Transportation Management

Driver Shortage: Finding and Recruiting Talent in the Millennial Era

Dedicated Transportation, Transportation Management
June 13, 2017

Retiring Baby Boomers are one of the leading factors of the driver shortage. Currently, the average age of professional drivers is 52. Additionally, over 60 percent of drivers are older than 45, and just six percent are younger than 35. Competitio...

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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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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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Have Questions About the ELD Mandate? Here are your Answers

Fleet Management, Safety & Environment, Transportation Management
February 2, 2017

When the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued its final rule in December, 2015 requiring the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) to record hours of service (HOS) for commercial drivers, the agency did more than just demand ...

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Delivering Stability to Your Transportation Network

Dedicated Transportation, Fleet Management, Transportation Management
November 22, 2016

If you’re a transportation manager today then you’re faced with a shortage of drivers, stringent regulations, capacity constraints and the need to keep costs down. So how do you meet these challenges head on and still maintain a high-performing t...

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Improving Transportation Safety and Efficiency Through Technology

Fleet Management, Supply Chain, Transportation Management
November 15, 2016

Technology is transforming the fleet management, transportation, and logistics business, just as it is every other industry.  From advanced diesel and natural gas engines, to onboard computers and cameras, collision avoidance and other sensor-based ...

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How to Comply with the Sanitary Transportation Act

Food & Beverage, Safety & Environment, Supply Chain, Transportation Management
August 30, 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Sanitary Transportation Act went into effect on April 16, 2016. The purpose of the legislation was to put controls in place that prevent contamination or adulteration of food while it is being transport...

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It Takes a Village – Ryder Top Technician Competition

Fleet Management, Maintenance, Transportation Management
August 10, 2016

Ryder recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of its annual Top Technician (Top Tech) program. For 15 years, Ryder has used the program as a platform to identify, recognize, and reward its top performing truck maintenance technicians. I’ve atte...

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How the Heavy Vehicle Speed Limiters Rule Will Effect Fleet Management

Fleet Management, Safety & Environment, Transportation Management
July 12, 2016

With a proposed federal rule requiring the installation and use of speed limiters on all trucks weighing more than 27,000 pounds likely to be published in August, operators and drivers expect significant fallout. The issue causing concern is that op...

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