Fleet managers have had a lot of changes to deal with since the ELD mandate went into effect.
Shipwell views them as an opportunity to work directly with carriers by providing efficiency analytics and revenue growth solutions.
Here are ten reasons carriers choose to connect their ELD to Shipwell.
Carriers: By the way, we’re integrated with the top ELD providers in the country! Learn more about connecting your ELD with Shipwell for a truckload of benefits at no cost to you.
1. Real-time tracking fleet management
Once you connect your ELDs to Shipwell, fleet managers have visibility to all of their trucks in one simple platform. Leveraging real-time tracking for your fleet not only helps you keep track of trucks, but gives carriers a competitive advantage by offering shippers visibility to their freight en route.
2. More loads and reduced deadheads
The beauty of Shipwell’s tracking visibility via ELD is that we can analyze carriers lanes for better booking in the future. If carriers have lane preferences, we can take steps to get those lanes to the carrier based on their real-time location. whenever they want.
Also, Shipwell can be a carrier’s secret weapon to get backhaul loads and reduce deadheads. Shippers get their freight on the road more efficiently and carriers can do more business.
3. Fewer check calls
Ultimately, we want our carriers to focus on simply driving the freight from Point A to Point B. By integrating your ELD with Shipwell, carriers are providing visibility on trucks available to 3PLs and shippers, meaning fewer manual check calls updating the status and location of freight.
4. Clearer communication
Next, carriers can receive updated information from the shippers and 3PLs about the shipment via the messaging app within Shipwell. Fleet managers can send updates to drivers about changes as well as updating other personnel about early or late arrivals to shipping terminals. Make your shipments easier by having clear communication with actual people via the messaging app.
While an ELD connection isn’t required to send messages, having greater transparency via shipment tracking adds clarity to shipment updates as it makes its way to the delivery destination.
5. Actionable analytics to make more money
With Shipwell’s ELD integration, carriers get actionable analytics on revenue performance. We provide a detailed report including how much carriers make per mile and compare it to reputable load boards to give you insight on earning more money on future runs.
6. Quick Pay
Carriers who connect their ELD with Shipwell can get incredible benefits with no extra work. They get free three-day Quick Pay with they provide tracking to Shipwell for the entire duration of the shipment. Carriers can run their businesses better by having fast invoicing and managing their money right away.
7. Improve business operations
Additionally, fleet managers can save money by looking at the data Shipwell provide and discover areas in their business that shipping can improve. For carriers who have several trucks, shaving off dwell time by a few minutes a day per truck can add up to major savings for the company over a year.
Not to mention, carriers receive critical data on detention time to further optimize their operations and provide improved service to shippers.
8. Build your carrier reputation
Fleet managers can grow their carrier reputations without doing all of the hard work. By simply integrating with Shipwell, carriers can offer all of these benefits to shippers and 3PLs with ease. In turn, this builds stronger relationships with them to potentially lock in more loads.
9. Hours of service management
Currently, drivers must comply with the Hours of Service limitations regulated by the FMCSA. Before logging devices, drivers had to maintain their numbers on spreadsheets or through pad and paper in the truck. These documents risk being lost or inaccurate, but Shipwell can track the hours of service and provide accurate and detailed information about each session.
10. Shipwell’s Managed Services team
If Shipwell’s automated freight platform is the heart of our service, our Managed Services team is the soul. Running lanes with Shipwell means unmatched customer service from our team of freight rockstars who specifically focus on doing business with carriers to develop working relationships and provide good lanes at competitive prices.