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The Mistake Auto Haulers Make
….drum roll, please …. The number one mistake auto haulers make is not modernizing their company. This means not leveraging technology to produce a user-friendly, efficient and effective business.
3 Simple steps to modernize
- Create a disaster recovery plan.
- Create a great website, that you can take quotes on.
- Use order management software / dispatching software.
Now that we have these simple steps laid out, let’s go more in depth about how you can prevent these huge mistakes auto haulers make.
Create a disaster recovery plan.
Imagine there was a fire, a flood, a power surge, theft, or even a tornado and everything you own were gone. This would be a disaster, but with a plan in place, your business and personal data will be safe and recoverable. In simple terms, this means you need to backup everything. All of your files, photos, accounting, orders, documents, etc. all need to be copied to an external hard drive or into the cloud.
My favorite cloud storage service is Google Drive, All you need is a google account and you get your first 15GB free and then it is only $1.99 / month for 100GB or $9.99 / month for 1Tb (or 1000GB) of storage. Other options include OneDrive by Microsoft and DropBox. (PS. GoPhore is backed up nightly to two different data centers, you’ll never lose that data).
Create a great website
There are many options when it comes to website design. You can hire someone to do it for you or if you are tech savvy do it yourself. This is very important because your website is your brand. If it looks like it is from the 90’s your potential clients might not instill too much trust into you.
Order management software
Using software to manage your company is imperative to growth, customer service, and management. GoPhore integrates Dispatching, Bol Entry, Driver apps, quoting, and customer service communications in one easy to use package.
Download a checklist that all company owners should have here.