5 Biggest Delays That Cost Truckers Money

Truck drivers offer an essential service to the economy by moving cargo from one destination to the other. However, there is more than what meets the eye when it comes to the day to day operations of the trucking business. Here's a look at some of the biggest delays costing truckers money.

FINDING LOAD

Unless an owner-operator finds load consistently, their business is dead on arrival. Beginner owner-operator experience the challenge of finding loads on a regular basis. This affects business negatively, since loss of opportunity means loss of money.

FACILITY DELAYS

Facility delays impact the ability of drivers to comply with service regulation hours. Delays mean that the trucker will miss projected revenues due to the inability to meet delivery targets.

TRUCKERS SHORTAGE

Failing to secure enough drivers ruins your business. Having loaded cargo and no driver is a familiar headache for small trucking firms. Truckers shortages arise from poor management leading to service breakdowns, and this affects your business negatively, leading to losses.

COMPLIANCE AND MAINTENANCE OF MOTOR CARRIER

For efficiency, cargo delivery trucks have to be regularly maintained and compliant with traffic laws. This poses a possible challenge to smaller trucking companies who may get overwhelmed with the nitty gritty of keeping their fleet up to date with various motor carrier requirements. Missing out on targets due to lack of foresight becomes a real problem.

PROVISION OF CUSTOMER CARE

Brokers have expectations. Unless a trucker forges cordial relationships with shippers/receivers and broker, there will be gaps in service delivery. Sometimes, unforeseen occurrences can lead to communication lapses which may halt cargo delivery, leading to losses.

HOW DISPATCH CAN HELP

Without dispatch service, especially for carriers and owner-operators with less than 5 trucks, the trucking business might become a nightmare. All the nitty gritty involved in finding cargo, hiring drivers, vehicle maintenance, knowing the best rates to charge, and many other back office aspects of the trucking business require careful planning. A dispatcher comes in handy to solve most if not all your logistics problems. A good dispatcher grows your business while a wrong one ruins it.

Trucking is a good business, but not knowing how to go about it can be the source of many frustrations. Contact 24/7 Dispatch today for more information on how dispatch can help solve your trucking problems.