As a trucking company owner, you have many responsibilities on your plate. Furthermore, there is only so much time in the day to complete these important tasks.
With this in mind, it’s time to take advantage of tools that can help you automate recurring tasks. By doing so, you can free up time for other things (those that are more important).
With hundreds of tools to choose from, you won’t find it difficult to pinpoint those that make the most sense for your trucking company. Even so, you don’t want to get bogged down by too many choices. Instead, focus on those that keep your business and employees working in an efficient manner.
Remember this: the more you automatic the more you can get done elsewhere. Here are five free and easy to use tools to consider:
Are you searching for new ways to improve communication within your company? This is where Slack comes into play.
With this tool, all of your communication comes together in one place. From real-time messaging to archiving, it has everything you could ever want or need from a communication point of view.
Tracking your team’s work and managing projects is easier said than done. This is particularly true if you’re relying on “old school” methods of project management.
Asana has set out to change the way companies track progress and manage projects. There’s a lot to like about this tool, including the ability to: review progress at a glance, turn conversations into actionable tasks, and keep all communication in a centralized location.
In the world of HR and payroll, small companies are often at a disadvantage. After all, you may not have the resources to hire a team of HR professionals. This is where Zenefits can help. The company’s tagline says it all:
“All your HR Apps in one place. All working together.”
Some of the many features of Zenefits include:
- Fully integrated payroll
- HR management
- Benefits management
- Integration with a variety of third party apps
As an all-in-one HR platform, you don’t need a dedicated HR team by your side. Instead, you can rely on this tool to handle all the most important tasks for you.
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While many companies are big QuickBooks fans, some have come to fall in love with Xero. It’s the top QuickBooks alternative on the market. It’s also a tool that has been attracting small to mid-size businesses for more than 10 years.
In the past, you may have used a paper based system to organize your trucking company’s finances. Xero allows you to forget about this once and for all.
You can use this tool for everything from invoice management to bank reconciliation to basic bookkeeping tasks.
What tools do you use to schedule meetings with customers, prospects, team members, and others? If you’re still using email, it’s time to learn more about Calendly.
With this tool, it’s easier than ever to schedule appointments, interviews, and calls. Calendly can help in many ways, such as:
- Save time by eliminating back and forth phone calls and emails.
- Take sales to the next level by ensuring that you always connect with prospects in a timely manner.
- Improve customer service.
The five tools above will go a long way in transforming the way you do business. With each of these, you’re taking another step toward getting the most out of your team’s time.
Would you add any other tools to this list? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!