Smart Trailers – More Than Dots on a Map
Julia Grove posted on 05/25/2016 11:31
Using Smart Sensors for Proactive Maintenance
As supply chains have increased in global scale and complexity, trailer tracking has given trucking companies and operators greater visibility into their trailers and intermodal containers. But companies need more than just visibility into where their trucks are on a daily basis.
Rather, they need smart sensor and remote asset management to track, mo... Read More
Keeping Up with Intermodal: Freight Trends Through 2020
Julia Grove posted on 05/16/2016 11:12
Projected Growth Across Transit Methods and Intermodal Opportunities
Intermodal is the fastest growing form of transportation today, and for good reason. Intermodal transportation is reliable, cost-effective, and has become one of the safest ways to transport containers and valuable cargo. According to Statista, intermodal transportation has no plans on slowing down. Four key freight transit meth... Read More
Why an Asset Management System is Crucial
Julia Grove posted on 03/28/2016 12:04
Whether you operate a small or medium sized fleet, yard management solutions are a crucial part of controlling your daily logistic operations. When looking to improve trailer underutilization and optimize a congested yard, an asset management system can be the night and day difference between on-time delivery efficiency and higher customer retention rates.
In comparison to logistics automation, ... Read More
A Look Back at the Top Asset Tracking Companies of 2015
Julia Grove posted on 03/17/2016 14:25
Who’s Carrying The Shipments?
Having complete and total visibility of where your shipments are during all stages of movement are a critical part of a healthy supply chain. From the warehouse loading docks to shipment receiving, real time asset tracking impacts your fleet productivity and your bottom line. Several companies have excelled in global logistics operations conquering air, land,... Read More
Shippers’ Asset Tracking Data Demand an Opportunity for Carriers
Julia Grove posted on 03/04/2016 10:19
The Importance of Asset Tracking Scorecards
A recent article from Transport Topics shares insight from a panel of supply chain experts highlighting the fact that shippers are desiring more and more data, and this presents an immediate opportunity for carriers to capitalize on and create happier customers along the way.
The article quotes Ben Cubitt, senior vice president of supply chain and tra... Read More
9 Ways You Can Maximize Your Delivery Fleet’s Potential
Julia Grove posted on 01/19/2016 15:45
Learn how to maximize your delivery fleet’s potential with automated fleet management technology specifically designed for small to medium fleets. Read More
FMCSA Releases ELD Rule to Enforce HOS Regulations
Julia Grove posted on 01/12/2016 14:26
How Will the New Electronic Logging Device Rule Affect the Trucking Industry?
On December 10, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) finally released its rule requiring interstate drivers use electronic logging devices (ELDs) to enforce hours-of-service (HOS) regulations and reduce driver fatigue – a leading cause of industry accidents. The rule was published December 16, 2... Read More
Will Remote Asset Tracking Save the Trucking Industry
Julia Grove posted on 12/17/2015 09:02
Asset Tracking Trends in the Face of the Driver Shortage
The trucking industry is facing a driver shortage. According to the American Trucking Association, despite the national unemployment rate being over 7%, the industry struggles to find enough qualified drivers. The current shortage of roughly 25,000 is due to many reasons, including demographic, regulatory, and the fact that drivers are awa... Read More
Track the Tree 2015
Julia Grove posted on 11/06/2015 14:18
Following the Capitol Christmas Tree from Alaska to Washington, D.C.
Have you even wondered where the Capitol Christmas Tree comes from?
Since 1970, the U.S. Forest Service has chosen a different national park each year to contribute a tree. This year’s official tree, a 74-foot-tall Lutz spruce from Chugach National Forest, is the first ever from the state of Alaska. Chugach National Fore... Read More
Beyond Remote Asset Tracking: Connecting Trucks with Big Data
Julia Grove posted on 11/03/2015 07:30
As we discussed in a previous blog post, the Internet of Things (or IoT) is transforming everyday life – even in the remote asset management industry, as evidenced by Controlled Area Networks and Mobile Communication Devices. Utilizing the IoT to move beyond simple asset or trailer tracking involves mining and leveraging Big Data and then connecting fleets with powerful software soluti... Read More