January 2022 Monthly Update

Good day Astreon clients and partners!

2022 kicked off with a bang!  Let’s hope this year treats everyone well with renewed business success, good health, and general well-being!

Last year, the Developers significantly extended the functionality of Astreon hosting and add-on apps. Our services improve every month with new releases, features, and enhancements. This year we will continue improving the apps’ interface and user-friendliness. New branding options to white label Hecterra and Nimbus were added. Logistics added new lines and tabs, including more advanced routing for Google Maps licensees.

Logistics

Undistributed orders display

Due to resource availability, logistics users occasionally encounter situations where some orders are undistributed during daily delivery route planning. For example, if there is a shortage of vehicles, or the delivery destination is too far from the main route, the dispatcher can reassign the delivery.

When this happens, orders are not displayed in the last planning step and may go unnoticed.

To solve this issue, we added a new line for undistributed orders at the last planning step. The line is highlighted in red and is located at the top of the list. Once you click on the iconicon logistics, you’ll see the reason why the order is undistributed.

Undistributed orders are added to the route on the map and in the table. If you recalculate the route without considering route restrictions, these orders will be distributed to benefit for your customer.

 

Vehicle types and delivery requirements

Assigning a suitable vehicle depending on delivery characteristics: temperature conditions, large-sized vehicles for large loads, etc. is difficult and time-consuming for a dispatcher. It’s a lot easier if you can find it, we show you the best options without additional filtering. We added a Delivery requirements tab in settings to make it easier to find the best vehicle.

This new Logistics functionality displays appropriate vehicles to the dispatcher and automatically assigns selected orders to them.

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After you select orders and suitable vehicles, the system automatically assigns the orders to the selected vehicles to maximize profitability and client SLA.

Need to transport perishable goods? We have you covered. The application will find a refrigerated truck. Is the item too large? Logistics will display vehicles with a suitable size and hide vehicles that are not a fit.

Visit the forum to read more about the new Logistics options. Please share your experience with the updated functionality.

 

Hecterra

Hecterra can now be white labeled!

Like with other Gurtam products, you can white label the Hecterra app including the app logo.

To change the logo, please contact your manager.

 

Saving maps with a related file name

When downloading files from Hecterra, the file names were automatically saved with the “mapImage” name as a default.  If you wanted to customize the file name, you needed to manually overite it.

Now if you save a PNG file with a map, its name contains basic information about what’s inside.

For example, you save a map with cultivation. The file name will indicate its interval (start and end date), field name, unit, and operation.

Users share their opinions and ideas about Hecterra on the forum – come and join us there.

 

Nimbus

Upgraded User Interface

We have recently improved the appearance of some elements and tabs to improve the overall user experience.

White Label Nimbus!

You can also change the logo in Nimbus, similar to Hecterra.

To use your logo in the app, please contact your manager.

Visit the forum and share your thoughts on what features you’d like to see in NimBus.

 

Contact us today!

Contact us today for more information, pricing, and specific case studies.

Tel: +1 (800) 647-4730

Email: sales@astreon.com

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Apollo ELD is ranked in the TOP 3 for Electronic Logging Devices

One of the buzzwords in the commercial transport industry since last year is surely the ELD (Electronic Logging Device). It’s been in effect in the U.S. since 2017 and 2021 in Canada.  In Canada, ELD will be the topic of discussion frequently this year because the penalties for non-compliance will be enforced on June 12, 2022, and very few companies are certified by Transport Canada as of the time of publishing this article.

ELDs are ECU-connected devices combined with Android or iOS Phones, Tablets, or other hardware logging screens used in the commercial transport industry which provides an accurate and simple means of keeping HOS records.  For professional drivers and fleet operators, this is required by law.

 

Apollo ELD: TOP 3 Electronic Logging Device

Apollo ELD device and app

Apollo ELD provided by our partner Assured Techmatics, was selected TOP 3 Electronic Logging Devices by Verified Market Research.

Assured Techmatics was founded in 2004 and is based in Florida, United States. Its purpose is to develop a location-based solution to improve drivers’ travel experience. It has come a long way since the track and trace days. It has achieved unbelievable success with its ELD solution since it was launched back in 2016. Its flagship product apollo ELD is the powerful bundle of reliable hardware, state-of-the-art software and an ongoing commitment to support its customers and increase its satisfaction with the service it provides. – Verified Market Research

Apollo ELD is the second ELD provider listed by FMCSA and is now certified in Canada. With the ease of use and advanced features support of numerous ELD devices, DVIR, IFTA, and dispatch integration, Apollo ELD has been awarded TOP 3 ELDs.

 

What’s unique about Apollo ELD?

Apollo ELD is a certified and ELD-compliant product that fully conforms to both ELD and AOBRD standards. While being comprehensive, apollo ELD is developed with drivers in mind and thus is quite easy to use. In addition to an app for the driver, there is a feature-rich portal for use by the back-office personnel. Remote drivers and office staff are always in sync with key information, critical to operations, is available to all.

 

Integration with Dispatch

Another unique feature of apollo ELD is the integration with dispatch. Drivers or back-office personnel can initiate a dispatch, i.e., pickup or delivery, and can update information as required including ETA. Shippers or receivers can log into the portal and know where the truck is and note current ETA information. This significantly reduces the need to buy a separate Transportation Management System and manage additional products which are probably not integrated with ELD. Apollo ELD is integrated with dispatch and information such as remaining driving time flows seamlessly into dispatch decision-making to better schedule drivers and maximize dispatch effectiveness and efficiency.

 

Key features of Apollo ELDapollo desktop_mobile_tablet

  • Extremely easy to use and navigate
  • Fully ELD compliant in the United States and Canada and supports Mexican rules
  • Integrated with multiple hardware device types
  • Supports IFTA
  • Supports key intrastate driving rules
  • Available in English, Spanish, Canadian French
  • Integrated with dispatch
  • Supports Android and iOS devices

 

Applicable for diverse industries

  • Commercial fleet
    • In 2019, the commercial vehicle market stood at 13.8 million vehicles, 30% of which being GVW 8 general freight, rental/leasing services trucks. apollo ELD proved to be reliable for the commercial fleets which are the major market.

 

  • Public Transportation
    • As of December 2017, Precious Cargo has installed Electronic Logging Devices on all motor coaches and school buses in accordance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Part 395, 49 CFR 395.8(a). The ELD Rule is the latest safety initiative that was enacted by the FMCSA on December 15, 2015. apollo ELD is fully compliant with this rule and provides services to the bus operators.

 

  • Logistics & Supply Chain
    • During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 logistics and supply chain vehicles were essential in delivering vital supplies to the national supermarket chains and companies. Apollo ELD provides service to big food supply chains.

 

Get ready for ELD compliance with us and replace your current ELD!

If you are not compliant yet or you are looking for extensively advanced features, you can easily migrate your ELD providers to apollo ELD without buying new hardware. For more details about Apollo ELD, visit our Apollo ELD page.

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