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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

NTSB Report Finds Value in On-Board Video Systems

NTSB Report Finds Value in On-Board Video Systems

An NTSB report has concluded that on-board video systems can “provide valuable information for evaluating the circumstances leading to a crash,” if the cameras are positioned properly and if the systems are adequate for recording in low light.

May 1, 2015

Attracting and Retaining Drivers with Satellite TV
Going Mobile: The BYOD Debate

Going Mobile: The BYOD Debate

Mobile computing is quickly becoming the platform of choice. Tablets and smartphones are far outselling laptop or desktop computers in the consumer market, and a growing number of trucking operations are deploying these devices.

December 31, 2013

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

Improving Driver Performance with High-Tech Training

Improving Driver Performance with High-Tech Training

Cargo Transporters, Claremont, N.C, wasn’t doing much re-occuring driver training other than a few defensive driving classes, but in 2010 decided to require six hours of either online or classroom training. It was so successful that in 2011 they increased it to eight hours, according to President Dennis Dellinger.

September 10, 2013

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

Telematics Unchained

Telematics Unchained

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 GPS fleet management system or GPS vehicle tracking system.

May 22, 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

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

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

How Technology is Changing the Way Fleets Buy Parts

How Technology is Changing the Way Fleets Buy Parts

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, independent repair shops or other service providers to build typical sales relationships

June 4, 2012

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