Adding what it calls “Vital Signs,” McLeod Software has given its LoadMaster IX base software system more monitoring capabilities.
The new reporting functionality offers an interactive way for managers to monitor and review critical indicators 24/7. It allows flexibility in configuration to fit the fleet’s specific operating characteristics and provides the opportunity to set goals and standards within the system.
Among the metrics that can be monitored are: revenue, distance and deadhead by tractor, driver or other factors; utilization indicators such as number of tractors and/or trailers being used at any one time; safety and related metrics that include driver turnover rates, OS&D (Over, Short & Damage) claims, and service failures.
The reporting can be broken down by division, fleet segment, day of the week and more. Additional detailed information can also be obtained on individual metrics. Vital Signs metrics can be reported as text, charts and graphs.
“This is an exciting new tool for carriers,” said Tom McLeod, president & CEO. “The flexibility in configuring the Vital Signs reports to fit an individual’s unique business operations and the ability to instantly see, at any point during the day, exactly where their business is, compared with their daily goals, empowers the end user.”