How to Add A Customer to Trulos Dispatch

Adding Customers is one of the first things you do in the Software.  Basically without a customer you can not really ship anything.  These customers could be shippers that you want to do business directly with or brokers that you do business with. First click the icon at the top in blue that looks like a group of three people.  This will open up a hidden panel that will enable you to enter in customer information. One of the way s the dispatch system helps your business is that it enables you to keep track of and manage your shipping customers in one place.  You are able to create invoices and manage the accounts receivable and see all the business that you have done with that...
How to ship direct with a shipper

How to ship direct with a shipper

We are seeing and talking to a lot of shippers that would like to ship direct with carriers.  The challenge shipper say is that not a lot of truckload carriers are ready for them.  Shippers post loads directly to the Trulos Load board and get a few calls from carriers but the carries don’t have a contract or know really how to vet the shipper for credit and payment terms. A few things that can help make this easier is to have shipper carrier agreement.  There is one provided by Transportation Law site www.transportationlaw.net . Shippers Agreement – This is a link to a simple one page agreement that is posted online.  We took a look at it and it is pretty easy to understand and is very clear.  It reviews truck liability. It does not show a rate on this one so you will need to make sure that you fill out a rate confirmation also. For a longer agreement that covers really just about everything you should check out the ATA one.  It has comments on it to explain all the different parts.  A little heads up it is about 30 pages so lot of reading. ATA Carrier Agreement – Here is a link the ATA Motor Carrier Agreement There is another link to this shipper motor carrier agreement on the Transportation Law site also.  The link is http://www.transportationlaw.net/pdf/ATA-NITLAgreement.pdf  The rate sheet is a pretty simple document – We have a blank one here . This one is really very simple  – PDF Rate Confirmation for carrier and shipper direct . To check out loads on the load board you can...
Fuel Efficient Routing Now Available On The Truck Load Board

Fuel Efficient Routing Now Available On The Truck Load Board

Check out this sweet Fuel Efficient routing we plugged into the truck load board.  Now when you are finding freight you can see if the rout you would take it red or Green.  The green means that it is the most fuel efficient route you can take. This is pretty sweet way to negotiate the truckload with the carrier or the shipper. If your route is all up hill then as a carrier you need to get more per mile and if the route is all down hill you can negotiate your way to a better rate per mile. Trulos is the first to incorporate fuel efficient routing into it’s free load board.  For even more fuel savings join with others and get the Trulos Fuel Card....
Save Free Load Board To iPhone or Android Home Screen

Save Free Load Board To iPhone or Android Home Screen

Add the Trulos Load Board To Your Smart Phone. Lots of people have been asking when our app for the load board will be ready.  We are working on on.  Did you know that Trulos has two mobile pages that work awesome on a smart phone.  Basically they are apps that you don’t have to download.  The free truckload board works super fast and looks great on the phone. Zip and City Truckload Search – This is an easy to use page that allows you to put in your zip or city, state combo and see the loads. Mobile Load Board – This page uses your smart phone GPS to find loads near you. The guys at lifehacker.com did a great job explaining the iPhone one. View the article with a video here iPhone Open up Safari and load up the Mobile Load Board At the bottom of the screen you’ll see an icon depicting an arrow that looks like it’s trying to get away from a square. If you managed to tap that button successfully, you’ll have a few options. The one you want to tap is “Add to Home Screen”. So do that. You’ll be asked to choose a name for the homescreen icon. So, you know, pick a good one and save it. When you’re done it’ll show up on your homescreen and you’ll never have to type in that stupid URL ever again Android – The android one is pretty easy.  I found these instructions on the Mozilla Support Page.  to see the article click – Here Open Firefox for Android and go to your favorite web page. Press...

Dispatch Software – Update To Edit User Page

We made updates to the User Info Page.  This is the page where you are able to customize many options in the software. 1) Added ability to add links to populate load boards 2) Added integration to Post Everywhere Load Posting 3) Added Customer Status Updates – This is a new feature where you are able to categorize customers.  Part of a bigger update to add a CRM product to the software.  You will be able to group customers by leads, prospects, existing customer and any other way you like.  More updates about this coming soon 4) Hide or Display Freight Auction Fields – You are able to display or hide the carrier name, carrier notes and also set a default...