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To access tab: Dispatch-> Dispatch Board

The DITAT Dispatch Board is intended to allow the User to be in control of the current Trips in DITAT and gives the ability to customize the board to each viewers specifications through filters and groups.

 

Customization

The tool bar will contain two unique options to assist in the Dispatch Board

The Hide/ Show Filters icon will toggle if the extensive filter section of the Dispatch Board can be seen. Giving the option to view more Trips after the desired filters have been set. 

The Hide/ Show Columns icon gives the User the ability for the customization of what information is relevant to the User as they use the Dispatch Board by checking the desired fields. 

 

Filters Section

 

FieldDescription
Trucks

Allows to view all the Trucks currently dispatched or can be more specifically narrowed down by certain Custom Groups created with DITAT. This is done by selecting the pencil icon and selecting the desired groups.

DriversAllows to view all the Drivers currently dispatched or can be more specifically narrowed down by certain Custom Groups created with DITAT. This is done by selecting the pencil icon and selecting the desired groups.
CustomersAllows to view all the Customers currently dispatched or can be more specifically narrowed down by certain Custom Groups created with DITAT. This is done by selecting the pencil icon and selecting the desired groups.
Pickup zones

Allows to narrow the criteria to specific Zones to allow to view only certain regions of the country for dispatching.

Delivery zonesAllows narrowing the criteria to specific Zones to allow to view only certain regions of the country for dispatching.
Current Leg ZonesAllows narrowing the criteria to specific Zones to allow to view only certain regions of the country for dispatching.
Truck side/ BrokerageAn option that allows the user to specify which side of the company to view if applicable
Dispatched byToggle to view data only dispatched by certain Users
Pickup DatesUse this field to filter your board by a pickup date range.
Delivery DatesUse this field to filter your board by a delivery date range.
Current Leg DatesUse this field to filter your board by each trip's current leg date range.

 

Trip List Section

This section displays the dispatching information in the desired form of each individual user. There is an extensive list of filters for the columns that the User can choose from under the 

 The Hide/Show Columns icon. It is recommended for a user to narrow down the amount of information shown to their individual preferences. Each column can also be moved to any place on the board as the User sees fit by selecting the columns header and sliding it across the board. A user can also choose to have the board sorted by descending/ ascending order of a certain subject if needed.

Users can view the Shipment or Trip by selecting the pencil adjacent to each ID. 

Important Features

NumberDescription
1This Icon will represent a maintenance/ expiration issue occurring. The message will be revealed when hovered over.
2

A red Icon in this area will indicate that the tracking is delayed.

3

A green icon in the area will indicate that the tracking is working and up to date.

4This is the tracking Icon, selecting it will bring you to the Tracking tab to show the current location and route. It also has the current city of the truck to the right.
5Icon indicated if GPS shows the truck moving.
6A yellow in this area will indicate that there is no trailer assigned and will offer a suggestion if the nearest trailer is able to.
7A checkmark in this area will indicate that the correct trailer is assigned to the truck.
8A white circle in this area indicates that there is no live Reefer data available for this truck.
9A red circle in this area indicates that the Reefer unit is set incorrectly.
10This number will be the number of trips on the board.
11This area will indicate the current zone by name and color for zones that you have set up.
12This is the current set temperature and mode for this Reefer unit.
13

This is the current actual temperature and mode for this Reefer unit.

14A blue circle in this area indicates that the Reefer unit is set and operating correctly.
15An Exclamation point in this area indicates that the Reefer unit data is not current enough to report.
16A blue icon will indicate that there is GPS data to verify on either truck or trailer. A red Icon in this area will indicate that the GPS of Truck and Trailer are not matching and may be a wrong assignment.
17This will indicate that the Truck is not currently moving.
18

This Icon will alert the Dispatcher of the truck's ETA status. Green meaning that Truck is expected on time.

If the circle is yellow it indicates that the truck may or may not be late.

19This Icon will alert the Dispatcher of the truck's ETA status. Red meaning that Truck is expected to be late.
20This icon indicates that there is a check call pending that needs attention.
21The green icon here allows the dispatcher to accept a check call from the dispatch board.
22This field will indicate the status of the trip and what stop it may at.
23This is the info card for the truck, selecting it will bring up the Driver info.
24Truck number.
25Trip Id.

 

The dispatch board is a crucial tool for dispatchers to be able to accept check calls on the fly as well as know the locations of their fleet at any given moment. Using the tools provided each User will be given a unique view into exactly what is important at any given time.

Truck Info Card

If you click on the blue info Card button next to any truck on the dispatch board you will get the Truck info card.  This truck info card will give you important information about the Truck, Driver, and Carrier assigned to the Truck.

Top section

This top portion of the Truck info card will stay the same for all of the Tabs you select below.  You will have multiple sections that can show at the Top

  • Truck information - This section can show the Year, Make, and Model of this truck as well as Plate and Max Weight information.  If the truck is in Custom groups those will also be displayed in this section.
  • Carrier information -  If there is a Driver Assigned to this truck and that driver works for a Carrier this section will be present.  The Carrier section will show the Company name as well as contact information, and Pay plan if one is assigned to the Carrier.
  • Drivers information - If thee is a Driver or Team of Drivers assigned to the Truck then you will see boxes for each driver.  These boxes will include Driver's name, contact information as well as any Driver or Carrier Preferences for this driver and any custom groups the driver is in.

Recent Trips

The recent trips section will show the latest trips that are assigned to this truck.  If you use Real-time sync for the Planning board this section's latest delivery will driver where the truck is displayed on the Planning Board.

  • This will show where the last trips were set to pick up and deliver, as well as how many miles for each trip.
  • At the top of the trips section, you will see a summary of trips the truck has been assigned to for the current week, last week and the week before that.

Hours of Service

If you integrate with an hour of service provider the Hours of service info will show on this card as well as a log of changes with remarks shipping Docs and Trailer number.

Fuel Efficiency

If your Integration is with a service provider that can send over Fuel data it will be added to this section.  Currently, the only provider we integrate with that shows this data is ORBCOMM(BlueTree).

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