Vehicles in Maxoptra represent the vehicles in your fleet. Along with drivers, they will be used to create routes. To create or manage your vehicles, make sure the selected role is Account Administrator and you are on the Vehicles page of the Settings tab:
Click the Add button to create a new vehicle:
Fill in the registration number. If you want you can use any other name for the vehicle in place for the registration number:
Select the Distribution centre this vehicle belongs to and put the maximum speed into the Max speed field:
If you want to slow down or speed up the vehicle, you can use the Driving time correction factor parameter for that:
The estimated driving time for getting from point A to point B on this vehicle will be multiplied by this number. For example, the correction factor of 1.3 will make the driving times thirty percent longer. So, if you find the Maxoptra driving time estimation is too optimistic, you can always come back here and increase the correction factor. The default value for the correction factor comes from the settings of the Distribution centre this vehicle is assigned to. You can override this value by enabling the checkbox next to this field and changing the value to something different. If you do not do that, any change you make to the correction factor on the Distribution centre will affect this vehicle immediately.
Choose the cost per mile for this vehicle. This cost is used by Maxoptra to optimise the routes. It does not have to be accurate. However, if you have a mixed fleet of different vehicle types, you can get better planning results by making sure that larger vehicles have a higher cost per mile. The capacity is the maximum payload this vehicle can take. By default, the vehicle capacity is limited by weight measured in kilos. However, you can change this and define your own capacity measurements on the Capacity units page of the Settings tab.
You can assign a driver to this vehicle if you already have the drivers set up in Maxoptra. If you leave this field blank, however, Maxoptra will suggest creating a driver automatically: