Now that you have your project set up in TRUX, it’s time to schedule work for your drivers.
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Click the button below to be guided through how to do this within TRUX.
There are two easy ways to schedule work for your drivers and 3rd party haulers.
- Click the SCHEDULE WORK button from any page within TRUX
- Click an OPEN project for which you would like to schedule work.
- Click PROJECTS on the left navigation menu.
- Click the Projects tab.
- Hover over the project for which you would like to schedule work and click the orange SCHEDULE WORK icon.
- Start Time - This is when your drivers will punch-in.
- Set Expiration Time (optional) - If you will be dispatching to a 3rd party hauler, they will be able to accept/punch-in to the job up to the Expiration Time. If you will be dispatching to the TRUX Marketplace, this is how long after the start time we should search for a truck? Unless it’s an all-day job, this should be first thing in the morning. If you are willing to take a truck at any time throughout the day, this time should extend throughout the day.
- Stagger (optional) - Each truck will show up at a fixed time after the previous truck with the first truck arriving at the chosen start time.
- Start and End Locations - Pick from the list of existing locations, or create a new one. Once you enter an address, you will need to set the geofence around your location. A geofence is a virtual boundary, set up around a specific location, such as around a specific job site, quarry, plant, or stockyard. TRUX uses geofences to trigger an action when haulers using TRUX cross into or out of your start and/or end location(s). Learn more about creating a geofence.
- Date(s) - Select the inclusive date(s) for your job. Click as many dates as necessary to complete your job. You can also add more dates later.
- Shift Instructions - This is what truckers your drivers and 3rd party haulers who accept this job will see. It is critical to post descriptive details about your work. Include information like the type of haul and material. Is it a short or a long-haul? Note the expected loads or tons per truck so a hauler can estimate the daily revenue for the work. What type of material is to be hauled? Asphalt? Clean fill? Something else? Is there any special equipment required to haul the material? A steel bed? An asphalt tarp? A special trailer hitch? Are there any prohibited items (e.g., a pintle hook)? Learn more best practices here.
- Click CONTINUE.
- Rate Type - Select your pay rate option. You can pay by HOUR, TON, or LOAD.
- Truck Type(s), # Trucks, and Rate - Click the Truck Type drop-down list and select all of the truck types that you are willing to accept for your job. Enter the number of trucks you need. Enter the rate you will pay (Hourly, Per Ton, or Per Load based on the rate type you've chosen in the previous step). All truck types will receive the same pay rate. If you will be paying a different rate for each truck type, click + ADD MORE for each of those truck types.
- + ADD MORE - If you will need/accept additional truck types but will pay them a different rate based on the truck type, click this button to add the truck type(s) and pay rates.
- Require Load Slips - Check this job checkbox if you want to require haulers to upload a picture of each load slip for each delivery. NOTE: This is optional for Hourly pay and will be automatically checked for pay by TON and pay by LOAD.
- Material Type - Select the material that needs to be hauled.
- Payment Terms - The payment terms that you selected when you created the project will appear in this field. You can change the terms or keep them as-is. These terms will appear on every shift that you assign to a 3rd party hauler and tells them when to expect payment from you. These terms will not appear in the job details that your employed drivers see. Click SCHEDULE WORK when done.
- Your newly-created shifts will appear on the SHIFTS screen with a status of Unassigned.