Over 90% of the aggregate hauling companies are running their operations with pencil and paper. Some of the more advanced companies may be using spreadsheets to track their jobs. Only a small percentage of companies are using integrated software to optimize all their hauling business processes.
Ask about the case study of a large fleet that gained a 28% improvement in revenue per mile and a 26% improvement in revenue per hour when they started using Dump Truck Dispatcher
Following are some of the processes that Dump Truck Dispatcher handles
The data from each step in the process flows to the next without having to enter the same data multiple times. Add the data once, and it is used anywhere it is needed.
Think of all the communications involved in each of the above documents. Each of these pieces of paper also has a risk of being lost or getting stuck on someone's desk. How much time is spent searching for these documents? Most of the time spent searching for paperwork and related communications is wasted time.
Good dispatching software should be integrated with quoting, order management, and other office functionality to reduce the need to verbally communicate and search for those lost quotes, orders, and tickets. As each person does their job, the information will be available in the system for others to see. Gone are the days of searching through the papers on someone else's desk because they are on vacation and you need that order.
Having the right dump truck dispatch software can streamline your workflow and reduce the non-value-added work being done.
How do you determine if you should buy a new truck or replace a truck that is frequently in the shop for expensive repairs? Does it make more sense to subcontract work or to buy a new truck? Which drivers and trucks are your most productive?
A good logistics software program will help you to answer the above questions and will help optimize the productivity of your existing fleet so you can delay buying new vehicles or subcontracting out work.
The image to the right shows the status of your trucks and driver DOT requirements at a glance. Green is good, yellow is due, and red is overdue.
There are revenue graphs showing the revenue by truck, driver, customer, date, etc.. so you can dig into it and see where most of your revenue is coming from. See the reports section for more details on other reports and graphical components in Dump Truck Dispatcher.