According to a follow-up to a recent industry study, 24% of fleets drive an average of 120,000 miles annually, compared to 18% of fleets in 2015. Understandably, this has led to concerns about maintenance and repair costs and how they affect a business' operational bottom line.
The presidential transition has thrown into question some aspects of the trucking and transportation industry. With the appointment of Elaine Chao as Department of Transportation Secretary, President Trump’s goals with respect to infrastructure updates and DOT regulations are still being determined. The future of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s CSA, Safety and Compliance policies are likely to be affected as well.
Increase productivity and profitability by implementing a mobile document capture solution. Learn why this is a great time to adopt these solutions.
For transportation companies, processing billing and settlements can be very inefficient and draining on the budget.
While companies can’t necessarily increase the driver population, they can help themselves by identifying, qualifying and processing applications as quickly and efficiently as possible. Utilizing technology, specifically, a driver recruitment management system are being implemented industry wide to meet these objectives. With a driver recruitment management system, recruiting and HR departments can execute a consistent process to assess and on-board every applicant.
Performing regularly scheduled preventative maintenance on a truck fleet is critical to extending the life span of a vehicle as well as to avoid breakdowns requiring more expensive repairs. With all of the challenges that are associated with fleet maintenance, it is becoming more important for trucking companies to utilize automated solutions.
Today, many trucking companies are finding that an automated transportation accounts payable management process can help increase efficiency and make a real difference to a trucking company’s bottom line by reducing costs. Using a system to track the workflow of documents can improve the process and reduce the number of hours spent resolving errors.
For a trucking company, gathering and maintaining driver qualification (DQ) files is a daunting yet necessary task for carriers, drivers and safety, compliance and human resource personnel. In recent years, trucking companies have been able to streamline their DQ file management process with software solutions that provide a paperless approach.
A truck can't run without its engine and the trucking industry can't run without the timely processing of trip documents. With all the moving and deliveries being made on a daily basis, submitting trip documents in a timely manner can be a big challenge and delays can impact productivity. New mobile document capture tools are modernizing how drivers capture and submit trip and other time sensitive documents for processing.