This article explains the stops, which are an integral part of MotionTools Platform.
A Stop represents one or multiple tasks that need to be completed at a certain Location. A stop can have a primary task, like a pickup or drop-off of a package and secondary tasks, like completing a checklist or collecting a proof of completing. A stop can be defined by customers as part of a Booking and can also be planned into tours by dispatchers. Stops that are exclusively added to a tour without being part of a booking are called custom stops. Stops are eventually executed by Driver using the Driver App.
Stops can be arranged in any order and neither bookings not tours need to necessarily start with a Pickup as the first stop.
Stops can either be a Pickup, which indicated that a driver has to pick something up at this stop. Or it can be a Drop-off, which indicates that a driver has to drop something off at this stop. Additional types of stops like 'tasks' are planned.
Each stop has a location/ address associated with it, which in itself consists of multiple attributes:
- Street name and House number (required)
- Postal code (required, configurable)
- City (required)
- Geo-coordinates (required, will be optional soon)
- Location name (optional)
- Contact at location (optional, configurable)
- Additional information (optional, configurable)
Details on geo-coordinates
The exact location of a stop is not defined by the address but by geo-coordinates, which are expressed as lat/lng values (e.g. lat: 53.551085, lng: 10.3824).
Details on location name
This is the name of the location, which can be a publicly known place or point of interest, e.g. like an airport or a mall.
Details on contact at location
The First name, Last name, Email and Phone number and required fields to fill in when making a booking. If the ‘Use contact details of the user account’ box is checked, these fields will be replaced by the details of the Customer who was first entered when making the booking.
Details on additional information
Additional information on a stop e.g. floor, suite, apt number can be added. This text field allows up to 280 characters. Up to 10 photos of the items to be transported can also be uploaded for planning the booking optimally.
Notes and photos are available on per stop basis for ease of customers to explain what needs to be done on each individual stop.
Proof of completion
If this setting is enabled in the configurator, drivers will be required to send at least one image or obtain one signature from recipient to complete the pickup and drop-off respectively. To enable ‘proof-of-completion’, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.