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CVS’s fleet of Class 8 haulers use routing software to analyze the best routes for drivers to approach a location, pull into a parking lot, and maneuver into the loading dock.
CVS Uses Data To Conquer the Most Expensive Mile
By Chris Wolski
CVS used the routing software in the Telogis telematics system to analyze the best routes for drivers to approach a location, pull into a parking lot, and maneuver into the loading dock.
Big Data & Trucking
By Jim Beach
Trucking operations generate billions of pieces of information each day, and fleet managers are learning how to put it all to use.
15 Things to Watch For in 2015 (And Beyond)
By Deborah Lockridge and Oliver Patton
A lot is changing in the trucking industry right now – technology, demographics, manufacturing, regulations and more. How will these changes affect your business? We’ve come up with 15 trends you should watch next year and beyond.
Three Things to Consider When Comparing Insurers
By Bill Caudill
When shopping for commercial auto insurance, it’s important to consider a number of factors, not just cost.
Even on a 20% grade, the Hill Helper held the truck until the clutch engaged and the engine got the truck moving. On the downslope the clutch held the truck in gear until an upshift was necessary. It never coasted downhill.
QuickSpin: Using Eaton's Procision Dual-Clutch Transmission
By Jim Park
Eaton’s Procision dual-clutch medium-duty automated transmission promises automatic-like driver feel with manual performance attributes.

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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.
Bestpass Improves Data Integration Bestpass is providing more ways to integrate its billing services into online fleet management tools with the Bestpass Data Interchange platform.
USEFUL WHITEPAPERS
Improve Fleet Performance by Changing Driver Behavior
GPS vehicle tracking provides a powerful tool for managing your vehicles more effectively, helping you control fleet costs and improving productivity. Fleet operation isn’t just about the vehicles but also the people who drive them.
How to Use Telematics to Control Fleet Costs
GPS vehicle tracking systems can generate positive results in many areas, including employee productivity, driver safety, and more. What really stands out is telematics ability to lower costs.
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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