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Management Software: No Longer Islands of Automation

Management Software: No Longer Islands of Automation

Whether you call it a trucking management system, fleet management software, trucking enterprise software or a freight management system, in a nutshell, these systems manage vehicles (and the things on them), people and money.

May 3, 2013

High-tech Savings at the Fuel Island

High-tech Savings at the Fuel Island

Truckstop operators have always used technology to meet customer needs and remain competitive. From relatively low-tech devices such as pay phones and fax machines to high-tech services such as wireless Internet access, shore power connections and smart phone apps, truckstops remain places drivers can connect — with both the office and home.

April 8, 2013

The Art & Science of Routing

The Art & Science of Routing

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 possible while burning as little fuel as possible.

February 26, 2013

Document Management on the Road

Document Management on the Road

Although technology has been able to reduce the trucking industry's reliance on paper, it hasn't been able to completely cut it out. Paperwork still has to be signed and submitted before a carrier or driver can get paid.

February 11, 2013

5 things you should know about cloud computing

5 things you should know about cloud computing

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 things you should understand about the concept of cloud computing

November 2, 2012

What HD Distributors Should Know About Cloud Computing

What HD Distributors Should Know About Cloud Computing

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 things you should understand about the concept of cloud computing

October 23, 2012

Integration is the Name of the Game

ORLANDO, Fla. - News from TMW System's Transforum 2012 User Conference this week included a number of new integrations between TMW's products and other technology providers

September 25, 2012

Save Fuel, Ease Stress with in-Cab Nav

Save Fuel, Ease Stress with in-Cab Nav

In-cab navigation improves fleet efficiency and safety and can help cut driver stress. Reducing out-of-route miles alone may be enough to pay for some systems, according to industry experts

September 17, 2012

Using Technology to Smooth the Repair Order Process

Using Technology to Smooth the Repair Order Process

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 order can be generated. At the bare minimum,

September 16, 2012

Trailer Technology Offers Capabilities Beyond Simple Asset Management
Xata Changes Name, Moves to Mobile Platform

Xata Changes Name, Moves to Mobile Platform

Xata Corp. announced it is changing its name to XRS Corp. The company also announced a new all-mobile platform for its fleet management and compliance software solutions. The announcements came at the opening session of the company's Xata User Event (XUE) in Minneapolis Monday

August 13, 2012

PeopleNet Software Fully Integrated with Intermec Handheld Devices

PeopleNet announced this week that its mobile communication system is now fully integrated with commercial-grade rugged-handheld devices. Intermec devices can now run PeopleNet's software and the company will soon be integrated with Motorola rugged devices

August 8, 2012

Fleets Find Benefits in EOBRs

Fleets Find Benefits in EOBRs

In the first year after adopting electronic logs, Cargo Transporters, Claremont, N.C., had not only reduced out-of-service violations related to hours of service, but it also had improved its CSA "Driver Fatigue" BASIC score and was able to cut its compliance staff by 50%

July 23, 2012