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Accessorial Charge
Apply Discount to Charge or Rate
Constant Class
Constant Zip Codes
Custom Settings
Default Settings
FAK
How to Rate a Shipment
MC Floor
Multiple Discounts
Print Shipment
Rate Adjustment Factor
Rate Block
Single Discount
Single Shipment
Surcharge

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About the System
CanadaLite Online is a Web application that interfaces a corporate internet site to SMC³ CzarLite. The CanadaLite Online can access CzarLite data modules that are installed on SMC's web server, and rates can be obtained on a single origin and destination from a client web browser.

When using CanadaLite Online avoid the browser's back button. This will not allow the application to reload any new changes you have made.

It also recommended that when you have finished using CanadaLite Online to close your browser session. The connection will be terminated after 30 minutes of browser inactivity.

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Accessorial Charge
This feature allows you to adjust the net charge by adding in a specified amount. When Rate Shipment is pressed the amount of the Accessorial Charge entered on the Entry page will be added to the Net Charge and will appear on the Response page. To enable click on the Accessorial Prompt check box on the Options page.

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Apply to Charge and Apply to Rate
This item on the Option Page allows you to toggle between discounting Rates or Charges. The default setting is "Charges".

When you discount the Charges, the system multiplies the weight of the shipment by the actual rate to get a Gross Charge. It then multiplies the Gross Charge by the discount percentage to get a discount amount, then subtracts that amount from the Gross Charge to obtain a Net Charge. The system shows you the dollar amounts for the Gross Charge, the Discount Amount, and the Net Charge on screen.

When you discount Rates, the system multiplies the base rate by the discount percentage to obtain a Discounted Rate. The system multiplies the weight of the shipment by the discounted rate to obtain the Net Charge. The system does not show the discount percentage - it only shows the discounted rate itself and uses it to calculate the Net Charge.

In certain circumstances, the same shipment can have slightly different Net Charges depending on whether you discount the Rates or the Charges. This minor discrepancy comes from differences in rounding, and it should never end up with a difference of more than a penny or two.

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Constant Class
When you select this feature on the Option Page, you can specify a Class for the system to use for all shipments, your Constant Class number appears in the all Class field on the Entry Page. To deactivate Constant Class, uncheck Class on the Option Page.

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Constant Zip Codes
These fields allow you to set a constant Origin Zip Code and/or a constant Destination Zip Code. Select one of these fields, then type in a Zip Code. The system uses that Zip Code as either the Origin or Destination for all shipments. You can set both Constant Origins and Destinations. To deactivate the Constant Code uncheck Origin Zip or Destination Zip on the Option Page.

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Custom Settings
Custom Settings are in addition to the Default settings and are available if the Administrator has set them up.

To use Custom Settings you select the Setting on the Entry Page.

When you select this item, you are selecting Discounts, Fuel Surcharges, Accessorial, Rate Adjustment, Constants, and FAK's specific to a carrier by their alpha code determined by your administrator.

These settings may be hidden by the administrator.

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Default Settings
Default Settings allow the user to save and retrieve there own individual Settings. This data is stored in a Cookie on the users machine.

To use Default Settings you select the Setting on the Entry Page.

When you select this item, you are selecting Discounts, Fuel Surcharges, Accessorial, Rate Adjustment, and Constants

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FAK
FAK may be added to a Custom Setting but not to the Default settings and are available if the Administrator has set them up.

FAK alters the enter class to a value chosen by the administrator and is indicated by * following the class on the response page.

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How to Rate a Shipment
Here are the steps for rating shipments:
1.   In the Origin Zip field, type in a 5 digit U.S. or a 3 to 6 digit Canadian Zip Code and press TAB.
2.   In the Destination Zip field, type in a 5 digit U.S. or a 3 to 6 digit Canadian Zip Code and press TAB.
3.   If the shipment is subject to Single Discount enter Discount value and press TAB.
4.   If the shipment is subject to Single Discount enter MC Floor value and press TAB.
5.   In the CLASS field, select the proper class for the commodity. Use 77 for 77.5 and 92 for 92.5 and Press TAB.
6.   In the WEIGHT field, type a weight in pounds and press TAB or ENTER if you are ready to rate a shipment.
7.   Enter up to four Class/Weight combinations.

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Multiple Discounts
To use Multiple Discounts you must have Use Discounts checked and Multiple Discounts selected on the Options Page.

When you select this item, you can specify discount percentages for a set of weight levels. The system applies the correct discount for the total weight of the shipment. For each of these weight break fields, type in the applicable discount percentage. To enter the MC Floor amount, type the number, then press TAB. You do not need to type the decimal point unless you want the discount to have a decimal value.

Note: Response page may display "Discount: Zip Specific" which indicates that a Origin and Destination combination zip discount applied. Zip Discount overrides the Multiple Discount.

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MC Floor
Find this feature on the Option Page in Single Discounts.

A Minimum Charge Floor is an absolute minimum charge that is not subject to discounting. If the calculated charge goes below the MC Floor, either because of Discounting, or because of the Minimum Charge in the data, the system uses the MC Floor rather than the calculated charge. To enter the MC Floor, type the dollar amount, including the decimal point ONLY if needed.

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Print Shipment
After Rate Shipment is pressed, Click the browsers Print button. If this is not visible, Click File, Print…

If your are using Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or greater make this adjustment to your browser. Set Tools, Internet Options, Advanced, Printing, Print background color and images to unchecked.

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Rate Adjustment Factor
This feature allows you to adjust the rate charge by a specific percentage. Valid percentages are from 0.0001% to 4.0000%

The default is 1.0000%

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Rate Block
The Rate Block displays a block of rates or the alternation for the current Zip Code pair for all classes and for all weight levels.

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Single Discount
To use Single Discounts you must have Use Discounts checked and Single Discounts selected on the Options Page.

Select this item to have one discount and/or Minimum Charge Floor that applies to all shipments. To enter the discount percentage, type the number and press TAB. You do NOT need the decimal point for the discount, unless you want the discount to have a decimal value. For example, if your discount is 55%, type "55" and press TAB. If your discount is 55.8%, type "55.8" and press TAB. To enter the MC Floor, type the dollar amount, including the decimal point ONLY if needed.

Note: Response page may display "Discount: Zip Specific" which indicates that a Origin and Destination combination Zip discount applied. Zip Discount overrides the Single Discount.

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Single Shipment
If selected a single shipment rated at the applicable minimum charge, returns the single shipment minimum charge.

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Surcharge
This feature allows you to adjust the net charge by a specific percentage such as Fuel Surcharge. When Rate Shipment is pressed the percentage amount of the Surcharge entered on the Options page will be added to the Net Charge and will appear on the Response page.

The LTL value will apply if the Gross weight is less than 20,000 lbs. and TL value will apply if greater than or equal to 20,000 lbs.

If use National Average is selected the Surcharge percentage will be automatically adjusted by the value of cents per gallon determined by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The current and historical EIA examples are available at http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/oog/info/wohdp/diesel.asp

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