Everything You Need to Know About Truck Driver Recruiting and RetentionPosted on September 12, 2019
The shortage of qualified drivers is a major problem for the trucking transportation industry. Attracting top candidates is a challenge. Additionally, the turnover rate is high. This makes truck driver recruiting a constant struggle for fleet owners. When you don’t have a reliable pool of drivers on staff, it has a negative impact on your company’s bottom line, productivity, and operational efficiency. It’s more important than ever to implement strategies to help you stay ahead of the truck driver shortage. So, what are the top issues when it comes to driver retention and recruiting? Let’s breakdown what’s going on and how Trincon can help your company.
How to Grow a Trucking CompanyPosted on
The trucking industry is extremely competitive and it takes knowledge, hard work, and dedication to succeed. From the new trucking companies popping up every year to the trucking giants whose fleets may seem ten times larger than the small guys, many owners and managers running a trucking business may feel overwhelmed with the idea of competing. This may leave you wondering how to grow your trucking company. Well, with the right expertise and commitment, you can grow your trucking business and become the success you’ve always dreamed of.
Is a Trucking Business Profitable?Posted on
In this day and age, the trucking industry can be tough to break into. A highly sought after and competitive field, some potential owner-operators wonder whether or not starting a trucking business would be worthwhile. The big question on everyone’s mind, “Is a trucking business profitable?”
How To Improve Trucking Business ManagementPosted on
Most people who work in the trucking business say that it’s unlike any other. However, there is one thing trucking companies have in common with every other organization in America. Without proper management, they will fail. However, with good trucking business management, leaders can create efficient businesses staffed by happy and productive workers. Here are a few tips to get you started.
Benefits of Trucking Industry SoftwarePosted on September 11, 2019
Managing a trucking company can be a daunting task. Between overseeing the flow of incoming assignments, keeping employees on track, maintaining a steady business model, and improving the company’s bottom line, trying to stay on top of everything is enough to overwhelm nearly anyone. What if these responsibilities could be condensed into a simple and comprehensive tool that could not only make managing the company easier but also improve business efficiency and profit? That’s where TruCosting commercial trucking software comes in.
Why You Should Hire a Trucking Consulting FirmPosted on
If you’re in the trucking business, you know there are ups and downs. As with any business, there are issues that arise from time to time and, unfortunately, the trucking industry is not immune. If you have hit a low recently, you may be wondering what to do. Luckily, you’re not alone. Trucking industry issues are well-known and tracked yearly to help businesses determine what they need to focus on. With the help of trucking consulting firms, you can have a successful business plan to tackle these problems head-on from the very beginning.
Understanding IFTA for Trucking CompaniesPosted on
If you manage a fleet, it is your responsibility to understand and adhere to the rules and regulations put in place by any governing agencies. This includes licensing, USDOT numbering, hours-of-service, and the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA). But some of these compliance rules can be complicated and confusing. One example of this is IFTA.
How DOT Regulations for Truck Drivers on ELDs Can Affect Your BusinessPosted on September 10, 2019
One of the most important things you can do as an owner or manager of a trucking business is to make sure your fleet is compliant with current DOT regulations for truck drivers. This is critical for not only the safety of your drivers but also for your company. On April 1, 2018, a major regulation came into effect from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regarding mandatory usage of electronic logging devices (also known as ELDs). This change came despite many protests from the trucking and transportation industry amid concerns for truck driver retention strategies, which included lobbying all the way up to the level of the United States Supreme Court. Despite complaints, the new rules were passed. Simply put, it is now compulsory that truckers use ELDs instead of traditional paper logs to track their work hours.
Analyzing Your Customers and Routes Could Reduce Truck Driver TurnoverPosted on
If you’re losing your best drivers to excessive turnover, perhaps you should be looking at your truck driver turnover through a different lens. A traditional approach to managing your truck driver turnover rate assumes that the relationship between the company and the employee is the primary cause. This is part of the equation, but drivers are not like other employees. Their workplace is the road and the customer’s docks. Trucking software may help you diagnose the reasons they don’t want to be there anymore.
The First Step to Increasing Profits of the Trucking BusinessPosted on May 13, 2019
No matter what business you may be in, increasing profits is an ongoing and necessary goal. So, what is the most successful way to do this? The first step towards increased profits is knowing where you are. You need to focus, set priorities, and create a trucking profitability strategy on those things that are truly important and are going to enable you to reach your company’s goals and objectives. Profits of the trucking business may seem difficult to reach at times but are in fact completely attainable. With Trincon’s help, we can help you take the first steps to increased profits and to continue growing your business.
Why You Should Be Investing in Trucking SoftwarePosted on May 10, 2019
In looking at where you are and the needs of the business, take a close look at the investments you have already made. Are you using those assets effectively? Are you using them the way they were designed?
In many, if not most cases, businesses are not using all the functionality or capability of the solutions they already have. It is estimated that the average user only uses 10% to 15% of the functionality of Microsoft Office. Evaluate your current portfolio. Are you taking advantage of the investments you’ve already made.
The other problem is using those solutions the way they were designed.
An Introduction to Transport Cost ModelingPosted on May 7, 2019
Many businesses with larger fleets are likely to have financial control systems, rate structures and systems for costing jobs. While this may be a common practice for larger operations, this is by no means the industry standard. Many trucking firms still rely upon inaccurate or incomplete data to make critical business decisions. Such businesses often find it difficult for managers and customers to identify where improvements and savings can be made. The goal of cost models is to make it easier to identify where these improvements and savings can be made.