Help with the Trip Planner Results page
There is more detail about the Trip Planner in the Site Description,
especially about the what the fields/boxes of
the form mean and do for you. This help page is more about what you see here.
Trips start with a summary in a black box with the first load and reloads in different-
colored boxes underneath it. A load consists of three lines. Trips are sorted by
deadhead miles, the fewest first.
Each load listed in the multi-colored boxes consists of all the data for that load.
Below is the heading (3 lines) from the load list ("Find Loads" from the dropdown of
the "Loads" main-menu item) showing the names of the data fields as they appear in each
load listed there, but aligned for the loads listed here. Below that is an example
of 3 lines of load data. Each line of the
actual data is aligned under the name of the field in the respective heading line. The
listings here in the Trip Planner do not have the headings and subsequent lines are
not indented to the right of the line above as they are in the load list. A pair of
dashes means that the data for that particular field was not provided.
Available Dates Originating City Contact
Type of Truck Destination City Company
Load Type Pay Amount Content LoadSize Trip Miles
10/22/10-10/22/10 Lincoln,NE ABC Company 800-370-5863
Reefer Hager City,WI Allen Lund Company
-- 0.00 -- FULL 395 miles
Trip categories, i.e., No-reload trips, One-reload trips, etc., are separated by a large
blue bar announcing this. You can use the buttons on the right side of the screen to
jump to the start of a category.
Any number and "miles" in parentheses after an originating city is how far from the
destination city of the previous load (or the original Originating City) that city is.
The State Search field allows you to choose exactly the states in which you wish to operate.
Options are all states in all North-American countries, one or two of those countries,
any of those contries plus some states in another country (bordering the first country makes
the most sense in this case), or you can simply choose one or more states from the complete
list. To choose the first option, simply click on it. If you want to choose multiple options,
such as a group of US states that border each other, choose the first one and then hold down
the CTRL button each time you click to add another state.
The Max Miles per day is calculated on whether the entire trip can be made with an average
of the Max per day you enter. This allows one or more loads within the trip to be farther
away from the previous load than the Max per day, but the entire trip can still be made
within the time frame specified.
The mileage required to deliver the last load in a trip is not taken into account for Max
Miles per day.
Browser functions CTRL-F (Find Text), Home, End, Page Up/Down, and the scrollbar can also
be used here.
The Trip Planner form is on this page to the left at the top. This allows you to change
what you've entered without having to go back to the Home page.