In this article, you will become better acquainted with the Onfleet dashboard, which is comprised of two major components: the map and the sidebar.
The map view allows you to visualize your entire operations geospatially. Tasks, the basic unit of work on Onfleet, are displayed as map markers ("pins"). Drivers, when on-duty, are displayed as a circle with a subtle flashing animation.
You can zoom and pan the map using your mouse and keyboard, including pinch-zoom gestures on supported trackpads. Basic map controls can also be found in the top left of the screen, including Zoom to fit, represented by the circle button beneath the zoom controls.
Zoom to Fit also considers your sidebar selections. Simply select the desired task(s) in the sidebar, then click on the circle button beneath the zoom controls, or press "Z" on your keyboard. You can also try selecting a driver or team to zoom in to the route(s) respectively.
Use a satellite image view to find difficult locations and assist drivers that are searching for delivery clarifications.
View public transit lines and stations, where available.
To turn on a live traffic visualization layer on the map, click the car icon in the top left corner of your dashboard, just under the zoom and center controls for the map:
Activating the traffic layer will introduce a color-coded congestion indicator to each street:
- No color: No congestion.
- Green: Low congestion.
- Yellow: Moderate congestion.
- Orange: Heavy congestion.
- Red: Severe congestion.
The sidebar displays your tasks, teams, and drivers in an organized list. Tasks appear in the top unassigned section until they are assigned. If you have team assignment enabled, tasks that are created with a team designation will appear beneath the team name but above the list of drivers. Drivers appear under their team(s) with assigned tasks listed in the desired completion order.
You can sort Unassigned tasks through the dropdown menu to the right of the search field in your sidebar.
Complete Before Time: Sorts Unassigned tasks by the Complete Before time window, placing tasks that must be completed first at the top. Tasks without time windows are placed at the bottom of the list ordered by Creation Time.
Destination (A-Z): Sorts Unassigned tasks by the destination address, ordering tasks from the top in alphabetical order.
Creation Time: Sorts Unassigned tasks by their creation timestamp, ordering tasks from the top, oldest to youngest.
Hybrid Time: If Complete Before time is available, sorts a task from the top, earliest to latest. If no Complete Before time present, tasks are inserted in the list by their creation time. This is useful for those businesses that combine scheduled and on-demand (ASAP) delivery operations.
Manual: Tasks can be sorted as the dispatcher sees fit.