The Drivers Shortage is one of the main factors that contribute to the problem in the supply chain, in Mexico 50,000 drivers of Freight Transport are required and the numbers continue to increase (CANACAR) and in the USA 100,000 more drivers will be required by 2022, according to the American Trucking Association.
In addition to the insecurity situation on the road, the driver shortage situation responds to other socioeconomic factors that Automotive Transport Companies must address if they want to attract new operators, retain current ones and professionalize their staff:
The Drivers Shortage continues to increase due in large part, in parallel to insecurity, to the search for opportunities with better pay, benefits and working conditions, as an alternative to the living standard offered by Freight Transport Driving, therefore that the job professionalization is key in the sector.
Many Automotive Transport Fleets lack reliable data from their operators to detect their opportunities for improvement and base their decisions, Didcom’s Telematics Solutions fill that uncertainty gap, providing accurate information on the fleet operation to improve the performance of its operators.
The argument of better salaries seems too obvious, but it ts a scheme that must be integrated from the culture in the Automotive Transport Company, focused on adding value to the operation with the integration of Telematics to ensure punctual deliveries and in the conditions required by the final customer, without sacrificing the rates and with it the quality service.
Having performance metrics help Fleet Management to focus on the quality of the delivered product, without having to affect the price of Freight Transport or driver’s fees, dignifying their profession with added value through technology.
Our Driver Evaluation technology allows you to monitor and analyze the performance behind the wheel of your operators to professionalize your staff with constant training that helps them to be more efficient through the analysis of information and real cases that can be improved and professionalize their performance.
The driver shortage is largely affected by their average age, which is over 50 years old, a great opportunity to prolong the stay of the most experienced and best-performing drivers through Training Programs that encourage professionalization of younger drivers.
The drivers shortage can be mitigated if a healthy work environment is fostered in Fleet Management, focused on asking your drivers for the best performance and respecting their personal quality of life within the parameters required by law regulations.
Respecting the quality of life of your drivers is essential for their loyalty to your company, our telematic solutions help you manage their Hours of Service and breaks to consolidate their human and work relationship, in addition to providing prevention measures against the risk of accidents due to fatigue or tiredness after long working hours.
Being an operator is a high-risk activity, insecurity continues to be a factor that contributes to the driver shortage in the face of theft conditions that persist in the region, however there are prevention measures that can be integrated with Didcom’s Telematics technology.
Strengthen driver retention in your fleet with the implementation of Telematics to plan the safest routes, as well as trusted rest points and charging stations so that your operators feel safer and more secure along the way.
Our Telematics Solutions can be integrated into your fleet with a focus on loyalty and recognition of your drivers, helping you retain them and professionalize their performance, contributing to the current problem of drivers shortage in the American continent.
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