Moving perishable products such as bread, ice, or newspaper, is very different than recyclables, lumber, or liquid. Therefore the transportation solutions will be varied to meet the individual customer’s product and service requirements and goals. The first step in our process is information gathering to determine specific problems or areas of concern. We need to know what is being done currently, what is working and what is not. We will meet individually with employees involved in the process from floor employees to the officer level. With this approach we are able to determine any problem areas affecting the various employees and identify any conflict areas. These conflicts could include finance wanting to reduce delivery expense while sales wants to increase delivery frequency, or production wanting to load trailers in the morning instead of at night thereby changing the delivery windows.
After determining goals, needs, and wants of all involved, our team works to develop a solution that best meets the overall goals of the company. From this process we develop alternate solutions that range from simple driver management, to routing and scheduling, to complete turnkey solutions involving warehousing, and all inbound and outbound transportation. We present these to the stakeholders, validating operational assumptions and finally determine the optimal solution that meets all cost and service goals.
There are no two exactly alike. Our focus in transportation is to maximize the utilization of the truck, trailer, and driver while meeting all federal, state, and local laws. In doing this we are able to be more cost effective than most private fleets can operate in today's environment.
DTS provides a complete turnkey operation and the customer receives one bill each week for the service. Focus energy on growing and improving your core business. DTS eliminates the need to manage multiple cost centers and vendors, including equipment bills from leasing and maintenance companies, fuel purchases, driver leasing companies, Payroll companies, drug and Alcohol testing labs, Equipment insurance policies, benefits for associated drivers to mention a few.
Elimination of driver recruiting, driver file maintenance, hiring, disciplinary issues, drug testing etc. Reduce a high cost workers compensation area of truck driver. No need to manage health and medical benefits, 401K programs and life insurance. All provided by DTS.
You are not limited to only your 10 trucks and drivers. DTS can provide additional trucks and drivers to meet peak needs, daily, weekly, or for a peak season. You are not held hostage by your divers knowing you do not have an alternative , and have to staff with spare truck and driver just in case of a sickness. DTS will cross train other drivers to deliver your product so there will not be an issue if someone calls in sick. DTS will provide a replacement driver for vacations and unexpected illness allowing the customer to confidently commit to product deliveries. We have 24/7 dispatch office staffing monitoring that the drivers start on time to assure deliveries are made on time. If a driver does not leave on time, we know it before it becomes a problem and arrangements are made with other drivers to make the delivery. Most private fleets don’t know there is a problem until the customer calls and ask “where is my load?”
Real time data is at our client’s fingertips via a customized dashboard of what is important you. On time delivery statistics, detention time, load frequency, load accuracy, number of deliveries, transit time - you tell us what you need, and we make sure you have it.
Increased reporting and visibility of the fleet through the use of internet based, real-time satellite tracking technology interfaced with in-house data management programs means continuous improvement is measurable and achievable.
Our Founder and President Scott Stowers is still active in the business every day. Decisions are made quickly and effectively without the need to wait for others approval.