How Trucking Technology Can Improve Your Fleet’s Fuel Efficiency

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How Trucking Technology Can Improve Your Fleet’s Fuel Efficiency

The cost of fuel fluctuates on any given day, and your fleet may feel the financial impact after some time. It can be frustrating as a fleet owner or operator when the price of fuel is out of your control, however, there are other things you can control in your fleet to cut fuel costs. Dauber’s fleet management software has features that will track your fleet’s performance and optimize drivers’ routes. Telematics can help you manage your fleet’s fuel consumption, and ensure that your drivers are being safe, efficient, and productive with the fuel they use.

Behaviors That Decrease Fuel Efficiency

Speeding

Speeding is one of the most common driver behaviors that cause a decrease in your fleet’s fuel efficiency. Gas mileage for larger trucks decreases when going over 65 miles per hour, it is imperative that drivers stay between the 60-65 mph range. Glen Kedzie, the previous Vice President of energy and environmental counsel for the American Trucking Association said, “As a rule of thumb, for every one mile per hour increase in speed, there is a corresponding 0.14 mile-per-gallon (mpg) fuel consumption penalty.” So when a truck is moving at 65mph instead of speeding at 75mph, they will see a 27% improvement in their fuel efficiency.

Engine Idling

Engine idling is another driver behavior that can take a serious toll on your truck’s fuel consumption. Idling can use up a half to a full gallon of a truck’s fuel every hour it is left running. Drivers often leave their trucks idling during their rest periods (8-10 hours), which turns into approximately 1,800 hours and $4,000 in idle fuel waste throughout the year. Drivers will often sit with their trucks idling before or after work, during breaks, or while waiting for their next dispatch.

Inefficient Routing

Your fleet can end up wasting a lot of money on fuel if they aren’t driving on optimized routes. When routes are unnecessarily long, drivers get caught up in traffic, or they get lost, losing you money on wasted fuel.

How Can Dauber’s Technology Help?

Dauber app’s telematic technology conducts real-time fleet performance reporting as drivers are on route and can alert you to any of the unwanted driver behaviors mentioned above. Optimizing driver’s routes and correcting speeding and engine idling will ultimately keep your drivers safer, and reduce your long-term fuel costs.

The Dauber app is constantly working and reevaluating your fleet, to efficiently assign work to the available drivers. Automatic dispatching technology means that your drivers won’t have to sit idling in their trucks and wasting fuel while they wait for their next job. GPS tracking and route optimization ensure that your drivers are on the most efficient routes possible so that they can shorten their driving time and get to their stops faster. When you are saving time, you are saving money.

Schedule A Demo With The Dauber App

Utilizing the technology that the Dauber app offers, ultimately decreases the number of empty miles driven and increases the number of loads delivered by your fleet. The Dauber app’s GPS tracking, responsive route optimization, and automatic dispatching features can significantly reduce your fuel consumption costs and give you even greater insight into your fleet. The technology that the Dauber app offers will have your fleet running as efficiently as possible. Try a demo with the Dauber app today to see how it can optimize your fleet!

Benefits Of A Transportation Management System

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Benefits Of A Transportation Management System

For years, the trucking industry has been bogged down by logistical obstacles. Lost paperwork and miscommunication between drivers leads to deliveries arriving late and customers being unhappy. A transportation management system automates your fleets dispatching and relieves the headache of having to manage your drivers schedules and deadlines. Dauber’s automatic dispatching technology is easy-to-use and it will help you plan and speed up the overall flow of materials. Other transportation management system features like fleet performance reporting and paperless tickets have become one of the most effective ways to keep track of everything you need, from roads and schedules to drivers and invoicing. Listed below are just a few of the other benefits of Dauber’s transportation management system.

 

Automatic Dispatching Makes It Easier To Find Drivers

Instead of waiting around all day to connect with your drivers about their next job, automatic dispatching technology allows you to send out work automatically to the drivers in your fleet. Your drivers will be picking up or dropping off materials through an optimized route based on their availability and their current location. This updated technology ensures that your trucks are maximizing their loads per day and that they are showing up in the right place at the right time.

 

Going Paperless Helps You Get Paid Faster

Gone are the days where you let stacks of load slips and tickets pile up on your desk. Misplaced papers not only throw off the flow of materials, but it could also mean that you do not get paid. With no documentation of the materials moving between sites, you could be held liable and risk not receiving payment for completing the jobs. Electronic load slips and touchless ticketing keep your drivers safer and you more organized as everything is digitized and made conveniently accessible from your smartphone. With this technology, you’ll never lose another load slip and your invoicing and payroll can be done more accurately, efficiently, and quickly.

Status Tracking Increases Your Visibility

GPS status tracking increases the real-time visibility of your fleet as it allows you to see where the truck is on its route and stay up to date as it moves between sites. Responsive route optimization technology automatically gives drivers the best route with clear driving instructions to their next pick-up location.  As jobs are completed, fleet performance reporting is done automatically to evaluate the drivers’ job performance. These transportation management system features make communication and coordination between you and your drivers much easier. More visibility ultimately means more control over your fleet.

Dauber Makes Your Fleet More Efficient

The Dauber app is a valuable tool that maximizes your fleet’s efficiency with features like automatic dispatching and route optimization. Dauber’s easy-to-use features and real-time support gives you everything you need to scale with your fleet as it grows. Automating the workflow and utilizing transportation management technology will ultimately help you to increase visibility and have better control of your fleet. You can optimize your logistics and start inspiring your drivers to be more efficient by scheduling a demo with the Dauber app today!