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IT and MPG
IT and MPG

June 28, 2012
In the abstract, reducing fuel cost represents a pretty straightforward undertaking: Get as many miles as possible out of every gallon of fuel, pay as...

Maverick Transportation Focuses on Safety Culture
Maverick Transportation Focuses on Safety Culture

June 25, 2012
Technology plays a role in promoting safety at Maverick Transportaton in Little Rock, Ark. But the technologies deployed "are part of our overall safety...

How Swift Transportation Got Back on Track
How Swift Transportation Got Back on Track

June 7, 2012
SAN DIEGO -- "It doesn't matter if you are big or small, the principles are the same," said Richard Stocking, president and COO of Swift Transportation, in...

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,...

It's All About the Miles: Routing and Dispatch Systems

March 22, 2012
Years ago, fleets would spend the overnight hours manually figuring out which route a driver would take the next day. Today, routing and dispatch software...

More than Miles: Routing/Mileage Companies Branch Out
More than Miles: Routing/Mileage Companies Branch Out

March 1, 2012
In trucking, miles are currency, and there are few companies that have become more synonymous with trucking than commercial routing and mileage software...

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...

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...