Help With Truck Delivery Scheduling

by Daniel Westlake; Updated September 26, 2017

Delivery schedules for big trucks to a variety of businesses is integral to the efficient operation of the business itself and the survival of the trucking company. There are a variety of methods and tips which allow for efficient truck delivery scheduling.

Early in the Morning

If your business can afford to have someone on duty to open the storage area or the warehouse early in the morning, long before anyone else is up or on the road, then the early morning is one of the best times to schedule truck deliveries.

This way, the truck can get to your business without having to worry about serious traffic and can unload to your business without having the pressure of making another delivery before the day ends. This way, whoever works for you and is bringing the delivery in, can go over the order to make sure everything was properly delivered.

Relationship with Truckers

Develop an e-mail relationship with the trucker or the trucking company, sending confirmation e-mails the day before the delivery is supposed to arrive as well as confirmation e-mails the day it is going to arrive.

This way, if anything goes wrong or schedules are thrown off, as happens from time to time in the natural operation of business, both sides can adjust and the business won't be left high and dry without its order or deliveries made without the recipient knowing beforehand.

Delivery Software

For trucking companies with a number of fleets delivering all over a county or even an entire state, there is delivery software, such as Road Wizard, which becomes integral to the truck delivery operations.

It helps streamline the process of scheduling and routing, which helps save money and maximize efficiency with your trucking fleet. Some of this software updates via GPS, letting truckers know when they should take alternate routes or how their deliveries will be affected by traffic.

There are also scheduling templates which can be easily reworked when a delivery schedule changes or substituted so another driver can deliver for a driver who is behind schedule.

About the Author

Hailing from Austin, Texas, Daniel Westlake has written under pen names for a myriad of publications all over the nation, ranging from national magazines to local papers. He now lives in Los Angeles, Calif. but regularly travels around the country and abroad, exploring and experiencing everything he can.