Forced Departure Time For Routes

Available on Staging February 20, 2024

Available on Production March 8, 2024


Maven Optimization Engine will start the route at the most efficient time of the day to make the deliveries that the routes must perform. Sometimes though, a route must begin at a particular time of the day and beginning later would result in operational issues. The most common example is for drivers who have a shift that starts at a set time and they cannot easily be rescheduled.


To model these situations, Maven Optimization Engine has a new constraint to force the route to begin within a certain period of the requested time.  



Asset Classes and Constraints For Routes

Available on Staging February 19, 2024

Available on Production March 1, 2024


Planners and managers can now set an assetClass for a delivery manifest. If the delivery manifest is created using Maven route optimization, the assetClass will be automatically assigned from the optimization configuration.


With this assetClass constraint, planners and dispatchers will now see relevant constraints.


Manifest overweight or overvolume. The blue bars underneath each delivery manifest show the load percentage for the manifest.


Non-serviceable stop. If a delivery manifest has stops that cannot be serviced by assetClass of the delivery manifest, planners will see a warning that the stop cannot be serviced.





API Addition: Ingesting Shipment Dimensions

February 2024 In Development


Many fleets use dimensioning tools to measure the dimensions of freight on the dock. Fleets can send this information to Maven for the calculation of palletSpaces and other shipment metrics.

// DRAFT API SPEC. FINAL SPEC SUBJECT TO CHANGE 

handlingUnits: [
{
units: "inch",
width: 25,
height: 34,
length: 120,
},
{
units: "inch",
width: 25,
height: 34,
length: 120
},
{
units: "inch",
width: 25,
height: 34,
length: 120
},
]

Return Events Addition: Planned Service Times, Planned Travel Times, and Planned Stop Arrival And Depatures

February 2024 In Development


Many fleets use dimensioning tools to measure the dimensions of freight on the dock. Fleets can send this information to Maven for the calculation of palletSpaces and other shipment metrics.

// For manifests that have a planned departure time set, these fields will be populated for all stops

"plannedArrivalTime":"2024-02-07T03:21:42.000Z",
"plannedDepartureTime":"2024-02-07T03:36:42.000Z", "plannedTravelTimeSec":1302, // For all manifests this field will be populated "plannedServiceTimeSec":900

Reload Stops (Planning 2.0 Only)

February 2024 In Development • Scheduled for Feb 8, 2024


Fleets that reload a single asset throughout the day can indicate that they'd like to create a single route with reload stops. This better models operations where a driver comes back to a terminal reloads the same trailer or truck, then goes back out again.


Reload feature includes:

- Manager can add or delete a reload stop manually

- Maven Final Mile Optimizer can include a reload stop on route if route has reload option selected.

- Driver can complete a reload stop



Selecting Optimization Date and Including Past and Future Stops (Planning 2.0 Only)

February 2024 In Development • Scheduled for Feb 8, 2024


Users of Maven's Planning 2.0 product will now have the ability to select the date they want to create optimal routes. In addition, they will be able to pull forward or include past due stops that would be normally be excluded because of stop dates.




Ready To Plan Filter (Planning 2.0 Only)

February 2024 In Development • Scheduled for Feb 8, 2024


Users of Maven's Planning 2.0 product will now have the ability to add and remove stops to their plan. This feature will better support selecting the freight they wish to include in optimization.


Stops and shipments both can be added and removed from the planning set.



Updated Shipment Details View In Stop Panel

January 2024


Improvements to how users can see shipment details on the stop panel. Includes the ability to press on a PRO number or reference number for automatic copying to clipboard.



New shipmentDetailsUpdated Integration Event

January 2024 In Development


When the details of a shipment are updated, Maven will add a shipmentDetailsUpdated integration event to the integration queue. 



Completing Routes Through Maven Dispatch Board

January 2024


Sometimes drivers do not fully complete their routes using the Maven driver app. Sometimes the driver's phone may have died. They might have just forgotten to close their route. There are many reasons, and while it's best practice that drivers always complete their routes, the reality of managing hundreds of drivers means there needs to be another way to close out a route.





Maven now will let a office worker close out a route on behalf of the driver using Maven Dispatch. The officer will need to give a completion code for the freight that Maven does not know about. And that's it.


Limiting Dispatch Of Routes With Hazardous Materials To Only Drivers With Proper Credentials

January 2024


When a route's shipments have hazardous materials, only properly credentialed drivers may take that route. Maven will now now allow drivers without hazardous materials credentials to take hazmat loads.


