A simple way to ensure cutting costs and increasing your revenue is to use a method of measurement.
By using a spreadsheet or just writing down your results can mean big savings to your bottom line.
I have suggested that drivers maintain a record of their fuel mileage results for each fill-up. Over the years, drivers have said to me later that after tracking their fuel mileage, they experienced an increase as high as a mile per gallon.
You may ask… why would tracking your fill-ups increase your fuel mileage? When you begin to track the numbers, it becomes a game. When your mileage is higher, you will want to analyze what things you did correctly or what were the advantages to achieving those numbers?
The same goes for lower results. You will ask yourself… what factors or forces were at play which aided in reducing these numbers?
Now you have answers as to why or what factors influenced your results when comparing.
The same method can be used when tracking the results of freight loads, tire wear, maintenance and basically all other aspects of your business.
Remember: Before you can improve on current numbers, you need to develop a system to measure the results.