Learn How You Can Balance Revenue and Expenses and Keep Your Trucks on the Road

March 29, 2019 Karli Langner

The real value of moving away from a paper-based processes at a trucking operation may not seem worth the time, effort, and monetary return at first thought – but, moving away from paper tickets on your projects can have a significant impact on balancing your revenue and expenses and ensuring that your trucks stay moving.

Back-office staff feel the pain of dealing with paper delivery tickets and haul sheets.  Considering the obvious first, construction projects are riddled with time-consuming data entry and reconciliation tasks. Consider an operation that has 6 full time back office personnel that handle payroll and billing. Generally, billing takes several days – sometimes even 15 days – due to the amount of manual processes that take place in order to get the job done.

Think about the efficiencies that could be gained if invoices could be reconciled daily. You could potentially consolidate to only 2 back office personnel and be able to invoice daily – that’s a 33% reduction in your labor associated with invoicing – and have the other 4 focused on other areas of the company. Not to mention, quicker invoicing keeps haulers paid and happy, keeping them from leaving the business and keeping you from having to recruit new talent.  

HaulIt delivers a paperless approach that makes it possible to collect twice as much data compared to older, paper-based methods. Automating dispatch operations and eliminating the dependence on paper tickets is revolutionizing the efficiencies in which materials can be delivered and fleet productivity.

Integration with TrackIt allows you to track trucks, fuel, navigation, driver logs and driver performance, resulting in optimal fuel usage and asset utilization. Optimize routes to reduce miles and fuel usage, which also lowers costs. Not to mention, the integration with HaulIt enables your processes to be entirely paperless.

The Heavy Building Materials industry is known for being an industry that’s behind in the times, but FST wanted to challenge the status quo and exceed the expectations of their customers. They adopted automated processes by using Command Alkon’s HaulIt and TrackIt dispatching and billing solutions for aggregate haulers.

Check out this article to learn more about FST’s story.

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