Cadec Global has released a white paper discussing 10 ways fleets can help the environment by going paperless through the use of electronic devices in the cab or over the internet.
The steps are:
- Using electronic driver logs through on-board computers (OBCs) and fleet management software, eliminating paperwork.
- Automating the fuel-tax calculation and reporting process, ensuring IFTA compliance and eliminating manual trip logs.
- Using electronic trip sheets, reducing the possibility of error or fraud.
- Using fleet management software to generate driver/vehicle inspection reports (DVIR) automatically.
- Generating electronic invoices on-site in real time, customizing and updating for better accuracy.
- Automatically capturing arrival and departure times for manifest and bill of landing documentation.
- Electronically capturing proof of delivery, eliminating handwriting the time in and out and odometer readings.
- Tracking delivery irregularities, entering over/short/damaged data through OBCs.
- Completing on-site quality validation tests without worrying about lost or misfiled documents.
- Keeping proper maintenance records at planned intervals, capturing data directly from the vehicles.
"Going paperless is one of the most ambitious and sought-after goals for businesses that own and operate a private delivery fleet," said Michael Baney, CEO of Cadec. "'Going green' - the desire to be more environmentally responsible - is one of the driving factors behind going paperless. But as this report demonstrates, going paperless can also have a significant impact on an organization's bottom line."