In this week’s CCJ Tech Shorts, you’ll hear about the release of a new driver training software, an integration that will provide motor vehicle records management and a new tool designed to streamline the request for proposal and freight procurement process.
DOTsfty has released its automated driver training software aimed at helping truck fleet safety managers improve the safety and efficiency of truck drivers. The software integrates with existing driver and vehicle tracking platforms and collects vital data to provide a 360-degree driver behavior analysis.
By leveraging various data points, DOTsfty’s mobile driver education platform standardizes high-performance driver behavior and reduces expenses related to fuel, vehicle maintenance and insurance rates.
DOTsfty’s Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer (Yuichi Uchida) said: “One of our long-haul customers discovered that only 1% of their drivers were responsible for 10% of the company’s total fuel consumption due to unnecessary idling and hard acceleration. Using our platform, they succeeded to save $170,000 annually.”
In addition to safety scores and data from telematics solutions, DOTsfty delves into fuel efficiency, HOS compliance and inspection diligence to provide a good overview of driver performance. Integrating these data sources enables security managers to monitor and deliver real-time training. For example, drivers receive push notifications and notifications via the Geotab Drive app, the Fleetio app or others that integrate with DOTsfty. This means real-time training updates for better engagement with the drivers.
Dedicated Transportation Services CEO Robert Putt said, “By adopting DOTsfty’s automated training solution, we dramatically changed our driver engagement and efficiency. Previously, our training methods of sending weekly PDF attachments to drivers had an engagement rate of only 5%. With DOTsfty, we have witnessed to a remarkable increase to an 80% engagement rate, eliminating the need to chase drivers for training compliance.”
The platform offers a visual training workflow builder that allows carriers to create their own training content and build event-driven training for delivery to the driver app based on specific events or triggers. Fleets can send short video quizzes to drivers via mobile app.
FleetDrive 360, which provides a comprehensive, cloud-based solution for managing driver qualifications and compliance, has partnered with Sentinel Information Systems to incorporate motor vehicle registration, or (MVR) data into driver onboarding and management processes at a lower cost.
This integration will provide MVR management and other cloud-based solutions that allow data to be returned directly to the system, eliminating the need to download and re-upload information and automated notifications of medical records and annual MVRs to ensure , that compliance dates are not missed.
Additional functionality is planned for later this year, including commercial driver’s license information system and pre-employment screening program integrations.
Sentinel’s CEO (Frank Logreira) said, “MVRs are a critical part of the onboarding process for new drivers and to ensure driving status is up-to-date and compliant with federal, state and local regulations. Our combined services can quickly respond and accommodate these requirements to reduce risk and keep your fleet running.”
FleetDrive 360 automated compliance solution can be accessed on any computer or mobile device at a cost per driver. The single, consolidated system for all compliance needs also enables API connections for integration with existing transport management systems and HR platforms.
Transfix Inc. has launched a new tool designed to streamline the often manual and time-consuming request for proposal or (RFP) and freight procurement process by allowing shippers to complete every step, from sourcing to settlement, all in one place.
RFP Manager, the newest feature on the Transfix Shipper app, features a centralized dashboard with automated bid management and acceptance workflows combined with analytics capabilities that allow shippers to partner with their selected carriers at a fair market rate while reducing the time it typically takes takes to drive. an RFP or mini-bid.
Through RFP Manager’s digitized and automated processes, shippers can now launch an RFP in minutes and invite brokers and carriers to participate in the bidding. Carriers can then access the RFP through their own portal link sent via email and easily submit their bids.
Once the bid window is closed, shippers can compare carrier bids, gain track-level pricing insights, and make data-driven allocation decisions. From there, shipping professionals can immediately begin shipping in one seamless process inside the Transfix Shipper app.
Transfix’s Senior Product Manager (Savar Sareen) said: “Market research and a robust beta program were key development milestones that provided crucial insights and learning. As a result, we recognized and prioritized the importance of building a product that not only streamlined the RFP process . but allowed shippers to feel confident in running RFPs more frequently to address market volatility.”