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SECTION 7.2.3.6 - TRUCK TYPES MENU

 

This function is only relevant if you are using Fuels option. This menu leads to special programs used to setup and manipulate a table of Trucks. Each Truck can be described and then assigned to one or more Carriers.

 

The TRUCK TYPES MENU is accessed as item 6 from the INVENTORY TABLES MENU. On selecting this function, the following will be displayed:

 

 

To return to the INVENTORY TABLES MENU, press <ESC>.

 

Fields available on the TRUCK TYPES file.

 

Name††††††††††††††††† Comments

 

TRUCK TYPE This is a unique identifier for the type of Truck. It can be up to 15 characters long and follows the same restrictions as Debtor Codes (see SECTION 1).

 

DESCRIPTION This field consists of two lines of up to 50 characters. You must enter at least something into the first line. These fields are used to describe the truck more fully than the TRUCK TYPE.

 

REGISTRATION††††† This is an optional field that can contain the Trucks registration number. This of course will only work if there is only one Truck per Code.

 

NUMBER OF COMPARTMENTS†††† Here you enter the number of compartments the truck has. Eg for a B DOUBLE, the entry is 7. The entry here must be a number between 1 and 20, inclusive.

 

COMPARTMENT SIZE/DETAILS††††††††††† The number of lines appearing here depends on the NUMBER OF COMPARTMENTS. These fields are currently optional. However, they normally contain the size in litres of each compartment and a space for any documentary information. These fields are to be used for Scheduling, which is currently not implemented.

 

HOURLY RATE This field is only relevant for sites using averaging freight. Here you enter the Truckís hourly rate (in dollars). This will be used to compute the freight charges, rather than the per-customer rates.

 

CENTS PER KM††††† This field is only relevant for sites using averaging freight. Here you enter the Truckís rate per kilometre (in cents) for delivering fuel. This will be used to compute the freight charges, rather than the per-customer rates.

 

PER-CLIENT DROP VALUE††††††† This field is not accessible from any specific Truck screen. It is a global value for all trucks. You need to go to the search function (using MODIFY or DELETE) and press <F7>. The field represents the charge made for each actual drop. This will be used to compute the freight charges, rather than the per-customer rates. This field needs a SUPERVISORís password to be changed.

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