Fleet Management

Hours of Service: Are you ready for the changes coming July 1st?

Fleet Management, Safety & Environment, Transportation Management
June 18, 2013

The Department of Transportation is changing Hours of Service (HOS) regulations. Barring any change in plans, the new regulations will take effect July 1st, 2013. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rules apply to motor carriers o...

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Is your transportation network healthy? Learn 6 Vitals You Should Be Checking

Fleet Management, Maintenance, Safety & Environment, Supply Chain, Transportation Management
May 14, 2013

As we shared in a previous blog post, managing a transportation network is a lot like going to the doctor for a routine check-up.  Similar to checking your heart rate, blood pressure, and cholesterol level, a transportation network requires regular ...

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Ensure Safety Within Your Transportation Network

Safety & Environment, Transportation Management
May 8, 2013

Don’t let safety issues derail your transportation and distribution network. Make safety an inside job. When it comes to getting products from one location to another, safety issues can derail even the highest-performing transportation network. La...

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The Benefits of Natural Gas Vehicles

Alternative Fuels / Natural Gas Vehicles, Fleet Management, Fuel Services, Safety & Environment, Sustainability
May 3, 2013

Organizations are increasingly focused on corporate sustainability. Their reasons include: reduced carbon footprints, impacts to the environment, increased efficiencies resulting in savings to the bottom line, and responsibility to their consumers, w...

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The Importance of Your CSA Scores

Safety & Environment, Supply Chain
April 29, 2013

What’s in a number? When it comes to improving your CSA score, a lot. It was one of the great Greek philosophers who observed, “A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.” However, when it comes to CSA scores, our friend Plato, ...

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Strategic Keys to Supply Chain Crisis Management

Safety & Environment, Sustainability
April 24, 2013

Want to head problems off at the pass? Have a smart crisis management strategy and plan in place. If you’re moving freight through a global supply chain, then you know only too well the potential for something to go wrong. You also probably know ...

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Why It Pays to Put Safety in the Driver’s Seat

Dedicated Transportation, Fleet Management, Safety & Environment, Supply Chain
April 22, 2013

Steer your transportation operation in the right direction: Screen drivers before you hire to build a safety-driven culture. If you’re running a fleet, one of the most important hiring decisions you make has to do with the drivers sitting behind ...

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Preventing Cargo Theft by Fraudulent Carriers

Fleet Management, Safety & Environment, Transportation Management
April 9, 2013

The trucking industry has been a long-time target of opportunistic and organized crime – from vehicle hijackings to robberies at delivery points. Both carriers and shippers have spent countless resources to prevent this cargo theft. However, crimin...

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Optimize Your Fleet Performance with Technology

Dedicated Transportation, Fleet Management, Sustainability
April 4, 2013

How Onboard Intelligence Can Help You Optimize Fleet Performance Whether your fleet consists of three trucks or 300, managing multiple vehicles and drivers is far from easy. Keeping your fleet on the road, serving customers and making money means en...

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9 Tips to Mitigate Fuel Costs

Alternative Fuels / Natural Gas Vehicles, Fleet Management, Fuel Services
February 15, 2013

It’s no surprise that one of the largest costs for companies maintaining fleets is fuel. With fuel prices changing so sporadically it is difficult to forecast how much you will spend month over month, or worse, week to week. Just this week, dies...

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