You’ve certainly heard the saying more than once: “There’s an app for that.” Well, when it comes to trucking this new school adage is certainly true. We live in a digital-saturated world where you can find an app for just about any activity imaginable. In fact, as of the third quarter of 2018, there were … Read moreEven In Trucking, There’s An App For That
According to attendees at the 2018 Geotab Connect conference in Canada, lower-cost electronic logging devices (ELD) may pose a cybersecurity risk to the motor carriers who use them. Small- to medium-sized companies may be putting themselves at unnecessary risk if they don’t do their homework before deciding on an ELD solution. So, what’s the problem? … Read moreDoes Your ELD Solution Pose A Cybersecurity Risk?
Have you heard of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) regulation governing driver vehicle inspection reports (DVIRs)? Complying with them is supposed to be a simple task. To comply, they outline four simple steps: Truck drivers must conduct a pre- and post-trip inspection. Truck drivers must record all safety-related vehicle defects. Truck drivers must … Read moreHow Electronic DVIRs Can Streamline Trucking Operations?
We know, you’ve been hearing about it over and over again. But do you know what? There’s a good reason for it. Trucking cannot get away from technology. And as much as we would like to keep these static, tried-and-true, we can’t escape the digital grasp of technological innovation. As we’ve reported on before, there … Read moreTechnological Disruption In Trucking Industry
That’s right, folks, you’ve heard it before. Trucking and technology are close bedfellows. As the regulatory and manufacturing environments continue to change, technology is increasingly the answer to a vexing set of problems. As a result, fleets are significantly investing in complex software systems. In many cases these new systems must communicate with legacy systems … Read moreTrucking Software: Applications And Outcomes
Remote diagnostics are nothing new. In fact, they’ve been around since the late 1990s, when manufacturers began building electronically controlled engines. The arrival of these engines allowed the advent of telematics systems that could link up to the engine and transmit faults codes back to the office. While the theory was that telematics would prevent … Read moreAre Enhanced Telematics The Digital Answer To A Paper Problem?
Earlier in the week we reported on how video-based technological advances are changing truck driver training. Today we’re going to take a look at another innovative way fleets are quickly training perspective truck drivers. Just as video is revolutionizing feedback, online resources are revolutionizing hiring and orientation. They cut back on the need for volumes … Read moreTruck Driver Training Goes Online
Tracking your goods while they are being moved can go a long way in ensuring that your shipped goods arrive timely and safely. But tracking is not all about having a tracking device on your trucks; it goes hand in hand with having not only the right tracking software to meet your business needs, but … Read moreTips for Getting Good Tracking Software
It is imperative for your business to have sound and quality financial information in order to ensure its growth and development. It can be challenging to have to run separate systems that require information to be extracted from different programs and export them into your accounting system. This can be time consuming; it can leave … Read moreWhy Does Your Business Need An Integrated Trucking Accounting Software?
Recently, the software companies started to realize the significance of a good software system for the owners, managers and employees at trucking companies. This resulted in various attempts to revolutionize the trucking software world, some of them quite unsuccessful. Currently, there are hundreds of various software packages available to try and buy, and each of … Read moreWhat Are the Advantages of the Perfect Trucking Software?