In the trucking industry, there are so many things to keep track of, from loads to deliver, shipment information, the weight of the load, invoices, times of service and delays. This week we’re going to discuss how embracing technology can be used to prevent delays on the road and make every trucking industry a successful one.
Technology At The Border
Managing truckers and truck loads by using software is easy and important. When it comes to trucks that are close to the border of the United States or crossing the border, developing a software app can really facilitate this process. Software that is connected to the trucks or to driver’s phones can prove invaluable at border crossings. With invoices available at the touch of a button, border patrol can see what the truck is carrying, the driver’s working permits and information about the company. Papers can get lost and become a hassle to consolidate, software technology makes everything available at the touch of a button to prevent delays at the border crossings.
Getting Everyone Involved
Software technology also makes it easier for the whole company to be connected. Carriers have often lamented that everyone across their organizations needs to be more involved in the process of delivering loads. From billing to dispatch to payroll and customers, software technology facilitates the flow of information and makes it easier for everyone to connect. Even for companies that serve a smaller area, this can be beneficial. Having quick at your fingertips technology for ordering parts or services streamlines the process.
Efficiency Is King
In the trucking industry, things are done on a strict schedule. Companies are fined for late delivered loads or no-shows. Drivers are inundated with schedules on time crunches to get from location to location. By embracing software technology getting messages to vendors couldn’t be easier. Stuck in traffic because of an accident? You’ll have the contact for the customer right there. Have an issue with your truck? You can call dispatch right away instead of having to search for paper. In a world of instant gratification that highlights efficiency above all, technology is a way of bringing it together.
Trust Baltimore Freightliner For Your Trucking Needs
Whether you’re looking to upgrade your fleet or interested in the latest trucking technology you can rely on Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star. For 30 years we have provided top-notch service in the trucking industry and we would love to assist you in finding specialty parts, repairing your truck, or buy a new top-of-the-line truck. Give us a call toll-free at 800-832-7278 or locally at 410-685-4474 or contact us online. To keep up with the latest news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+.