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
Technology Trends for Fleet Management
Julia Grove posted on 10/27/2015 07:24
From self-driving cars to electric vehicles, when the topic of the future of transportation arises, the discussion invariably always centers on how these advancements will impact the world at the consumer-level. While an important part of the conversation, this focus leaves little room for a discussion about how changes in technology are impacting the world at the enterprise-level... Read More
Self-Driving Trucks: The Future of Fleet Management?
Julia Grove posted on 10/05/2015 10:15
In May of this year, Freightliner (owned by Daimler AG), introduced the Inspiration – America’s first self-driving tractor-trailer truck – at a press event in Nevada. What we learned:
Testing has begun on public highways in the state of Nevada.
Be on the lookout for license plate number AU 010.
There will always be a licensed driver in the driver’s ... Read More
Fleet Mobility Tracking is Becoming Plug-and-Play
Julia Grove posted on 08/12/2015 12:48
In case you haven’t noticed, over the last few years an unmistakable trend has been happening in the mobile fleet tracking industry. As mobile consumer devices have become a commonly accepted part of almost everyone’s life, mobile fleet management systems have begun to adopt a similar strategy.The reason for this trend seems simple enough. Shippers and truck drivers are now using any number of dif... Read More
Trailer Tracking and the Internet of Things
Julia Grove posted on 07/09/2015 08:57
From a consumer goods perspective, it’s easy to understand the advantages the Internet of Things has to offer. From smart phones and Fitbits to home thermostats and even refrigerators, the term the Internet of Things describes how all the devices in our lives interconnect to exchange information, and ultimately make our lives easier.
While in the trucking sector this term may refer to a di... Read More
Vehicle GPS Tracking is Improving Waste & Recycling Safety
Julia Grove posted on 04/27/2015 14:58
The waste and recycling industry has started to adopt a variety of technologies for safety programs. They are being used to improve safety initiatives by reducing accidents, increasing accountability, and increasing driver awareness. In fact, the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) is going to be including these types of safety technologies into the 2016 safety manual.
Not only do ... Read More