Creating and maintain vehicle types in Pando would aid with maintaining information for running freight auctions. With the vehicle master, you can create and maintain a repository of the dimensions, weightage, and other vehicle characteristics that aid in mapping shipments with the right vehicle types and to the right lanes. This helps optimize delivery orders and derive maximum efficiency. 

Accessing Vehicle Types in Pando 

To access the list of all vehicle types in Pando, go to PROCURE and select Vehicle Types from the dropdown. This brings up the list of all Vehicle Types that are currently available on your Pando account. 


Creating a Vehicle Type in Pando 

Pando enables shippers to create vehicle types in bulk. Click the UPLOAD dropdown and download the Sample format file. This file contains all the fields— mandatory and optional— in the format that needs to be uploaded. Add the Vehicle fields values to this file and upload it back to Pando by clicking Bulk Upload and selecting the updated file. 

Once the upload is completed, you will be presented with the Success notification that indicates the completion of the operation and the number of vehicle records that have been created and the ones that have been rejected. 

To identify the files that have failed and to understand the reason behind their failure, click  . This downloads the rejection list. The rejection list file contains the reason for rejection of a record. Fix the reason behind the import failure and upload the file back to Pando to finish uploading all vehicle types into Pando. 

To understand details about all fields that are covered under vehicle types, check the Field glossary at the end of the article. 

Field Glossary 

(Fields marked * are mandatory)




The type of mode the vehicle type can be used for. Select between one of three—Ocean, Air, Road


Vehicle Name

Give a name to the Vehicle. This could ideally be the brand name of the vehicle or the class of the vehicle.

Delivery Type

The type of delivery the vehicle can be opened up for— 

  • Full Truck Load (FTL) 
  • Part Truck Load (PTL) 
  • Full Container Load (FCL) 
  • Less than Container Load (LCL) 


The maximum volume the vehicle type can accommodate while shipping. The volume is represented in CFT or Cubic feet. It helps calculate how much room your shipment occupies. This figure is important when it comes to Ocean freight or trucking where prices are calculated in volume that is measured in cubic feet.


The maximum weight the vehicle type can accommodate while shipping. The weight is represented in KGs or Kilograms.