Keystone Systems. Spokane, Wash., announced a new option for its Keystone Truck Software package, a logistics and accounting package for small to medium-sized trucking companies.

The new "Dispatch Central" provides an easy-to-use split screen to allow easy tracking of the status of customer loads and company resources (tractors, trailers, drivers). This provides the dispatcher a single point of entry to book the load on the screen, track it through scheduling, dispatch, loading and delivery. He or she can also split the load to a new truck or driver if necessary. Dispatchers or management can see at a glance any load that is approaching a critical deadline such as dispatching to the driver, loading or delivering to the consignee.
The main Dispatch Central screen allows the dispatcher to see at a glance
the current status of his loads at each critical step of the process: scheduled, dispatched to the driver, loaded, and delivered. It also allows the dispatcher to filter the information so that, for example, the top could show loads to be picked up by tomorrow in the Los Angeles area, while bottom could show status of equipment scheduled to be in the LA area.