Never lose a job again with MyTrucking job tracking software
Glen Kearney and his son Jack Kearney
With the help of MyTrucking transportation management software, Glen Kearney Transport ensures everyone is on the same page and eliminates the risk of lost or overlooked jobs.
For over 25 years the family business has been hauling grain and hay throughout New South Wales and Victoria. Based in Barooga in the southern Riverina region of New South Wales, Glen and his wife Pauline run a close-knit family business.
Pauline explains that in addition to driving themselves, their son drives for the company. They also work alongside their two other sons, who are also in the transport industry, working for Kearney Logistics.
Pauline’s two brothers also drive for Glen Kearney Transport, and her sister recently joined the team part-time in the office as well.
“We have two drivers who are not family, but we like to make them feel like they are!” she says.
Three years ago the Kearneys bought another business and now also do general cargo with tautliners. In total, they have a fleet of six trucks on the road.
Before MyTrucking, they managed their workflow with the traditional paper diary.
“It wasn’t always ideal, especially if we were away from the office, so it was ‘who has the paper?’ We weren’t all on the same wavelength,” says Pauline.
It was when the Kearneys met MyTrucking founders Sam and Sara Orsborn at a conference that they first heard about MyTrucking. Although Pauline could see the value of the software, she initially thought it was too small to take full advantage of.
“We went to their booth and had a look at the program. I was already on Xero so that was a bonus. At that time we only had two trucks and I wasn’t sure 100% I loved the program though, and I could see that, if we did more loads and had more employees, it was worth looking into.”
Although impressed with the software, they did not act for about six months.
The catalyst for change was when a casual driver found missing documents under the seat of the spare truck – they were lost and would never have been charged for. Pauline knew it was time for a change.
They switched to MyTrucking about five years ago and now as the loads come in they are immediately entered into the system. The software has eliminated any double data entry, which saves time and integrates seamlessly with their Xero accounting software.
“Everyone can log in, everyone is on the same page, and no uploads are missed now. That’s why I love it so much,” she says.
“I like that even though there isn’t a quote as such, I can enter a customer name, destination, origin, and price. Even though we don’t end up doing that job , I can always go back and see what price I had quoted – I love that part A lot of our work is pretty ad hoc and especially now with the price of fuel I can look and see that there at 12 months, we did it for this price, and compare.”
For more information on MyTrucking visit: www.mytrucking.com/aus
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