In a recent survey, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), laid out the top ten concerns from the trucking industry. The major concerns may not come as a surprise to anyone as the list has held fairly steady for the past few years.
However, with tougher regulations and the continued advances in technology, the survey is a solid reminder to carriers to take a moment to step back and reassess and reevaluate their strategies. After all, with any business, there’s always an opportunity to improve.
So let’s take a quick look at the list. According to ATRI’s survey, the top ten concerns are listed as follows:
- Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate
- Cumulative impact of regulations
- Truck parking
- Driver shortage
- Driver retention
- Infrastructure funding
- Driver distraction
Many of these concerns will take a good deal of researching, planning and communication to ensure proper implementation and follow through. But did you know GPS technology can help?
Your drivers are valuable employees. And like any employee, they need the right tools to succeed, from effective training to the right equipment to performance checks to help them understand how they’re doing. With Spireon’s driver scorecards, our customers have seen the positive effects driver monitoring can have for their drivers. From driver retention to distracted driving, Spireon’s driver scorecard has helped significantly by reducing accidents, spend on fuel and idle time. Plus, if your drivers feel engaged and empowered in their careers, they’ll keep trucking for you, reducing your worries about the driver shortage.
Detention Optimization Module
The ELD mandate combined with the HOS reporting has caused a number of concerns among the trucking industry. Carriers need to determine how to best comply with regulations while also ensuring their drivers are not losing out on valuable pay due to detention and other barriers. With FleetLocate’s Detention Optimization Module, carriers have the ability to see where their trailers are located, how long trailers have been detained, whether a trailer is loaded or unloaded, define grace periods and detention billing, and much more.
These are only a few of the ways that GPS technology can benefit your business and eliminate your concerns. Contact us today to learn more about these solutions as well as what other benefits we can provide to your business.