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Oil's Ups and Downs

Oh, the commodity of oil, how its price changes and bends at the drop of a hat. Since December, when prices were at the $70 mark, oil has taken a ride all the way up to $82 earlier this week

These days, almost every trucking company relies on data. Is yours safe?

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Under Lock and Key: Protecting Your Data

You probably anticipate problems such as missing paperwork, a driver getting lost, or an unexpected breakdown. But have you thought about the possibility of losing your data to terrorists, extremists

Brian McLaughlin

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Data Critical to Transportation Productivity

Knowledge is always power, and in the trucking industry, access to driver and vehicle performance data helps management make decisions that squeeze every ounce of profit out of their fleets

Dart contractor Perry Famularo was skeptical, but fell in love with electronic logs during the company's pilot program. (Photo by Kristin Ries)

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Electronic Logs: The End of the Comic Book?

Perry Famularo, a longtime independent contractor for Dart Transit, was "one of those die-hards who said I would retire before I would use a computer for log purposes.

While the yard is usually the last place to automate, now might be the time to consider yard management solutions.

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Yard Management: The Virtual Clipboard

When fleets look to automate operations, one of the last places they look is the yard. For most carriers, yard management is still a manual process, with a fleet manager walking around performing yard checks, keeping track on a clipboar

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Looking Back: 2009 Fuel Management in Review

In 2009, things started off like a lamb and at times felt like a lion, but we certainly didn't see the scary lions in fleet fuel buying, as we did in 2008

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Be Safe, Not Sorry With Fuel Management During the Holidays

We are less than a week away from the full-blown holiday season. As part of your company's fleet management program, are your trucks ready to be sitting still for several days during the back-to-back holiday weeks

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Japanese Truck Market: Takeaways for the North American Trucking Industry

The Japanese economy has remained in a state of recession for the better part of this current decade. The Japanese truck industry therefore has come to rely on export sales to not only remain stable but also to grow

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Dispatchers and Overtime: Forty Miles of Bad Road

The latest threat to the transportation industry is not rising fuel costs or clogged highways, but rather, the inevitable wave of lawsuits by dispatchers claiming that they are entitled to overtime pay

Photo courtesy of MTS Driver Recruiters

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Get Ready For Onslaught of New Rules From OSHA

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has made it clear that it's back in the rulemaking business, with a sling of new labor rules in the pipeline for 2010 that trucking companies ought to be aware of

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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