TEWKSBURY, Mass. â€” Demoulas Super Markets here, which operates more than 60 Market Basket supermarkets, has implemented the Mobius fleet management solution, from Cadec, Manchester, N.H., to track the performance of its private trucking fleet.
Demoulas uses the technology, which includes on-board computers, to monitor the location and driver behavior for all 55 of its store delivery trucks, according to Demoulas Warehouse Manager Dean Joyce. He is able to track metrics such as idling, on-time deliveries, drop-and-hook time, speeding and sudden decels, and post performance reports on a weekly basis in the driver break room.
â€śWe have a terrific group of drivers here, but tracking and posting the reports has definitely made an impact on driving behavior,â€ť said Joyce. â€śItâ€™s created some friendly competition among the drivers and helped reduce some tendencies toward things like excessive idling.â€ť
Joyce also noted that driver logs are now completely automated, as are related elements such as fuel-tax reporting. â€śIn the past, drivers had to manually log their exact mileage in each state for fuel-tax reporting,â€ť explained Joyce. â€śIt was very tedious both for drivers and for our office staff.â€ť
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