What's Your Fleet Size?
“Where’s my truck?” It’s the question no fleet operator wants to ask (and no one wants to hear), especially as the cost of capacity keeps climbing for line haul transportation.
Improving trucking company profitability comes down to increasing your revenue per mile while decreasing your cost per mile. What makes the Webtech Wireless GPS/AVL (automated vehicle location) solution so effective is that it can do both. By pinpointing exactly what (and how) your fleet is operating, your ability to make the best business decisions improves exponentially.
Lower Costs - Study after study has shown that improved driver behavior, (such as reduced idling and decreased speeding), produces significant fuel savings. Without a telematics solution, management has no visibility into the productivity of the fleet. It is only by fully automating vehicle tracking with a GPS/AVL solution that senior management will gain insight into fleet performance.
Comply with Regulations - By automating log books, telematics and EOBR solutions ensure drivers aren’t out of hours at the wheel. The evidence from our customers is overwhelming: their managers sleep soundly at night. With the increase in no-cell-phone laws, our customers are also happy that their EOBR solution eliminates the need for cell phones. This ensures drivers are neither fatigued nor distracted at the wheel.
“The biggest immediate impact of HOS will likely be the cost and the increasing calls to end the 70-year-old outdated practice of paper log books, often called “comic books” by drivers and industry officials.”
Optimize Resources - If you’re still using paper-based driver logs, you know how time consuming and error prone it can be. As a fleet manager, your ability to monitor mobile assets and drivers provides the data you need to reduce inefficient driving practices, improve driver safety, and enhance customer service. A GPS/AVL fleet management solution allows you to see where your vehicles are in real time, so you can allocate resources where they are most needed.
“To realize the full benefits, telematics must be seen as a complete fleet solution.”
Our customers have told us that mobile devices such as the iPhone and iPad are critical to improving productivity by giving fleet managers on-the-road access to key fleet information. Our Manager Mobile solution provides the same ability to view strategic real-time information without logging into a desktop computer.
Monitor Trailers and Cargo – Did you know that a staggering 40% of all food produced in the United States is wasted? Of that, 20% is wasted through spoilage during distribution. Theft of trailers, cargo, and in some cases entire rigs, occurs most frequently at truck stops and parking lots.
Monitoring your vehicles, trailers, and cargo helps prevent trespassing, theft, and content spoilage. With a Webtech Wireless solution, you can also monitor the contents of your shipments on route to ensure that they travel within the required temperature specifications. With status updates sent to you remotely, you are assured that your assets are safe at all times.
Case Study: Peninsula Trucking Optimizes its Line Haul Trucks
Peninsula Trucking Lines hauls to over 950 cities and towns throughout the Pacific Northwest. With over 300 trucks, drivers interact with customers each day—they are the face of the company.
Overwhelmed by Paper Logs
Like all transportation companies, Peninsula Trucking is subject to fuel taxes and related reporting. Drivers were forced to track their vehicle locations, fuel purchased, and then manually enter IFTA fuel tax information. This took both administrative and driver time to complete.
Tim Vander Pol, VP of Pricing and Administration at Peninsula Trucking, estimated that drivers were spending 15 minutes every day filling out fuel-related paperwork. Tim also estimated that it cost the company three quarters of an hour per driver per week to wait for dispatch instructions by phone.
Optimized with eLogs and Business Critical Data
Since its Webtech Wireless implementation, Peninsula Truck saves 45 minutes a week per pickup and delivery driver, because drivers no longer have to wait to be dispatched by telephone.
Peninsula Trucking now optimizes the cost of each shipment. It has the data it needs to assess how to price its services to align better with the cost of specific shipping needs. The automated solution also prompts drivers to offer customers added services, generating an added $1,200 of services per week. Peninsula Trucking has increased the accuracy of its costing information (stop time, travel time, and mileage per customer call) by 85%.