At the beginning of each year, most fleet managers take the time to set new year resolutions for their small to mid-sized fleet and whatever business is supported by that fleet…be it a service business, pick-up or delivery operation of some sort, or a busy non-profit. Regardless of the work you and your fleet do, this is the ideal time of year to make some business new year resolutions. Here are our top 5 picks for resolutions that should be on your list for 2018:
Business New Year Resolution 1: I resolve to implement more efficient routing.
Efficient routing is one of the easiest ways to reduce operating costs and improve productivity and customer satisfaction. The best way to deploy more efficient routing is to add route planning software to your fleet operations. For small to mid-sized fleets, RouteSavvy costs less than $25 per month, and reaps big rewards with savings in time and operating costs.
Business New Year Resolution 2: I resolve to reduce my overtime labor costs.
When drivers have to work overtime to get the deliveries, pick-ups, or service calls completed, it results in higher labor costs. If reducing overtime labor costs is on the agenda for the new year, then route planning software will help accomplish this goal. Route planning software allows drivers to handle more calls, deliveries, or pick-ups in the course of the normal work day. In doing so, it reduces the amount of overtime drivers have to put in to get the job done. This, in turn, reduces overtime labor costs.
Business New Year Resolution 3: I resolve to reduce my fuel spend.
It seems that every fuel spend research study completed since the dawn of time comes up with the same statistic year after year: fuel costs are 60% of a fleet’s operating costs. So it stands to reason that reducing miles driven because of more efficient routing will help reduce a small to mid-sized fleet’s fuel spend.
Business New Year Resolution 4: I resolve to make my customers happier.
Hopefully everyone knows that it’s more cost-effective to KEEP an existing customer than to do the work to get a new customer. Efficient routing leads to arriving on time or early. That typically makes customers really happy.
Business New Year Resolution 5: I resolve to help the planet by reducing my carbon emissions.
If you do the math, it becomes clear that reducing your miles driven reduces the amount of carbon emissions your fleet is adding to the atmosphere. If you want to do your part to combat global warming and climate change, then route planning software is the tool that will help you reduce your carbon footprint and help Mother Earth.
If any of these resolutions are on your list for 2018, then route planning software tools like RouteSavvy are an investment that you should consider for the new year.
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