World Safety Day: Reduce Risk and Cost With Your Fleet Safety Strategy

Dedicated Transportation, Safety & Environment, Transportation Management
April 28, 2017

With World Safety Day on April 28, companies that move products by trucks are closely examining their fleet safety strategy. Safety is taking a more prevalent place in the transportation industry than ever before, and for good reason. Technology is p...

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Drivers recognized for their commitment to safety and pristine driving records

Dedicated Transportation, Fleet Management, Supply Chain
April 25, 2017

Three professional drivers recognized for their commitment to safety; combined professional driving experience of 103 years and nearly 6.5 million safe miles. Recently, Ryder announced the honorees of its 44th Annual Driver of the Year Award, a tr...

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Sustainable Warehousing – Make Earth Day Last All Year

Sustainability, Warehousing & Distribution Management
April 21, 2017

Yet, along with its successful green trucking initiatives, including low emission vehicles and conversion to natural gas, Ryder has found an equally impressive solution right in the distribution center: a commitment to sustainable practices and recyc...

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Three Refrigerated Truck Solutions for Summer

Food & Beverage, Leasing, Rental
April 20, 2017

In summer 2016, the transportation information provider DAT Solutions, found that demand for refrigerated trucks suddenly spiked for weeks in a row, leaving some fleet managers out in the cold due to their own lack of advanced planning. The lesson ...

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Outsourcing Myths Shattered: Take Fleet Management and Logistics to the Next Level

Dedicated Transportation, Fleet Management, Supply Chain
April 18, 2017

While the demand for virtually all forms of outsourcing has surged in the last several years, many companies remain hesitant to enlist the help of third-party services. A close look at the reasons given for such hesitation, however, often reveals tha...

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Value Added Services Bring Supply Chain Flexibility

Consumer Goods, Lean Guiding Principles, Retail, Supply Chain, Value Added Services
April 11, 2017

Evolving consumer behaviors dramatically impact the way retailers deliver products.  From clothing, to cars, to computers, consumers want customized products, as quickly as possibly.  This means more unique orders, tighter delivery windows, and an ...

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ELD Mandate Severely Impacts Short Term Truck Renters Financially

Fleet Management, Leasing, Rental, Transportation Management
April 4, 2017

ELD Petition Support Will Save You Thousands In March, the Truck Renting and Leasing Association, (TRALA) filed a petition that addresses the new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate that goes into effect on December 19, 2017, and its impact on...

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14 Things You Need to Know Before ELDs Become Mandatory

Dedicated Transportation, Fleet Management, Transportation Management
March 23, 2017

The clock is ticking. Come Dec. 17, the paper logbooks that truck drivers have been required to use to track their hours of work and rest since the 1930s will be history for interstate trucking operations, used only for emergency backup in case of a ...

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Transformation – A Technical Choice

Dedicated Transportation, Fleet Management, Information Technology, Supply Chain
March 21, 2017

The following is the second part of a three-part series on the topic of transformation. So you’ve made the choice to transform, and you’ve illustrated your commitment by investing in all the process-related preparatory work I discussed in the ...

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Pre-Owned Deal Time: The Upside of a Down Market

Fleet Management, Vehicle Sales
March 17, 2017

Throughout 2016, tracking the sales of pre-owned vehicles sometimes felt like a roller coaster ride. Take the sales of pre-owned Class 8 trucks, for example—up 15 percent from May to June, then falling 8 percent from June to July, and finally dropp...

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