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“City map” in dispatch panel is a unique tool to monitor your drivers and ongoing trips.
It is a multi purpose solution which comprises:
- online visualisation of your fleet;
- actual allocation of drivers within a company’s operational area;
- driver availability and filter per service type;
- driver status tracking (Available vs Busy, Online vs Offline)
- driver search and profile review;
- ongoing order search by “Go to order” feature.
Driver pins and statuses on the map
City map in dispatch is activated in operator settings.
Please, proceed with tab Operators in company panel > Operator settings > Show all drivers on the map.
Once the city map is open the gaze is drawn to the driver pins and their allocation on the map.
The color of a driver’s pin depends on which channel is registered as main in a driver’s profile and on the color set for this Service/Channel in Company panel.
You can set a custom color for each Service type.
Proceed with Service types > choose a particular service type > General settings > Pin color on the map.
The brighter colors scheme you set for your services the more eye-catching the pins are on the City map.
Operator can check a driver’s status by his pin on the city map. There are 3 types of pins on the map:
A solid pin - signifies that the driver is Available and free to take orders
A hollow pin (with a white center) - mean that the driver is Busy processing an order.
A fading pin - stands for a driver being offline. This status applies for drivers whose coordinates are not submitted for over 5 minutes.
Service type filter
Service type filter on the sideboard at the top right corner of the map allows to switch off a service display on the map and, thus, review driver presence per service type. Moreover, the sideboard states the exact number of online drivers on this or that service.
An operator can always check availability of drivers for a certain service type in a particular area when he needs to manually assign a driver on a job.
Driver profile search and ongoing order review
Driver profile search is available by :
1.A click on a driver’s pin which opens related driver profile window and vehicle details.
2. Sideboard menu search field that allows to look for drivers and review their profiles/statuses. Search works by:
Just start typing the first few letters/numbers into the search field and the filter will provide a drop down list of drivers with matching parameters.
Even if the driver is not Online, but is on the fleet, you can search his profile as well.
Such drivers status icon at the top right corner of profile on the sideboard is grey which signifies Offline status. Available drivers status icon is green. Orange status pin is for busy drivers.
If the driver is on the job, a click on his pin will also have a link “Go to order details” which upon click transfers to specific order window.
Now you are fully equipped with City map features and can use them to full advantage!
To learn more on general order search and trip data analysis mind to study Order routes, booking history and search in dispatch panel.