The Loadman Meter in your Trucks has an option that allows it to send GPS coordinates along with every LoadData record. If you have this option, the GPS data can be used to identify the Customer for each load. The Driver does not have to select the account at the meter.

In order for this to function, the following steps must be accomplished...

The first two steps are easy, the third is the challenge. Possible ways to acquire this data include...
  1. If you happen to have a database with the latitude/longitude of all of your Customers, contact us and we can help you get the data imported into your Loadman Fleet Manager database. Of course this is the easiest. But, most of the time the data is not available.
  2. Create a Route. Have the Driver select Customers from a downloaded Route as she makes her collections. This associates the Lat/Lon of the collection point with the Route Stop. Then the Loadman Fleet Manager operator can assign the Lat/Lon to the Services. See assigning Service latitiude/longitude by running a Route. This is probably the best choice if #1 is not possible.
  3. Have the Driver just run the Route without having it in the meter and then view each load location on a map and assign it to a Service. For details,see assigning Service latitude/longitude by viewing loads on a map. This will give the same results as #2 if you know where each of your Customers is located.
  4. Use the maps software's geocoding to compute the latitude/longitude from the address. For details,see getting the latitude/longitude from the address. This may give a good starting point for some of your accounts but will probably not succeed for all addresses. Problems include having an address that the map software cannot process or a location where the GPS coordinates of the address is significantly different than the coordinates where the acutal loading takes place.
  5. Directly indicate the location of each Service by clicking it's map location. For details,see indicating the latitude/longitude by clicking the map. This works good if you know the location of all of your accounts and may be useful for correcting any problems with the above methods.

After you have completed the setup, you need to (re)download a Route to the meter. The content of the Route is will now contain a special account named "GEO-FENCE LOAD". The Driver selects this account to cause GeoFencing to occur when the data is received by the Loadman Fleet Manager.
Their are several possible outcomes of GeoFencing as displayed in the LoadData view and able to be searched for in filters. They are... Note: once the database is properly set up for GeoFencing. Loads that were previously collected can still be GeoFenced. Select one or more loads, open the context menu, and select Detect account using GeoFence.