DHL has launched a new route optimization initiative that will help DHL facilities map out optimum delivery routes, streamline sorting processes and balance daily loads more efficiently. When complete, the program will provide DHL customers with an enhanced customer service experience. The program will be implemented in approximately 340 DHL facilities across the United States and will be fully operational by this September. The route optimization initiative will balance workload capacity across the entire fleet; decrease drive time, route length and fuel consumption; and enable more rapid processing of shipments.
In addition to the route optimization program, DHL is also implementing a fleet renewal initiative that calls for the phased replacement of older, smaller delivery vehicles with new, larger capacity and more fuel-efficient step vans. The new step vans offer more than twice the capacity, allowing easier and more efficient loading and greater flexibility for pickups.