TUTORIAL

How To Create A Route

This article will provide the steps on creating a run for Detrack Route Optimization.

Preparing A Route

To prepare a route, you will need the following 1) Jobs added into Detrack and assigned to a Vehicle 2) Updated Vehicle Details under the Vehicle Tab 3) Created a Depot under Route Optimization (How to add a depot)

Steps

Method 1: Route Optimization page

  • Navigate to Routes.
  • Click Create Route.
  • A popup will appear.

    • Fill up the following details
      • Run No. => Name of the route for identification.
      • Starting Point => Starting location of the route.
      • Ending Point (Optional) => If field is filled up, the system will try to complete the route by having the last stop near this location.
      • Select a Driver => Driver / Vehicle assigned to the route.
      • Route Time Window => The generated route will be within this Time Window. If Working Hours for the selected Driver / Vehicle have been added under the Vehicles page, the added time window will be populated to this field.
    • Click Create Route when done.
  • A map view of the jobs will appear.
  • Optional. To the left hand side of the screen there is panel to edit the route.
    • To change the route name (Run No.), click on the field to edit it.
    • To edit the vehicle information for planning, click on the > button to expand the details.

      • Mode => Determines the path distance used for generating the route. Certain vehicles can only travel on certain roads.
      • Starting Point => Starting Location of the route.
      • Ending Point (Optional) => Ending Location of the route.
      • Route Time Window => The route will be within this time window.
    • Click on the Filter button to filter the jobs list based on Job Status.
    • Click on the Trash bin button to exclude the job for this route
      (This process does not delete the job in your account.)
  • Click the Optimize Route button to start the process.
  • The process will start. You can either navigate away or stay on this page.
  • Once planning is done, you will notified by a popup on the bottom right.
  • The Run Number, Job Sequence and ETA Time will be generated, and populated to the jobs.

Method 2: From Deliveries/Collections

  • Under the Jobs tab, navigate to Today’s Jobs > Deliveries or Collections.
  • In the Jobs Table, select the jobs you wish to create a route with. Once selected, click on the Actions button and click on Plan Single Route from the drop down list.
  • The Create new route popup will appear.
    • Fill up the following details
      • Run No. => Name of the route for identification.
      • Starting Point => Starting location of the route.
      • Ending Point (Optional) => If field is filled up, the system will try to complete the route by having the last stop near this location.
      • Select a Driver => Driver / Vehicle assigned to the route.
      • Route Time Window => The generated route will be within this Time Window. If Working Hours for the selected Driver / Vehicle have been added under the Vehicles page, the added time window will be populated to this field.
    • Press the Create & Optimize button once ready.
  • The following popup will appear at the bottom right, showing the sent optimizing request.
  • Once the routing is completed, you will be informed by the popup at the bottom right.
  • Under Route Optimization, you will find the route as shown below.
  • Clicking on View created route will lead you to the Route page

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