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We did something very similar with FleetEngine (http://www.routeware.dk), but realized the amount of garbage couldn't be estimated precisely enough, so the trucks was emptied either way too early or late. The solution was to calculate it as a one long travelling salesman route and then simply ask the drivers to empty the truck when it was full. Wherever that ...
You don't want copy, you want Select. You'll select the layer you want from the Solve and carry on with that. The Solve output is a group of layers. After you select it out, I believe it's still a layer, as such you wont need to MakeFeatureLayer. You should just be able to do your SelectByLocation with it.
Assuming you are using ArcGIS (you don't actually say which GIS you are using) then this is a network analyst problem. Sounds like you want the shortest route between "A" and "B" along a road network. Well first you need network analyst installed and licensed then you need to read the Help file, get familiar with the terminology like routes, stops and ...
The eventual solution i came up with was to create shortest distance line features within each polygon. The use case for this application is to optimize collector cable routing for wind farms. This video shows how the optimizer might be used http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGFsLe0EcF8
Absolutely not. You can define your drivetime cost in minutes or any other unit, having global turns in seconds at the same time. It will convert your units on-the-fly correctly. Just to prove the point, you can change the global turn value for left turns and see how the value in seconds will be converted to minutes in the Directions window (and of course ...
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