How to generate a Bill of Lading (BOL) for a truck Dispatch?
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The bill of lading (BOL) is a required document to move a freight shipment. It is a legally binding document providing the driver and the carrier with all the details needed to process the freight shipment and invoice it correctly. If the shipment is through a carrier, this document will be provided to the carrier during freight pickup. The driver will have to get the Shipper's signature during Freight pickup and that of the Consignee after drop off.

Here’s how TruckLogics facilitates the process:
BOL Settings
TruckLogics allows you to set your preferences for the BOL generation from Settings >> Load >> BOL Settings.

These include:

  • BOL print preferences
  • BOL email preferences 
  • Default instructions to drivers, shippers, and consignees.
  • Customizable email template on BOL notification.

Generate Bill of Lading (BOL)
Make sure to add the freight details while creating a load so it is auto-filled while generating the BOL. 
Here's how to generate a BOL for a dispatch:

  1. From the main menu Dispatches, choose the dispatch number.
  2. Click the BOL tab.
  3. The Shipper, Consignee, and Freight details are automatically filled in.

  4. Fill in the pick-up and delivery Instructions.
  5. Provision for instructions to driver, shipper, and consignee are available.
  6. Click Generate BOL.

 E-Sign BOL
TruckLogics allows you to send requests to have the BOL signed electronically. E-sign BOL not only guarantees a quicker turnaround and makes your signing process convenient, but also an attempt to improve the contact-free process during the COVID-19 crisis.

Under BOL activity, click Request to E-Sign to send in the request for signature to the driver, shipper, or consignee.

Watch the video below and learn more about the E-sign BOL feature in TruckLogics.

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