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Revision History

Changes since version 1.00 (most recent is listed first):

Version 5.21 (12/17/2020)
  • Fixed bug that caused importing BOLs from outside databases to throw an error message.

    Version 5.20 (11/04/2020)
  • Added an "Alternate Hazmat" BOL style.
  • Increased descriptions from 40 characters to 60 to accommodate the Alternate Hazmat BOL.
  • Added new fields for the Alternate Hazmat BOL that appear on the "Alt Hazmat" tab when editing.

    Version 5.10 (02/25/2020)
  • Expanded origin code from 10 to 25 characters.
  • Added ability on the import from external database to have an alternate query to pull multiple orders.
  • Added ability to create a master BOL on the import from external database.
  • Added Home Depot HD07 and other HDxx master BOL templates.
  • Added PDF and "PDF As One" buttons to the BOL lookup grid.

    Version 5.00 (08/18/2018)
  • Added GS1-128 Serial Shipping Container labels.
  • Reduced point size for special instructions on the BOL (to allow for more text).

    Version 4.76 (01/16/2018)
  • Added special packing slip for a customer.

    Version 4.75 (10/14/2017)
  • Fixed report dll open error.

    Version 4.742 (10/09/2017)
  • Added Trailer to the BOL look-up grid.

    Version 4.741 (09/29/2017)
  • Changed "DOT" to "Department of Transportation".

    Version 4.74 (08/23/2017)
  • Fixed bugs in bill field changes.
  • Added pallet label 4 by 6 (roll labels).

    Version 4.73 (06/02/2017)
  • Resized the bill look up grid so that it works better with different Window font schemes.
  • Increased the carrier and pro number font sizes on the pallet label 4 by 3.

    Version 4.72 (01/25/2017)
  • Special update to create a specialized BOL for a specific customer.

    Version 4.71 (01/05/2017)
  • Added a special BOL for Wal-Mart.

    Version 4.70 (12/16/2016)
  • Added a special BOL for Canada that include french headings.

    Version 4.60 (10/19/2016)
  • Fixed 4x3 label to allow 4 lines of consignee address.
  • Added lookup maintenance screens for packing slip fields P.O. Type, Dept. No., Vendor No., and Pmt. Terms.

    Version 4.51 (11/18/2015)
  • Option to prevent printing was changed to include Origin, Consignee, Carrier, SID, CID, SCAC, Pro Number, and Customer Order Information.

    Version 4.5 (11/12/2015)
  • Switched to HTML help viewer.
  • Resized the Customer Order Information and Carrier Information grids to fit the screen better.
  • Added ability to specify freight charges on a line-by-line basis on the Carrier Information grid. This is an optional feature.
  • Removed all references to Cheetah software. This feature was never implemented by the customer that requested it, and it causes confusion for it to be on the screens.
  • Added ability to delete multiple carrier information lines at a time.
  • Added 4" x 3" label for special printers that can produce this type.
  • Added "Internal Charge" values to replace the SID # on BOLs. This is controlled through the Defaults screen (BIll page).
  • Added option to prevent BOL printing unless SID, CID and Pro Number fields have values.

    Version 4.44 (08/21/2014)
  • Revised BOLs to print "Page x of y" on all pages.
  • Revised BOLs with hazmat items to have the option to print the hazmat marked items first. This option is by default set to NOT print hazmat items first and must be turned on in the Defaults maintenance, Print page.
  • Revised BOLS with hazmat items that exceed one page to print "HAZARDOUS MATERIALS - SEE ATTACHED SUPPLEMENT PAGE(S)" on first page. It will also mark the hazmat column on the first page.

    Version 4.43 (06/11/2014)
  • Added the ability of copying (cloning) predefined carrier information.
  • Added carrier tariff document field to carriers maintenance.

    Version 4.42 (04/19/2014)
  • Added the ability of connecting to an external database via ODBC.
  • Expanded SID and CID fields from 25 to 50 characters.
  • Expanded Weight columns to accommodate larger numbers.
  • Changed the Packing Slip screen to allow look-ups for the PO Type, Department No., Vendor No., and Payment Terms fields. Also added a pop-up to the P.O. # field that will allow it to be filled in from either the SID, CID, or Customer Order Number (first line) fields.

