Emerging Stronger - How Smart Technology is Your Fleet’s Competitive Edge in the COVID-19 Recovery
COVID-19 has disrupted freight transportation in ways never seen before. Still reeling from the freight shift, carriers are grappling with these new challenges.Our panel of experts from McLeod Software, ORBCOMM and Drivewyze share tips and real life strategies on how fleets are overcoming the current crisis. Featuring Kenny Blankenship, Director of IT and Communications at Skyline Transportation.
Plus, discover the value of a fully integrated telematics solution and how fleets can use technology to improve utilization, achieve better planning, optimize dispatch operations, and boost driver efficiency and satisfaction. Hear how one fleet is using technology to gain a competitive advantage during these challenging times. You'll learn:
- What new trends have emerged over the past few months in freight transportation?
- What technology is helping fleets through times of crisis?
- Will more fleets embrace digitization and adopt paperless and touchless processes? What can carriers do to streamline that transition?
McLeod’s Market Insight: Real Insight from Real Shipments
Market Insight is a private pricing index and marketplace available only to McLeod Software customers running LoadMaster and/or PowerBroker. Market Insight collects pricing data every evening to deliver one of the best and most meaningful sources of current lane pricing information available in our industry. Watch and learn how it works.Request this webinar
McLeod Software's Carrier App
The McLeod Carrier App delivers a broader set of capabilities for Digital Freight Matching than other apps in the marketplace that actually just provide load tracking. The McLeod Carrier App gives users the ability to offer and cover loads through a secure connection to the PowerBroker system. Watch and learn how it works.Request this webinar
Using McLeod's Pricing Module to Make Better Pricing Decisions
Every day you’re challenged to come up with accurate pricing and do it quickly. Are you adequately prepared? There is an art and a science to pricing freight - why not take advantage of the tools that give you an edge?
McLeod’s Pricing module presents internal and external information sources together in one place to help you analyze the most important factors when pricing freight - mileage costs, historical and current market rates, fuel, accessorial charges, etc. You can even monitor and evaluate the outcome of your bids with the Pricing module, so you make better pricing decisions in the future.
Would you like to complete more RFP's in less time, with better accuracy? Watch this webinar and learn how McLeod's Pricing module can help you bid with confidence.Request this webinar
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
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.Request this webinar
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.Request this webinar
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.Request this webinar
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.Request this webinar
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.Request this webinar