The Importance of the B.O.L.
Efficient load management and smooth transportation operations are crucial for success in the freight industry. And the Bill of Lading (B.O.L.) is a critical document in this process, serving as a legally binding contract between the shipper, carrier, and receiver. It outlines the terms and conditions of the transportation agreement, acting as a receipt, a document of title, and a proof of delivery. This provides crucial information about the goods being transported.
In the present era of technology, automation has made many operations simpler. So the automatic generation of B.O.L.s through Load Manager TMS can streamline processes and save time. You see, B.O.L.s are automatically created while building a load. So they can be easily printed or emailed directly from the load screen. Additionally, customization is easy.
How to Access your B.O.L.
Once you save your load, a B.O.L. report will automatically be ready for your use. Here is what to do:
- Access the B.O.L. Report. Go to the Load Screen for the specific load you wish to work with and click on the “B.O.L. Report” button. A new page will appear, providing you with options to customize your BOL Report.
- Modify or enter information. On the BOL Report page, you can modify or enter information in any of the fields as needed. And this allows you to include accurate and relevant details on the BOL, such as shipment-specific instructions or additional information required.
- Choose your preferred format. Finally, select your preferred format for the BOL. You can choose to print the BOL, email it directly from the Load Manager platform, or download a PDF version.
How to Customize the BOL
See an item on the BOL you want to change? Customizing your Bill of Lading (BOL) within Load Manager is a breeze. Allowing you to tailor it to your specific needs. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:
- Two Terms and Conditions Options. Choose to use the preset terms and conditions for your BOL or create a template with your own BOL terms. Both BOL formats will be available from your load screen for your convenience.
- Automate Items Listed. Determine whether you want the items listed on the BOL to be automatically generated from the Accessorials and Commodities tables in the Load screen or if you prefer to input them manually. Choose the option that suits your workflow best.
- Carrier Name Display. Decide whether you want the carrier’s name to appear on the B.O.L., or if you only want the driver’s name to appear.
- Preset Email Subject Line. If you’re sending a BOL by email using Load Manager, then you can automatically set the subject line text of the email. So this feature enables easy identification of BOL-related emails.
- Dispatch Fee. When dispatching on behalf of a company for a dispatch fee, the BOL will show the carrier’s names on the BOL.
By following these steps, you can effortlessly customize your BOL within Load Manager. Thus ensuring that it aligns with your specific requirements and provides comprehensive information for your shipping operations.
the Advantage Load Manager Provides for BOL Creation
Load Manager is an excellent choice for customizing your Bill of Lading (BOL) due to its user-friendly interface and powerful features. Here’s why Load Manager stands out:
- Efficiency. Load Manager streamlines the B.O.L. customization process, saving you time and effort. With automated generation based on inputted information, you can quickly generate accurate B.O.L.s for each load.
- Flexibility. Load Manager offers customization options to tailor the B.O.L. to you. Also, easily preset your preference and choose between two BOL versions right from the load screen.
- Professionalism. Load Manager provides a professional template for your B.O.L. creation, supporting multi-company profiles and settings.
- Seamless Communication. The email functionality within Load Manager allows you to send B.O.L.s directly from the platform easily. Also, you can customize the subject line of the email, ensuring efficient communication with relevant information.
By utilizing Load Manager’s intuitive features and customization capabilities, you can optimize your BOL creation process.