FreightWaves Webinar: Improving the Driver's Experience

FreightWaves Webinar: Improving the Driver's Experience

The intense competition to hire and retain the best drivers is a challenge for every fleet. The carriers who innovate and stand out as an attractive place for the best drivers to work will gain competitive advantage. A sure way to win the battle for driver loyalty is finding ways to improve the driver’s experience, and leveraging technology is a great place to start.

Giving drivers a voice in the planning and management of their trip and offering them choices about their loads are two ways in which carriers can improve a driver’s perception of the company they work for. While many companies are working toward these goals, few have been successful at leveraging their technology and systems for an easy and routine way to interact with their drivers. That is changing.

In this webinar, FreightWaves explores these issues with McLeod Software and discuss how companies can:

  • Use automation to give drivers choices about the loads they haul in practical and interactive ways
  • Understand each driver’s preferences and needs, help planners do their work with visibility, and provide insight about those considerations
  • Help planners and drivers do a better job of interactively planning trips and manage the trip once it is underway with consideration of breaks, traffic conditions, and weather impact
  • Ensure drivers are set up for success with respect to the requirements of each trip, their ability to meet the required timelines, and their available HOS specific to that trip

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Improve Your Drivers' Experience Part 1: Driver Choice

Improve Your Drivers' Experience Part 1: Driver Choice

Give your drivers choices about available loads while ensuring their success. 
Gain your drivers’ loyalty by giving them real input about the loads they actually want.
Become a preferred place for the best drivers to work.

With the release of Version 19.1, McLeod Software has introduced LoadMaster Driver Choice, a tool fleets can use to become the preferred place to work by giving their drivers the ability to record their load preferences, effectively requesting the loads that are the best match for those preferences. It also gives carriers the ability to offer their drivers choices about available loads when possible, all while ensuring their success with any load offered to them. For owner operators in those fleets using Driver Choice, it means their carrier is giving the driver better tools to “run their business” successfully within the fleet, especially when paired with the McLeod Driver Mobile App and the information that app provides about pay, and the ways it expedites the entire settlement process.

Dustin Strickland, McLeod Software Product Manager of LoadMaster, will discuss how this revolutionary new tool will help your fleet stand out and become a preferred place for the best drivers to work.

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Improve Your Drivers' Experience Part 2: Trip Management

Improve Your Drivers' Experience Part 2: Trip Management

What if planners, dispatchers, and driver managers could help the driver with trip planning, then manage the trip while it is underway with consideration of breaks, traffic conditions, and weather impact? Now they can.

With the release of Version 19.1, McLeod Software's new LoadMaster Trip Management module gives carriers the tools to interactively plan details of trips with the driver’s input, and actively manage those trips while they are underway. Using a driver’s current HOS and position information, a trip plan is created and displayed in LoadMaster. Taking into account road conditions, live and historical traffic patterns, and driver breaks provides better visibility for customers to enhance the accuracy of real-time ETA at customer stops and actual arrival time at locations, giving planners and driver managers the ability to proactively deal with potential service incidents at future stops. Using all of this information to account for events, rest breaks, delays, detention, changing situations in weather, and even rerouting when necessary, allows planners to generate a significantly better dispatch trip plan.

Dustin Strickland, McLeod Software Product Manager of LoadMaster, demonstrates the interactive nature of McLeod’s new Trip Management module and how it gives the driver the opportunity to be part of the planning process.

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Put the Cloud to Work to Protect & Grow Your Business

Put the Cloud to Work to Protect & Grow Your Business

While no system is completely invulnerable to attack, with McLeod Application Hosting Services, your McLeod system is protected through multiple layers of security, designed to prevent known methods of attacking corporate systems. Ben Barnes, Chief Information Security Officer for McLeod Software, discusses how you can take advantage of cloud computing to both protect and grow your business.

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Detention Management for Brokers

Detention Management for Brokers

Excessive driver detention for loading and unloading continues to be one of the great waste streams for truckers. McLeod Software's Version 18.2 release of PowerBroker includes a new Detention Management module that can be effectively used by brokers now. The Detention Management module in PowerBroker can help you document and collect detention charges and pay your carrier for detention. Learn how it works.

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McLeod's New Detention Management Module for LoadMaster and PowerBroker

McLeod's New Detention Management Module for LoadMaster and PowerBroker

Excessive driver detention for loading and unloading continues to be one of the great waste streams for truckers. McLeod's Version 18.2 release for both LoadMaster Enterprise and PowerBroker includes a new, improved Detention Management module. Learn how it works.

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Benchmarking Made Easy: McLeod's Automated Integration with TIA's 3PL Market Report

Benchmarking Made Easy: McLeod's Automated Integration with TIA's 3PL Market Report

Learn how McLeod Software has teamed with the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) to make participation in their 3PL Market Report easy for PowerBroker customers.  

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McLeod Capacity Creator

McLeod Capacity Creator

Learn about McLeod's new Capacity Creator solution that creates greater carrier engagement and digital freight matching through machine learning. Hear from Brian Kelsey, VP of Operations for ZMac Transportation Solutions about how the company is using Capacity Creator to harvest more truckload capacity during the work day.

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Use the Best Market Rate Information Available: McLeod Market Insight

Use the Best Market Rate Information Available: McLeod Market Insight

Learn how Raven Transport and Barton Logistics are using McLeod's Market Insight every day in their operations to negotiate on spot opportunities, predict how the market is moving, respond to major bids more efficiently, and make more intelligent decisions.

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Managing Driver Detention

Managing Driver Detention

Learn how McLeod helped Decker Truck Line recoup costs caused by detention, bill for it as it happens, and make life easier for their drivers.

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