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Is Cloud Computing Right For You?

Today, fleets have an alternative to on-site rooms full of computer servers – using a hosted environment for your computing needs, known as cloud computing. In the cloud computing environment, the servers are maintained by a third party (or maybe your enterprise software vendor) and fleets access applications and data via a web interface.

Taking the Costs Out

Whether you operate one truck or 1,000, monitoring and managing costs is one of your most important tasks. Fleets have used technology to help them control costs for some time, but the latest third- or fourth-generation systems are capable of generating tremendous amounts of information fleets can put to use.

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.

FleetCor Acquires NexTraq

FleetCor Technologies Inc., a global provider of fuel cards and workforce payment products to businesses, announced that it has acquired NexTraq, a U.S. based provider of telematics solutions to small and medium-sized businesses, from Francisco Partners.

NexTraq Launches Vehicle Tracking Device

NexTraq announced the availability of its hardware offering, the VT-2400 series. Going beyond just vehicle tracking, these devices include technology that monitors aggressive and dangerous driving behaviors such as harsh braking, cornering and jack rabbit starts.

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.

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.