Apps for Hauling and Logistics Increase Trust and Results for your Partners

hauling and logistics

One of the most favorable features available on apps for hauling and logistics is Fleet Performance Reporting. This feature allows fleet owners to have visibility on all the critical pieces of their operation. 

It puts the control in your hands, it’s just up to you to steer. 

Being safe on the road, making efficient moves, and using resources wisely are qualities that maintain successful partnerships. In doing so, you make room for new connections to be made within the transportation industry. It helps accomplish the ultimate goal of maintaining customer’s trust and happiness.  

See Your Fleet Operation Under a Microscope

Fleet Performance Reporting software makes customers feel more connected to everyone involved in the process. This is the essential foundation to a successful partnership. Specifics make customers happy. It can be frustrating when people don’t know the status of a delivery. By tracking your drivers, you can give real-time updates. And keep them from feeling lost or unacknowledged.

Some of the highlights that the software offers are stats on total loads, tons, miles, and hours accomplished by your team. You can see a wide range of data that includes vehicle management, asset tracking, and in-depth analysis of cycle time. Additionally, you have the ability to combine it with Power BI if you’d like more customized reporting.

Tracking Your Trucks & Drivers Increases Confidence

The Fleet Performance Reporting feature not only helps you monitor your trucks but can also keep track of your drivers’ productivity. Typically, when people hear that they’re being tracked, they think of micro-managing, but that’s not the intention of the software. It’s important to trust that your drivers are making the most beneficial decisions. At times, they may need guidance, and that’s when you should step in.

The visibility of your trucks and drivers ensures that they are driving smart and safe. If a driver is not following protocols or falling short of expectations, the Fleet Performance Reporting feature will let you know. Behaviors can be corrected in time to keep your drivers safe and uphold your company’s credibility.

How Truck Driver Safety Impacts Efficacy

Things like unsafe driving and late deliveries can cause serious damage to your company’s reputation. Most importantly, unsafe driving increases the chances of something bad happening on the road. Unforeseen hazards may come your way every day, and we need to be equipped for those moments.

Safety is always the priority for bulk material hauling and logistics professionals. That’s why many insurance companies offer discounted rates if tracking technology is incorporated into your fleet operations. It’s a communal effort to keep our roads safe.

Dauber’s technology lends a hand in this effort by creating an efficient, safe, and seamless driving experience. Their app for hauling and logistics offers innovative software, including Fleet Performance Reporting and plenty of other convenient features, to help you increase the efficacy of your operation. Learn more about each of these features and how they can contribute to your company’s growth and success.

3 Ways to Optimize Fleet Performance

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Professionals in the trucking industry are constantly researching ways to optimize fleet performance, maximize income and minimize spending. When issues arise that cost you time and money, your profitability is jeopardized. With the use of apps for hauling and logistics, you can mitigate those troubles by leveraging the convenient features that are available.

route optimization

Route Optimization is
Changing the Game

Together, responsive route optimization and integrated maps ensure that drivers always find the fastest, most efficient routes.

The app creates routes to incorporate as many pick up spots as possible so you eliminate miles driven with an empty truck. The app does this all while finding ways to shred off unnecessary time spent driving on your way to each pick-up spot. With the inclusion of specific driving instructions for each task, customer’s needs and expectations are always met.

fuel efficiency

Fuel Efficiency
at its Finest

A byproduct of optimizing your truck routes is that you can avoid wasting gas! Whether it be by having your trucks running while stuck in traffic, or adding on extra empty miles, these little things can end up costing fleet truck companies big time in the long-run; especially if these errors are made consistently.

Fuel efficiency is a priority in the trucking industry, and efforts are consistently made to minimize inefficient use of funds. Fuel is a costly component, and if there’s a way to cut some of that cost, it should always be taken advantage of.

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Stalled Trucks Equal
Stalled Progress

Stalled traffic isn’t the only thing holding back your company’s efficiency. Stalled progress prevents full utilization of resources. While drivers are no stranger to actively waiting for their next route, the time wasted waiting for those routes is notably counter-productive.

You can minimize the time drivers waste when forced to sit and wait for their next task by leveraging the automatic dispatching software that’s available on Dauber. This feature helps you plan and manage schedules to make sure that no load is ever late or forgotten.

Implementing New Trucking Software

Transitioning a team to a new workflow usually provokes push back and frustrations. Especially when the new processes are complicated and hard to understand. 

That’s why Dauber has strived to make our software straightforward and easy to navigate. We’ve made way for smooth implementation so you can get back on the road!

Together, these features can
  • Maximize the use of tools and workers
  • Make and spend money efficiently
  • Take on additional loads
  • Eliminate wasted tickets
  • Take advantage of every minute
  • Reduce empty miles
  • Optimize fleet performance

Fitting The Business vs. Fitting The Solution

Manatt's employees out on site at a project.

A Brief History

Manatt’s Inc. is the true definition of a family-owned business. Established in 1947 with nothing more than a single Studebaker truck, Manatt’s impact now spans across multiple generations, the Midwest, and beyond. Nowadays, the company offers more than just aggregate hauling; from ready-mix to construction services, Manatt’s continues to be a midwest must. To date, they have 53 locations across Iowa, employ over 800 individuals, and run over 500 trucks, with 50 – 80 of them supporting hauling services.

A few years ago, Manatt’s Inc. welcomed Bridger Moreland, CTO, and Brandon Ford, Business Analyst, to the team. Both men saw the opportunity to scale the business and optimize operations through the use of data and technology. From there, the hunt began to find the perfect system.

Struggles Before Dauber

Leading Up to Dauber

Every sports fan knows it’s very rare to hit a home run on the first pitch. The same goes for finding a technology partner that can check off all of the boxes. The Manatt’s team started their technology journey with another hauling and logistics software, but found that it couldn’t meet their wishlist’s needs. The model was too self-contained, and options for customization were limited. They felt like another fish in the corporate pond when it came to customer support, causing a low adoption rate among drivers. As a family-owned and operated business for over 65 years, Manatt’s needed more than another software system; they needed a software partner. 

After hearing about Dauber from a friend in the industry, Bridger and Brandon quickly set up a demo to learn more. From the initial meeting to the Dauber team flying out to meet them, it was clear that Dauber offered a solution like no other. Finally, a system that met their customization, flexibility, support, and partnership needs.

“In working with Dauber, we were able to take the solution and fit it to our business rather than try to fit our business to a solution.”
– Brandon Ford, Business Analyst for Manatt’s Inc.


Life With Dauber


Since Implementing Dauber Into Their Hauling Services, Manatt’s Has Seen:

A Few of Manatt’s Inc. Favorite Dauber Features:

Instead of finding a software they could fit into, Manatt’s found a solution they could tailor to them. Bridger and Brandon use Dauber’s data to identify opportunities, both big and small, to be more efficient and effective as a company. Dauber works every day through collaboration and input of current users, like Manatt’s, to improve and grow the software that’s revolutionizing the trucking industry.