What fields are required when submitting a dispatch request for a VLTL shipment?
The following fields are required when submitting a VLTL dispatch request with POST: Create a volume LTL shipment:
- Capacity provider account group code
- Origin address and contact information
- Destination address and contact information
- Requester address and contact information
- Package dimensions
- Hazmat details (if shipment contains hazardous materials)
- Pickup window
- Delivery window
- Emergency contact (if shipment contains hazardous materials)
Do I have to enter total linear feet for a VLTL shipment dispatch?
When dispatching a VLTL shipment in the VOC, you can either manually enter the total linear feet for a shipment or you can utilize the Volume Visualizer Tool to automatically calculate the total linear feet of your shipment. However, we do recommend manually adding total linear feet whenever possible. If you choose to utilize the Volume Visualizer Tool, please contact your Customer Success Manager.
What is the ID returned in a shipment dispatch response, and should I store it?
The ID returned in the shipment dispatch response is the project44-generated ID of the dispatched VLTL shipment. This ID should be saved because you can use it to cancel a dispatched shipment (POST: Cancel a dispatched shipment by id), return the status of a volume LTL shipment (GET: Returns the status of an LTL shipment by unique system ID), update a shipment (PUT: Updates an LTL shipment), and delete a shipment (DELETE: Delete shipment by ID).
Will my VLTL shipment start tracking after I submit it for dispatch?
If your dispatch was done through project44, you do not need to initialize tracking. project44 will implicitly start tracking based on the data provided in the dispatch.