Time is money, especially when you’re waiting to load or unload.
So, how is technology really reducing delays?
The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is asking fleets, drivers, and logistics managers about how they use technology like ELDs, cloud-based computing, mobile apps, and trailer tracking to manage their time at shipping and receiving facilities. Specifically, the agency wants to learn more about devices that can record loading, unloading, and delay times; whether there’s a way to accurately compare the cost of loading and unloading delays; how carriers and shippers address wait times and delays in their contracts; and more. We’ve seen how technology can help carriers and drivers be more efficient and quantify their time. For example:
How are you using technology to reduce delays? Send a comment to the FMCSA. You can find a complete list of questions HERE. To make a public comment, go to www.regulations.gov and search for Docket No. FMCSA-2019-0054. The deadline is Sept. 9. Additionally, you can learn more about Transflo’s ELD, telematics, GPS, and now trailer tracking services.
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