Sylectus: 5 tips to help smaller carriers compete

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Updated Apr 29, 2014

For many smaller fleets, a narrow network and limited resources can lead to missed opportunities for capturing business from shippers and potentially result in the loss of a customer altogether. Sylectus, a transportation management software (TMS) provider, compiled the following five tips to help smaller fleets grow their business and boost overall bottom line:

  • Reduce overhead costs – rather than hiring administration personnel, explore low-cost TMS options
  • Get strategic – take note of reoccurring shipments and make sure to allot time and resources to accommodate these requests. Also, strategically plan drivers’ routes to streamline deliveries
  • Get connected, stay connected – leverage the convenience and efficiency of mobile devices to enhance business operations and better communicate with drivers through mobile applications
  • Know your fleet – keep the lines of communication open between management team and drivers. Innovative technology is the best way to stay in touch and maintain relationships with drivers while they are out on the road
  • Collaborate—by collaborating with trusted carriers, smaller fleets can unite for a common purpose–to share resources and increase profitability