The Biden administration’s thrust toward reviving local manufacturing and improving infrastructures will likely rev up competition in the trucking industry. Yet while Increase in freight shipments in the supply chain can be expected, day-to-day trucking operations will likely be affected by more traffic congestion and road rerouting. Such a scenario emphasizes the need for operators of freight carriers to use trucking dispatch software.
Truck dispatching is already challenging as it is, even more so since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Being the industry involved in the distribution aspect of the supply chain, trucking businesses have to have the support of a trucking software that helps in the management of multiple picks and drops; from the time load orders are booked until they reach their respective designated destinations.
A trucking dispatch software puts dispatch agents in full control of load information and carrier movements in every step of the way. Still, it’s important to choose one that has the capability to optimize software-use by streamlining the flow of load information to other aspects of the trucking business to ensure accuracy, cost efficiency and profitability.
A Cursory Look at ArcFleet Dispatch Software
Of the many trucking software that have garnered positive reviews, one trucking dispatch software that got our attention is ArcFleet. It’s a complete multi-user software system that works with flexibility even for hectic schedules. This dispatch system is built around a centralized database that furnishes comprehensive information in seconds, enabling members of the dispatch staff to deploy more trucks with efficiency and greater accuracy.
Moreover, the ArcFleet dispatch software generates reports that managers can use for making on-the-spot decisions. It allows quick communication by way of driver check-call monitoring, load tracking, customer confirmations, notifications and reminders for general maintenance schedules including vehicle registrations, emissions testing, general maintenance and tire replacements.
The software package also has systems for driver management, equipment management, sales reports, billing and invoice-generation, as well as functionality to export data to the trucking company’s accounting system.
ArcFleet Modules As Additional Features of the Dispatch Software
Another great thing about the ArcFleet trucking software is that it is scalable; allowing Integration of additional modules such as:
Mobile Customer Tracking App, which gives customers the ability to track the movement and status of their shipment any time.
Accounting module to enable integration with an existing accounting software of the trucking company, e.g. Quickbooks, Sage Business Works, Sage 3000, Sage 500 and the likes. While exporting of accounting data is possible, the accounting module integration makes direct posting of financial data in the accounting software.
Comdata Fuel Card Interface makes hooking up with Comdata technology for tracking fuel costs, repairs, cash advances, per diems and other expenses incurred by truck drivers in connection with load order pickup and delivery.