Nova Lines solved some of its biggest operational headaches — and saved $250k annually — with KeepTruckin’s integrated fleet management platform.
- Implemented the KeepTruckin Smart Dashcam, lowering insurance rates, exonerating drivers, and saving $250,000.
- Gained greater visibility into equipment locations with the Asset Gateway, allowing for new loss prevention strategies.
- Created a single, streamlined hub for all fleet activities, including IFTA reporting and fuel cards, safety, and asset protection.
Chicago-based Nova Lines specializes in flatbed general freight shipping. When the company started to look at fleet management solutions, Doina Movilean, Compliance and Public Relations Manager, knew exactly what to look for. After choosingKeepTruckin, Nova Lines was able to streamline operations, save money, improve driver safety, and keep track of everything. Here’s how.
Building a culture of safety
When Nova Lines started working with KeepTruckin, Doina made driver safety and accident exoneration a top focus for her safety department. By installing KeepTruckin Smart Dashcams, Doina gave her fleet a leg up on the unpredictability of the road.
“The KeepTruckin Smart Dashcam is definitely a lifesaver for trucking companies,” Doina says. “They provide the strongest pieces of evidence to prove fault in the event of an accident. But they also help us coach the undisciplined drivers that are driving unsafely. More often than not, the dashcams have helped prove that Nova Lines drivers were driving safely and the ticket or complaint received was unwarranted. Besides the exoneration of fault, KeepTruckin provides huge savings for the company in general—we can keep claims at a minimum, and were actually able to lower our insurance rates by 12% to save more than $250,000 in one year.”
According to Doina, the KeepTruckin Safety Hub is an indispensable tool for a trucking company. Thanks to it, Nova Lines can automatically identify and coach the drivers with a lower safety driver performance, and at the same time, recognize and incentivize drivers with exemplary safe driving performance.
“KeepTruckin essentially lets us see the road through our drivers’ eyes, and the sooner we identify an unsafe event, the sooner we can react—preventing accidents, violations, or any other unpleasant situations in the future,” adds Doina. “I am looking forward to the new safety updates and some coaching materials, so we can have even more tools to improve and create a safety culture within the company.”
Taking the fuss out of IFTA reporting
IFTA reporting can be an absolute headache. Tracking receipts and manually reporting fuel costs and locations wastes valuable time. When Nova Line’s fleet had 40 trucks, its safety department was spending two full weeks preparing IFTA reports. The fleet’s growth to approximately 100 trucks meant that process was unsustainable.
With the KeepTruckin Fuel Hub, Doina can quickly and easily retrieve fuel spend data and submit to the appropriate states accordingly. She saves a ton of time that she can spend improving other aspects of her fleet’s performance.
“The time management relief has been huge,” she explains. “To be honest, KeepTruckin’s IFTA reporting is so easy to use—it does all the heavy lifting for me by automatically calculating the miles and gallons per jurisdiction. We just upload fuel reports to the KeepTruckin Fuel Hub according to the truck and state, and the platform does the rest. We’ve cut our IFTA reporting time spend to roughly 4 or 5 hours per quarter for our entire fleet.”
Keeping track of everything—from anywhere
Nova Lines has continued to refine its operations by gaining command-center visibility from KeepTruckin’s best-in-class GPS tracking solution: Fleet View. The visibility Doina and her teams have gained from this all-in-one, live map has helped the company grow without sacrificing safety or quality of service. Doina also knows that Nova Lines can consistently count on KeepTruckin to go above and beyond to keep her fleet compliant and on the road serving customers.
“We use it on a daily basis, constantly monitoring and assisting our customers and drivers with its help,” adds Doina. “What we like about KeepTruckin is that we can keep everything in one place — every fleet manager can access any information at any time with the new KeepTruckin Fleet App for the management team. This helps the flow of communication and information. Also, the customer service and technical support teams are there when we need them. Any situations with ELDs on the road are resolved quickly and professionally. I can honestly say that KeepTruckin really cares about its customers’ needs.”
“I can honestly say that KeepTruckin really cares about its customers’ needs.”
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