• 7 Ways Asset Tracking Revolutionized Fleet Management

    Julia Grove posted on 03/30/2015 09:20

    Fleet management is essential for every industry that involves shipping or receiving. In other words—fleet management is essential for every industry. With fleet management software such as GPS asset tracking, real time visibility is now available on a regular basis. For the fleet managers, this means valuable clarity into shipping operations. For those on the receiving end of fleet shipping... Read More

  • Big Data and Tablet Use in Oil and Gas Fields

    Julia Grove posted on 03/28/2015 09:27

    The oil and gas industry is advancing. The big data sector is growing. Now, they’re meeting somewhere in the middle. Data management has long been essential to the oil and gas industry. What’s new is that big data is now being carried in the pockets of oil and gas workers. Integrative big data use on the oilfield is becoming necessary to staying competitive and cost efficient. It is no... Read More

  • Why the 24% Growth in Fleet Management Matters to You

    Julia Grove posted on 03/13/2015 08:57

    The growth of fleet management is often a sign of growing industries and economies around the world. Based on “Fleet Management Market by Components, Technologies and Services (Fleet Analytics, Vehicle Tracking & Fleet Monitoring, Telemetric, Vendor Services), by Fleet Vehicle Types (Trucks, Light Goods, Buses, Corporate Fleets, Container Ships, Aircrafts) - Global Forecast to 2019, betw... Read More

  • How the U.S.-Mexico Agreement Is Affecting Cross-Border Trade

    Julia Grove posted on 03/11/2015 08:47

    On October 17th, Mexico and the United States signed a mutual recognition agreement to foster secure and safe trading across the border. This agreement is the result of a pilot program between the two countries, which was instituted to test the boundaries of reliable trade. U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) and Mexico’s Tax Administration were the two main organizations involved. Th... Read More

  • What You Should Know About Cargo Thefts in the Red Zone

    Julia Grove posted on 03/09/2015 14:25

    A recent issue of truckload thefts in what is called ‘the red zone’ has been a point of contention for carriers, shippers, logistics, and transportation companies. Many of these thefts are due to neglecting in-transit security best practices. The red zone is the area within 200 miles of load origin and is titled as such because of the many thefts that occur in this area. For example, i... Read More

  • 2015 Trends in Freight Shipping and Cargo Transportation

    Julia Grove posted on 03/05/2015 08:41

    Like most industries, freight shipping and cargo transportation will be experiencing changes in the new year. These changes will affect the both the intermodal industry and the trucking and logistics industry. [http://www.skybitz.com/IndustrySolutions/TruckingLogistics.aspx] One of the most important elements of change is reduced energy prices.The low energy prices have bolstered our economy on th... Read More

  • Container Intrusion Tracking

    Julia Grove posted on 03/02/2015 08:30

    We rely on containers to safely transport cargo across the country and around the world. The risk of container intrusion has increased due to longer distance travel and terrorist threats. If a container is tampered with, it can cause serious financial damage and increase security risks. Some of the risks to be aware of when shipping containers internationally include cargo theft, container theft, ... Read More

  • How the Industrial Internet is Transforming Industries

    Julia Grove posted on 02/27/2015 13:48

    The Industrial Internet is defined by Accenture and GE as “the use of sensor, software, machine-to machine learning…to gather and analyze data from physical objects or other large data streams, and then use those analyses to manage operations”. In other words, the Industrial Internet is a form of Big Data specific to industrial applications. It is expected to cause significant ... Read More

  • Frac Tank Logistics: Asset Tracking in the Bakken Shale

    Julia Grove posted on 12/02/2014 14:57

    Machine-to-machine (M2M) technology has made the productive boom of the Bakken shale one of the most efficient oil and gas  fields in use. As the name implies, M2M technology aids communication between machines. For example, a traffic data collector communicating with spotlights to regulate traffic is using M2M technology. M2M technology has applications ranging from security systems to robot... Read More

  • Holiday Cargo Theft: How Asset Tracking Can Help

    Julia Grove posted on 11/25/2014 11:55

    Over the past few years, cargo theft during the holiday season has risen greatly. With cargo thefts on the rise as a whole, transporters and logisticians should practice extra caution in the coming months. The increase in shipping demand due to the holidays is a main reason for this seasonal increase in cargo theft. Most of these thefts are non-confrontational and involve the driver, whether the d... Read More

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