KeepTruckin has launched its Facility Insights, a tool that allows carriers to know exactly what to expect at a shipper and consignee facility before accepting a lot. The program leverages data from KeepTruckin's network of over 250,000 trucks and 55,000 carriers to build a complete picture of facility dwell times.
Facility Insights helps carriers:
- Reduce detention time and increase revenue: 75 percent of drivers are detained for at least two hours once a week. In periods of high volume, reducing detention time can result in additional revenue of over $1,400 per week per driver.
- Maximize drivers’ hours of service: Fleet managers can search for a warehouse address to view the average truck dwell times by time of arrival. With visibility into busy periods to avoid, they can optimize pickup and dropoff times to minimize delays and detention.
- Improve safe driving culture: If a driver is delayed at a pickup facility, they may engage in unsafe driving behavior in an effort to make up for lost time. Drivers who are detained for at least 2 hours drive an average of 3.5 mph faster once leaving the facility. Even a 15-minute increase in dwell time raises the likelihood a driver will be involved in a crash by 6.2 percent.
- Strengthen shipper relationships: Transparency into arrival and dwell times decreases the number of late deliveries that can strain relationships with shippers and consignees. Fleets can help shippers understand how to shape experiences at the facility to build mutually beneficial relationships.
“Detention time is an unnecessary expense that costs the trucking industry over $3 billion a year. Unpredictable delays result in a chain reaction of late pick-ups and drop-offs that can throw off a dispatch schedule for days,” states Jai Ranganathan, VP of Product, KeepTruckin. “We’ve entered an era where technology can provide insight into more granular trends and influence everyday decisions that have a direct impact on revenue. With the introduction of Facility Insights, KeepTruckin is at the forefront of change, and our network offers fleets unrivaled real-time access to what’s happening on the road.”