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Carrier TMS’s truckboard simplifies load planning and driver scheduling for dispatchers with the Live and Planner view. The truckboard allows you to plan, schedule, and track loads with ease to help reduce empty miles and truck/driver downtime. This article provides an overview of the truckboard to assist with dispatching operations, including navigating the Live and Planner view and adding custom events.

Live View

To access the truckboard, on your left dashboard, go to Operations > Truckboard

On top of the page, there will be a map view of your trucks’ current locations. Truck locations on the truckboard are automatically updated by the trucks’ ELD to provide dispatchers visibility to their truck/drivers’ locations and ETAs in real time. In addition, ELD integration provides updates of the truck’s engine power status on the map:

  • image-0__4_.png indicates the truck’s engine is on
  • image-1__3_.png indicates the truck’s engine is off


Important: Please see the integration articles (pending) on how to connect to available ELD providers.


To view the truck’s location or route:

Click on the truck icon to zoom in on the truck’s current location on the map. If the truck is assigned to a load, the route will be displayed on the map. You can also click image-3__3_.pngimage-4__3_.pngto zoom in or out of the map.



Filter Trucks by Locations:

You can search for available trucks within a certain radius of a specific pickup area to plan loads and possibly reduce empty miles with the map’s search bar. After entering a location (address, city, zip, or state) and the radius (in miles), the system will populate all trucks within the radius of the location. 



Share Truck Positions:

You can also share your truck positions/availability with your customers with the public tracking link. On the public truckboard, customers will be able to search available trucks by pick-up location up to 7 days into the future. In addition, customers will be able to search available trucks by the trailer (reefer or dry-van) and driver (HAZMAT and/or tanker endorsed) qualifications. The public truckboard updates automatically based on the scheduling of your truckboard in Carrier TMS. To view the public tracking link, click mceclip3__1_.pngon your truckboard.



Planner View

On the planner view, you will have visibility of available trucks for a specific day of the week, including trucks not assigned to loads, trucks delivering that day, shop time, and driver’s home time. In addition, the number of available trucks for a specific day will be displayed on the planner to help you identify how many trucks they have available to plan and schedule loads.



Each row on the planner will display the assigned dispatcher, truck number, trailer number, equipment type, driver, endorsement qualification, and weekly availability. In addition, you can filter through the planner to show details and events related to a specific dispatcher, driver, truck, or trailer.




Planner View Statuses

Truck/driver statuses are defined as:

image-10.pngLoad is created

image-11.pngTruck is active/in transit

image-12.pngTruck is scheduled

image-13.pngLoad is completed/delivered

image-14.pngLoad is canceled

image-15.pngCustom events (home time, repairs, etc.)

You can view the planner’s status legend by clicking on the show legend hyperlink located on the bottom right of the truckboard page. For trucks assigned to loads, you can access the load details by clicking the truck’s corresponding status bar on the planner.


Custom Events

You can add custom events to the planner view to help keep up to date with truck maintenance schedules and drivers’ home times.


To add a custom event:

1. Select the day for the truck/driver’s custom event

2. Select the event type (home time, shop, or other)

3. Enter in the description

4. Select the start and end dates

5. Enter in the location

6. Click Submit to add the custom event to the planner



To update a custom event:

1. Click the custom event on the planner to open the event details

2. Update the event details

3. Click Update to submit changes to the custom event


To delete a custom event:

1. Click the custom event on the planner to open the event details

2. Click Delete to remove the custom event from the planner



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