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Better Maps Would Save Delivery Companies a Ton of Time and Money

A new report estimates the cost of inaccurate maps for delivery companies in the billions of dollars.
February 12, 2020, 10am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Imperfect directions, incomplete maps, parking problems and missed delivery windows are costing delivery companies an estimated $6 billion a year," reports Jason Plautz.

Plautz is sharing the findings of a report published recently by Mapillary.

"The report surveyed 219 U.S. delivery drivers that operate both cars and trucks" to estimate that delivery companies waste "$2.5 billion in wasted salary and $611 million in extra miles driven" every year, according to Plautz.

For more on the brutal business realities of the last mile of delivery service, see a recent article by William Riggs for Planetizen that predicts delivery services will consolidate to cut costs.

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Published on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in Smart Cities Dive
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