Know where your drivers are at all times. A trucker was lost in snow-covered woods in Oregon for four days when the wrong address was plugged into the GPS. He managed to survive and walk back to more populated areas when his truck got stuck on small roads.
Polar Vortex can disrupt logistics movement pushing up freight rates due to a shortage of trucks and drivers. Shipments may be delayed either due to rerouting away from snow-blocked highways or, being detained due to traffic bottlenecks. Multi-modal transport via railroads and ports are also affected.
It is time our industry stopped chasing Uberization and created an Airbnb model. In trucking, Uberization is still transactional brokerage. There are key differences in the personal transport versus the freight market. What we need is a pay-per-day model that allows for short-term dedicated capacity, rather than long term dedicated contracts.
The Phase 2 (Mandatory Implementation) of ELDs began on the 18th of Dec 2017. US Department of Transport is mandating that drivers be on duty for a fixed set of hours (60 hours in 7 days, or 70 hours in 8 days; based on the breaks taken in between). There are multiple constraints was total hours of driving.
Your optimization and planning for logistics management and last mile deliveries are set to become much simpler. Here, LogiNext presents some of the best features released this month. Take your pick and find out which one applies best to your specific industry and market use cases. LogiNext’s feature release package has you covered. Here is you each feature would help you better your business.
In a logistically efficient utopia, your company would be able to fulfill all client and customer desires up to perfection while delivering the complete set of created value right from the ideation to execution. Transportation management system, handled through new-age tracking and analytics, can boost your market share and customer retention within a single quarter.
Technology can be the springboard for your resource planning. You can use schedule planning and routing software to automate logistics movement in your company. Such solutions have the potential to bring down logistics and transportation costs, whether owned or leased. Efficient fleet management can boost your resource utilization, productivity, and profitability.
Remember the viral video of Travis Kalanick from earlier this year where he is berating an Uber driver to take ownership of his own problem. Well we all know that video as the start of the derailment of Uber’s public relations. It’s easy to now imagine the company as being self-centered and culturally egoistic.
In highly unorganized markets (for e.g. the logistics sector in the Asian Market) it becomes even more difficult to introduce technology solutions that would not only ease the workload on employees but also introduce some semblance of organizational workflow into a haphazard operational process.
The life of an operations manager starts with the most tedious task of running behind the drivers to know their availability. But now managers can relax as DMS has an easy to use the feature for drivers to mark their online attendance. Not only this, but drivers can use this interface to accept or reject orders so that the manager has the track of deliveries done by a specific driver on a specific day or hour.