Planning transport requests
As soon as transport requests and the corresponding routes are created, they are made available in the planning board for the planning department. Various routes, areas or activities are set out for the planner in question on a single overview.
Thanks to the real-time link between the TMS in the office and the onboard unit or the driver’s tablet/smartphone, the planning department has maximum insight into where vehicles are located, who is being delayed etc.
At all times the planner has insight into the costs & input/output ratio of a scheduled shipment and a planned shipment, and thus the pre-calculated margin. During execution this margin is adjusted by more or less hours/mileage.
Managing transport orders
As soon as transports have been scheduled the driver sees all the relevant data on their onboard unit or on the app on their smartphone or tablet. This provides them with all the necessary data onboard, without the need for any paper freight documents. As soon as the driver has delivered the goods, their terminal (tablet or smartphone) is updated, where necessary with the (digital) signature of the recipient. Moreover, if needed, the driver can also register potential losses and packaging. As such the dispatcher and planners have direct access to all relevant information.