DAILY DISPATCH PLANNING MADE EASY

BENEFITS OF SYNTELIC RESOURCE MANAGER:

  • Ensure compliance with DOT hours of service rules.
  • Increase equipment utilization.
  • Gain daily visibility into transportation operations using interactive dashboards and user configurable views.
  • Satisfy drivers’ expectations for scheduled leave.
  • Reduce dispatch planning time and stress.
  • Drill down into location and driver history when making ad-hoc decisions.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Syntelic’s s fast and accurate Transportation Resource Manager tool helps you make optimal driver assignments to stay ahead of the Department of Transportation’s new Hours of Service rules, increase your equipment utilization, and keep your drivers satisfied about their schedules. Syntelic’s “smart” logic and timeline tool let you see and set daily dispatch plans with confidence even several days in advance.

BALANCE DAILY DEMAND WITH AVAILABLE RESOURCES

Building a daily dispatch involves many factors. You have to consider the availability of drivers based on their current hours of service, vacation requests, unplanned absences, and possible overtime implications. What tractors and trailers are available depends on maintenance schedules. Your operations may also include master routes, bid packages, or other requirements that further complicate planning. One mistake can cost you precious time, money, and customers.

Syntelic’s Transportation Resource Manager brings together all of the many factors that go into making smarter route assignments. Today’s dispatch plan should not complicate the next day’s plan. When building a daily dispatch plan with Syntelic you can look into the past, the present, and the future to assign drivers and equipment to routes quickly and efficiently.

USE A TIMELINE FOR PLANNING

Syntelic pulls together route histories from actual onboard computer data. It then compares that history with information about future routes from master route schedules, schedule requests, planned leave, bid packages, and tractor and trailer maintenance schedules. The planning dashboard shows all routes to be planned, any pre-assigned routes, a list of drivers and their available hours of service (HOS), and available equipment. As you make route assignments, Syntelic’s Horizon Timeline View lines up the route schedule with driver history to prevent HOS violations and reduce overtime hours. Adjustments are as easy as dragging and dropping drivers onto routes until all routes are planned.

CONFIGURED FOR YOUR OPERATIONS

Because every company is different, Syntelic’s Transportation Resource Manager can be configured to your business rules and your workflow. You decide what you need to see in every table column and row. Filtering data is as easy as a mouse click. Hide columns or drag-anddrop to move them. Syntelic’s easy dashboard builder allows you to set up custom dashboards by combining views of routes, drivers, available equipment or any relevant transportation data.