Use this option when a vehicle is nearing capacity. Add a Platoon Tripper to provide additional capacity. Typically, you assign a Platoon Tripper to the same trip as the nearly full vehicle and it runs ‘nose to tail’ with that vehicle. This vehicle adds capacity to the trip, but it does not change the block’s deviation.
Choose Platoon Vehicle: Select a platoon vehicle in the drop-down.
Choose Platoon Operator: Select an operator to drive that platoon vehicle.
Choose Platoon Start Location: Select platoon vehicle’s start location. Select the block, trip it is helping with and the stop location (optional).
Message to Original Vehicle: Enter a message to the original vehicle. Make sure to select either No Ack, Ack Required, or Yes/No so you can see the operator’s response to the message.
Message to Platoon Vehicle: Enter a message to the platoon vehicle. Make sure to select either No Ack, Ack Required, or Yes/No so you can see the operator’s response to the message.
Incident Type: The incident type will default to the selected Decision Support action, but the user can still change or select the incident type from the drop-down. The user can now also subscribe to an email or text alerts for the incidents or the event.
Reason Code: Select a reason code from the drop-down. There are several options available to choose, depending on what Type was selected the user will be able to pick appropriate reason code.
Title: Write a short title of the message/description.
Description: Enter a short Description.