Tracking Your Deadhead Miles With TruckLogics

At TruckLogics, we do everything we can to help make operating your trucking business as simple as possible. We’ve been working on some new features recently to help you keep better track of your empty mileage, and have just launched the “Truck Log” to help make it easier and more accurate than ever.

The biggest advantage of our new Truck Log feature is that it is seamlessly integrated with the existing Check Call and Fuel Up features, to give the most accurate starting location whenever a truck starts its next trip. Also, if you use the ProMiles add on, you can automatically and accurately generate your empty miles from your last drop-off or fuel-up location, depending on which is more relevant based on the time and date.

Let’s take a look at all of these great features and see how they work together to keep track of your deadhead miles.

What is a Truck Log and What Does it Do?

In your Truck Log, you will be able to see all of the activity for each truck that you manage, with details including:

  • Up-to-date truck activity (whether it just dropped off a load or is starting a new trip) 
  • Each truck’s last location and current odometer reading 
  • Total mileage traveled between each update and for the entire trip

You even have the option to sort your Truck Log based on any of the above criteria.

How and Why You Should Make Check Calls:

One of TruckLogics’ most useful aspects is the “Check Call” feature. With this feature you can:

  • View the status of active and completed dispatches in real-time
  • Update the status of a dispatch and generate an automated email to directly notify your customer/broker on the status of their load 
  • Create new check calls and add them to existing dispatches

To add a check call and update the status of a dispatch, first select the dispatch you want to update and then click the check call button. This will allow you to enter the current location, date, and time. You can also input a reason for the status update such as a traffic delay, detour, or breakdown, and quickly notify your customer/broker of these types of issues. Once you select save, it will be automatically updated on your dispatches page. 

Your drivers can also instantly update the status of their dispatches themselves by downloading the TruckLogics app and updating their status from the road. This makes it much simpler to keep track of all of your dispatches, and helps to keep them as up-to-date as possible.

Through the use of this feature, TruckLogics is then able to organize up-to-date information for each truck in your Truck Log. This information is automatically created and stored as soon as you update your dispatch or create a check call.

How Does the Fuel Up Tool Work?

The Fuel Up tool is also integrated with the new Truck Log feature. By simply inputting your fuel information including the amount of fuel, date purchased, and the state the fuel was purchased in, the Fuel Up tool will automatically update the information in your Truck Log.

If you fuel up after dropping off a load, you can generate your empty miles from the last fuel-up location, just be sure to include the city, state, and zip code where you filled up. Your drivers can add fuel-ups from the mobile app, allowing them to update from the road and also to upload pictures of fuel receipts.

For more information about these features or the TruckLogics program, call us at 704.234.6946, or email us at [email protected]. We offer a free 15-day trials of TruckLogics, and will even perform a demo with you for free over the phone to go through and show you the in’s and out’s of our program.

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