Prophesy updates truck dispatch software

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Prophesy Transportation Solutions announced the launch of the next generation of its DispatchSeries trucking software. Prophesy says its DispatchSeries Version 6 features a bevy of enhancements built upon feedback from active users and key industry trends, and also includes user-friendly enhancements to popular features within the system.

“DispatchSeries version 6 is our most powerful release to date,” says Bill Ashburn, vice president of Bloomfield, Conn.-based Prophesy. “In addition to regularly planned development, we have included several requested improvements that we are excited to share with our user base. The Prophesy Team continuously strives to make Dispatch more robust and efficient for our users. We are grateful to our active community of users whose constructive feedback makes this possible.”

Some key features and enhancements present in Prophesy DispatchSeries version 6, according to the company, are:

  • Enhanced Load Scheduler – In addition to assigned and enroute loads, the Load Scheduler now depicts completed loads. Users are able to view up to eight days of load history in the Load Scheduler;
  • Last Commodity Tracking – The system automatically tracks the last commodity hauled in a trailer and displays this information to the user at the time of load assignment. If multiple commodities were hauled on a single load, all commodities are displayed;
  • Trailer Washouts – Track and document trailer washouts. Alerts can be configured to notify users that a washout is required after hauling a specific commodity. Information regarding the times, locations and types of washouts that have been performed on each trailer is stored for reporting and alerting purposes;
  • Alert Center – A new Alert Center has been added. allowing users to create custom alerts to enforce business rules and monitor driver appointments (in addition to standard alerts present in earlier versions of the system). These custom alerts appear when a rule is violated or a metric falls outside a defined threshold, as in the case of excess deadhead percentage on a load or insufficient revenue per loaded mile. Driver alerts appear in cases such as when a driver’s time off, CDL expiration or physical exam date is approaching or has passed. Users can configure personalized alerts that are relevant to their company role; and;
  • Enhanced Email and PDF functionality – Convert an onscreen report to PDF format and attach it to an e-mail in one click. Additionally, users have the ability to create groups of e-mail recipients and quickly select one or more groups when addressing an e-mail.
  • Prophesy Dispatch users with a current CompleteCare support plan will receive this update at no additional cost as part of their active enrollment, the company says.