The latest version of Omnitracs Roadnet Transportation Suite, version 3.7.3, is here with several enhancements to make it easier to use than ever before. Roadnet, MobileCast, FleetLoader, Scheduler, and Web Services all received enhanced functionality.
One of the most exciting new features for Roadnet is the minimization of cleaning for compartment reloads for bulk lubricant companies. It used to be that if you used multi-compartment vehicles and had leftover product in one of the compartments, you would have to route assuming a clean out of every compartment before reloading and refilling. Now, users can create loading rules to define what products can be loaded into a compartment without it being cleaned first. An example of these would be defining that a compartment with compressor oil can only have additional compressor oil or diesel loaded into it.
Another new feature is the ability to create routes using different service rules. An example of when this enhancement would come in handy would be if most of your routes are run during the day but you also have to route for a vehicle whose route takes place mostly at night. Obviously, this night route is going to require separate service window times, and users are now able to add scenario overrides so that the night route receives the appropriate service rules. It is important to note that when you are attempting to add a stop to the route, Suggest Route will use the time windows associated with the scenario that you input.
New for Roadnet
Now, users are able to monitor up-to-the-minute system information from Roadnet Transportation Suite (RTS). This means that if RTS begins to work slowly, the About window has been updated to include necessary information such as CPU usage so that users can quickly address any issues they may encounter.
New for MobileCast for iOS
Drivers are now able to edit user-defined fields while out in the field. This means that if the driver learns an important piece of information about a stop — such as the delivery spot located around back or a warning that there is a dog on premise — they are able to add these notes to the stop so that future drivers who stop there will be in the know.
New for Transportation Web Services
Web Services now allows for scenario overrides to be added to standard and daily routes. This means that the override can be saved to the route and automatically retrieved without having to be re-entered.
New for Scheduler
Now, when a customer places an order in Scheduler, the software will recognize if there are any vehicle restrictions in that area and will not assign any vehicles to deliver to that area if they will not be allowed there.
New for FleetLoader
Dispatchers can now have trucks loaded in a way that sequential stops will be loaded onto opposite sides of the truck. This way, if drivers are picking up empty pallets or kegs, this method will ensure that they won’t have to climb past all the empty pallets and kegs while unloading at a stop.
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