HGV Driver Crisis
Why don’t freight and logistics firms update their back office operations to ease driver shortages?
Lobster_data frees up resources by improving operational efficiency and producing time and cost savings that logistics firms could invest in new staff.
The industry is suffering a recruitment crisis due to a lack of visibility among young job seekers, the introduction of European rules requiring heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers to hold a Certificate of Professional Competence, plus the costs of training and insurance. Consequently, this is increasing customer waiting times and prices for road haulage.
We offer clients a fixed cost package that can save them money and help them budget more accurately. The spare resources could then be reinvested by haulage companies into increased engagement with young job seekers and vocational training.
Lobster_data allows users to exchange thousands of files in any format with suppliers, clients and professional partners, whilst managing mapping and new profiles in house.
Austrian client and logistics giant, the Gartner Group, not only uses Lobster_data to run its back office processes, but also to aid fleet management. Every lorry arriving at its depot crosses a tyre pressure testing system and should the readings fall below specified values, the driver is informed automatically via a message in his or her native language. (Take a look at our case study to find out more.)
To discuss how Lobster_data is being applied by the freight and logistics industry, contact the UK sales team on (0114) 399 1551 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.