McLeod Software begins 2015 benchmark survey


The certified public accounting firm of Katz, Sapper & Miller (KSM) and McLeod Software have launched their 2015 Trucking Operations Performance Benchmarking Survey, which is designed to answer a need in the trucking industry for solid and comprehensive benchmarking data.

The benchmarking survey will examine several aspects that are common performance indicators for truckload carriers including:
• People and headcount
• Fuel consumption, expense, purchasing, and efficiency
• Revenue miles, rates, and surcharges
• Equipment counts and actual utilization
• Safety profiles
• Operating expenses

In exchange for participation in the study, each carrier will receive a copy of the final benchmarking report, to be delivered at the annual McLeod Users’ Conference taking place Oct. 4-6, 2015.

“Trucking is a highly competitive business and success hinges on the ability to improve,” said Tim Almack, partner-in-charge of KSM’s Transportation Services Group. “Companies must analyze business performance in fine detail across the entire enterprise, determine where improvements can be made, and take the actions that boost the bottom line. Benchmarking data is critical to this effort, because without it, there is no way for companies to obtain an objective view of their business practices.”

McLeod Software has made it easy for its customers to participate in the survey by developing a new report that generates the data needed, said Mark Cubine, vice president of marketing. “This report will run on version 10.0 or later of LoadMaster Enterprise, and it is available at no charge to McLeod customers.”

The deadline for submissions to be included in the 2015 benchmarking report is May 22, 2015.