Fact/Benefits of DQMConnect™ | VLC

Fact/Benefits of DQMConnect™ | VLC

Fact/Benefits of DQMConnect™

DQMConnect™ was built by VLC because our customers were looking for a self-managed solution for DQ files. Having developed a successful asset management solution, working with industry experts and customer alike, we were able to create a simple, yet powerful DQ file management system, DQMConnect™.

Yes, you asked, and we listened. We designed DQMConnect™ and through partnership with Elite Extra, we built and another amazing solution to help fleet companies, fleet managers, and HR become more efficient at hiring, onboarding, and maintaining driver compliance.

Driver applications are usually messy, illegible, and incomplete making it necessary for the hiring company to go back and forth with the applicant to obtain the information. DQMConnect™ guides the applying driver through the online application process, not allowing gaps, or missing information, providing the hiring company a clean complete application in order to begin the hiring process.

DQMConnect™ helps the hiring company organize, streamline, and simplify their hiring process by providing alerts and emails when an applicant has submitted a completed application. They can now make decisions quicker to schedule interviews and drive tests through the driver’s portal.

All required hiring documents are electronically completed and stored in the applicant/driver files and flagged for missing items. Electronic forms can be easily viewed by any decision maker for final approval.

DQMConnect™ gives all applicants/drivers the ability to setup their online account to store their hiring and ongoing employment documents. They can securely and easily upload company requested items through their smart phones and tablets to their personal portal for company admin’s review and file.

DQMConnect™ is a simple self-managed solution designed by fleet companies for fleet companies. It’s never been so easy to update driver files with most recent information by utilizing the driver communication portal.

Overview of DQMConnect™ features

First and foremost, DQMConnect™ allows companies to maintain complete control over their driver files. Your drivers are precious resources and keeping their information safe and secure is of utmost importance.

In addition to the flexibility of DQMConnect™ to fit any size company, here are the main application features grouped by activity:

Hiring

  • Smart eApplication improves applicant experience
  • Automated employment verification; previous employment history and safety verification
  • Identifies gaps (missing forms, mismatch of experience and employment history, etc.)
  • Interview questions are customizable and sharable
  • E-road test and automated certification

Managing

  • Professional, intelligent dashboard
  • Driver life cycle workflow management
  • Driver history
  • DOT auditor managed portal
  • HIPAA compliant
  • Notifications, alerts for renewals; improved driver renewal workflow
  • Easy file upload – easy implementation
  • Ability to manage multiple companies or locations

Communicating

  • Driver communication portal
  • Smart eApplication reduces time to complete necessary tasks during application, onboarding, and renewals
  • Alerts, both text and email to facilitate access the portal
  • Easy file upload makes implementing, maintaining, and using DQMConnect™ a time-saving experience
  • Mobile friendly
  • Integrates with other systems such as D&A, MVR, Payroll, HR, etc.

When it comes to driver qualification files, VLC has over 50 years of experience in the transportation industry. Leverage our experience which has been neatly organized into this easy-to-use tool and focus on your business, not on file management. DQMConnect™ will facilitate hiring, onboarding, renewals, and audits so you can focus on delivering outstanding services to your clients.

Our team of professionals are here to assist you. Let’s get started in revolutionizing your driver file management today!

4 Ways Vehicle Telematics Systems Create a Highly Fuel-Efficient Fleet

4 Ways Vehicle Telematics Systems Create a Highly Fuel-Efficient Fleet

Smart Vehicle Telematics Can Significantly Improve Your Fuel Efficiency

Some of the best new fleet management technologies come from the field of vehicle telematics.  It’s now possible to monitor almost every aspect of a vehicle’s performance while on the road, in real-time.  This additional level of oversight can improve numerous aspects of fleet management, but it’s especially useful for reducing fuel costs.

With fuel continuing to become more expensive, it’s more important than ever to focus on fuel efficiency if you want your fleet to be cost-effective.  Vehicle telematics makes this easier to accomplish and offers several different ways to improve efficiency.

