4 Ways to Grow Your Trucking Business in 2021
I think we can all agree that we are happy to see 2020 come to an end. While we do need to set expectations that 2021 will still have ups and downs of its own, it is always refreshing to start a new year with a renewed sense of hope, dedication, and focus. So, as you prepare to ring in the new year, here are a few ways to focus on growing your trucking business in 2021.
Put Your Health into Overdrive
Not only is COVID-19 still rising in a majority of cities and states across the US, but there are also still a variety of bugs, flu, and viruses that are easily transmittable in colder weather. However, with the use of face masks and social distancing precautions, many communities have seen extremely low cases of flu and other viruses. This doesn’t mean they are not still active in the colder months! Make sure that your health and your family’s health is a top priority in 2021. Healthy truck drivers = healthy businesses.
One way to ensure you are able to receive the care you need when you need it is by taking advantage of a telemedicine program. GoMedRx telemedicine offers affordable and convenient access to healthcare and behavioral healthcare providers. This type of offering is great for truck drivers who spend the majority of their time on the road and away from their homes.
Focus on Your Fleet
This one goes without saying but in order to grow your trucking business, you have to focus on your fleet and optimize daily operations so that you can work on the business, not in the business. Working on the business means looking ahead, strategizing, and planning for the future versus working in the business (such as answering phones, dispatching, and other the day to day tasks). Some smaller fleets may not have the luxury of stepping out of the day to day operations. If this is the case, it is even more important for smaller fleets to focus on their fleet optimizations – just on a smaller scale, such as utilizing fleet management driver behavior and diagnostic reporting. No matter if you are an owner-operator, small fleet, or mega fleet, prioritizing fleet optimizations will help you focus on the growth of your trucking business.
Utilize Your Fleet Management Solution
The new year is a great time to reinvest in your fleet with a fleet management solution that will provide you with both compliance and cost-saving benefits. Many legacy solution providers are expensive, out of date, and out of tune with what drivers really need and want in a system. Edge computing technology along with 5G compatibility provides fleets with the optimal technology and hardware to run a successful trucking business. Utilizing your fleet management solution can also help you when it comes to saving money. Some ELD providers, like My20 ELD, include IFTA receipt management and reporting, in the price of the subscription. Taking the time to learn the features and benefits of your fleet management solution will not only save you time but also, money.
Stash the Cash
One of the most important ways to grow your trucking business is to find ways to save money. A cutting edge fleet management solution can save in a variety of ways. A small BYOD device is a great way to save money but eliminating expensive installation costs. Unlike older legacy telematics providers, the My20 ELD is easily installed with no extra tools or maintenance. The My20 ELD also allows for “over-the-air” updates if there is ever a hardware update needed. This means there is no need to purchase a newer hardware unit.
Another way to save BIG is through a fuel discount program. Fuel is one of the most expensive operational costs for many fleets. While there are a lot of fuel programs available, it is important to find a fuel discount program with no hidden costs and a wide range of fueling stations across the country. Saving $3,000-$4,000 per truck just on fuel costs goes a long way in growing your fleet.
Let the Konexial team help make 2021 YOUR year. With edge computing telematics, fuel discount savings, health and telemedicine programs, your fleet will see tremendous growth physically, mentally, and financially.
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