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Transnet Rating Systems' Freight Manager / Manifest Rater 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 multiple shipments to each customer. By grouping the shipments by customer, it allows you to combine all of your shipments for a customer on a single bill of lading. All open shipments display on the "Current Jobs" tab. The "Archive" tab is to search for orders that have already shipped. Across the top are the buttons to find one of today's orders by order number, edit an existing order, cancel the current order, or delete an existing order. The next row includes buttons to rate a shipment, start a new order, start a second order for the current customer, save the current order, or to print. Under the buttons are the data entry fields and the carrier grid, at the bottom of the screen is the shipments list, it displays all of this customers unshipped shipments.
On the Freight Manager program, there is both a customer and a consignee field; the consignee can be set to default based on the customer. There are three kinds of entry boxes in this program; this is a drop list box As you type the name, the program searches for a match, highlighting a name on the list, when the correct name is highlighted you can tab to the next field. If the name you need is not in the list, you must type the complete name, it will then be added to the list. If this is a new name you would then be prompted to type in additional information; you will go through the details when you enter a new consignee. When a customer is selected, it will bring up any open orders for this customer. Push the NEW button to begin a new shipment.
You are now ready to select a consignee; if you have shipped to this customer before, the last consignee you shipped to would display as the default. If the correct consignee is not displaying, start typing and a list will drop. If your consignee is in the list, select by tabbing to the next area. If the correct consignee is not in the list, keep typing the complete company name. After you type the complete company name and TAB out. You are going to enter a new consignee; a new customer and a new bill-to company are entered the same way.
When you enter a new company a message box will display. It is here as a safety step to keep you from entering duplicate and/or misspelled consignees.
After the message box you will get a new company dialog box, the company name will carry over from the main screen, and you are ready to type the rest of the company information.
The first field is for the main customer address. If there is additional address information you may use the second field also. There is a field for customer city.
A field for the customer state.
And a field for the zip or postal code. There are also fields for a contact name and phone number, these are for your records only; they can be viewed in the setup screen, but are not used on any reports.
Click on ok, to save the data
If the freight charges are being bill to anyone other than the shipper or consignee, enter the bill to name next, and you will be prompted for the additional information.
Of these next fields, only the weight is required to run the program and be on your bill of lading. You can shut off any of the fields that are not going to be used. The first two fields are for initials and are used to track who is working on which order.
The job (ticket, sales, shipping) number field is for your internal number used for this shipment.
There is the purchase order field.
There is the part number field. And fields for release and revision numbers.
This field is for the total weight of the current order, and is a required field.
This field is the total number of skids for the current order.
Next are the fields to enter quantity of units, type of unit, and quantity per unit. This will give you the totals for this order. Only one carton count is required for the bill of lading.
For each set on units you can specify a package type.
This field is for the number of individual units in each package type.
You may enter up to 4 lines of packages for each shipment, each new line is reflected in the totals.
This field indicates if the shipment is a complete order or just a partial; this is not a required field.
This field is for the message that will appear on your bill of lading. It is tied to the consignee, and will display until it is removed.
The description field has default setting, but new ones can be added to the drop list at any time.
Select the freight class for the current order, this is tied to your freight descriptions.
Select the freight terms that apply to this order, is set to default, but can be changed for any order.
You are now done entering information, and are ready to save this order. Once saved, the program sets your preferred carriers on the right side of the screen. Next to the carrier there is a letter, which indicates direct or interlines, and a number, which indicates the carriers standard days of service. At this time the carriers are not in any particular order. The bottom of the entry area is where all of the orders for this customer will show. This program allows you to print your bill of lading and two types of shipment labels. When all of your orders for this customer are ready check ready by each line and then print. Now that the program knows which orders are grouped together it can rate it as one shipment.
Click on the rate button in the upper left corner to rate the shipment. You are now rating the shipment.
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. The last carrier in this list did not supply us with rates to their interline points. Your screen will show the first six carriers with a scroll bar to check the rest. To select a carrier simply click on the carrier icon. You are now ready to print the bill of lading. The print button is in the upper right of the screen.
>To set up program, see Setup and Pricing

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GENERAL - Defaults - Overview - Origin Zip Code - Shipment Message
CONSIGNEE - Defaults - New - Confirm -Address - City
BILLING - Freight Terms - Bill To
TRACKING - Bill of Lading # - Carrier Pro #
DETAIL - Product Weight - Product Description - Freight Class - Shipment Status
- Qty of Pkg - Qty per Pkg - Type of Pkg - Skids
- Shippers # - Purchase Order # - Intials - Part Number
SELECTION - Rating Shipment - Carrier Selection
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