Based on your preferences, you have the ability to change how miles are calculated when building quotes depending on which you use for invoicing. These calculations impact the following:
- All in Rates populated from Network Partners using Rate Per Mile as their rate type.
- All FSC calculations.
- Route Guide options that are entered as Rate Per Mile.
The length of haul (LoH) that is calculated will be displayed to both the shipper and the carrier. Only users with designated as Administrators have the ability to change the Mileage Provider. Click here to learn how to Manage Users.
There are three different options that utilize an API connection with different providers which automatically calculate miles. Click these links to skip ahead to learn more: PC MILER, Rand McNally, or Google Maps. You can choose to have the ability to override the calculated miles from each provider, and you also have the option to manually enter miles each time a quote is built.
To access the Mileage Preferences section, click the gear icon in the lower left hand corner of the screen to view the Settings window.
Select Mileage Preferences from the Settings menu.
You will now see the Mileage Settings page. The default setting is set to Automated Calculations, with PC MILER selected as the default provider.
If you prefer to enter miles for quotes manually, simply select Require Manual Submission and click SAVE.
When using PC MILER, there are three settings to choose from. Click the Version drop down menu to select which version of PC MILER you want to use.
Click the Route Type drop down menu to select Practical, Shortest, or Fastest.
Click the Distance Calculation drop down menu and select either Address To Address or Zip To Zip. If you want the ability to override the pre-populated mileage any time you build a quote, toggle on the Allow Mileage Override. Once you have made your selections, click SAVE.
When using Rand McNally, there are 6 settings to choose from.
Click Version to select the software version you use. NOTE: Currently only MileMarker Version 19 is available for this mileage calculator.
Click Route Type and select either Practical or Shortest.
Click the Distance Calculation drop down and select Address To Address, Zip To Zip, or City To City.
Click the Truck Length drop down menu and select 48 ft or 53 ft.
Click the Hazmat drop down menu and select No or Yes.
Click the Avoid Tolls drop down menu and select No or Yes. NOTE: Avoid Tolls can only be "Yes" when the Route Type is Practical. When the route type of Shortest is chosen, the avoid tolls is defaulted to No and can't be edited. If you want the ability to override the pre-populated mileage any time you build a quote, toggle on the Allow Mileage Override. Once you have made all of your selections, click SAVE.
Click Google to have Google Maps automatically calculate the mileage for each quote you create. If you want the ability to override the pre-populated mileage any time you build a quote, toggle on the Allow Mileage Override. Click SAVE once you are finished.