Maximizing Fleet Efficiency

Maximize your fleet efficiency by combining the capabilities of BOLT Fleet Management, BOLT Tandem, and our On Board Computer Partners.  You can easily AUTOMATE (and improve the efficiency of) your operation in numerous ways - "hands-free" dispatch, pool loads, automated driver payroll, notification of key events, audit trails of freight movement, etc.

BOLT with OBC Integration

BOLT’s Internet-based Flexible Fleet Management/Tandem system has been tightly integrated with the workflow options provided by our OBC partners allowing you near-limitless power and versatility.   With a BOLT / OBC combination, you can manage pro-actively – i.e., customers can be notified of delivery schedule changes or routes might be changed to minimize any potential problems. 

Benefits of the BOLT Flexible Fleet Management / Tandem System

  • Automated Dispatch
    • Eliminate unneeded phone calls between driver and dispatch
    • Drivers’ next loads are immediately available on their OBC
  • Display driver instructions for commodity loading/unloading procedures
  • Capture and document potential detention billings immediately
  • Estimated ETA to scheduled stop location
    • Send advance email to prepare shipper/consumer has necessary assets available
  • POD capture for immediate invoicing
  • Automated reporting of EDI 214 (ship status) transmissions
  • Real time tracking of OS&D and returns
  • Reports that will display driving time versus on duty time
  • Monitor & manage loaded miles vs. empty miles
  • Automate payroll with miles/hours/stops both in-cab and out-of-cab driver activities
    • Mileage and drivers' time (hourly drivers) can be automatically retrieved and used for payroll.
    • Event pay such as drop/hook, unload, detention, etc. can be automatically retrieved.
  • Out of route miles and even "slow" miles can be easily detected and reported.
  • Almost unlimited tracking & reporting of data
  • In-Cab KPIs can be tracked and reported:
    • Long idle time
    • Miles per gallon
    • Over speed
    • Planned versus actual miles
    • Total stop time at pickup/delivery locations
  • Scheduling
    • Multi year history or previous location pickup or deliveries
    • Maximize weight, cube, trailer length
    • Evaluate stops relative to zip codes entered
    • Automate segments relative to closest point and driver HOS
  • Out of Cab (Tandem)
    • Break total stop time into
      • Time from wheel stop to start of unload
      • Actual time required to unload
      • Time to handle paperwork before departure
    • OS & D with damage related picture
    • POD capture for immediate invoicing
    • Return authorization management
    • Image of damaged product