If there is at least one route dispatched (Logged In) prior to logging into Daily Planner, it will open with to the Dashboard. The Dashboard is designed to provide the dispatcher (or other monitoring users) with visibility and operational awareness of the position and status of routes in progress.
The Dashboard default configuration is a monitoring page composed of four primary panels. The upper left panel is the map, providing location, heading and completion indicator for the route. Two bar chart panels in the upper right provide a status breakdown for the progress and status of all the stops and routes planned and in progress for the current dispatch day. The bottom section of the page is a tracking Gantt chart showing the progress of each of the planned routes for the current dispatch day. Previous dispatch days can be selected at the top of the page to view completion information for previous days.
The dashboard map shows the positions of vehicles that are logged into a route and reporting GPS locations. The map will also show the last position when a driver completed (logged out) of the route. Using the icon in the top right corner of the map, the map can be expanded to full screen. Each icon provides several pieces of information:
- The color of the icon indicates the progress of the route: red (behind planned schedule) or green (ahead of planned schedule).
- The shape in the center of the icon will indicate if the driver is stopped, moving with compass heading, or if the route is completed.
- The outer progress ring indicates the completion of the route.
Examples and explanations of the map vehicle icons:
Each icon also has an informational pop-up card which can be viewed by clicking the icons. The pop-up box contains the route name, on-time indicator, route start time, Speed and Heading, Odometer reading at the beginning of the route, last reported GPS location.
Route Bar Chart
The Route Bar Chart breaks down the status of all routes dispatched on the current day. You can view the status of all routes or the remaining routes (routes not completed). To the right of the title of the chart, there will be a count in parenthesis. This count is the sum of the number of routes charted, depending on the mode (All or Remaining) routes.
Stops Bar Chart
The Route Bar Chart breaks down the status of all stops dispatched on the current day. You can view the status of all stops or just the remaining stops (stops not completed). To the right of the title of the chart, there will be a count in parenthesis. This count is the sum of the number of stops charted, depending on the mode (All or Remaining) stops.
Tracking Gantt Chart
The tracking Gantt chart allows you to see at a glance the progress of each of the days routes. The routes can be listed by driver name, or by route name. The routes are laid out in a horizontal row with each stop being a circle on the line. The current time indicator cuts through the routes from top to bottom, showing the location of each driver on their route in the same horizontal position on each row.
A dispatcher can quickly compare actual stop times with planned stop times by expanding individual rows or by expanding all rows to show the planned route beneath the actual route.