The Route Card is located on the calendar and will appear once you create a route. The header of the card will match the color of its corresponding route on the map. Hovering over the header will display a pop-up that will quickly provide more information about the route. 

The stops are represented by the dark blue line on the bottom of the Route Card and stop information is displayed on the stop card above that line.

Lock/Unlock Icon

The lock/unlock icon is located on the header of the Route Card. Its purpose is to inform you if Resource Calendar is still algorithmically setting the most optimal start time for the route or if you have manually rescheduled the route start time. This is especially useful when you do not plan your routes at once and need to know which routes you have modified.

Locked Route: Overrides Resource Calendars algorithm and adheres to the chosen start time set by you rather than attempting to “move” the route to its optimal position.

  • A route is locked if:
    • It has been manually rescheduled by dragging the route to another start time on the Route Calendar.
    • It has been moved to another resource (Vehicle or Driver) on the Route Calendar.
    • You select the lock icon to manually lock the route.

Unlocked Route: Indicates Resource Calendars algorithm is still optimizing the route start time and that you have not manually changed the route start time.

  • A route is unlocked if:
    • It is created by dragging an Unloaded Order onto the Route Calendar.
    • It was created via the Lasso tool.
    • You select the lock icon to manually unlock the route.

NOTE: You cannot Optimize or Reschedule a route if it is locked.

Route is Logged In/Logged Out

There are three statuses of a route, Preassigned, Logged In, and Logged out. If a route is logged in then you will see a T icon located on the Route Card before the route line begins. If the route is logged out, the icon will change to light gray (as seen in the screenshot). If the route has never been logged in or logged out, then that means it is Pre-assigned and there will be no icon shown.

NOTE: If a route is logged in or logged out you will not be able to edit or unload the route.

Exporting a Route

Resource Calendar allows you to export a route to your integrated telematics/mobile provider. The integrations for these driver apps or OBCs are into DRTrack, but Resource Calendar can be used to export the route to the device. To export a route, click the icon at the top of the Route Card:

the Resource Calendar will display a pop-up with pertinent export information like the assigned driver and asset, the route number, and total hours for the route. Select the format you wish to export to from the dropdown, then click Export.

After export, the icon provides the visibility needed to understand what routes have yet to be exported (null), have been exported previously, or need to be re-exported due to changes made to the route.

Pinning a Route

The Route Card's thumbtack icon allows you to pin a route, giving you the ability to focus on single or multiple routes on the Map panel. To unpin a route select the thumbtack icon on the Route Card again or select the thumbtack icon located on the map to ‘unpin all’. 

Route Line Information

Hovering over the route lines on the Route Card provides additional information about the route:

Solid gray indicates Drive Time

Blue striped indicates Break Time

Grey striped indicates short Wait Time

Red striped indicates Wait Time

Additional Route Card Interactions

Right-clicking on the Route Card provides more options to interact with the route.

NOTE: Some of these items may not be shown due to User Permissions.

Edit Route

The Edit Route pop-up will allow you to change a route’s start date and start time along with the Assigned Vehicle and Driver.

Optimize Route

The Optimize Route option is useful for quickly optimizing a single route. If a route is unlocked, does not have violations and there are cost savings to be gained if optimized, Resource Calendar will optimize the route by resequencing the stops and/or altering the start time of the route.

Reschedule Route

If updates have been made to an order on a route, the route may not be in its optimal configuration. Reschedule Route recalculates the statistics of the route, including start time, drive time, wait time, departure and arrival times, end time, and volume. If necessary, the route will be modified to its most efficient routing configuration when the recalculation is complete.

If a violation(s) will occur by the recalculation, Resource Calendar will alert you of the violation(s) and allow you to continue or cancel with the reschedule.

Unload Route

Unload Route will remove the route from the Route Calendar and place all of the orders on the route into the Unloaded Orders panel.

Mark Route Clean

When an update occurs on one or more loaded orders on a single route, resulting in those orders being marked as “dirty," a red flag will be displayed at the bottom corner of each order. Mark Route Clean allows you to simultaneously mark all of the orders on a single route “clean” indicating the changes have been reviewed and the route is fine to proceed.

Alternatively, if you want to mark a single order clean you can do so by clicking that orders’ Stop Card and clicking Mark Order Clean.

View Truck Info & View Route Details

View Truck Info and View Route Details options will direct you to the respective DRTrack pages.

You can print route documents needed to give your drivers by using this option.