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Bypassing weigh stations can save fleets time and fuel, which can cut costs immensely when multiplied over numerous vehicles. Photo: istockphoto.com
Bypassing Tolls and Weigh Stations with Technology
By Stephane Babcock
Toll and weigh station bypass technology can help fleets cut costs and time, while the vehicle keeps rolling down the road.
Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief
Commentary: Make 2015 the Year of Relationships
By Deborah Lockridge
In the day-to-day hustle of deadlines, whether it’s a magazine article or blog, delivering freight or building trucks, it’s hard to find enough time to build and nurture relationships with friends and co-workers.
In what could be the worst driver shortage ever, the industry is currently short about 35,000 truck drivers, and we’ll need nearly 240,000 additional drivers by 2020. 
Driver Dilemma: In Search of Drivers
By Deborah Lockridge
In what could be the worst driver shortage ever, the industry is currently short about 35,000 truck drivers, and we’ll need nearly 240,000 additional drivers by 2020. Unfortunately, fleets are finding it difficult to reverse the trend.
Every Second Counts When Your Driver is at Risk
By Adam Kahn, SmartDrive Systems
It’s the call a fleet manager never wants to get — one where your driver has been in a collision. Fleets can leverage video data to make timely business decisions.
A trailer dropped at night in an unsecured lot could be a target for thieves, but the Internet of Things and telematics can help keep it safe. Photo by Evan Lockridge
Using Telematics to Boost Truck and Cargo Security
By Jim Beach
The advent of the "Internet of Things" concept in trucks helps fleets improve security for vehicles, drivers and cargo, with smart devices, locks and sensors that do their work in the background.

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Aljex Debuts Capacity Hub for Proactive Truck Booking Aljex debuted its Capacity Hub software tool that allows brokers to search online for trucks and gauge spot availability.
A mobile dispatch app from Acordex is now fully integreated with CLI's FACTS freight management system. Carrier Logistics Announces New Integrations A mobile proof of delivery application and a mobile device dispatch app are now integrated with Carrier Logistics Inc.'s FACTS freight management system.
Efficient Store Delivery Goal of Paragon’s Arrivals Board The Paragon Software Systems Arrivals Board application allows in-store receiving personnel to monitor real-time ETA information of trucks scheduled to make deliveries as well as the load characteristics of each truck.
Transflo On-Demand Transmits Documents Efficiently Pegasus TransTech’s new Transflo On-Demand service allows drivers to print, fax or email documents stored in the network to expedite the delivery of paperwork to truckers on the road.
The Orbcomm chassis tracking system combines the company’s GT 1100 tracking device with its PS 100 proximity sensor to provide operators with chassis location, load status and other information. (Photo courtesy of Orbcomm.) Orbcomm Introduces Chassis Tracking Product A new chassis tracking system was introduced by Orbcomm, Rochelle Park, N.J., this week during the American Trucking Associations' annual conference in San Diego.
USEFUL WHITEPAPERS
Reman Parts Gaining More Favor with Truck Operators
Remanufactured components are a smart price-point alternative for fleets of all sizes and vehicles of all ages given the current market economic conditions. Meritor examines this trend in a whitepaper.
Traffic Violations are on the Rise: How Fleets Can Prepare
Fuel, insurance, preventive maintenance and repairs are generally accepted as standard operating costs for fleets. What about vehicle-issued violations, such as parking, toll and photo enforcement tickets?

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