Seven Ways Going Paperless Will Change the Way You Work
For many carriers, going paperless and switching to a digital solution is daunting; it's hard for many of those in management positions to imagine shifting the way business has traditionally been done.
But the only thing that’s constant in the world, as they say, is change.
Are you ready to shift to a more forward-thinking mindset, and discover simplified solutions that help you engage, train and retain your drivers?
Here are seven ways going paperless will completely shift the way you work – for the better.
You’ll Save Time
Paper is expensive to work with. Sounds odd, right? But when you factor in all the time you spend filing, scanning, organizing and searching for driver files and the specific documents you need that buried within them, the time adds up – quickly.
A digital filing system virtually eradicates the need to search for driver files; everything you need is safely and securely stored and easily accessible at a moment's notice.
You’ll Save Money
You may deliberate over whether or not adopting a digital filing system will be too costly to implement, but in fact, it’s quite the opposite. We’re not saying that set-up, training and implementation will be inexpensive, but hear us out: you’ll find that within months – maybe even within weeks – switching to paperless will practically pay for itself.
Going paperless provides a tremendous ROI; employees’ efficiency will skyrocket, for starters, and you won’t be wasting money on needless expenditures that are doing nothing but holding you and your business back.
You’ll Reduce Errors
While it may be true that to err is human, those blunders can be expensive. But, here's the good news: they can be avoided with a digital filing system.
With hundreds, perhaps even thousands of drivers, it’s difficult ensuring all medical certificates are up-to-date and driving records are current. It’s easy – way too easy – to miss an important deadline.
But here’s the good news: by switching to a paperless system, worry-free compliance and effortless reporting are both made possible with automated notifications sent directly to your drivers. Real-time analytics and reporting, correction action management and an accident registry further simplify your everyday job tasks.
You'll Discover a Seamless Workflow
Recruiting becomes simplified with software solutions designed to help you get drivers on the road faster; we’re talking quick apps that can be submitted within seconds, and paperless onboarding that pre-populates essential data, with DOT and customized forms. This reduces orientation time by a staggering 50 per cent.
You and Your Drivers Can Access Files Remotely
Your drivers are always on the road; digitized files make it easy for them to access their DQ files anytime and anywhere – whether they're in Glasgow, Montana (America's most isolated town) or keeping Lady Liberty herself company in New York City.
If you need a form signed, there's no more worrying that it won't be submitted on time; automatic notifications are sent to each driver, alerting them that something needs to be addressed.
You’ll Gain Peace of Mind Knowing Documents are Securely Stored
Have you ever experienced losing an essential piece of paper? Or discovered that someone's prying eyes landed on a confidential document?
It's not a good feeling.
What happens in the event of a natural disaster? According to the Paperless Project, a coalition of businesses who have joined forces to encourage others to reduce their paper usage and carbon footprint through content management and imaging technologies, “More than 70 per cent of today’s businesses would fail if they were to lose all their paper documents, in a catastrophic flood for example.”
Adopting a digital filing system means that all driver files are securely stored and that no record will be lost, misplaced or irreparably damaged. Rest easy at night knowing your driver data is safe with secure and encrypted file management.
You’ll Help Save the Environment
Going green isn’t just a trend; these days, being environmentally-aware shows you’re a progressive company that cares.
According to one study, paper consumption has tripled since 1960, and the U.S. alone generates 85 million tons of paper into the waste stream. Further to this, the average U.S. office worker is estimated to print 10,000 pages per year.
Why not be a leader and show that you're taking proactive steps to reduce the impact of global climate change?
Discover future-friendly, ROI-proven, paperless software today. Book your demo and change the way you work.