Fleet Management


ELDs Can Open the Door to Big Data

Why settle for simple electronic logging when it can serve as a total fleet management solution in a box?

Rolf Lockwood


Commentary: Over-Regulation and Idiotic Enforcement

Sure, our trucks can do damage in a bunch of ways, but the regulations outweigh the risk we represent by alot -and they’re driving people away from trucking, argues Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood.

Photo: PeopleNet


Pushing the Technology Envelope in Trucking

Mark Botticelli, executive vice president, Technology, PeopleNet, described how some wearable devices such as virtual reality goggles or a smart arm band could aid drivers.

Thom Albrecht Photo: Jim Beach


How E-Commerce Disrupts Trucking

While disruption may be a current buzzword, it’s as old as capitalism itself, said Thom Albrecht, president of Sword & Sea Transportation Advisors, speaking at the PeopleNet and TMW in.sight User Conference + Expo in Nashville.

Panel at PeopleNet presentation during the in.sight User Conference + Expo. Photo: Trimble


User Conference Highlights the Fast Pace of Change

Change and its quickening pace was an over-riding theme at Trimble’s in.sight user conference for TMW Systems and PeopleNet customers that kicked off Aug. 14 in Nashville.

Deborah Lockridge


Commentary: Is Your Lease-Purchase Program a Problem?

There are plenty of horror stories out there about owner-operator lease-purchase programs, and not just at the ports, explains Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge in her August editorial.

Despite how easy it is to install electronic logging devices and having the ability to use an app to log time, “it still takes fleet management and drivers generally a couple of months to get comfortable with the technology,” advises Tom Reader of ELD supplier J.J. Keller. Photos: J.J. Keller


The Clock is Ticking on ELD Compliance

Carriers and drivers have a scant four months to be running under the FMCSA's new electronic logging rule.


Commentary: Why the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal May Not Mean Much

Some are predicting the Amazon-Whole Foods acquisition will be a game-changer but it may not be as big of a deal for trucking as we think, says Business Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge in his August Hotline column.

Small fleets cite their top three challenges. Graph courtesy Comdata


Inside the Small Fleet

Small fleets make up the vast majority of trucking companies. Comdata shares some research into their challenges and habits.

NRS shared with their insurance company how the SmartValve reduces driver injuries by conducting a live demonstration with the assistance of Rush Truck Centers.


Nationwide Rail Services Gains Safety Advantage With Each Drop-And-Hook

Fleet credits electronic height control system with reducing driver injuries and boosting productivity.

Driver Incentives that Work
The right driver incentives can have a powerful impact on safety. Learn from safety leaders at three organizations how to engage drivers with rewards and incentives that work. Optimize your own program with remedies for 6 common challenges.

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