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ELD Hard Deadline Kicks in April 1

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April 1, 2018 is a date that has been on the minds of truck drivers and carriers across North America. It’s the day that the ELD ‘hard deadline’ is due to kick in.   The Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate says

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Refrigerated Transport: 7 Keys to Preventing Rejected Loads

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Fleets of all sizes in the U.S. have seen plenty of change in recent years, not least where food transportation is concerned. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) introduced seven major rules for its implementation that apply to the growing, harvesting and

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Discover the Future of Connected Transportation at TCA 2018

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This week we’re at the Truckload Carriers Association 2018 Annual Convention, where we’ll be showcasing what is now the industry’s most complete fleet management solution covering virtually every asset class—trucks, dry and tank trailer, refrigerated vehicles, containers and railcars. Going

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Telematics Tackling Driver Detention and Other Trucking Challenges in the U.S. and Europe

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European trucking companies are benefiting financially from increased demand and tighter capacity, with freight rates hitting a 10-year high, says a recent report from The Journal of Commerce. The picture is the same in the USA, where “the economy is

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Cold Chain Monitoring Helps Transports EON Deliver the Brightest Bulbs

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Transports EON, a French fleet specializing in the transportation of bulbs, flowers and plants needed a complete solution for visibility of its assets. It turned to Blue Tree Systems, an ORBCOMM Company for its refrigerated truck and trailer solution to improve visibility and efficiency, maximize trailer usage, and minimize the risk of accidents.   The family-run business already had substantial experience with telematics and knew that it required a unified technology all on one

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Cold Chain Monitoring: Transporting Perishables Around the Globe

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Peter Kuijt, VP of Sales Europe, explains why ORBCOMM’s end-to-end solutions for two-way wireless cold chain monitoring is leading the way globally. 1. When transporting perishable goods such as fresh fruit and vegetables what are the typical challenges faced in ensuring

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AIS and M2M: The New Dynamic Duo in the Protecting our Oceans Against Illegal Fishing

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According to a recent UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report, illegal, unregulated, and unreported (IUU) fishing may account for over 15% of fish caught (not farmed) in the global fishery. In addition to causing economic damage, these actions can

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