Smart Fleet Logistics & Overcoming Driver Shortages

It’s certainly not news that everyone from fleet managers to consumers themselves are feeling the effects of the driver shortage. Long delivery times and scheduling conflicts are worrying even the most prepared fleet fueling supervisors, while larger workloads and high stress can lead to mistakes and burnout among drivers.

While frustrating, the Guttman Energy fleet fuel team is here to say that hope is not lost. This can be the perfect time to reveal weak spots in your fleet logistics and find those untapped efficiencies and solutions that can help you strengthen your operation and optimize your logistics while still working with the drivers and vehicles you have. This can help give your company benefits that will last well past the driver shortage and also keep your drivers feeling appreciated and looked after.  

Get Your Fleet Logistics Data in Place

If your team uses different systems, it is efficient to gather all of that information in one place. Business operations, warehouse dispatchers, maintenance, even the drivers themselves all have pieces of information that can help your organization complete deliveries more efficiently. By consolidating these insights, you can make more informed decisions about all aspects of your operation, allowing you to optimize every area of logistics and granting you even better visibility to make efficient decisions.  

Know Where Your Drivers Are 

Being able to see your driver’s locations in real time and knowing the details of their schedule means that you can plan the most efficient routes. By knowing where drivers are and when they’re expected to arrive, you can arrange the distribution of deliveries accordingly to maximize every driver’s time and output, as well as account for the ends of shifts or maximum hours reached without causing a delay in delivery time. If you can plan ahead and keep tabs, you can also reroute drivers around accidents, traffic, and other hazards that cause delays and safety risks. Guttman’s Smart Fleet logistics can help you accomplish that.  

Track Your Fleet 

Just like you can better manage your fleet by keeping track of your drivers, you can add even more efficiency by tracking and utilizing your assets. 

If you know what your vehicles are carrying and when/where they’re scheduled to be, you can plan ahead to avoid unscheduled downtimes, ensure all available drivers have trailers, and find efficient gaps for maintenance and check-ins. This visibility allows you to best schedule and take care of your vehicles, allowing your drivers to be their best as well.

While delays and shortages are certainly no smooth ride for fleet managers, Guttman Energy can help you to optimize your fleet logistics and make the most of the staff and assets  available to you for smart and efficient fleet fueling and deliveries. To learn more about how we are fueling intelligence, contact a Fleet Fuel Card rep at 724.489.5199

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