How can I handle Truck Arriving, Delivery and Tours in Scope?

With this workflow, a handling shipment is created as soon as the truck arrives at the warehouse with the goods. You can register the goods before they arrive and then associate them with the shipment when they are unloaded from the truck.

Arrive the goods 

When the cargo arrives on the truck at the warehouse, the first task is to create a Truck Offload:

In the main menu, go to > Handling > Truck Load/Offload.


In the overview of Truck Loads and Offloads:

  1. Choose New.
  2. Click on Truck Offload Import.

Registering the truck offload

In the Truck-Unloading complete the details about the arriving truck as desired:

Leave the following dates/times empty until the handling shipments have been created:

  • End Offload
  • Actual Truck Departure


Now click Save on the toolbar in order to create the handling shipments.

Create the handling shipments

In the Truck-Unloading, click New Receipt (Forwarder) at the bottom of the screen:


Enter the Customer and Consignee in the Import Receipt.  Then enter the bills of lading, Scope will immediately try to match the bills of lading to the correct handling shipment:


Add goods details and confirm the goods are arrived and as expected

  1. Click the Details tab of the import receipt and the expected goods will be shown, 
    If packages/goods are not shown, click Synchronize packages on the bottom to make them appear. Further details for individual packages can be entered.
  2. For each item, use the menu option to the right Status to select Expected and Scanned in order to show the goods as arrived in the warehouse:


If there is no need to add details about the goods, they can be arrived in the warehouse by doing a virtual scan by clicking Virtual Scan. Truck_Goods_virtual scan

Finish the Import Receipt

In order to finalize the off-loading of the goods at the warehouse, the date and time of the end of the offload truck must be recorded and the date and time of the actual truck departure details need to be completed on the general tab of the Truck-Unloading.


As soon as these details are entered, the Finish option on the menu bar become active, click this and then click Finish in the confirmation screen.

Now the handling shipment status will be updated to show this off-loading and the status becomes Completely in stock

This new handling shipment will also now be visible in the "Handling shipments" together with its status.


Remove the goods from the warehouse

When it is time to distribute, the goods from the warehouse go back to the Truck Load/Offloads.

In the main menu, go to > Handling > Truck Load/Offload.


In the overview of Truck Loads and Offloads:

  1. Choose New.
  2. Click on Truck Load.

Fill in the truck details and any of the following:

  • Estimated Truck Arrival
  • Actual Truck Arrival 
  • Estimated Truck Departure

If the truck is picking up a complete shipment, click New Shipment Take-Out at the bottom of the screen. If the truck is picking up just packages (part-shipment), then click New Package Take-Out.


Select the shipment to be delivered and complete the Delivery party details and reference number:


Final steps

  1. Enter End Load date and time.
  2. Enter Actual Truck Departure date and time.
  3. Click Virtual Scan.
  4. Click Finish.
  5. Click Save.

The goods will now be removed from the warehouse. 

Use the Print option to print a loading list and warehouse labels. 

Create a delivery order for the trucker

In addition to removing the goods from the warehouse using the truckload shown above, you can also print a delivery note for the truck from within the handling shipment.

Creating a transport order

In the handling shipment (Forwarder import), choose the tab Transport Order and select the plus symbol:


  1. Choose Delivery Order.
  2. Fill in the delivery order details.
  3. When ready, select the printer Icon to print the delivery order. 


Tours (Multiple Pickup and Delivery Transport Order)

This second part explains how to create a transport order where the truck will make multiple pickups (or a single one) and then go on to deliver these cargoes to multiple delivery addresses.  In Scope, this is called a Tour.

Prepare by first making a Route

Before a tour can be created, at least one route must be created.  A route allows you to store repeat information to be used in the transport order, and in can describe the geographic location that the truck will deliver the cargo within.  In this example, a tour is created for regular air import shipment that are ready for pickup and delivery on Monday morning within the US Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut).  A route can be very specific, or, as in this example, very general.

