September 20, 2017

Last Mile: The New Frontier

UST Logistical Systems Discovers a Better Way to Onboard Independent Contractors

Getting shipments delivered on time while battling the constant shortage of drivers is no easy feat. And that’s before even knowing if the independent driver is qualified to provide services and ready to hit the road.

According to the American Trucking Association’s quarterly report, the pace of driver turnover at both large and small truck fleets rose signficantly in the second quarter of 2017.

For large carriers with revenue of more than $30 million, driver turnover rose 16 points to 90 percent, up from 74 percent in the first quarter of 2017. That’s the largest quarterly jump since the fourth quarter in 2010, according to the ATA report. Small carriers with less than $30 million in annual revenue fared slightly better, but also experienced double-digit turnover rates in the second quarter, rising 19 points to 85 percent, up from 66 percent in the first quarter.

Driving at Optimal Performance

As businesses manage against unpredictable demand, increased volatility, and rising costs, companies like UST Logistical Systems are turning to IC management software to replace manual processes that create logistical roadblocks for their business.

ustlogo.pngUST Logistical Systems is a national third-party logistics provider specializing in the “final mile” delivery of furniture and appliances—from the retailer’s warehouse directly into the customer’s home. With more than one million annual deliveries and approximately 1,000 team members in motion, UST Logistical Systems turned to Openforce’s cloud-based solution to streamline all aspects of IC management including:

  • Faster onboarding
  • Contracting the right way
  • Settlement processing
  • Risk controls requirements
  • Compliance audit

“Once the Openforce system was in place, a major pressure point was released. The Openforce automated platform is completely worry free and we can focus our time on more strategic priorities.”

Tekisha Roberts
Compliance Director

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