Delivery blocks are the daily working hours (shifts) when your company delivers to its consumers. You can assign delivery blocks to your drivers and/or vehicles, so that Bringg can consider their availability when creating routes with route optimization (RO) or AutoDispatch (AD). Drivers can also sign up for shifts (delivery blocks) directly on their Bringg Driver App.
For example, every few months you can set up regular repeating shift patterns to reflect your capacity to fulfill the demand for your goods and services. For example, recurring weekday shifts could be 9am-12pm, 12-3pm, 3-6pm, and 6-9pm, while weekends might have a different pattern.
You can define the number of drivers and vehicles in each shift, and even assign specific driver names and/or vehicle license plates for each shift. Then as the shift gets closer, you'd tweak those names and times as needed.
Before You Begin
Add your drivers and vehicles to Bringg (learn more).
Contact your Bringg customer service representative to enable delivery blocks.
Access delivery blocks from the navigation bar, by selecting Drivers > Delivery Blocks.
Blocks with white backgrounds are not booked to capacity, while blue backgrounds are fully booked.Figure 1. Access delivery blocks
Create a shift as a new delivery block by selecting Add block, and assign it an easily recognizable name, like Early mornings.Figure 2. Create a delivery block
Define the first occurrence of this delivery block, and if whether it recurs at regular intervals.
For example, you can create a delivery block which recurs daily from 6-9am called Early Mornings, where you select all weekday days and deselect the weekends.Figure 3. Define this delivery block occurs
Date, Time range
Select the date of the first occurrence of this block, and its start and end times.
Select an end time that is earlier than the start time to create a delivery block that begins on one day and ends on the next. For example, for early morning deliveries where the driver needs to begin the route the night before.
Select if this shift repeats on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, and define the recurrence details.
We recommend creating a block which never ends. If shifts change at the end of the season, you can edit it to end it at that date so that you can start a new recurring block going forward.
Define the types of breaks and their duration within this shift / delivery block.Figure 4. Define the breaks within a shift / delivery block
Select to define the length of a break which they can take any time within the specified time range.
Select if you require mandated breaks at specific times. Typically, this helps ensure drivers return to the fulfillment center.
Select to define a break when the route goes on for longer than a certain time. Use this to enforce regulations for drivers to take breaks for their safety.
Define the number of drivers working in this shift, and you can (optionally) assign specific named drivers and/or vehicles to this block.
You can also select the starting location of each vehicle, including its last known location. For example, if your vehicles all start at your fulfillment center, select Team location.Figure 5. Assign a driver and/or vehicle to this delivery block
Alternatively, you could choose to assign only a vehicle to a delivery block, and allow drivers to independently sign up for a shift from the Bringg Driver App (learn more).
Enter the maximum number of drivers and/or vehicles working in this shift. Enter their details in the table below so that they appear in the delivery block.
Select the specific driver or vehicle to assign to this delivery block. You can specify only a driver, only a vehicle, or both.
When creating a route, Bringg uses this to determine the resources which are dedicated to this shift.
Select Create to save this shift to the work schedule.