Equipment Dispatch

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As an alternative to the Equipment Map, EquipmentClosedAll machines used as a means of production on a construction site or at a batch plant. DispatchClosedPersonnel who take orders and schedule, ticket, and track trucks for their plant. provides an expanded layout with which you can manage and monitor vehicleClosedAll machines used as a means of production on a construction site or at a batch plant. statuses and alerts. In the grid  view, statuses in the loop display as individual columns that show how long a vehicle spent in that statusClosedThe specific activity or task a driver is currently engaged in, typically as part of a process called a "status loop.". In the list  view, equipment appears simply with alerts, current status, and time spent in that status.

Additionally, you can set vehiclesClosedAll machines used as a means of production on a construction site or at a batch plant. to the Last Load status as a safeguard against drivers accidentally taking more loads at the end of their shift and logging more hours of work.

 List View

 Grid View

Equipment Dispatch screen in list format

Equipment Dispatch screen grid layout

Equipment rollover buttons and equipment rollover formats may be customized from the Hotspot/Map tab of Site Settings.

Forcing the Last Load status

The Last LoadClosedThe total amount of concrete or asphalt that is being or has been batched for delivery. status forces drivers to log out of the TrackIt Android app automatically after the employeeClosedUser accounts for drivers, dispatchers, and other staff to perform varying functions in TrackIt. reaches a predefined status and a specified amount of time has passed. The desired status and time limits are specified on the Equipment Type screen. Equipment with this flag display the Equipment Last Load icon icon next to the Equipment # on the Equipment Map dialog windowClosedA pop-up window that requires user input. of the Equipment MapClosedA map view that tracks the locations and statuses of individual equipment in a fleet. The dispatcher's equivalent to a "bird's-eye view." screen or on the Equipment Dispatch screen.

Last Load status example

Turning this feature on helps dispatchers prevent drivers from mistakenly taking additional loads or wasting additional time before logging out.

Equipment

The equipment to flag for last load status may be narrowed according to specific criteria. You may further target equipment based on the following filters by clicking the Modify button.

Deselected radio button All Equipment

All equipment with drivers logged in are targeted.

Selected radio button

Specific Equipment

Individual vehicles may be targeted based on a per-vehicle basis. This is selected by default.

Deselected radio button

Equipment Type

All vehicles of the selected Equipment Type are targeted.

Deselected radio button

Equipment Group

All vehicles of the selected Equipment Group are targeted.

Deselected radio button

Vehicle Plant

All vehicles assigned to the selected Plant are targeted.

Last Load

Upon clicking the Save button, all equipment filtered against from this dialog window will either be flagged for or removed from the Last Load status.

Selected radio button On

The status flag is applied to all equipment selected.

Deselected radio button

Off

The status flag is removed from all equipment selected.

Send "Last Load" Message to Driver

Drivers flagged with this status may be alerted by a system messageClosedText messages exchanged between drivers and dispatchers using TrackIt. that informs them of the change.

Selected check box

Selected

The driver is sent a system message when the status change occurs.

Cleared check box

Cleared/
Unchecked/
Deselected

The driver is not notified when the status change occurs.

Immediately Put into Last Load

Immediately forces the driver into the Last Load status.

Selected check box

Selected

Regardless of the driver's current status, they are immediately changed to Last Load status.

Cleared check box

Cleared/
Unchecked/
Deselected

The next time the driver reaches a status that precedes the Last Load status, such as At Plant, then when they change statuses they'll instead go to the Last Load status.

Sending a message

Communication between dispatchers and drivers is possible using the Send Message SEND MESSAGE button button from this screen. Canned options available here are set from the Messages screen.

Equipment

The equipment to receive this message may be narrowed according to specific criteria. you may further target equipment based on the following filters by clicking the Modify button.

Deselected radio button All Equipment

All equipment with drivers logged in are targeted.

Selected radio button

Specific Equipment

Individual vehicles may be targeted based on a per-vehicle basis. This is selected by default.

Deselected radio button

Equipment Type

All vehicles of the selected Equipment Type are targeted.

Deselected radio button

Equipment Group

All vehicles of the selected Equipment Group are targeted.

Deselected radio button

Vehicle Plant

All vehicles assigned to the selected Plant are targeted.

Message Type/Message

Drivers may receive messagesClosedText messages exchanged between drivers and dispatchers using TrackIt. that require different types of interactions. Based on the information you need to convey or receive, the following options are available.

Text

A text field allows you enter a message "free style" and requires no selected response.

Canned

Any predefined message created from the Messages screen may be selected and sent. These cannot be altered from their original form.

Question

Similar to the Text option, you may enter a text message here along with a range of accepted responses that the driver must submit to consider the message acknowledged. The types of answers allowed may be selected from the following:

  • Numeric. The driver must enter a simple numeric response.
  • Yes/No. The driver may select a  Yes or No response.
  • Test. The driver must manually enter a text response.
  • List. The driver may select from multiple responses.