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How to create a vehicle

This guide offers a quick overview of how to create a vehicle.


To create a vehicle, you need the 'Admin' or 'Dispatcher' user roles. If you don't have these roles, contact your 'Admin' user for assistance.

Steps:



Open the web-portal and log in.


Navigate to the Settings tab, then select the Vehicles sub-tab. Click on the + button.



Create Vehicle form displayed with two sections: 'Basic Details' and 'Advanced Details'.


Fill in the information under the "basic details" section.


Click the camera icon to upload a photo of the vehicle.
Enter the license number in the license plate field.
Enter a name in the nickname field, if necessary.
Enter the make year of the vehicle in the make field, if necessary.
Enter the model of the vehicle in the model field.
Click choose vehicle type and select the appropriate type. Refer to the article for more details How many vehicle types are available for selection [Coming soon]
Enter any value in the tag field. Refer to the article for more details How tags can help in searching for vehicles in the vehicle list

Select a driver from the dropdown menu (assignable after vehicle creation). Refer to the article for more details How can i assign or change the driver for a created vehicle
Select the locations for the following preferences:
The options for "Preferred Hub," "Preferred starting point for a trip," "Preferred ending point for a trip," and "Trip starting time" are configured with default settings to optimize distance of orders for drivers based on locations. Refer to the article for more details Why do we set locations and how does it optimize distance for drivers

Clicking the Next button will populate the advance detail section.


Fill in the information under the "advance details" section.



Enter the tare weight of the vehicle in the corresponding field.
Enter the total weight of the vehicle in the 'total Weight' field.
Actual weight is calculated by subtracting the total tare weight from the total vehicle weight. For example, if the total tare weight is 250 and the total vehicle weight is 1000, the actual weight is 750.

Enter the box length of the vehicle in the ;Length' field.
Enter the box width of the vehicle in the 'Width' field.
Enter the box height of the vehicle in the 'Height' field.
Enter the vehicle speed factor in the 'Vehicle Speed Factor' field.
By default, the value is set to '1'. If you input a value such as '1.5', it indicates that the trip completion time will take 50 percent longer.

Click on the edit icon and select the desired vehicle feature boxes, if needed. Refer to the article for more details How to add additional vehicle information and their significance

Click "Create" to proceed. Vehicle creation will redirect you to the vehicle list.



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Updated on: 18/05/2024

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