PC*MILER’s Least Cost routing generates a series of alternative routes with distance, time and cost estimates, and lets the dispatcher or driver (or an external system, such as a truck dispatch optimization system) choose an optimal route. If the Tolls add-on is installed, toll costs are factored in as well.

In PC*MILER Connect, the function PCMSSetCostOptions allows users to set the cost variables that are used to calculate Least Cost Routing (miles per gallon, cost per gallon, other cost per mile, cost of labor per hour, and CO2 pounds per gallon).