The winter season is here again bringing with it cold temperatures and inclement weather. For many fleet managers and drivers in the US and around the world winter presents new challenges. Wise managers and drivers implement strategic plans, utilize tools and equipment to be safe and productive during these times.
For the commercial driver another winter season is behind them, albeit slowly. As Spring approaches, it is a good time to assess the condition of equipment. It is also a good time to look back and evaluate your delivery schedule.
The world of the fleet manager is more complex than ever. Whether you are an owner operator working solo with one truck and trailer or in charge of a large fleet with hundreds of drivers and equipment. The landscape of the logistics world today has changed drastically even in just the past few years.
The holiday season is upon us which means it's "go time" for professional delivery drivers. Unfortunately, along with the stress of seasonal demand the winter weather can create additional challenges towards completing your daily schedule on time.
Christmas? In August? Well, not quite, but this time of year many people around the world start reserving their bus tickets for Christmas travels. They are traveling to either spend the holidays in a winter resort or just visiting friends and families. All of these people have one thing in common: they plan and make early reservations to be well prepared and avoid unpleasant surprises.
The fact that schedules and deadlines are critical for transport operations is not news. Missed deadlines could mean profit loss and even lost contracts but may also result in causing a bad reputation for the company. The professional driver is well aware of this and knows how to keep up their schedule. However, missed deadlines may occur due to instances beyond the control of even the best drivers. There are different ways to deal with the possibilities of these unfortunate circumstances.