Province of New Brunswick Route Optimization Services
Quetica was awarded a project to work with the Province of New Brunswick to provide route optimization and route optimization management services for approximately 450 vehicles, including plow trucks, graders and loaders. The Province is comprised of six districts and historically has utilized paper-based routes for plowing, sanding and/or salt operations. The project scope of work includes building a route optimization model, generating optimized routes and deploying an optimization tool for ongoing route management, which will support the New Brunswick Department of Transportation and Infrastructure’s (DTI) provincial-wide snow management operations. Our approach uses several optimization algorithms to develop an optimized route structure. This effort will enable DTI to streamline the snow removal process, reorganize snow routes to reduce operational costs, such as a reduction in dead head distance and attain maximum efficiency across the network.