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Text Only Delta Rater Tutorial
Note: This page covers both a basic and complete tutorial.
To view the screens that go along with each step of the tutorial, click on the bold heading at the beginning of that section.
OVERVIEW - This version of our program is designed for your shipping department. It requires you to enter all the information needed to create a bill of lading. With this information you can also generate audit reports for your accounts payable department. This program is recommended if you generally ship only a single shipment to each customer per day. Across the top are the buttons to run rates, print the bill of lading, edit an existing order, save the edited order, cancel the current order, or delete an existing order. The date field allows you to enter shipments for future ship dates. The grid on the bottom of the page displays today's shipments. The line in the grid has an (>) arrow next to it, this is the "current order." The carrier information on the right and the detail grid in the center of the screen belong to this order.
Before you start you must set up your preferred carriers and carrier pricing (see pricing). The carriers and pricing have been preset for this Tutorial.
DESTINATION ZIP CODE - Because this program is designed for the shipping dock we have the origin zip code set based on the LOCATION setting. The LOCATIONS setting allows you to ship under multiple names if required. The destination zip code will set your servicing carriers and either the consignee or the city and state associated with this zip code.
MANDATORY TAB STOP - No Default settings.
TUTORIAL - After starting a new order by mouse clicking on the NEW button, the next field is DS / destination zip code. When you enter the zip code this will set your servicing carriers and either the consignee or the city and state associated with this zip code.
CARRIER DISPLAY - When you tab from the destination zip code, the program will set your servicing carriers on the right side of the screen. Next to the carrier logo is the type of service, direct or interlines, and the days of service. A zero means the service standard is not available. At this time the carriers do not list in any particular order.
CONSIGNEE DEFAULTS - The destination zip code may also set a consignee for this zip code. If you have never shipped to this zip code the program would have only set the default for the state and city. If you have shipped to this consignee before, it will default the following information;
- CONSIGNEE ADDRESS
- CONSIGNEE'S PREFERRED CARRIERS
- CONSIGNEE'S MESSAGE
- CONSIGNEE'S FREIGHT TERMS
- CONSIGNEE'S BILL TO
ADDING NEW CONSIGNEE / NAME- For this tutorial, we are not going to use the default consignee, we will enter a new consignee.
TUTORIAL - When we start typing the drop list is displayed. If the consignee we wanted is in the list, it will be highlighted when we have a unique match. But for this order we are going to enter a new consignee, so we must type the complete name, and tab out of this field.
ADDING NEW CONSIGNEE / CONFIRMATION - A message box displays as a safety step to keep us from entering duplicate and/or misspelled consignees.
ADDING NEW CONSIGNEE / MAIN ADDRESS -
OPTIONAL FIELD -
TUTORIAL - Type the main customer address in this field
ADDING NEW CONSIGNEE / ADDITIONAL ADDRESS INFO -
OPTIONAL FIELD -
TUTORIAL - Type any additional customer address information in this field
EDIT NEW CONSIGNEE CITY -
DEFAULTED FIELD - a city that uses this zip code is defaulted.
TUTORIAL - We may change the city if the correct one did not default. We can not change the state or zip code.
SHIPMENT MESSAGE -
OPTIONAL TAB STOP - Consignee defaulted messages will display here.
TUTORIAL - Edit or delete any defaulted message and / or enter a new shipment message in this field. (Permanent messages have to be entered under SETUP)
> The next few fields are for shipment tracking and id number.
INTERNAL TRACKING NUMBER -
OPTIONAL TAB STOP -
TUTORIAL - Enter any internal tracking number, such as shipment, job or sales order number in this field.
BILL OF LADING NUMBER - ( BL, BOL, B/L)
OPTIONAL TAB STOP -
TUTORIAL - Enter a bill of lading number in this field.
CARRIER PRO - TRACKING NUMBER -
OPTIONAL TAB STOP -
TUTORIAL - If we already know which carrier we are going to use we may fill this number in now. But for most orders we will enter this number after we have compared the carrier rates and days of service.
PALLET / SKID QUANTITY -
OPTIONAL TAB STOP - This field must be filled in if pallet pricing is to apply.
TUTORIAL - Enter the total number of skids for this shipment.
CUSTOMER PURCHASE ORDER NUMBER -
OPTIONAL TAB STOP -
TUTORIAL - Enter the customer purchase order number for this shipment.
