7 Ways to Improve the Speed of Your Deliveries

10 Mar 2021

Prompt deliveries improve customer satisfaction to a large degree. Believe it or not, your only option for improving the speed of your deliveries is not to hire more delivery drivers for your business. In fact, there are seven ways you can boost speed without bringing a single new person into the fold. Here’s what you need to know.

  1. Reduce Paperwork for Drivers

This one adjustment can make huge changes to the efficiency of drivers and help save massive time between deliveries. Plus, it spares you the need to store and manage countless unessential documents for your business. The more you can digitize and process paperwork electronically, the more time it stands to save.

  1. Use GPS Fleet Tracking to Optimize Routes

Route optimization is one of the most important things you can do to find extra time in your day to keep your delivery schedules on time and on target. This eliminates double coverage and coverage gaps ensuring that the deliveries scheduled are more likely to happen on time.

  1. Ensure Drivers Do Not Deviate From Their Routes

Much of the lost time in the average delivery-based business occurs when drivers deviate from their routes for personal errands and other reasons. Not only does this drive up customer dissatisfaction with unnecessary delivery delays, it also robs your business of their labor during these unaccounted for side trips. GPS fleet tracking can help here too, as it can provide you with alerts if drivers go outside of geofence boundaries.

  1. Plan for Inevitable Traffic and Other Delays

Weather, traffic, accidents, trains…they all happen and can completely wreck your delivery schedule. When you use live GPS tracking and similar services, you can reroute around these traffic snarls while on-the-go to create breathing room in your timetable.

  1. Double Up on Pre-Route Verification

It’s important to eliminate time waste when working to improve delivery times. This includes ending return trips to the warehouse to pick up forgotten items or to correct packaging mistakes. Taking a few extra minutes in the morning to verify everything is on the right delivery truck can save invaluable time later in the day.

  1. Monitor Driver Behaviors

For the most part, drivers who know they are being monitored for driving behavior and timeliness of deliveries will stick to the plan and fly right. Even if they may have been known to take long lunches or extra breaks before, they will follow protocols if they know they are accountable for their adherence to their routes and your rules.

  1. Hold Drivers Accountable for Timely Deliveries

While there are some things drivers can’t control (weather, trains, traffic, etc.), if you hold them accountable for the things they can control, you’ll find that they are far less likely to make mistakes along the way.

Live View GPS can help with a wide range of issues and tactics to improve delivery times for your business. From route optimization to monitoring driver actions, Live View GPS has you covered. Questions? Call us at 1-888-544-0494.

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