Navigating to Route creation

Master data > Forwarding > Route template

  1. From the main Scope menu choose Master Data.
  2. In the Master Data sub-menu choose Forwarding.
  3. In the Forwarding sub-menu choose Route Templates.
  4. Creating a new route: The Route Templates will show an overview of any existing routes, select New from the toolbar at the top to make a new one.

Fields and how to fill them

  • Name - give the route a name that is as descriptive of its purpose in as few words as possible. In the example, the name is the GTLNYC Warehouse Tri-State Multi-delivery.  This tells us it is a route created for the warehouse at the branch GTLNYC and will make multiple deliveries in the Tri-State area. 
  • Type -  for a route that will be used with a "Tour" always choose the type "Warehouse Tour"
  • Route Departure - If the tour always picks up the goods from the same location, then this location can be given a name and a partner selected for the location.  In this example, the goods are always picked up from the GTLNYC warehouse and so this is used as the name and the partner GTLNYC is used in the partner field
  • Route Destination - If the tour always delivers all the goods to the same delivery address, then a name can be given to this delivery address and the partner for the delivery address can be entered.  In this example, the goods picked up from the GTLNYC warehouse are delivered all over the Tri-State area, and so the Route Destination details are left blank. 
  • Airport - If the goods are always picked up or delivered to a specific airport, the pickup or delivery airport can be stored here. It may be left empty 
  • ETD - This is the estimate of when the tour typically departs, but it can be left blank 
  • Runtime - This the estimated time for the tour to be completed.  It may be left blank
  • Cost Center - Here the cost center to which any charges related to the tour must be applied.  This field must be completed. 
  • Road Carrier - When there is a specific trucker who operates this tour, the trucker's partner details can be entered, in addition, if there is a specific Truck and Driver, these details can also be stored.  In this example the partner for the branch GTLNYC is used, this will default to the transport order, but can be changed when the transport order is created if a different trucker is going to be used. 

Click Save to store the new route.

Creating a Transport Order that has multiple pickup and delivery addresses

In this example, our tour is for air import goods arriving at the GTLNYC warehouse that will then be picked up and delivered in the Tri-State area.  Therefore, the air import shipments are created in the normal way.

Creating a Delivery Order for goods on a Tour

Within the air import shipment, create a new delivery order (1)  in the normal way, but instead of entering the real trucker in the Carrier field of the delivery order, enter the partner address of the current branch (2). In this example, GTLNYC is the partner for the current branch, and this appears in the Carrier field of the delivery order.

Now press Print (3) on the delivery order.

Create the delivery orders in the same manner for any other shipments that need to be added to the tour. 

Completing the Tour and printing the Transport Order

Once all the delivery orders for the tour are printed as described above, open the Truck Disposition.

  1. From the main Scope menu choose Forwarding.
  2. From the Forwarding sub-menu choose Truck Disposition.

The Handling Truck Disposition will appear with available cargoes shown in the left window.  The Open Routes will appear in the top right window. 


Use the left/right arrows in the center of the screen to add cargoes to the transport order (bottom right window), or to remove them from this window. 
Note that a delivery order from a sea import shipment has appeared in the left window, demonstrating that cargo from any shipment type may be added to a transport order
When the desired delivery orders are in the right lower window, double-click the open route above to which they have been applied.

Reviewing and printing the Transport Order 

The transport order for the open route that has been clicked will appear.   In the top section, the real road carrier can be entered together with any other transport details. 

transport_order_for _open Route
  • Stops - The middle section of the transport order shows the first pickup location, followed by the delivery locations in the order that they will be completed.  The order can be changed by highlighting any stop and using the up/down arrows to the right to move the item up or down in the list. Double-clicking the item opens it and ETD/ETA, ATA/ATD details can be entered to show the time the truck will arrive and depart for that item. 
  • Transport Orders - this will display the selected delivery orders or pickup orders. The individual details on these can still be changed by double-clicking, which will open the shipment where the delivery/pickup order was created so that changes to the delivery/pickup order can be made. 

When all is ready for the transport order, use the Print option on the toolbar at the top and select the Tour Transport Order. 

Print > Tour Transport order