Information Technology

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February 4, 2010

Panel: Electronic Logging Technology Addresses Fleet Priorities

According to Allan Lowry, director of safety at Central Refrigerated Service, there are three main priorities for a fleet: safety, service and retention

January 6, 2010

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

January 2, 2010

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

December 18, 2009

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.

December 17, 2009

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

December 9, 2009

Canadian Interest in EOBRs Remains Strong Despite Delays and Official Apathy

Even as the U.S. trucking industry awaits the final rule on EOBRs from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Canada's trucking industry has been battling with some of the same questions

December 9, 2009

Expect More Tech Company Consolidation

Acquisitions of transportation technology companies seem to be commonplace these days, as the economic environment leaves some companies with no choice, while others want to keep up with the advancing of technology.

December 1, 2009

Reclaim Your File Cabinets With Document Management

George Van Dyke Trucking, Tangent, Ore., used to allocate a 100-square-foot storage room, a large in-office filing area, and a team of two to handle the same amount of paperwork controlled by one employee and a computer today

December 1, 2009

Don't Let Technology Hurt You in Court

High on the list of carrier concerns about electronic onboard recorders is how to guard the data these devices collect. The information can work both ways: It can protect a carrier, but it also can be used as weapo

November 5, 2009

Hiring Technology: Automated Recruiting

Wayne Cedarholm told a story 20 years ago about his employer C.R. England, the major refrigerated carrier based in Salt Lake City

November 2, 2009

Software Users Hear About Trucking Industry Trends at Conference

From the rise in truck intermodal to shippers' use of 3PLs to the coming black box, the changes we're seeing in the trucking industry were front and center during the opening general session of the McLeod Software User's Conference

October 2, 2009

A Mobile Industry: Cell Phones Useful to Stay Connected With Drivers

Cell phones today are nearly second-nature. You can walk down the street and see almost everyone holding one. And it's almost impossible to imagine how the trucking industry did without the

September 15, 2009

Taking the 'Man' Out of Management: Enterprise Software Trends

The economic meltdown has fleets scrambling to cut costs and improve efficiency in more creative and innovative ways than ever before. This involves getting the most out of fleet management softwar

August 26, 2009

Making a Plan and Sticking to IT: Routing, Navigation and Mapping

Routing, mapping and navigation all deal with getting a vehicle from Point A to Point B. Transportation management systems may offer all three of these components, but the terms are not really interchangeable

August 10, 2009

Geofencing: More Than 'Big Brother'

"Big Brother" comes to mind in any otherwise-official definition of "geofencing," the tracking method that keeps track of employees entering or leaving certain geographic area

August 10, 2009

The Latest in Handhelds

Companies surviving in trucking today are all about efficiency. What will drive down costs, increase productivity and speed up cash flow

August 10, 2009

Technology for Cost Control: Report From the ALK Conference

There are indications that we are closer to the start of economic recovery - at least, the pace of decline is slowing - but John White, President of U.S. Xpress, is still waiting for inventory numbers to show a turnaround

June 10, 2009

Mobile Communication: Making it All Work

Trucking operations use a number of technologies to improve both operational efficiencies and customer service: transportation management software in the home office, computers or tracking and monitoring devices on the vehicles

June 10, 2009

Minding the Fleet

In the beginning, fleet management software mostly meant applications that tied together a carrier's accounting and dispatch functions. Today, such products encompass a number of operational activities and integrate with a wide range of technologies

June 10, 2009

The Wireless Truck

There has been much talk about telematics on the car side of the automotive business, with GM the highest-profile early adopter with its OnStar product. Yet trucking had the car people beat by 20 years

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