Fleet Manager Overview

The following is a quick overview of the very simplest scenario of what the Loadman Fleet Manager does.

  1. The Loadman Fleet Manager (FM) has a Route. This Route can be manually entered, generated by the FM from Customer information, or imported from virtually any external data source. The Customer information that supports FM Route generation can also be imported or manually entered. See the tutorial on database setup for more information on the database.

  2. The Route is sent to the Meter by issuing a command at the FM interface. (Depending on your needs, the FM can also print a Route sheet with optional bar-codeds.) See the Route menu for more information.

  3. The Driver does the Route selecting each load at the meter (or scanning it from the Route sheet) as it is picked up. It is also possible to train the FM to use GPS data to automatically determine the source of pickups, thus eliminating some of the Driver's work load.

  4. The load data and GPS way points are automatically sent to the FM.

  5. The data is then available at the FM for viewing (in tables or on maps), printing reports, or exporting to another application.

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