Maven supports two levels of hazmat credentials. Full CDL credentials and HM126 credentials. HM126 drivers may only take out less than 1,000 lb. of hazardous materials.


For fleets to take advantage of this limit, they must tell Maven which drivers have hazardous materials credentials and which shipments have hazardous materials items on them. Maven's /users endpoint now supports sending in credential information along with expiration of the credentials. Maven's /shipment endpoint now supports flagging shipment line items as hazardous.




Improved hovering for multiple stops at same location

January 2024


Sometimes two or more stops occur at the same geographic location. For these situations, Maven will show both stops when the user hovers on the location on the map. 




Making Stop Multi-select More Useful

January 2024


Dispatch power users multi-select stops all the time. Whether bulk selecting using the stop list or lasso'ing stops they are interested in, selecting multiple stops lets users assign many stops with a single click to a route. 


Maven is adding the ability for Dispatch users will be able to see a list of their selected stops and also remove specific stops from their selection.


City Manifest History Report

December 2023






Display Current Freight Location For Shipments In Dispatch Board

August 2023


For fleets that use Maven's facility location system, Maven will now show each shipment's current location in the dispatch board. This helps the planner see where all the freight is and what freight has been loaded onto the trailer.


In the photo above, you can see shipment locations of "D12," "D13A," and "A45."


Improvements to Multi-Route Cards

August 2023


Maven is adding improvements to make the stacked route cards more useful for users. Route actions like editing details, optimizing, and zooming to route will be available. In addition metrics will be available so the user can know summary information about all the routes selected.



Stop Window Padding During Optimization

August 2023


Sometimes you may want to ask the optimization to more loosely follow stop windows for stops. This may be where the fleet would prefer a shorter more efficient route even if it violates some time windows. For this, Maven now supports adding padding time to stop windows. 



Moving Planned Delivery Stops Between Terminals

August 2023


Sometimes a delivery stop needs to be moved to a different terminal for planning. Maven will now support moving delivery stops between terminals. This will apply for both individual stops and bulk-selected stops.



Optimization Projected Metrics Information

August 2023


To help planners better choose the right set of routes to optimize, Maven now includes three metrics showing the projected activity of each route prior to running the full optimization.


- "Proj. Volume" - The projected volume that will be loaded onto the route.

- "Proj. Stops" - The number of stops that are expected to be assigned to the route.

- "Proj. Stop Time" - The total time at all the stops projected to be on the route. This does not include driving time.


With this information, planner can add, remove, or modify routes. This results in fewer unassigned stops that need to be manually handled after optimization.



Map-based Stop Assignment, Reordering, and Reassignment

August 2023


Reassigning Stops

Previously, if a user wanted to reassign a stop, they had to first unassign the stop. Then assign the stop to the desired route. Maven has now introduced a reassign option 



Map-based Assignment

Dispatchers and Planners can now directly assign, reassign, and reorder stops directly on the dispatch board map. Before this feature, to assign a stop required selecting the stop, then selecting the route in the route list. Now, in addition to that flow, you can assign stops by pressing an already assigned stop on the map. The selected stops will be inserted immediately after the stop selected.





Secondary Territories For Optimization

August 2023



Maven has always supported limiting routes to a particular territories, but sometimes planners like finer control over where a route can and cannot go. For example, a particular vehicle may have special delivery capabilities, and so while the planner prefers to have the vehicle in a primary area, they are fine if it goes to secondary areas to make deliveries only that vehicle can make.


To support this use case, Maven now offers the option to set a secondary territory that the route can service if the primary territory has already been serviced. This is not time-based, and so stops in the secondary territory may be serviced earlier in the day than stops in the primary territory if it meets time windows and minimizes distance.



Optimization Precheck

August 2023



There are common problems that often result in the Maven optimizer not being able to assign a stop to a route. These include non-geocoded stops, stops too big to fit on a particular piece of equipment, and stops not falling within a territory. Maven now warns you ahead of time when there are these kinds of problems so they can be fixed before running the optimizer.

Read more on the related Knowledge Base article.



Dispatch Board Keyboard Shortcuts

August 2023

Increase your efficiency and streamline workflow with keyboard shortcuts designed specifically for LTL dispatchers and planners.  Speed up your tasks with shortcuts like 'A' for quick stop assignment, 'Z' for seamless map zooming, and 'L' for effortless stop lassoing and selection. 

Read more about the essential shortcuts that will save you valuable time and effort in the related Knowledge Base article


Dispatch Board Territories

July 2023

The Maven dispatch and planning map now has the ability to display your service center's territories. This is helpful for seeing which stops are owned by a particular territory.