How To Assign Stops With Special Requirements To Specific Vehicle Type

The Vehicle Type feature can be used for special requirements of your deliveries. You may assign the same Vehicle Type tag to both the vehicles and stops. During planning, the stops would be assigned to the tagged vehicle.

Delivery Of Temperature Sensitive Items

If you happen to be delivering temperature sensitive items, e.g. ice cream, and only vehicles equipped with a fridge can perform the delivery, you may tag both the stops and vehicles with the Fridge vehicle tag, and the stop would be assigned to the tagged vehicle accordingly.

How To Set Vehicle Type

Step 1: Navigate to Settings > Vehicle Type.

Step 2: Click Add Vehicle Type.

Step 3: Enter the name of your Vehicle Type, e.g. Fridge.

Step 4: Click Save.

How To Assign Vehicle Type To Your Vehicle

Step 1: Navigate to Settings > Click on Add Vehicle or the Edit icon.

Step 2: Select the required Vehicle Type for that vehicle, e.g. Fridge.

Step 3: Click Save. Note that Ice-Cream Van has a Fridge under the Types column.

How To Assign Vehicle Type To Your Stops

Manual Addition Of Stop

Whenever a stop is created, you may select the Fridge Vehicle Type.

Import Of CSV File

If you happen to have a CSV to import for creation of jobs. You may include a Vehicle Type column, and specify Fridge under it.

List Of Stops
Name Address 1 Address 2 Address 3 City State Postal Code Country Vehicle Type
Ice Cream Delivery 3000 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 Singapore Singapore 569813 Singapore Fridge
Yoghurt Delivery 53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 Singapore Singapore 569933 Singapore Fridge
Chair Delivery 3 Temasek Blvd Singapore Singapore 038983 Singapore
Table Delivery 9 Bishan Pl Singapore Singapore 579837 Singapore

Screenshot Before Planning

After planning, the stops tagged with the Fridge Vehicle Type will only be assigned to vehicles with the Fridge tag.

Table Of Planned Stops
Stop Name Vehicle Name Vehicle Type
Yoghurt Delivery Ice-Cream Van Fridge
Ice Cream Delivery Ice-Cream Van
Table Delivery Van Default
Chair Delivery Van

Screenshot After Planning

Delivery Of Goods Based On Size

If your goods have varying dimensions that can only fit certain vehicles, you may create several Vehicle Types for planning.

In this example, 3 vehicles (Small Van, Medium Van and Large Van) and 3 Vehicle Types (1 meter, 2 meter and 3 meter) have been created to cater for 3 different dimensions of goods.

How To Set Up

Step 1: Navigate to Settings > Vehicle Type.

Step 2: Click Add Vehicle Type.

Step 3: Enter the name of your Vehicle Type, e.g. 1 meter.

Step 4: Click Save.

Repeat Steps 3 and 4 to create the other Vehicle Type.

How To Assign Vehicle Type To Your Vehicle

Step 1: Navigate to Settings > Click on Add Vehicle or the Edit icon.

Step 2: Select the required Vehicle Type/s for the vehicle. You may select more than 1.

Small Van

Medium Van

Large Van

Step 3: Click Save.

Manual Addition Of Stop

Whenever a stop is created, you may select the required Vehicle Type.

Before Planning

A list of stops with varying sizes were submitted for planning.
2 stops with small items (Book and Laptop) were assigned the Vehicle Type of 1 meter; 2 stops with medium-sized items (Chair and Table) were assigned the Vehicle Type of 2 meter; and 2 stops with large items (Piano and Refrigerator) were assigned the Vehicle Type of 3 meter.

List Of Stops
Name Address 1 Address 2 Address 3 City State Postal Code Country Vehicle Type
Book 3000 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 Singapore Singapore 569813 Singapore 1 meter
Laptop 53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 Singapore Singapore 569933 Singapore 1 meter
Chair 3 Temasek Blvd Singapore Singapore 038983 Singapore 2 meter
Table 9 Bishan Pl Singapore Singapore 579837 Singapore 2 meter
Piano 601 Aljunied Ave 1 Singapore Singapore 389862 Singapore 3 meter
Refrigerator 400 Paya Lebar Way Singapore Singapore 379131 Singapore 3 meter

Screenshot Before Planning

After Planning

After planning, the stops were assigned to the vehicles with the appropriate Vehicle Type.

Table Of Planned Stops
Stop Name Vehicle Name Vehicle Type
Book Small Van 1 meter
Laptop
Chair Medium Van 2 meter
Table
Piano Large Van 3 meter
Refrigerator

Screenshot After Planning