ACCESSORIAL CHARGES -
OPTIONAL TAB STOP -
TUTORIAL - This is the Accessorial Charges button, if additional charges are going to apply to this order, select one of the available options.
- C O D
- Call Before Delivery
- Inside Delivery
- Lift Gate
- Residential Delivery
- Single Shipment
FREIGHT TERMS -
OPTIONAL TAB STOP - This field defaults first based on the consignee; if no default is set for the consignee, the field defaults based on the shipper / locations setting.
This is the field for freight terms. The freight terms settings are
- PPD - Prepaid
- COL - Collect
- 3RD - Third Party
- F / A - Free Astray or No Charge
BILL FREIGHT CHARGES TO -
OPTIONAL TAB STOP - If the freight terms are 3 PARTY this field is mandatory, otherwise it is optional.
TUTORIAL - The BILL TO fields work the same as those in consignee, you can select from the drop list or add a new company.
Once assigned, the bill to will show for the consignee until changed.
> The rest of the fields are entered in a grid format. We may enter as many items / lines as we need. These items will print in the body of the bill of lading.
GROUP COUNT - This feature allows a shipper to type in one preset item and have it fill in the correct sub quantities, descriptions and freight class. Item / Part number must be used with group count.
OPTIONAL FIELD -
TUTORIAL - Enter a quantity, this quantity will then be multiplied times the quantities associated with the item / part number field.
Example would be a table shipping as
- one table top
- one box of hardware
- four legs
ITEM / PART NUMBER -
OPTIONAL TAB STOP
TUTORIAL - Enter an item or part number in this field. This field can be used without using group count, part numbers can be pre-installed and may also be added if not in the list.
PIECES -
OPTIONAL TAB STOP -
TUTORIAL - Enter an item or part number in this field. This field can be used without using group count, part numbers can be pre-installed and may also be added if not in the list.
WEIGHT -
MANDATORY FIELD -
TUTORIAL - Enter the weight of freight for this freight class in this field.
FREIGHT CLASS - This field is defaulted based on shipper / location.
OPTIONAL TAB STOP -
TUTORIAL - If the freight is not the default class, select the correct freight class from the drop list.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS - This field is defaulted based on shipper / location.
OPTIONAL TAB STOP -
TUTORIAL - From the drop list select either HZ or RQ, accessorial charges can be set to add automatically.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION - This field is defaulted based on shipper / location.
OPTIONAL TAB STOP -
TUTORIAL - If the correct product description is not defaulted, either select from the drop list or enter a new description.
NMFC / ITEM NUMBER - This field is defaulted based on shipper / location.
OPTIONAL TAB STOP -
NMFC ITEM NUMBER - This field can be entered for each shipment or defaulted based on the shipper, part number, or description.
RATING SHIPMENT -
If you need to add additional lines, mouse click or enter on the ADD (+) button. There is not a limit to the number of lines you can enter.
When the order is complete, mouse click or enter on the DONE / POST button.
Mouse click on the RATES button in the upper left of the screen to run rates.
The shipment will now calculate rates.
CARRIER RATES - On the right side of the screen, the rates are now showing next to the carrier. They are sorted with the least expensive always on top. But also be sure to look at the days and type of service.
If you have more than 10 carriers serving this point you will need to scroll down to check the rest.
CARRIER TRANSIT DAYS - To the right of the carrier icon and above the dollar amount is the carriers service data.
The first character will be either a 'D' or an 'I,' which shows if this is a direct or interline point.
The second charater will be a number from 0 thorough 9, this is the carriers standard days of service. A zero means the data is not available.
CARRIER SELECTION - To select a carrier simply click on the carrier icon. The second carrier was selected due to transit time first and cost second; a carrier code and the bill amount are now showing in the bottom grid. If you wish to assign a pro number before you print the bill of lading, simple go back to the pro field, enter the data, and re-save. You are now ready to print the bill of lading. The print button is in the upper left of the screen.
SPREAD - The spread amount above the carrier icons is the difference between the lowest can the highest carrier rate.
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  Delta Rater Tutorial Links  
GENERAL - Defaults - Overview - Origin Zip Code - Shipment Message - Skids
CONSIGNEE - Defaults - New - Confirm -Address - City
BILLING - Freight Terms - Bill To
TRACKING - Shippers # - Carrier Pro # - Purchase Order # - Bill of Lading #
DETAIL - Piece Count - Product Weight - Product Description - Freight Class
SELECTION - Rating Shipment - Carrier Selection
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