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!

COVID-19’s Impact on the Trucking Industry

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COVID-19’s Impact on the Trucking Industry

We are truly living through unprecedented times. COVID-19 has impacted what seems like every industry and business throughout the U.S. in some way. Over the past few months, businesses have closed down, stay-at-home orders were put in place, and social distancing protocols were established. It is in times of crisis like this, that the trucking industry shines through as an important piece of the backbone for the economy.

The information below will guide you through some of the most significant changes and things to keep in mind as an employee in the trucking industry.


Rules and Regulations

Truck drivers were deemed essential critical infrastructure workers and have continued to work through the chaos of COVID-19. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or the FMCSA, has issued a few new waivers and rules to ensure that things can continue to run smoothly on the roads.

  • CDL Waivers: It is now easier than ever for drivers to get their CDL renewed. All CDL’s that expire on or after March 1, 2020 have been automatically extended to September 30, 2020. 
  • CDL Exams: CDL examiners can now administer a CDL test from outside the cab or even conduct testing online.
  • Medical Certification: CDL and CLP holders will not be required to take a medical examination and be certified if:
    • They have proof of being medically certified for 90 days or longer
    • The medical certification expires on or after March 1, 2020 


Driver Health and Safety

Drivers continue to risk their health to help the economy and make sure the supply chains continue operating undisturbed. Although drivers spend the majority of their time alone in the cab of their truck, there is always the risk of contracting the virus when interacting with site operators, coworkers, or when stopping to access amenities.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) should be made readily available for all drivers to promote their health and safety while on the road. The fewer drivers have to come in close contact with other people or objects at all, the better. Touchless ticketing technology benefits drivers and site operators, because they can conveniently conduct all business from their smartphone. This technology significantly reduces the chance of disease transmission altogether, as drivers never needs to leave their truck and ticket signers don’t have to hand over a physical piece of paper.


The Dauber App is Safe and Easy-to-Use

The Dauber App can help you get ahead in the trucking industry and have one of the most efficient fleets on the road. COVID-19 is going to continue to evolve and bring other changes to the trucking industry. Daubers’ incredible features like Touchless Ticketing and Automatic Dispatching will have you optimizing the logistics of your fleet even through COVID-19. Upgrade your fleet by scheduling a demo with the Dauber App today so that you can begin to operate in the safest and most efficient manner possible!