Vehicle Routing Profiles are used by CoPilot to plan a route that is physically and legally permissible for a particular type of vehicle. CoPilot FleetPortal provides fleet managers with a platform to remotely create and assign routing profiles to a single or group of vehicles or drivers.
To create a vehicle routing profiles, click on Vehicle Routing Profiles in the top menu ribbon.
Step 1: Create a New Profile
Click on to create a new Vehicle Routing Profile.
Profile Name: Choose a name for the Vehicle Routing Profile.
Note: The Vehicle profile name can also be viewed by the driver in the CoPilot application. It is recommended that the profiles are assigned unique names so that drivers can easily select if they have multiple routing profiles on their device. For example, the vehicle profile name could be indicative of the vehicle dimensions or restrictions applicable when they choose that profile i.e. 53ft 102in, 13ft 6in or 45ft tanker, 12ft Haz - Caustic or 53ft non-haz, etc.
Vehicle Type: Choose the appropriate vehicle type from the drop down list.
Default: Check the box if this profile shall be applied by default to every vehicle group added.
Step 2: Set the Vehicle Routing Profile Options
Choose the Vehicle Routing Profile options grouped under General, Restricted, Vehicle Dimensions, and Road
|General Options Definition|
|Routing Type||Set CoPilot routing algorithm - Practical or Shortest|
Note: Practical will generate a route on CoPilot with an effort to reduce the number of stops, turns and avoid traffic. Shortest will generate a route on CoPilot with the shortest distance but may take longer due to more stops, turns, and traffic.
|Toll Roads||Set toll preference - Use, Avoid If Possible and Avoid Always|
|Road Network||Set Road Network favors - State, National Highways or no preference|
Note: By default this checkbox will be selected automatically based on vehicle dimensions.
|Ferries||Allow or Discourage using Ferries along the route|
|International Borders||Open or Close International Borders along the route|
|Restriction Option Definitions|
|Hazmat||Avoid roads with the selected Hazmat restrictions|
|Display Restrictions||Display road restrictions to Drivers in the CoPilot Navigation Screen|
|Propane Restricted||Avoid tunnels with Propane Restrictions|
|Vehicle Dimensions Definitions|
|Truck Dimensions||Select from predefined height/weight/length/width restrictions|
|Maximum Height||Maximum Height of combined vehicle including trailer|
Note: Industry standard height ranges between 5 ft and 1 3ft 6 in.
|Maximum Width||Maximum Width of combined vehicle including trailer|
Note: Industry standard width ranges between 60" and 102".
|Total Length||Length of straight Truck/Van or combined vehicle’s trailer|
Note: Industry standard length ranges between 8 ft and 53 ft. For straight trucks, include full length. Do not include the tractor's length in this value for tractor/trailers.
|Total Weight||Weight of combined vehicle including trailer|
Note: Authorities are concerned about truck/tractor's GVWR and not actual loaded weight.
|Total Weight per Axle||Maximum weight per group of axle|
|Road Preferences Definitions|
|Freeways||Set preferences for Avoids/Favors & speed limits for Freeways|
|Divided Highway||Set preferences for Avoids/Favors & speed limits for Divided Highways|
|Primary Roads||Set preferences for Avoids/Favors & speed limits for Primary Roads|
|Secondary Roads||Set preferences for Avoids/Favors & speed limits for Secondary Roads|
|Local Streets||Set preferences for Avoids/Favors & speed limits for Local Streets|
All the options are pre populated with a default value. To submit all changes , click on .
Note: By default all Road Preferences are set to Neutral. The default speeds assigned are global averages and not the speed limits. These limits are only used for ETA displayed on the CoPilot screen and do not not affect the routing.
Step 3: Assign the Vehicle Routing Profile to a Vehicle group
Click on the Assignments tab to assign this vehicle routing profile to one or more Vehicle groups.
In the Assignments tab, click on to select the Vehicle Groups that should use this Vehicle routing profile.