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How To Send Text / SMS When Arrived At Location
How To Send Text / SMS When Arrived At Location
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Written by Fin
Updated over a week ago

Drivers can send text / sms messages to their customers when drivers have arrived at the job location for deliveries / collections. To set text / SMS triggers go to Settings > Notifications.

Click on Text / SMS settings tab to set up the settings. Then, go to Notification settings tab and click on arrived event trigger.


Arrived at event triggers a notification when the driver taps Arrive At Location button in the Detrack App to inform the recipient that the driver has arrived at the location.


This event trigger is useful when the drivers want to notify customers that they have arrived at their job location so that their customers is being informed real time.

  1. Click on the arrived to open a Update Notification page

  2. Select the type of job to trigger a arrived notification,

    • Jobs – trigger notification for all jobs when driver taps Arrived At Location

    • Delivery – trigger notification to delivery job when driver taps Arrived At Location

    • Collection – trigger notification to collection when driver taps Arrived At Location

  1. Select Arrived for the Event.

  2. If you have a specific group of jobs that you want to trigger the arrived notification, select the group/s that you have preset by clicking on the Group box. You can choose multiple groups to trigger notification or leave it blank if you want to trigger notification for all jobs.

  1. Click on Text / SMS tab.

  2. For the Send text / SMS to option, select the field containing the mobile number that you wish to notify when the event is triggered.

    There are 4 options for this field.

    • Select Field => None. Does not take reference from any of the job fields for sending out text / SMS.

    • Phone No. => Takes reference from the Phone No. for sending out the Text / SMS.

    • Sender Phone No. => Takes reference from the Sender Phone No. for sending out the Text / SMS.

    • Other Phone Numbers => Takes reference from the Other Phone Numbers for sending out the Text / SMS.

    Note: The Phone No., Sender Phone No. and Other Phone Numbers can be enabled under Settings > Job > Fields.

  3. If you wish to notify other recipients such as internal staff or 3rd party contractors, enter their mobile numbers (one per line) in the Other Fixed Numbers box provided. This field is optional – you can choose not to send any text to others by leaving the field empty.

  4. Type your customized text message in the Text / SMS body field.

  5. A tracking link will be included in your text message after the text body. The link, when tapped on smartphones, will send the recipients to a direct tracking page where they can easily track the status of their deliveries. The recipients will also be able to rate the Goods / Service, the Driver, as well as provide feedback regarding the delivery to you.

    Tip: if you do not wish to include a tracking link in your text / SMS, simply switch off the Include Tracking Widget Link option.

    To be able to collect ratings and feedbacks via the tracking page, you need to enable the fields Goods Service Rating, Driver Rating and Feedback Remarks via Settings > Job > Fields.

  6. Click Save and send text notification button to send a sample text notification to the test phone number or click Save to save your settings.


  • The maximum number of characters for a text message is 160.

  • If the resulting message is longer than 160, it will be broken down into two or more text messages and you will be charged accordingly to the SMS provider.

To create a new notification, click on the Add Notification button, fill in the details and click Save.


For Drivers to trigger a text / SMS notification,

  1. Start the Detrack Driver App

  2. Tap on the job that the driver is going to deliver / collect

  3. Tap on the camera icon

  4. Tap on Arrived At Location button > Tap on Yes

  5. A notification will be sent to the recipient

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