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Melton Technologies Announces a Partnership with SatMARS

In the U.S alone, the trucking industry bore the loss of $145 million in..

Top 7 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Dispatch Software

Do you ever wonder if you’re getting the most out of something? This can be..

The Dispatch Software Demo Evaluation

In today's blog, I am going to answer two very common questions that all..

An Annual Reflection and Projection

Looking Back at 2017 - Looking Ahead to 2018


It's been a really good year..

Successfully making the move from paper logs to an ELD

Ready or not, the time to switch from paper logs to an ELD is here - in..

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The ELD Mandate Is Coming

As I was browsing through Facebook the other day, I saw a post that..

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More Changes From FMCSA Mean Less Work for Trucking Companies

Defects in trucking equipment are a major concern for not only fleet owners..

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2 Major Advantages of Managing Your Fleet Through the Cloud

When it comes to trucking industry technology, there have been a number of..

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Which is More Important: Your Fleet or Your Truck Drivers?

It’s a classic conundrum that many business owners find themselves facing:..

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2015 Shaping Up to Be Banner Year for Cloud Services

A recent study produced by Goldman Sachs suggests that 2015 is going to be..

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3 Things Excel Will Never Do for Your Company

Microsoft Excel has allowed business owners of the world the ability to..

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The Mobile Fleet Manager: Mobile Technology Can Make Your Life Easier

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade, you likely have..

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Roadway Challenges Lead to Bans; Routing Software is the Answer

A mountainous stretch of roadway in Eastern Tennessee will soon be closed to..

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How HOS Regulations Affect More Than Just On-Road Freight

Although HOS regulations are a hotly-debated topic as of late in regards to..

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FMCSA Research Suggests No Harassment Regulations Coming Down the Line

After all of the back and forth regarding ELDs and their potential to be..

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Sleep Apnea Tech Tackles Dangerous Problem

Across the country, and for many truckers, sleep apnea is a growing problem..

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Proposed Ban on Hands-Free Phone Use Brings On-Road Distractions Back to the Forefront

In May of 2013, a truck driver ended up in a collision with a train in..

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Could a Little Bit of Turkey Help With Driver Retention?

For most people across the country, Thanksgiving is a time to gather..

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What the Republican Congressional Majority May Mean for Trucking


On Tuesday, November 4th, 2014, a power shift occurred in American..

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Can Technology Reverse the Driver Shortage?

If you’re in the trucking industry, you know all too well the pressures..

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Industrial Output Climbs, But is Your Fleet Ready?

September of 2014 saw a 1% rise in industrial output, a gain that hasn’t..

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Engage Your Representative, But Embrace Technology

As the 2014 mid-term elections are approaching, it’s important to voice your..

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4 Ways to Improve Cash Flow & Make Your Fleet Company More Profitable

Cash flow is at the heart of the transportation industry, and nowhere is..

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Truck Stop Health Care to Reduce Waste & Improve Your Bottom Line

Ensuring that your drivers are healthy isn’t just good business sense; it’s..

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Is a Societal Shift to Blame for the Current Driver Shortage?

Fleet owners across the country have been battling the latest driver shortage

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A New and Free eBook Documents Benefits of Trucking Technology

Verizon, one of many recognized powerhouses in wired and wireless..

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What You Need to Know About Changes in Shipment Tracking Technology

As the business world continues to demand a faster flow of information, many..

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Rewarding Your Most Productive Employees

When it comes to succeeding in any type of business, rewarding productive..

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Narrowing in on Information Through Telematics Systems

Fleet owners today have access to extensive data regarding their trucks, but..

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Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Systems May Be in Your Future

In an effort to increase safety on America’s highways, the National Highway..

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An Old Transportation Technology is New Again

In an effort to reduce pollution and increase trucking efficiency, the South..

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Brake Inspection Blitz is Coming – Is Your Fleet Ready?

September is fast approaching and with it comes the Commercial Vehicle..

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Diesel Prices Drop, but Keep an Eye on the Middle East

A recent report from the Department of Energy’s Energy Information..

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Trucking’s Future Looks Great for Those Willing to Adapt with Technology

The American Trucking Associations recently released its U.S. Freight..

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Costs and Benefits of Trucking Technology Discussed in Free Webinar

With the recent rise of technology changing the face of the trucking..

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Recruiting Drivers Using Modern Technology

Although driver retention is high on the list of fleet owners’ priorities..

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Changes Ahead for Safety Management System’s Website

As a tool that provides the public with safety and compliance information..

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Hidden Consequences May Cause You to Rethink Installing a Fuel Tank

One of the biggest decisions trucking companies face these days is whether..

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Economic Outlook Remains Sluggish, But Is There Hope?

In a recent report put out by the Commerce Department, retail sales in June..

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Can Technology Make Your Fleet More Profitable?

When it comes to business, everyone is trying to find ways to spend less..

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Drivers Stay Connected Through Tablets

In yet another example of mobile technology becoming a dominant force in..

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Are Self-Driving Trucks the Way of the Future?

The trucking industry is in for a futuristic shakeup in the coming decades –..

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The Pros and Cons of EOBR

EOBR technology is currently one of the most hotly contested innovations in..

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Don’t Let Mobile Technology Lead to Distracted Driving

There’s no doubt that mobile technology has benefited millions of people..

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Active Shale Plays Add to Driver Shortage Stress

Across the country, and especially in Texas, active shale plays are..

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Harassed by an ELD?

When the electronic logging device mandate was first proposed, one of the..

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