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Deadhead, Deadhead Rate Per Mile, and Total Deadhead Duration Overview
Deadhead, Deadhead Rate Per Mile, and Total Deadhead Duration Overview
Written by Matthew Kenny
Updated over a week ago

The term Deadhead is the period of time, or distance, that your drivers are without a passenger onboard.

This is before a pick-up and after a drop-off, and this is pertinent to consider as you build your pricing in Moovs as calculations are from garage to garage (using the address entered in Settings - General - Company - Address for this calculation).

Deadhead Rate Per Mile

This is a quick calculation the system does to create an accurate price for your services.

Garage to Pick-up location distance x Deadhead Rate Per Mile, as well as

Drop-off location to Garage distance x Deadhead Rate Per Mile

are the Deadhead calculations used to create Garage to Garage Pricing in Moovs.

Deadhead Rates are only part of the equation as Moovs, of course, adds in the Pick-up location to Drop-off location distance x Trip Rate Per Mile, too.

The Deadhead Rate Per Mile amount is used only in One-Way or Return-Trip (transfer trips) rate calculations. The Minimum Base Rate is still pulled in to the rate calculation to make sure that the rate is not less than then minimum that has been entered for the vehicle.

Total Deadhead Duration
For hourly trips Total Deadhead Duration is the number of hours you are willing to travel without charging the customer.

If your total deadhead duration is 5 hours that means you are willing to travel up to 5 hours from the garage to the Pick-up location and from the Drop-off location back to the garage free of charge.

If your deadhead duration is 0 that means you will be charging as soon as you leave your garage.

Quick Steps

Home Screen - Vehicles - Add Vehicle or click an existing vehicle to edit - scroll to Pricing

If you are making changes to an existing price ensure that the Enable Base Rate Automation is toggled to the Off position to make changes.

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