window, then select the Routes tab > Optimize > Least Cost Routing... . Six different routes will be generated and displayed in a separate window. You’ll see the most efficient calculated totals for distance, costs, hours and tolls highlighted in yellow below the map. (The Tolls add-on must be licensed and installed for tolls data.)
2. Click to select any one of the routes and click Save Selected Options to save that route in the active route window (Route 1 - Copy), replacing the current trip. The route and the open Comparison Report will be recalculated.
3. Close the Least Cost Routing, Comparison Report, and Route 1 - Copy windows to continue the Tour.