MyTrucking has added new features to its Transport Management System (TMS) ahead of its debut at this year’s Brisbane Truck Show
Established in 2014 by NZ couple Sam and Sara Orsborn to streamline a paper-based invoicing system, the product has since evolved into a TMS that allows operators to input job details into an app and sort loads by vehicle, origins or destinations, making scheduling and allocation a breeze.
And now it as added three new features set to further enhance the MyTrucking experience.
The first new feature is rate cards, with two types to choose from. This feature gives users the ability to upload a schedule of rates to a client, which MyTrucking will then reference when auto-pricing jobs.
Firstly, location-based rate cards allow users to load pricing based on origin and destination. The location-based rate card is useful for transporters who use ‘zone’ based pricing.
Secondly, distance-based rate cards look at the distance between the origin and destination when pricing the job. The distance is input (and remembered) in the distance field.
The distance-based rate card is handy for livestock users, as their large customers work out how much to pay per animal carried based on how far they are transported.
Setting up a rate card is easy: simply go to the client detail page, click on ‘import rate card’ then use the template file to add the rate card to the client.
The second new feature added to MyTrucking is customisable email templates. Historically, the content of email messages generated in the system was fixed.
Now, users can create a template for each email type for each customer, based on individual business needs. These templates are a mix of plain text and details from jobs.
The two email types are: Automatic Delivery Notification (ADN) – if enabled, this triggers an email to the client’s customer when the driver completes the job on the mobile app; and Consignment Note – this gives clients the ability to send an email from within the edit job page.
Thirdly, MyTrucking has launched a Xero attachments feature. Previously, if users wanted to include ‘attachments’ like proof-of-delivery (POD) signatures, weighbridge dockets or supplier consignment notes, they had to download each individual attachment and then manually upload them to the invoice in Xero. Alternatively, users could create and download a custom report.
Now, the new Xero attachments feature automatically collates attachment links into a single PDF, and then attaches the PDF to the invoice.
Visit the MyTrucking team at the 2023 Brisbane Truck Show to find out more!
Location: Stand 232, Plaza Level
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