Defining carrier services for truckload shipments

A Truckload is the largest of the shipping modes. A truckload is normally considered a shipment of over 10,000 pounds. You can add, modify, and delete carrier services for the Truckload ship mode.

About this task

To create carrier services for truckload shipments:

Procedure

  1. From the tree in the application rules side panel, choose Participant Modeling > Participant Setup.
  2. From the Roles & Participation tab in the Organization Details window, choose Carrier Attributes.
  3. Choose the TL Services tab, the Truckload Services list displays.
  4. Choose the Create New icon. The Truckload Service Details pop-up window displays.
  5. Enter information in the applicable fields. Refer to Table 1 for field value descriptions.
  6. Choose the Save icon.
    Table 1. Truckload service details pop-up window.

    Truckload service details

    Field Description
    Service Select the appropriate service from the drop-down list.
    Scac and Service Enter the name of the SCAC and service.
    Note: This is populated when the carrier service code is chosen. You can then edit it as necessary.
    Scac and Service Description Enter a brief description of the carrier SCAC and service.
    Note: This is populated when the carrier service code is chosen. You can then edit it as necessary.
    Electronic Code Enter the code used by the carrier organization to identify the service. For example, UPS Next Day Air has the electronic code '01'.
    Host Code This field is not used in this version of Sterling Order Management System.
    Extended Ship Mode If the carrier service is not TL, LTL, or parcel, select the correct shipment mode from the drop-down list.
    Fixed Transit Days Enter the maximum number of days that the service allows for delivery. For example, 1 Day Air would have a maximum of 1 transit day, whereas Ground may have a maximum of 5 transit days.

    This number is used for order line scheduling. This value is only used if the Use Advanced Transit Time Calculation flag on the Other Rules tab under Distributed Order Management > Cross Application > Logistics > Logistics Attributes is selected.

    Distance Per Day Enter the maximum distance that the service travels each transit day. Choose the relevant UOM for the distance from the drop-down list.

    This number is used for order line scheduling. This value is only used if the Use Advanced Transit Time Calculation flag on the Other Rules tab under Distributed Order Management > Cross Application > Logistics > Logistics Attributes is selected.

    Allow Shipping Of Hazardous Materials Check this box to indicate that this carrier allows the shipping of hazardous materials.
    Ship By Air Check this box to indicate that this carrier can ship by air.
    Has Freezer Check this box to indicate that this carrier can ship items that require freezer storage.
    Restrict Shipping to Address of Type Choose the type of address from the drop-down list where the carrier can ship.

    If you do not select an options, the carrier can ship to both commercial and residential addresses.

    Package Level Integration Choose this if this carrier service caters to package-level integration.
    Shipment Level Integration Choose this if this carrier service caters to shipment-level integration.
    Supports Integration for Return Shipping Label Check this box to indicate that this carrier service supports integration for return shipping label.