tip of the dayWant to make scheduling easier for you? Try adopting a master schedule. Today we’ll discuss and way to make life easier for food truck vendors through the creation and use of food truck schedules.

Employee scheduling is an important concern for every food truck owner. Vendors typically place unneeded pressure on themselves when they don’t have an effective scheduling process. Similarly, it can hurt your food truck employee morale when they do not have a schedule that sets the team up for success.

Food Truck Schedules

You can make writing the schedule easy and efficient each and every time — with master food truck schedules.

For each area of your food truck business, implement a master schedule that tells you who you have on staff for each position, what days they can work, what shift(s) they can work on those days and what their preferences are on any given day.

Food truck schedules will keep all the special requests straight, keeps seniority in the right order and allows you to map out your most important shifts with your strongest staff members.

With a master schedule, you’ll never dread schedule day again.

Plan for the worst

Don’t forget that when you build your food truck schedules, keep the emergency factor in mind. Well designed food truck schedules includes a plan B, so the food truck owner or truck manager doesn’t have to panic if any employee doesn’t show up or has to leave for an emergency. Make sure you have an organized availability chart to help you fill those positions when needed.

To make sure your employees know what is expected of them food truck owners should have clearly defined rules about shift trades and absences.

Software Solutions

To make employee scheduling easy, you may want to consider replacing the manual process of food truck schedules with a software solution.

Shiftplanning.com is considered one of the best scheduling software packages, but with it’s $35 / month (for 1-20 employees) rate some start up food truck owners may have to pass until they have built up their business.

Do you have any additional tips for vendors who don’t have master food truck schedules for their employees? We’d love to hear your thoughts. You can share your thoughts, tips and ideas via email, Twitter or Facebook.