    Version 4.41 (02/13/2014)
  • Revised the "Import Misc. Files" to allow multiple "BOL Special Instructions" lines and multiple "BOL Hazardous Materials Statement" lines when importing BOL files.
  • Added the ability to print BOLs from the Bill Manager.
  • Modified "Import Misc. Files" to print all newly imported BOLs. This will ask if you want to do this upon successful importing.
  • Modified "Import Misc. Files" to allow numbering the fields in an Excel column format.

    Version 4.4 (02/03/2014)
  • Added "Packing Slip" screen and report.
  • Modified setting the Special Instructions for a Master BOL to only put up to 10 in the instructions and to put the remainder in the Customer Order Information (as recommended by VICs).
  • Added "Related Documents" 

    Version 4.3 (01/20/2014)
  • Added the ability to have the program set the Special Instructions for master and underlying BOLs.

    Version 4.21 (12/31/2013)
  • Added Carrier Master List report.
  • Fixed bug in report query.

    Version 4.2 (12/17/2013)
  • Added lot number tracking to carrier information records.
  • Added Lot Report.
  • Added ETA date to BOL screen and Bill Manager. 

    Version 4.1.1 (08/23/2013)
  • Added ability to override the external database connection string for importing.

    Version 4.1 (08/05/2013)
  • Added the ability to import an order from an external database.
  • Updated internal field types to conform to SQL Server 2005 and above.

    Version 4.0 (10/05/2012)
  • Added folder for report templates (Query folder) to the LadingConnect.ini file. This may now be a UNC reference.
  • Revised registration to use a permanent registration numbering scheme.
  • Revised "Check for Updates" to download update from within the program.

    Version 3.3.1 (09/07/2012)
  • Fixed bugs in defaults
  • Fixed bugs in BOL importing

    Version 3.3 (04/02/2011)
  • Added Cheetah Software export interface
  • Added "BOL Export 1" export interface for Quickbooks users.

    Version 3.2 (11/02/2009)
  • Revised bill to have a cleaner look
  • Added default setting for Weight lalbels (lbs or kg)
  • Eliminated using Crystal Reports. This also eliminated the "Report Options" screen for setting margins.
  • Added default setting for Check (check vs cheque)
  • Added default setting for Liability Limitation statement (U.S. or Canada)
  • Had to remove Dymo label printing as Dymo has dropped developer support.
  • Added "Closed Bills by State or Province" report.
  • Added "Closed Bills by Carrier" report.
  • Reworked export to Excel to be faster. Removed export to Word.

    Version 3.1 (11/01/2008)
  • Added SCAC, Division, and Department to export freight for accrual.
  • Changed report viewing to use a copy of the report template in order to side step Windows sharing locks.

    Version 3.0 (04/01/2008)
  • Made installation easier.
  • Added pull-down calculator to the weight field on Carrier Information.
  • Added Inventory module.
  • The predefined carrier information icon was changed to a better picture of a cardboard box.
  • The Security button was removed from the toolbar and may be found in the pull-down menu only.
  • The File selection on the main screen pull-down menu will now list the last 10 bills accessed. Simply click on the bill to re-open it.
  • Added "Shipped?" field to each BOL.
  • Added default for setting the third party freight charges field.
  • Added more flexibility in LadingConnect.ini file.
  • Added a new import interface for creating BOLs from orders received.
  • Revised the way in which carrier information is added. Now, you may also edit an existing record without deleting and re-adding.
  • Revised the way in which customer order information is added. Now, you may also edit an existing record without deleting and re-adding.
  • Revised the creation of the BOL to allow for a varying length EAN/UCC prefix.
  • Added new interface to export freight for accrual.
  • Added rating amount to BOL. This is used in the new export freight for accrual.

    Version 2.8 (06/22/2006)
  • Added automatic save when BOL print files are created.
  • Added ability to password protect the SA login for the MSDE.
  • Added ability to move BOLs to a history status.
  • Resized controls better for larger resolutions.
  • Changed registration procedures.
  • Added support for new Dymo Twin Turbo label printer

    Version 2.7 (06/03/2005)
  • Program will not exit without saving changes on BOL.
  • Added default Special Instructions field to Consignees file.
  • Added default Hazardous Materials field to Consignees file.
  • Added table rebuild feature to the Create Files and Upgrade programs.

    Version 2.6 (05/09/2005)
  • Added freight charges.
  • Added Freight Charges Report.
  • Added option to set default printer for Lading Manager session.
  • Added option to ask for the default printer on startup.

