10 Common Fleet Management Mistakes

The trucking companies that use Compli’s automated workforce compliance platform each have their own unique cultures, business goals, and reasons for success. But there’s at least one factor that helps them retain skilled drivers in an industry where it’s notoriously tough to do so: the kind of compliance program that’s centered on people.

From hiring to training to safety monitoring, the driver compliance processes built into Compligo are designed to help your fleet become more efficient and remain audit-ready while meeting the needs of your workforce. In an industry plagued by turnover, we know how important it is for you to attract new drivers and keep them happy.

But it’s critical to strike the right balance. Just as a laissez-faire approach to driver management can hurt your bottom line, so can being too friendly, writes Mike Cieri, MSIR, Vice President of Mardac Consultants:

It’s been shown that people work for people, not the company. We want to be seen as friendly and approachable. Yet, sometimes we have to make tough decisions about our associates, and some people will take advantage of your relationship if you are too friendly. This doesn’t mean you can’t socialize—just set the boundaries clearly!

Over at Fleet Management Weekly, Cieri explores what issues can arise from acting too chummy with employees—along with 9 other errors in judgement trucking managers commonly make. Mistakes he writes about include misunderstanding motivation, hiring the wrong people, failure to properly delegate, and more.

Read the full article here.