It’s 4:00 p.m., and one of your truck drivers is just a few miles away from their final destination when out of nowhere—a tire bursts, sending shreds of rubber into the road. Your employee needs to create an accident report, but they don’t have a laptop or a desk.
What do you do when your mobile employees need an office? You bring it to them. Here’s how you can create a deskless office for your transportation workers.
Thousands of employees in the transportation industry spend their days in motion—truck drivers, flight attendants, pilots, railroad conductors, delivery drivers, and more. These transportation workers may not spend their days behind desks, but that doesn’t mean they don’t share some responsibilities with their in-office counterparts.
From daily vehicle safety inspections to the occasional workplace incident report, transportation employees often create documents that typically require a computer. However, most of these workers don’t have a fully-charged laptop resting in their glove compartment or a folding desk stowed away in their trunk. Instead, these employees have to make do with what they have, which may be a cell phone or a tablet.
Luckily, you can turn these devices into a fully functional work environment with a few mobile apps. Your team members won’t have to scrawl notes on a paper checklist or return to the office to complete a training module—they can do everything they need to, from any location.
A deskless office environment is both convenient for your deskless workforce and beneficial for your business. You won’t have to worry about your transportation employees losing critical time when they’re on a schedule or misplacing paper reports.
If one of your workers is involved in a crash or needs to stop for an inspection, they can immediately get to work using software designed to make their jobs easier. Plus, when your insurance company or the Department of Transportation needs a report, you can immediately retrieve it from your electronic system and send it directly to the person who needs it.
Creating a deskless office for your transportation workers is surprisingly easy; you just need a few applications that solve common issues your team members face.
Transportation employees can complete most of their essential tasks during the day with no issue. However, two tasks can be difficult when you’re hundreds of miles away from your office: training and reporting. To create the best deskless worker suite for your transportation business, you need software solutions that make both tasks possible, regardless of location.
There’s more to the transportation industry than getting licensed in your respective role. Your employees have to follow state laws, federal laws, and your internal regulations, and all three have the potential to change at any moment. When that happens, you need to train your deskless workers on new policies, which is easier said than done when they’re spread out across the country.
With mobile training software, you don’t have to gather your employees in an office for a classroom training session. Instead, you create a video training course using a software system, send that course to your employees’ mobile devices, and track their progress electronically.
Depending on your company, your employees may need to inspect their equipment daily and submit thorough inspection reports. Additionally, after an equipment breakdown or motor vehicle crash occurs, your employees have to create an accident report that details the incident and its aftermath. Often, they only have a limited amount of time to make these reports, leading to oversights and potentially costly mistakes.
To ensure your employees create accurate, consistent reports no matter what the situation is, you should include reporting software in your deskless worker suite. Your employees can use their mobile devices to take video footage and follow specific instructions during their inspection. Once the report is complete, your software system should automatically send it to administrators and store it safely in the cloud.
Want to see how a deskless worker suite can empower your transportation workers? Schedule a demo to see our software in action today.
Approximately 2.7 billion deskless workers make up 80% of the global workforce—and a large chunk of them work in the transportation industry. These workers need software solutions that bring the office to them when they’re on the go. FLX Systems created a deskless worker suite of training and reporting software that works perfectly for businesses in the transportation industry.
Whether you need to collect and store crash reports online or quickly train your employees on a new policy, Vizual Trainer and Vizual Proof can help. All your employees have to do is download our apps, create a secure login, and use our software as their deskless office.
Schedule a demo today to see how our software empowers deskless workers in the transportation industry.
FLX Systems empowers deskless workers through technology. We develop software solutions for the underrepresented 80% of global workers who do their jobs on the sales floor or in the service field.