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Why data is the G.I. Joe of fleet safety
In the ‘80s cartoon G.I. Joe, there was a PSA at the end of each episode (don’t talk to strangers, look both ways before crossing the street, that kind of thing). After learning an important life lesson, the kid would say: “Thanks, G.I. Joe! Now I know.” G.I. Joe would reply with his famous catchphrase: “And knowing’s half the battle.”
You don’t have your own personal G.I. Joe to help you make better decisions, but with the right technology, you can have the next best thing: data. Keep reading to learn how the right data can help you make better fleet safety decisions… Read Here.
Of the top 10 issues cited by ATRI in a recent trucking industry survey, over 70% directly involve the driver. No surprise, then, that your drivers touch every single aspect of your business from customers, enforcement, dispatch, maintenance, safe, and finance to HR. At the same time, drivers are one of the hardest assets to recruit and retain. As companies try various forms of pay, routing, and benefits to recruit and retain quality drivers, we find that engagement and communication are really at the core.
In this live discussion, we will ask experienced drivers about this topic and find out what they believe will bridge the communication gap, while also recognizing and rewarding their importance inside a trucking operation.
● How instant feedback can help improve driver satisfaction
● Brand new ways you can connect/ engage your drivers
● How to solve for the recruiting versus retention dilemma
5 Tips to Recruit and Retain Safer and More Efficient Drivers
No other profession claims to be more mobile than over-the-road trucking. Professional drivers often start and end their workdays in different states and have to adapt to unique rules, weather, and traffic conditions along the way.
Rarely does the workday go exactly as planned, adding to drivers’ level of stress and frustration.
Efforts by fleets to improve the job experience for drivers center on mobile technology. A myriad of apps are designed to help fleets recruit, train, and keep drivers engaged to ultimately retain those who are the most efficient and safe.
Mobile technology has certainly improved the driver experience, but many opportunities remain to make work easier and lessen the friction points in this very demanding vocation.
Having experimented with different options, fleets are discovering what separates the best.. Read Full Article Here.
Trucking News: Freight Digitization; Distribution and Port Problems
Heavy Duty Trucking spoke with Transflo’s Doug Schrier and several fleet and broker executives about the “digitization of freight” and what the term really means to supply chain managers and truck fleets. Among the answers, reports David Cullen: productivity, profitability and a better work environment for drivers.
Digital tools can scale up or down: Digitized freight services like ELDs and electronic workflows have well-established track records at large carriers, 3PLs and brokers. Today these technologies are more affordable and scaled for smaller fleets, which helps level the playing field for organizations of all sizes.
Digital connections make it easier to do business: Fleets that work with customers and brokers to digitize their workflows will be more competitive and connected. “The supply chain and all of the parties within it are building integrated connections and reducing… Read Full Article Here.
The Scanning World: The Low Down on Freight Documents
Professional truck drivers must be sticklers for detail to stay safe, productive, and compliant. The last thing they should have to worry about is whether they will get paid after completing an on-time delivery.
All the planning and awareness it takes to ensure an incident-free workday can seem futile if paper shipping documents are causing delays in payroll and settlements.
Many carriers have convenient mobile options that drivers use to capture proof-of-delivery (POD) receipts and other trip documents to improve efficiency and accelerate cash flow.
Rather than limit their use of mobile applications to essential document capture tasks, fleets can also give drivers a full circle of tools for trip planning, digital workflow and visibility of safety, compliance, and performance metrics… Read More Here.