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Trips, Corridoring and Ecotaxe make dispatcher’s job easier

Trimble Transport & Logistics presents several new features of the FleetCockpit. Trips or via-points offer dispatchers a good view of the various tasks for one trip. The ‘Corridoring’ function allows both schedulers and drivers to view the route a transport should follow. To have a better control of the costs of transports, a digital representation of the route has been combined with the ‘Ecotaxe’. The advantage of this for companies is that they are shown for which routes they have to pay. 

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Various via-points displayed in FleetCockpit

Special attention is given to the FleetCockpit, the eyes and ears of the dispatcher, as it were, as far as data from the CarCube are concerned. The FleetCockpit is equipped with several new features, one of which is ‘Trips’. This offers dispatchers a good view of the various tasks for one trip. Several via-points are included in a trip. From a practical point of view, according to Xavier Thoré, Product Manager with Trimble Transport & Logistics, it works like this: “FleetCockpit allows the dispatcher to compose and change trips and assign trips to vehicles. These same trips can also be supplied through integration and by visualising them on a map. A scheduler may assign via-points, for example between two tasks, if he wants to be sure that, for whatever reason, a driver does or does not drive part of the route.”

Corridoring shows deviation of the margin

The FleetCockpit was also equipped with a ‘Corridoring’ function. This allows both schedulers and drivers to view the route a transport should follow. Thoré: “It is handy that a scheduler can add a corridor around the mapped route, so that he can be warned if the course a driver deviates from is larger than permitted.”

Ecotaxe for the French market

To have a better control of the costs of transports, a digital representation of the route has been combined with the ‘Ecotaxe’. The advantage of this for companies is that they are shown for which routes they have to pay. If they have to pay for using a route, they will have plenty of time to decide whether or not to take this particular route. Ecotaxe is the result of cooperation with PTV, supplier of trip and route planning software. Schedulers and drivers will see, or at least have a good idea of, the costs and time that can be saved. The solution has been specifically designed for transporters that are active on the French market, where vehicles that drive on both the national and departmental roads will be liable for this tax.