In the first of our three-part series, we focus on how D.T.S. integrates a digital approach and is moving in-cab computing forward.
Increasing profits with a digital approach
The introduction of in-cab software has delivered many benefits for the UK energy industry. Reducing the reliance on paper tickets, paper vehicle checks, and printed running sheets reduces not only costs but delivers environmental benefits too.
At D.T.S. our philosophy is to drive excellence together and connect all elements of the delivery process. Our software supports a cohesive approach, with full back-office integration, meaning you and your team have full 360-degree visibility available. Operational data about drivers’ hours, the product left onboard a vehicle and what deliveries are still to be made can be viewed, enabling any last-minute amendments to a driver’s daily schedule to be actioned immediately, without having to ring around multiple drivers.
Providing accurate and safe route information to your drivers avoids the costs of unnecessary miles and associated driver time. Only by further aligning the directions with the exact route planned by your route optimisation software can mileage and time savings be truly optimised. The last mile in rural locations very often creates the most frustration with drivers. Providing visibility of the delivery address details without having to exit the navigation mapping app is a simple way to keep the drivers on side and on track.
With a live, digital connection to the vehicle in the field, run sheets and issues can all be updated immediately to react cost effectively to the operational challenges that invariably arise throughout the day. The loading, reconciliation and invoicing process all occur in real time avoiding delays in cash collection through waiting for paperwork to be returned in a legible fashion.