Data Integration: The Key to Trucking Company Success

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The possibilities of today’s modern data processing technology is nearly endless—until it isn’t. Currently, technology is being used to track vehicle health, driver behaviors, collisions, routing, dwell time, fuel costs, temperature sensors, asset locations, and so on.

When back-office and in-cab technologies are unable to communicate with one another, fleets experience a pain point that makes automating and analyzing data a very difficult task. Many telematics and TMS providers today recognize that fragmented data points can cause issues and frustrate fleet supervisors. The good news is that DOTReady recognizes the need and is working to make fluid features that are available for every department of trucking businesses.

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Many fleet managers have voiced concerns over the fact that there are seemingly endless options and the barriers to switching to new providers, which makes the decision of choosing a fleet management platform daunting.

Making these platforms available and worth-while is the focal point of DOTReady. We strive to make the onboarding process simple and affordable. While many other technology providers aim to create platforms dubbed to be “sticky” that act as a sort of trap where customers have to jump through hoops and pay for cancellation.

DOT & FMCSA Compliance Platforms for Driver Hiring

One hefty task that all trucking companies face is adhering to DOT & FMCSA regulations. Everything from back office management, to on the road systems needing to be followed perfectly, to the proper measures being taken at every step of every existing process. Even one mistake can mean the evaporation of a companies value, and in worst cases, injuries and fatalities on the road that almost always open the door to litigation that can result in bankruptcy, prison time, and headaches with legal processes.

At DOTReady, we aim to make the entire process of DOT Compliance manageable with simple and easy to use software. Handling every step of core business compliance processes.

Including:

  • CDL Driver Hiring
  • Vehicle Asset Record Management
  • Drug & Alcohol Testing Processing
  • CDL Driver Work History gathering
  • Compliance Training
  • ELD Monitoring and Assistance
  • Compliance Training
  • Mock DOT/FMCSA Audits

DOT & FMCSA Compliance Platforms for Vehicle Assets & Maintenance Records

When it comes to non-human capital (as the UN likes to put it), there are various processes that must be precisely followed in order to avoid unnecessary interference from the DOT/FMCSA.

With DOTReady, companies are able to keep all of their asset forms, permits, and inspection reports online so anyone with an account can access them anytime. In addition to access, companies are notified if a vehicle falls outside of the boundaries for compliance and can contact DOTReady staff with any questions or concerns they might have.

How to Keep Up With DOT/FMCSA Regulation Requirements

Safety and efficiency are strongly intertwined in today’s trucking operations. Mostly because the law makes it so. Part of the job entails keeping drivers informed about their destinations and providing them with accurate pickup and delivery information. This type of information could help drivers avoid unnecessary expense from time wasted and fuel used.

Another element of the formula is making sure that Safety Supervisors responsible for managing commercial drivers have the insight into driver performance and behavior to make decisions around their involvement with the company. This is currently done by painting a picture of driver history, incorporating live metrics around driving behavior, and ensuring that drivers are not impaired by health concerns and/or substance use on the job.

Imperfect Processes Wont Work

For the typical business owner in the United States, most of them are lucky to turn a profit. But in the Trucking Industry, everyone knows that without safety and compliance as a top priority, it can all be for nothing in the event of an accident or a simple FMCSA Audit.

DOT-Ready Services

Making the value of outsourcing to DOT Compliance Consulting firms like DOTReady that much more evident. Much like an accounting firm, DOTReady helps to ensure every driver is qualified, screened, and taken through the proper steps of hiring. In addition to allowing companies to maintain final control with a birds eye view of their companies compliance status.

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