Programming Console

AUTOMATION

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

We handle a large volume of truck, rail, and waterborne vessel traffic each day. Managing traffic efficiently is crucial to the success of our business. Dearman allows us to streamline dispatch for all forms of transportation to appropriate positions based upon configuration.

TRUCK

Contactless check-in kiosks at the entrances to our truck staging lot vet drivers and verify the trailer they are transporting has a scheduled order. Once verified, drivers can access the staging lot and trailers are checked-in making the trailer available for dispatch to a loading position.

 

Loading positions are uniquely configured so that only trailers with orders that align with a positions' requirements can be dispatched to that position. Each position has a set capacity determining the amount of trucks that can be dispatched to the position at any given time. Once a trailer has checked in and an eligible loading position has available capacity the driver will receive an automated text message notification with facility access and order information dispatching the trailer for loading.

 

Permissives prevent anyone from accessing facilities or loading from positions they have not been dispatched for.  

RAIL

Dearman interfaces with railcar databases and creates orders for railcars based on their configuration each time billing is created for cars we will receive for services. Each spot on each of our tracks is uniquely configured to receive only cars for certain product(s), customer(s), among many other options. Upon a car's arrival to the shortline railroad, pending availability on a corresponding spot, an automated request is sent to the shortline to place the car in a specific spot.

 

Utilizing railcar status listing along with automated notifications we are able to monitor that cars are placed in the correct spot. Interfaces with field instrumentation and railcar configuration allow us to auto-submit billing upon order fulfillment as well us request release for a car in real-time.  

MARINE

An interactive marine status listing allows for review of customer submitted NOA. Once approved internally, NOAs are submitted to a port's harbor master for approval. Marine status listing allows for notifications and updates to be posted along the way.

 

Barge operators on the dock follow a checklist of items digitally, from notification of inspectors thru fulfillment of an order and release of the barge. A thorough timeline of events is logged with each marine order along with any accompanying documentation. 

 

Soon, we will be integrating locational data and geo-fencing to optimize barge logistics.