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How Technology Can Make You Greener

How Technology Can Make You Greener

Trucking operations generally don’t invest in technology with the sole purpose of becoming “greener.” For most fleets, the decision is prompted by a desire to improve operational efficiencies, customer service and the bottom line.

July 9, 2013

Trailer Economy

Five long days of testing showed trailer aerodynamics and wide-base single tires are best bets to save fuel.

June 1, 2008

Technology to the Rescue

Dispatch and routing systems, fuel purchasing applications and other solutions are proving their fuel-saving worth.

June 1, 2008

The High-Tech Shop

The High-Tech Shop

In some fleets, shop operations are completely integrated with the computer systems for dispatch, accounting, mobile communications and outside service providers. In other fleets, technology in the shop may be limited to automated systems for tracking work, labor, parts and inventory.

October 7, 2013

Using Technology to Combat Distracted Driving

Using Technology to Combat Distracted Driving

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 October prohibit commercial drivers from texting while driving

December 29, 2010

Going Paperless

Going Paperless

We all have received those emails with the little tagline at the bottom urging us to think about the environment before printing that message

October 26, 2011

Why You Need a Great Website

Why You Need a Great Website

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

October 26, 2011

QES Webinar Emphasizes EOBRs for Management, Compliance

Before adopting electronic logs in 2010, Kinard Trucking and Logistics, a 175-truck fleet in York, Pa., was seeing a 25% rate of log violations fleetwide. The violation rate dropped to 15% within the first year and is now about 1%

December 14, 2011

Using Technology to Help Cut Main CSA Violations: Speeding and Log Violations
Five Ways Software Can Improve Your Bottom Line

Five Ways Software Can Improve Your Bottom Line

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 as an accounting package such as QuickBooks, or as complex as a full-feature

January 17, 2012

How Swift Transportation Got Back on Track

How Swift Transportation Got Back on Track

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 discussing how his company got back on track following the recession

June 7, 2012

IT and MPG

IT and MPG

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 little as possible for those gallons, and reduce the number of miles each truck travels to get the job done

June 28, 2012

An Office in the Cab

Not that long ago, the onboard computer systems found in trucks were little more than data recorders. Pioneered by such companies as Tripmaster, these "black boxes" recorded things such as road speed and engine tim

June 8, 2009

Minding the Fleet

In the beginning, fleet management software mostly meant applications that tied together a carrier's accounting and dispatch functions. Today, such products encompass a number of operational activities and integrate with a wide range of technologies

June 10, 2009