Gas, along with maintenance and labor, are a big part of your fixed daily costs. But have you stopped to consider what your deliveries are actually costing you? Like the cost of routes that were unplanned, unexpected re-routes, additional add-on delivery items, overtime, even drivers traveling off the grid for lunch.
Here's how those costs really affect your bottom line.
Consider the Following:
Let's talk about routing.
Your dispatcher or back office staff may be spending an excessive amount of time routing, re-routing, adding orders, and discovering the status of orders. How many times have you taken that phone call with the dreaded question from a customer wanting to know where his/her order is at?
Does this sound familiar to you?
What has this just cost you?
Making the Change
Change isn't easy. But with the advances that technology has to offer, it's now possible to get control of these costs and turn them around into profits. The ability to incorporate a mobile application to your delivery processes will not only eliminate wasted staff time, fuel and maintenance, it will enable each of your drivers to increase the amount of deliveries they are able to make every day.
If you're tired of overpaying for pizza and everything it entails, check out the case study below to see how one TIMS Delivery user reduced its monthly costs: fleet vehicle usage went from 203 to 169, fuel consumption from $52,545 to $39,785, and reduced maintenance costs of $13,576.
Find out how this company literally saved millions of dollars in its first year of implementation of TIMS Delivery and Omnitracs®.