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The Basics of the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Return

Do the numbers 2290 and the date of Aug. 31 ring a bell? If not, you had better keep reading

Navigation solutions have evolved beyond just the consumer market; trucking-specific units are bigger and easier to use for truck drivers. (Photo by Rand McNally)

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Navigation's Not Another Toy

Before adopting Maptuit's navigation system, drivers for expedited truckload carrier Armellini Express Lines had three choices if they got lost: wait for dispatch to jump onto Google Maps to get them back on trac

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Wow! My Fleet Fuel Card is Burning!

Every day we deal with thousands of fleet fuel transactions. Some fleet fuel card companies are better than others for customer service, discount deals, acceptance and informatio

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Fuel Management When You Least Expect It

My guess is that most of you have a fuel management program. It is either real or it's in your head, but you believe you have an effective fuel program that is money saving when it comes to buying fleet fuel

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Truck Fleet Innovators on Spec'ing For Safety

This month, Heavy Duty Trucking's 2010 Truck Fleet Innovators offer their viewpoints on how equipment and technology can improve safety.

Listen for the "tick-tick" and head off employment-related litigation early.

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Protecting Yourself From Lawsuits Part 2: Employment Bombshells

In employment there are a number of litigation bombshells waiting to explode into your face if you don't hear - and respond to - the ticking you should be hearing

EDI allows carriers to monitor loads and respond quickly. Many say it's necessary to deal with shippers. (Photo by Aljex)

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EDI: Learning the Language

Oklahoma-based Melton Truck Lines used to handle its Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) transactions in-house. The in-house process was expensive, and monitoring freight availability and finding loads was labor-intensive and time-consuming for the flatbed carrier

Rail intermodal gives trucking companies another option to sell to customers interested in saving money and being 'green.'

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The Changing Face of Trucking Part 2: Riding the Rails

In late 1989, truckload pioneer J.B. Hunt ventured into the intermodal business, moving truck trailers "piggyback" on flatbed railcars. The company moved 20 loads that first year. In 2009, it moved more than 900,000

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In-Cab Navigation: How Did We Go So Long Without It?

Today, navigation capabilities using GPS technology are everywhere. Many new cars have built-in navigation units. You can find the nearest gas station or ATM on your smart phone

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Life Is Like Fuel Management: You Never Know What You're Going to Get

I had a pretty moving experience last week, and it has led me to think about a lot of things in life

USEFUL WHITEPAPERS
Turning Big Data into Actionable Safety Intelligence
The ability to access or analyze big data, especially in real-time as it streams in, can have an enormous impact on a business, particularly if it is used to predict the onset of an event or provide insight into how to transform a process or operation. Some fleet managers are beginning to call this “Actionable Safety Intelligence.” Here’s why.
The Right ELD
Driving Profitability From The ELD Mandate. With paper logbooks gone and the ELD now standard, how can trucking companies of all sizes meet the FMCSA ELD Mandate and boost productivity and efficiency?
Connectivity: How Advanced Vehicle Technology Is Changing the Transportation Industry
In this report, you’ll discover the new types of advanced vehicle technology that is changing the industry, how these technologies affect your fleet, and how you can prepare for the future of the transportation industry.
A Smarter Approach to Growing Your Fleet
The traditional approach to managing business growth is to add more staff, vehicles and warehouses. Mobile resource management (MRM) solutions can help fleets and the people who manage them be more strategic about how they use their existing resources.
7 Benefits of Bundling ELD & Fleet Tracking Solutions
While the ELD mandate may add a seemingly burdensome requirement to fleets, it is also an opportunity to increase operational efficiencies. Download this ebook and learn 7 possible benefits of bundling an ELD solution with a telematics solution.
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