    Version 2.501 (04/07/2005)
  • Added ability to skip labels when printing in "nn" of "nn" format.

    Version 2.5 (04/01/2005)
  • Fixed problem that showed an incorrect barcode when emailing BOL.
  • Origin, Carrier, and Consignee maintenance will position to the corresponding record that the current BOL has assigned. 
  • Added Freight Charges default for adding new consignees.
  • "nn of nn" quantity format was added to all pallet labels. This is controlled in defaults maintenance.
  • City, State (or Province) and Postal code were added to the Daily Summary Report and to the Carrier Report.
  • Added tracking status and tracking notes.

    Version 2.4 (10/05/2004)
  • Added Dymo label printing.
  • Added carrier name print option to pallet labels.
  • Revised BOL printing and emailing in order to bypass multi-page Crystal Reports problem, as well as to send emails with multiple attachments.
  • Changed maintenance screens' delete function to hold position in the list after completing the delete.

    Version 2.3 (08/18/2004)
  • Added pallet labels for Avery types 5164, 5165, and 5168.

    Version 2.201 (06/05/2004)
  • Origin, Carrier, and Consignee lookups on BOL input will now default 'Name' in the Search field.

    Version 2.20 (06/01/2004)
  • Protect against bad file keys (embedded quotes).
  • Added BOL and Supplement styles that do not have a "Customer Order Information" area, and increased the "Carrier Information" size to 11 lines (from 5) and 45 lines (from 21) respectively.
  • Made maintenance screens display correctly when using dual monitors.
  • Changed Predefined Carrier Information to allow multiple lines (up to 5 additional)

    Version 2.10 (11/21/2003)
  • Added phone numbers to BOL.
  • Fixed COD to not print anything if disabled.
  • Fixed Import help F1 to display correct topic.
  • Fixed all maintenance notebooks to not overlap the lookup table.

    Version 2.01 (10/28/2003)
  • Allow weights greater than 32,767.
  • Fix predefined carrier information select.
  • Added option to save bar code as a BMP file.
  • Fixed import copy button.
  • Fixed import print button.

    Version 2.00 (07/28/2003)
  • MAJOR REWRITE. Software now uses Microsoft SQL Server as its database repository.
  • Software now uses VICS BOL format. (See
  • Network version now available.
  • Added extended weight calculations.
  • Added security with individual logons.
  • Mass bill deletions now allowed.
  • Added ability to print multiple pages and set the preferred number of pages as a default.
  • Origins, Carriers, Consignees, Equipment, and Bills can be imported from outside sources.

    Version 1.40 (12/02/2001)
  • Added ability to copy an existing bill to a new bill.
  • Added Reports page and Summary Report (English only)
  • Fixed bill to print the shipper name correctly in "Section 7" signature area.
  • Added ability to use a specific origin in the "Remit To" area.
  • Added French (Canadian) as option. (Note: Most of the screen areas and pop-up messages will appear in French. Calendars are in English, as is the overall F1 help. It is intended to provide F1 help in French in a future release.)

    Version 1.30 (09/20/2001)
  • Added ability to specify Consignee as "remit to" (or "bill to" for 3rd party billing).

    Version 1.20 (07/11/2001)
  • Changed bill details to a courier font for easier readability.
  • Added "Hazmat Reg. Number" to Carrier file and printed on bill.
  • Increased the font size of "Date" and "BOL #" fields.
  • Added "Vehicle Number" field and ability to toggle label to "Pick-Up Date & Time". Added Default field.
  • Added "Route" field and ability to toggle label to "Delivery Date & Time". Added Default field.
  • Suppressed "Remit To" on third party bills.
  • Added ability of automatically filling in "Signature of Consignor" with Shipper Name.

    Version 1.11 (06/12/2001)
  • Fixed bug dealing with hyphen in bill number.

    Version 1.10 (04/25/2001)
  • Changed "Shipper" to "Company."
  • Added "Origins" file to allow for multiple Shippers.
  • Added ability to use Lading Manager as a third party shipper.
  • Added Origin and Consignee reference/po number fields. These will print on the bill above the name and in parenthesis.
  • Added Carrier, Origin, and Consignee phone numbers on the printed bill.
  • Changed "Shipper No." label to "BOL #" on the printed bill.

    Version 1.02 (04/04/2001)
  • Fixed registration to be smoother.

    Version 1.01 (03/24/2001)
  • Added direct link to online registration site.