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California Fleet Diversifies to Serve Customer Needs
Mobile Apps as Brokers

Mobile Apps as Brokers

According to a report by consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan, mobile apps are leading the way to what they call “the Uberization” of trucking, or mobile-based freight brokering.

November 18, 2015

Changing How Fleets Buy Onboard Computers
Using Technology to Improve Workflow

Using Technology to Improve Workflow

Workflow can take automation way beyond simply replacing the pen and paper with a smartphone into which a driver keys information.

October 15, 2015

Carriers Want Support, Customization From Software Vendors
7 Steps to Getting the Most From Your Software

7 Steps to Getting the Most From Your Software

Trucking companies make significant investments in software systems — to become more efficient, safer and more profitable. But not all have the same level of success.

September 22, 2015

Disruption is the Latest Technology Buzzword

Disruption is the Latest Technology Buzzword

The key disrupter in recent years has been the Internet, which has changed the way a number of industries operate. In trucking, e-commerce has profoundly affected trucking operations, especially those that serve retailers.

June 19, 2015

Mining Data for Fuel Savings

Mining Data for Fuel Savings

Fleet use of technologies to reduce costs is nothing new. Along with increased productivity and efficiency, cutting fuel costs was a big reason fleets adopted technologies such as automated routing and dispatch, GPS tracking and mobile communications.

June 16, 2015

Cameras in the Cab

Cameras in the Cab

Truck fleets are increasingly deploying in-cab video systems as part of their technological arsenal to increase safety and security.

May 21, 2015

Using Technology to Manage Trucks in Stormy Weather
4 Ways Technology Can Improve Fleet Operations

4 Ways Technology Can Improve Fleet Operations

Information technology permeates all parts of a successful trucking fleet's operations today, and sessions at ALK's Transportation Technology Summit last week showcased technology used in trailer detention management, in-cab navigation, in-cab video and driver hiring.

May 11, 2015

Attracting and Retaining Drivers with Satellite TV
Where the Connected Fleet is Headed

Where the Connected Fleet is Headed

While self-driving trucks plying smart streets in smart cities may be decades away, for most carriers, the connected fleet is a reality and that connectivity will only increase down the road.

April 15, 2015

Online Load Boards Keep Freight Moving

Online Load Boards Keep Freight Moving

Truckers, shippers, brokers and third-party logistics providers have more options than ever to find trucks or loads and to do so much quicker.

March 31, 2015

What It's Like To Eliminate Paper Logs

What It's Like To Eliminate Paper Logs

Tank carrier Langer Transport tossed aside paper driver logs for good this January, opting to switch over to an automated hours-of-service application from Omnitracs LLC.

March 24, 2015