Monthly Archives: February 2017

  • trucking fleet
Trucking fleets need to run like a well-oiled machine to maximize efficiency without placing a burden on the human part of the equation. Having the ability to automate business operations can reduce the strain on drivers, back office staff, and...
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  • safe driving
With self-driving trucks as the hot technology topic in the freight industry, many are getting wrapped up in how these vehicles will impact existing jobs. What many are overlooking is how automated trucking will be implemented, the cost, and if...
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Up until recently, truckers would spend time logging hours with pen and paper. As of December 2017, electronic logging devices (ELDs) will be mandatory in all trucks. However, the potential disparity created by ELDs could negatively impact the trucking industry...
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Navistar, a maker of trucks in the United States, threw its weight behind legislation to speed up timelines to get self-driving trucks on the road. Toward the beginning of September, a bill was approved, without opposition, to expedite the use...
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We are not yet done with 2017, and the trucking industry has already seen a lot. ELDs are going to be mandatory in December. Mobile apps are opening up more opportunities for independent truckers. Talks are still underway to roll...
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Electric trucks have always been on the periphery of innovation in the freight industry. While Google and Uber try to rush to the finish line in the attempt to roll out self-driving vehicles, Tesla trucks are focused on alternative energy...
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  • trucking expenses
Trucking is not a “low overhead” business. Between fuel, maintenance, lodging, insurance and other costs, trucking expenses need a constant cash flow just to operate at basic levels. However, in an industry where payments are notoriously staggered, how can independent...
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  • truck drivers
The national unemployment rate in the United States has been at a steady 4.8 percent since January. Last year, trucking companies added nearly 19,000 jobs between the months of June and December. However, roughly 1,400 positions were dropped by for-hire...
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  • customer accounts
The trucking industry is huge. Yet, with the hundreds of billions of dollars in freight that gets transported each year, getting payments from open customer accounts still remains one of the biggest obstacles. So what can fleet owners do to...
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  • trucking innovation
Technology has always been at the forefront of trucking innovation, from GPS navigation to electronic billing. There was a time when advancements in technology needed to have a provable track record before they were adopted by truckers and fleet owners....
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