Loading Time is the time taken to load the goods into your vehicle. This option allows the system to take into account of the Loading Time which will delay the ETA generated for the run.
If you have different Loading Times for each of your depots, you may enter and specify the Loading Time for each of your depot.
In the following example, 3 depots were set up to show the differences in the Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) time generated with and without specifying the Loading Time for your depot.
How To Set Up
Step 1: Navigate to Settings > Depots
Step 2: Click on the Add Depot or Edit button.
Step 3: Scroll down to the bottom of the page and enter the time into the Loading Time field.
- Specifying the Loading Time for each of your depot will override the Loading Time under Settings > General.
- The systems will take the Loading Time under Settings > General for reference if the Loading Time for your respective depot is not specified.
Comparision Of ETA Times
A Loading Time of 30 mins was entered into General > Settings; with 3 vehicles assigned to 3 respective depots as follows:
Screenshot of Loading Time under General > Settings
|Depot Name||Depot Loading Time (mins)||Vehicle Name|
Screenshots Of Depot Setup
Screenshot Of Vehicles Setup
A list of stops assigned to different depots was setup for planning for comparison.
|NotSpecified1||3 Temasek Blvd, Singapore 038983||NotSpecifiedDepot|
|NotSpecified2||1 Expo Dr, Singapore 486150||NotSpecifiedDepot|
|NotSpecified3||90 Hougang Ave 10, Singapore 538766||NotSpecifiedDepot|
|Zero1||3 Temasek Blvd, Singapore 038983||ZeroDepot|
|Zero2||1 Expo Dr, Singapore 486150||ZeroDepot|
|Zero3||90 Hougang Ave 10, Singapore 538766||ZeroDepot|
|OneHour1||3 Temasek Blvd, Singapore 038983||OneHourDepot|
|OneHour2||1 Expo Dr, Singapore 486150||OneHourDepot|
|OneHour3||90 Hougang Ave 10, Singapore 538766||OneHourDepot|
Screenshot Before Planning
- From the planned results,
- Without specifying the Loading Time, the Loading Time of the stops assigned to NotSpecifiedDepot would take the Loading Time of 30 mins from General Settings.
- Specifying the Loading Time for the respective Depot would override the Loading Time entry in Settings > General.
- The Loading Time led to a delay in the ETA being generated.
|Loading Times||0 mins||60 mins|
|Address||Stop Name||ETA||Stop Name||ETA||Stop Name||ETA|
|3 Temasek Blvd, Singapore 038983||NotSpecified1||9:42 AM||Zero1||9:12 AM||OneHour1||10:12 AM|
|1 Expo Dr, Singapore 486150||NotSpecified2||10:03 AM||Zero2||9:33 AM||OneHour2||10:33 AM|
|90 Hougang Ave 10, Singapore 538766||NotSpecified3||10:22 AM||Zero3||9:52 AM||OneHour3||10:52 AM|
Screenshot After Planning