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Telematics Unchained
Telematics Unchained

May 22, 2013
You probably have a pretty good idea what a telematics system is, even if you don't know it by that name. You may know it as a fleet management system or...

FMCSA Safety Chief Opens Zonar User Conference
FMCSA Safety Chief Opens Zonar User Conference

May 16, 2013
You'd better be getting ready for new hours of service rules that go into effect July 1, to be followed by proposed rules for electronic logs. That, along...

High-tech Savings at the Fuel Island
High-tech Savings at the Fuel Island

April 8, 2013
Truckstop operators have always used technology to meet customer needs and remain competitive. From relatively low-tech devices such as pay phones and fax...

The Art & Science of Routing
The Art & Science of Routing

February 26, 2013
Whether truckload, LTL, local delivery or any other type of operation, all fleets want the same thing: to get their work done as quickly and as safely...

What HD Distributors Should Know About Cloud Computing
What HD Distributors Should Know About Cloud Computing

October 23, 2012
Cloud computing has been getting a lot of attention in the information technology space. Before you put your head in the cloud, though, there are some...

Using Technology to Smooth the Repair Order Process
Using Technology to Smooth the Repair Order Process

September 16, 2012
When a driver pulls a truck into a service shop for a repair, scheduled or not, a service writer must bring together a lot of information before a work...

How Technology is Changing the Way Fleets Buy Parts
How Technology is Changing the Way Fleets Buy Parts

June 4, 2012
A decade ago, selling truck parts was mostly a face-to-face (or least voice-to-voice) business. Distributors used outside salespeople to call on fleets,...

Five Ways Software Can Improve Your Bottom Line
Five Ways Software Can Improve Your Bottom Line

January 17, 2012
It's a rare heavy-duty service shop or parts warehouse/distributor that doesn't use some kind of computer software in its operation. It might be as simple...

Why You Need a Great Website
Why You Need a Great Website

October 26, 2011
Why is a website important? Because if you don't have one, you don't exist to a very large number of potential customers

Inventory Control: High-Tech Ways to Manage Parts Flow
Inventory Control: High-Tech Ways to Manage Parts Flow

October 26, 2011
For anyone selling truck parts, managing inventory is the most basic part of the business. Automated inventory systems have been in use in the aftermarket...