Protecting drivers, owners, & operators:
In returning to the dramatic start of this piece, it is equally important and incumbent upon the broker to focus on driver safety, health, and well-being.
Not only are there fewer and fewer reliable drivers than ever, but the demand for immediate deliveries is forcing many to take shortcuts in their standard operating procedures.
Additionally, and due to the lack of transparency in receiving payments, many drivers feel they have no choice but to turn to a more lawless means in which to earn a paycheck.
While no excuse for poor behaviour, planners and shipping firms have a responsibility to make as easy and safe as possible the routes for drivers by leveraging the monitoring capability and capacity offered to them by ParceLive.
Drivers that know they are being monitored are not only less likely to attempt to commit an act of fraud, but also charge reasonable rates on account of the inherent ‘insurance’ that GPS provides between firms.
In summary, ParceLive is not just a turnkey solution toward ensuring the lack of product theft during transit, but also a means in which to make more robust all the static activities incurred by drivers and fixed assets.
That said, and whilst ensuring driver safety and compliance is non-negotiable, simultaneously correcting for inefficiencies is just good business practice.
And, who knows, one that might not see your firm featured on the silver screen anytime soon.