How do I create a dispatch for a Truck Load in TruckLogics?
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Fleet Managers Drivers Leased Operators Owner Operators Brokers

In TruckLogics, you can create a dispatch for the loads in two ways. You can either create dispatches for the existing undispatched loads or create a quick dispatch by providing the load details and then assigning a driver and truck to that dispatch.  

Dispatch Settings
Before you create a dispatch, there are a couple of preferences related to dispatches you can set from Settings >> Dispatch Settings.    

  1. Dispatch Number - You can have a dispatch number auto-generated or choose to enter one manually.
  2. Check Call Settings - Automatically send email notifications to customers on the completion of the check call activity.

Here’s how to create a dispatch

  1. Log in to your TruckLogics account.
  2. To create a dispatch, click Add New >> Dispatches. A popup appears with two options to create a dispatch.

Create Dispatch without Referring the Loads

This option is to create a quick dispatch. Provide the freight details, assign driver and truck to that dispatch, and your dispatch will be created in a single flow.

  1. Click Continue to Create Dispatch without Referring the Loads.
  2. Enter Dispatch Number (depends on preferences set).
  3. Enter Customer/Carrier/Broker information
  4. Enter details of the shipper, pickup location, consignee, and drop-off location.
  5. Enter freight details and charges.
  6. Choose how trip miles to be calculated- Google Maps, ProMiles, or Manually. 
  7. Assign Driver and Truck by providing the required details.
  8. Click Create Dispatch.

Create Dispatch for existing Loads

This option is to create dispatches for the existing undispatched loads and assign driver and truck to the dispatch.

  1. Click Continue to Create Dispatch without existing Loads.
  2. From the FTL / LTL list, select Load, and click Create Dispatch.
  3. Enter Dispatch Number (depends on preferences set).
  4. Under the Driver & Equipment tab, assign driver and truck for the dispatch.
  5. Under the Routing tab, the route is shown. You can add a stop or change the route. Plan the route using Route Plan and Fuel Optimization features.

Once the dispatch process commences, add check calls, generate trip sheets, record expenses, and generate driver settlements within the dispatch.

Clone a Dispatch
TruckLogics also provides an option to clone a new dispatch from an existing one. You can now create a new dispatch for the same customer with a new pickup and delivery date with the cloning feature.

Click the Clone icon next to dispatch under Dispatches >> All Dispatches. You can then modify the dispatch number and pickup & delivery date as per your requirement.

Watch the video below and learn how to create a dispatch for a Truck Load in TruckLogics

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