Fikes Truck Line offers drivers more pay for using smartphone app

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Updated Feb 11, 2011

Fikes Truck Line has partnered with uDrove, a provider of electronic hours-of-service solutions and paperwork replacement programs, to offer a special incentive program for its owner-operators. Fikes is offering all owner-operators a 1 percent pay increase for using the uDrove system.

uDrove uses the functionality of a smartphone to provide tool for keeping electronic driver logs, tracking mileage for tax purposes, recording fuel and business expenses, and completing DVIRs. In addition, it provides the corporate office real-time visibility to driver paperwork.

“We know change is coming to electronic logs and paperwork,” says Gary Salisbury, president of Fikes Truck Line, based in Hope, Ark. “We have the choice to wait until it’s a law or get ahead of the curve. I personally use uDrove and see how well it will work for our owner-operators. The solution is simple and easy to use, and based on my personal
experience, I know it will save our owner-operators both time and money.”

uDrove supports Android, BlackBerry and iPhone smartphones from various manufacturers and wireless providers. “uDrove saves our owner-operator customers significant time in completing daily driver logs, inspection reports and managing expenses and receipts,” says Joel McGinley, president of uDrove. “Current customers
report saving 30 to 60 minutes a day by using the uDrove smartphone application.”