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Driver Trip Plan

 

Overview

Whenever a load is assigned to a driver, an optimized trip plan for the driver is computed by Axele.

Axele’s algorithm encompasses the FMCSA Hours of Service Regulations for a driver and intelligently creates the route from one stop to another by detailing the driver’s activities along the route.

Location Within the Web App

Operations > Loads > select a Load (Assigned or In Progress) > within the Stops on Load tab, click Show Trip Plan on each stop and view the plan on the map

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Calculating the Trip Plan

The following data points are used in calculating the trip plan:

  • Load stop details
    • Pickup and drop off locations and appointment times
  • Status of the driver
    • Driver location, time, and HOS
  • Points of interest information along the route
    • Truck stops, rest areas, etc.

The trip plan can be used for purposes such as:

  • Providing a complete picture of the trip to both the driver and dispatcher while maintaining HOS compliance
  • Identifying an estimated time of arrival for every stop, as well as a prediction of when the entire load is expected complete
  • Checking the feasibility of load assignments to verify if each stop, or the entire load, will be completed on time

The trip plan for a stop is accessible to both dispatcher (on the web app) and the driver (on the mobile app).

Sample Trip Plan

The image below is a sample trip plan. You can see the date and time on the left, the components of the trip plan in the middle, and helpful icons as well as the duration of each component on the right.

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Map View

The trip plan is also viewed on the map to show the points of each stop along the driver’s route.

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Clicking a point on the route will reveal a popup window with additional details related to the trip and the final destination.

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Trip plans are defined at the stop level. You can see the trip plan within the web app on a load, by clicking the Stops on Load tab, then Show Trip Plan on the stop. The trip plan is also accessible by the driver on the mobile app, by clicking on Optimized Plan on a stop within a load.