Four Ways Vehicle Telematics Systems Create A Highly Fuel-Efficient Fleet

1 – Proactive maintenance keeps vehicles running at peak performance

Today’s fleet management systems can track every individual component, including its maintenance history and expected lifespan.  This allows you to proactively replace components – such as spark plugs or tires – before they lose effectiveness, maintaining peak efficiency for the vehicle.

2 – Monitor emissions and DEF levels

If a vehicle suddenly diverges from expected emissions levels, that usually indicates a problem in the engine or the fuel system.  It might simply be low Diesel Exhaust Fuel levels or a deeper problem.  Either way, you’ll be alerted whenever there seems to be an issue with the vehicle’s emissions.  Fixing it will improve fuel efficiency, and also avoid any regulatory problems.

3 – Monitor driver performance

Vehicle telematics monitors your drivers, as well as the vehicles.  You’ll get a lot of real-time data on your drivers’ on-road behavior, such as how often they speed, or how aggressively they accelerate.  In turn, this opens up opportunities to coach them on smarter driving strategies that minimize fuel waste.  You could even use this data to directly incentivize fuel-smart driving.

In addition, you can use routing software to further improve routes and reduce fuel waste.  For example: avoiding left turns across traffic is a highly efficient strategy that most courier companies utilize.  Going around a block to avoid a left turn actually uses less fuel than idling at stoplights.

4 – Prevent fuel theft

Sadly, as fuel prices have gone up, instances of fuel being stolen from vehicles have gone up as well.  Telematic systems monitor fuel levels, as well as expected fuel use in a vehicle.  If the fuel level decreases too quickly, you’ll be notified and can investigate the problem.

VLC creates the software and tools your fleet needs for maximum efficiency. With over 50 years of experience, we bring a wealth of knowledge to the industry.  Click here to learn more about our products!

Four Big Benefits to Fleet Management Solutions

Four Big Benefits to Fleet Management Solutions

What Distinguishes the Best Fleet Management Solution Software Packages?

Today, maintaining a working fleet without a good fleet management solution is nearly impossible.  Most fleet managers already have software for overseeing their operations – but is it the best software for your needs?

Fleet management software is getting better every year, adding more necessary features and benefits.  Today’s fleet management solutions are robust, multi-faceted, and integrated into other critical systems.

They go beyond merely tracking vehicles and maintenance, to giving you deep insights into how vehicle management ties into the business operations as a whole.

If you’re using fleet management software that’s several years old, there are plenty of reasons to consider upgrading to a new solution.

Four Big Benefits to A New Fleet Management Solution

1 – Maintenance and part replacement warnings

Fleet management software can track each component on a vehicle, including its maintenance history and expected lifespan.  These can be tied to warnings that pop up when a part is due for maintenance or replacement.  This critical information allows you to perform better preventative maintenance, stopping accidents or breakdowns before they happen.

2 – Keeping drivers safer

There are several ways better software improves driver safety.  Beyond preventing unnecessary breakdowns on the road, they can also track driver performance directly.  You can see which of your drivers are following the rules of the road, and which need coaching on better driving techniques.

3 – Reduce fuel usage

Keeping fuel costs low is critical right now, as the costs of transportation continue to go up.  You’ll be able to monitor fuel use in every vehicle independently, with warnings if a particular vehicle’s MPG suddenly drops.

You’ll be able to review driver behavior (such as needlessly aggressive acceleration and braking) as well as utilize preventative maintenance to replace items such as tires which can contribute to poor fuel efficiency.

4 – Robust reporting

Thanks to the huge amount of data that current fleet management software packages track, you get excellent reporting abilities.  Virtually any aspect of your fleet can be analyzed and reported on, including crossover reports showing how fleet performance is impacting the business as a whole.  This gives fleet managers a true wealth of information for improving the value of the fleet.

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Vehicle Licensing Consultants (VLC) specializes in improving fleets and fleet management systems.  From regulatory compliance to reducing your fuel use, our tools and expertise help your fleet run better. Click here to learn more about us.

 
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