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Using Technology to Help Cut Main CSA Violations: Speeding and Log Violations
Using Technology to Help Cut Main CSA Violations: Speeding and Log Violations

January 17, 2012
When the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rolled out its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program in late 2010, a number of carriers were...

Data Shows Speeding and Log Violations are Main CSA Culprits; Technology Can Help
Data Shows Speeding and Log Violations are Main CSA Culprits; Technology Can Help

January 17, 2012
When the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rolled out its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program in late 2010, a number of carriers were...

Big-Fleet IT Functionality for Smaller Fleets
Big-Fleet IT Functionality for Smaller Fleets

December 19, 2011
When it comes to serving customers, small carriers have the same requirements as the largest. If a small carrier can respond to a customer's demands as well...

Monitoring Driver Behavior Can Improve Safety, Reduce Costs
Monitoring Driver Behavior Can Improve Safety, Reduce Costs

November 4, 2011
Driver monitoring has evolved tremendously in recent years. Some carriers still rely on reports from a 1-800 "how's my driving" number to find out when a...

Trucks Talk Back: Advanced Onboard Telematics

July 10, 2011
As a truck driver guides his rig along an interstate highway hundreds of miles from home, he might have a tendency to feel lonely. Yet in many cases, a...

Technology in the Next Decade: Safety and Productivity to Drive Advancements
Technology in the Next Decade: Safety and Productivity to Drive Advancements

January 6, 2011
At its core, information technology is about managing data: the schedules, locations, miles, hours, fuel prices, rates, lanes, speeds, bills, invoices,...

Using Technology to Combat Distracted Driving
Using Technology to Combat Distracted Driving

December 29, 2010
Distracted driving has been the subject of two national DOT summits in the past two years, and new Federal Motor Carrier rules that became effective in...

Mobile Communication: Making it All Work

June 10, 2009
Trucking operations use a number of technologies to improve both operational efficiencies and customer service: transportation management software in the...

Minding the Fleet

June 10, 2009
In the beginning, fleet management software mostly meant applications that tied together a carrier's accounting and dispatch functions. Today, such products...

An Office in the Cab

June 8, 2009
Not that long ago, the onboard computer systems found in trucks were little more than data recorders. Pioneered by such companies as Tripmaster, these...