Prophesy Dispatch v5.6 now generates optimized fuel plans for dispatched loads and electronically sends them to the cell phone or onboard computer of the assigned driver, the software provider announced. Customers enrolled in Prophesy software maintenance (SIPP) programs will receive this update free of charge.
Optimal fuel solutions can be requested and generated quickly within the Dispatch booking screen, according to Prophesy; with a mouse click, the system electronically sends the optimized fuel solution — including detailed information about the fuel stop (city/state, number of gallons to purchase, current price, phone number and road/exit information) — to the assigned driver.
“Prophesy saves trucking companies an average of 6 to 8 cents per gallon, or an estimated $1,000 per year per truck, with our industry-preferred FuelLogic solution,” says Edward Forman, president and chief executive officer of the Bloomfield, Conn.- based company. “The current and projected rising fuel prices have made this component a critical addition for many of our customers. Full integration within Dispatch adds further convenience and functionality to our total trucking solution.”