Microdea Inc
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  • As a transportation company, driver satisfaction is critical to your success. Not only are drivers responsible for getting your most valuable equipment and inventory from start to finish, but they are perfectly situated to identify opportunities for improvement. Only by making drivers feel valued and respected can you get them to help cut costs, improve client satisfaction, and build a successf...

Microdea Inc
Microdea Inc
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  • Whether in the field of transportation or any other industry, employee engagement is critical to success. No one has a better sense of opportunities to cut costs, boost revenues, or improve customer satisfaction than your drivers and support staff, who spend each day immersed in the finer points of your business. Yet employees are often hesitant to propose improvements, both out of fear that th...

Microdea Inc
Microdea Inc
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  • Ever since the rise of the electronic logging mandate, shippers have been scrambling to bring their practices up to code. Designed to improve traffic safety, the ELD mandate limits the number of hours that a truck driver can remain behind the wheel without taking an extended break. This prevents shipping companies from working their employees too hard, ensuring that truckers have enough rest to...

Microdea Inc
Microdea Inc
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  • It’s common to imagine drivers as lone operators. A single experienced truck driver takes to the highway, navigating it on his or her own and having memorable experiences along the way. Yet the demands of modern shipping are increasingly making this image a relic of the past. Carriers struggle to keep up with demands on tight schedules over long distances, all while complying with regulations t...

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  • Saving the planet is good in and of itself, but when doing so also makes your company more profitable, nothing should stand in the way of you adopting more sustainable practices. In recent years, shippers have discovered a range of key benefits to making their operations better for the environment. Not only do more sustainable practices save you money on energy and supplies, but they contribute...

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  • When it comes to the trucking industry, efficiency is the name of the game. Think about it. Nearly every single thing on the store shelves, in homes, things we use every day spent at least some portion of its life on a truck. That’s a lot of trucks – and those trucks stay busy. So when an opportunity is presented that promises to save time, save gas, or, the big one, save money, that gets peopl...

Microdea Inc
Microdea Inc
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  • Modern technology is changing so rapidly that it can be difficult to keep up with how it is enhancing each field. This is especially true for the transportation industry, where new developments are often applied in surprising and unexpected ways. Every time that truckers and their clients find new applications for the most recent advances, they can cut costs, shorten delivery times, and improve...

Microdea Inc
Microdea Inc
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  • From wages to benefits to flexible hours, recruiting new drivers means calling attention to the unique advantages that you offer your workers. Yet one of the most important motivations of all is often nowhere to be found on driver recruitment ads. Drivers put a premium on safety, and all else being equal, you’re far more likely to both attract and retain new employees if you can guarantee that ...

Microdea Inc
Microdea Inc
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  • Of all the trends affecting the modern market, few have had more influence than the rise of the millennial. Defined as those born between 1981 and 1997, millennials are rapidly growing in both numbers and influence. As older generations retire and millennials step up to replace them, recruiters and managers must know how to appeal to this cohort, and the trucking industry is no excepti...

Microdea Inc
Microdea Inc
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  • Customer service is the bridge that connects you with potential profits. Burn this bridge through negative customer service experiences and you could destroy entire branches of profit opportunities. But how do you know what works and what does not when it comes to stellar customer service? To start with, your focus should be less on the customer service reps and more on back office aut...

Microdea Inc
Microdea Inc
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  • Building a team you can trust is important in any industry, but it is particularly critical in trucking. When you hire a driver, you trust them with thousands if not millions of dollars in inventory and equipment. Only by assembling a large pool of applicants and selecting those with the safest, most reliable track records can you put together a trustworthy driving team. The following ...

Microdea Inc
Microdea Inc
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  • In any trucking business of any size, the main goal is to increase profits to handle flux in the market and expand operations. For every expense that takes away from that goal, the business is in jeopardy. Yet there is one major expense of most transportation companies that could easily be cut out. We are talking about documents and manual processes for back-office operations.

Microdea Inc
Microdea Inc
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  • The ultimate goal of document management software is to make your transportation business more efficient in time and money. By using this type of software you are able to automate back-office processes. This allows your employees to spend less time on things like filing and searching for misplaced documents—and more time with front-office tasks that include stellar customer service. Bu...

Microdea Inc
Microdea Inc
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  • If you have a trucking business, you likely have some type of trucking dispatch software that allows you to see where your trucks are or what drivers are available. In those respects, it is probably invaluable. These processes are vital to your business and they must be monitored in order for everything to run as smoothly as possible. However, dispatch software only takes care of part ...

Microdea Inc
Microdea Inc
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  • If you are unfamiliar with automation, this is a way to get tasks accomplished with minimal effort. As for back-office automation this cuts down on the number of steps involved with every process in administrative duties. Whether you are talking about data entry, payroll, or record keeping, you can cut out the amount of work that goes into each action. Benefits of back-office automatio...

Microdea Inc
Microdea Inc
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  • When was the last time you evaluated your transportation document management process? Are you still in the Pen and Paper Age where every document in your office is stored in metal cabinets and color coded? While this may have worked when your company was just starting out, needs change and require more sophisticated methods. Trucking and logistics firms that want to expand business and...

Microdea Inc
Microdea Inc
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  • Recruiting, hiring and retaining enough skilled commercial truck drivers is one of the biggest challenges being faced today in the transportation industry. Given the high turnover rates, losing your truck drivers becomes inevitable and there’s a significant cost that comes with finding prospects to fill the candidate pipeline. Finding the right candidate can be difficult, expensive, an...

Microdea Inc
Microdea Inc
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  • Transportation companies are constantly in need of cash flow to deal with rising fuel costs, wages, maintenance, and other immediate financial obligation. On top of managing cash flow in the ever-changing industry, billing, tracking accounts, minimizing bad debt and maximizing collections still need to be done and are often time consuming and a challenging process. At the end of the d...

Microdea Inc
Microdea Inc
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  • Chances are, there are already business processes in use at your company today that cause your staff to spend too much time and effort to complete on a daily basis (things like issuing invoices, validating driver qualifications, evaluating carriers). One of the great things about document management systems is that they help transportation companies of all shapes and sizes streamline ...

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Microdea Inc
Microdea Inc
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  • There are many important responsibilities in running a business, but maintaining a strong control over your accounts payable is an absolute must. Within large or small transportation companies alike, the Accounts Payable department is the first in line to manage bills, invoices and other debts of their company. The department’s main goal is to create an effective, efficient AP process...

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Microdea Inc
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  • It is in your trucking company’s best interest to collect outstanding receivables as quickly as possible. Regardless of which sector you operate in, collecting cash sooner and shortening your Days Sales Outstanding (DSO) value is of critical importance. Unpaid or late invoices represent actual cash that you could otherwise be reinvesting into other areas of your businesses like purchas...

Microdea Inc
Microdea Inc
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  • Document management software eliminates paper-intensive processes and makes every department in your company more efficient. It helps streamline and automate billing, collections, payroll, accounts payable, driver qualifications and more so you and your team can focus on what matters the most: growing your business.Read on to learn the 5 benefits of document management and how it can h...

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