By: TruckSafe Development Partner EROAD
In this new world we find ourselves in, working smarter and safely has never been more important. Keeping your business running smoothly and efficiently and at the same time protecting staff can be enhanced by utilising technology. You can improve communication with your drivers, the back-office staff and Managers, all with the use of smart technology. You can protect your drivers, protect your time and protect your business by going paperless in your vehicles cab.
Firstly, protect your drivers by reducing the number of physical surfaces in the cab. The government recommends simple but effective steps to slow the spread of the virus. Washing hands often, cough or sneeze into your elbow and clean surfaces. You will need to clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects. COVID-19 can remain on plastic and stainless-steel surfaces for up to about 3 days and less than that for other types of surfaces. Now you can help to protect your drivers in their vehicles, by removing paper documentation in their cabs. Paper has the potential to come into contact with the COVID-19 virus. EROAD’s paperless cab bundle removes some of this paper documentation and replaces it with easy to use digital tools.
Protect your time by reducing the admin burden of processing paper and running excel spreadsheets. Removing paper based and manual systems from your day will help to reduce the time you spend on admin, increase your productivity and reduce your lost information. It is hard to think of anything less efficient than a paper-based system. From a vehicle inspection, a driver fills in a form on a clipboard marking down everything that the sheet asks, then delivering the form back to the vehicle depot. Information is then either typed into a computer or simply put in a folder in a filing cabinet. All this kind of duplicative effort will vanish as soon as mobile devices replace paper and all the valuable information is automatically in a single centralised system (on a computer).
Lastly protect your business by reducing costs and creating efficient workflows. Digital records that include photographs can make all the difference by reducing the time spent on maintaining workflows. Having the right information can help you to make smart decisions to boost the bottom line. Mobile devices, create information that is easy to analyse and turn into best practices, allowing you to easily spot issues and resolve problems creating efficiencies in your business.
Switching to digital workflows and mobile devices will help to create efficiencies in your business, help reduce costs while generating real business insights.
EROAD believes every community deserves safer roads that can be sustainably funded. This is why EROAD develops technology solutions (products and services) that manage vehicle fleets, support regulatory compliance, improve driver safety and reduce the costs associated with driving. EROAD also provides valuable insights and data analytics to universities, government agencies and others who research, trial and evaluate future transport networks. This data enables those who use the roads to influence the design, management and funding of future transport networks.
Find out more at www.eroad.com.au