This document is designed and intended for users interested in visualizing and consuming rating, dispatch, tracking, and image information about Less Than Truckload (LTL) and Volume Less Than Truckload (VLTL) shipments. This includes guidance for visualizing shipments in project44’s Visibility Operations Center (VOC).
Check Shipment Status
Check the status of your shipment on the Shipment Detail page. The Shipment Detail page is your main source for the most refreshed and detailed information about a single shipment. The most important details are called out at the top of the page, including:
- Current Status
- Arrival Forecast (ETA)
- Last location
- Time since last update
- Carrier Information
You can also quickly navigate to the shipment’s status, route details, and documents by using the menu on the left side the page.
Just below the shipment status, you can find the route details for the shipment. You can also quickly navigate to this section by selecting ROUTE DETAILS from the pop-up menu on the left side of the page. The route details will include the address of each stop, scheduled arrival/departure times, and ETA or actual arrival if the truck has already arrived at the stop.
Retrieve Shipment Documents
Beneath the route information, you can find shipment documents. You can also quickly navigate to this section by selecting DOCUMENTS from the pop-up menu on the left-hand side of the page. Here, you will find images of shipment documents such as the Bill of Lading, Delivery Receipt, Weight Certificate, Invoice, Inspection Certificate, Letter of Authorization, Lumber Certificate, and/or the Packing Slip. You can also quickly navigate to this section by selecting DOCUMENTS from the pop-up menu on the left side of the page. Images of the documents will be added to the Shipment Details page as they become available.
Update Shipment Information
Reference Data Keys
You can create a set of custom keys that can be used to “tag” shipments and place them into appropriate groups and categories. These keys and corresponding tags can be completely unique to your business. Some examples of reference keys could be “Business Unit,” “Customer ID,” or “High Priority.” The reference keys and associated tags provide an additional level of flexibility when creating custom views of in transit shipments or analyzing historical trends and performance data for critical load groups.
In order to create a new reference key, you will navigate to the Settings page within the upper right-hand menu of the landing page.
Once on the Settings page, make sure to select REFERENCE DATA KEYS from the list of options on the left-hand side of the screen.
To create a new key, type the name of your key into the KEYS search bar. Please note that the CREATE button on the right side of the search bar will not be accessible until text is entered. After you have finished typing the name of your key, simply click the CREATE button.
The tags themselves can be applied either through the project44 API during the tracking initialization process or by updating an LTL shipment, or the tags can be applied on the Shipment Detail Page (by selecting EDIT at the top right of the page) for the desired shipment. These mappings can be built into specific TMS integrations with the help of your implementation team. To add a new tag or update an existing tag, click the EDIT button at the top of the detail page. Please note that the existing tags will be visible below the SHIPMENT DETAILS header. Next, you can either adjust the value associated with an existing key or select a new key from the drop-down menu and enter the desired value. Be sure to click SAVE so that the adjustments are applied.
The reference keys you have created will now be available as filter options when you create quick views on the VOC landing page. The reference keys can be found at the bottom of the quick view configuration panel.
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