McLeod Software has added a new Driver Scorecard module to its LoadMaster IX Version 9.2
. The new module was designed as a way for safety and driver managers to evaluate drivers based on key performance indicators over specified time periods.

The Driver Scorecard systematically measures and reports on a host of driver activities, and these measures can be used to set driver pay rates, determine bonuses and adjust other aspects of their compensation package. Safety and driver managers can use the system to evaluate drivers based on predefined indicators including revenue dollars, revenue miles, service failures, accidents, warning letters, traffic violations, over, short and damage claims and tenure. The system can also be set up to monitor such activities as hard braking, log violations and failure to turn in required paperwork.

By having all this information at their fingertips through one screen, driver managers can coach, praise or reprimand drivers during brief conversations soon after actions occur. This system makes it easier for managers to stay on top of problems and address them quickly.

The Driver Scorecard Report is sent to the driver manager through the LoadMaster's Report Scheduler. The report can be grouped by driver manager and sorted by driver scores from low to high, or vice versa, for quick identification of drivers needing additional attention or training. The key performance indicators can also be viewed as pie or bar graphs.

"We are pleased to offer an extremely useful tool like Driver Scorecard to our customers at a time when their ability to measure driver performance is more critical than ever in keeping their operation profitable," said Tom McLeod, president and CEO of McLeod Software. "Having the capability to reliably identify both their best and their underperforming drivers based on the company's unique KPIs gives management increased control over this expensive and important aspect of their business."

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