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
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