Information Technology

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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

June 8, 2009

An Office in the Cab

Not that long ago, the onboard computer systems found in trucks were little more than data recorders. Pioneered by such companies as Tripmaster, these "black boxes" recorded things such as road speed and engine tim

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