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Telematics Helping Private Fleets Tackle Industry Challenges: 5 Hot Topics Ahead of NPTC 2018

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Driver turnover of more than 80% at some for-hire fleets? 22% increases in spot rates in the last year? It’s a good time for corporations to own a private truck fleet. A huge competitive advantage in the current market, private

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ELD Mandate Update: FMCSA Announces ELD Violation Severity Weights

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced the violation severity weights that apply to CSA scores as a result of ELD violations. The figures show the exact score that will impact carrier safety scores in the Safety Measurement

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Tachograph Rules: What European Drivers and Hauliers Need to Know

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“How long can drivers legally work in a day?” “What vehicles require a tachograph?” “What are tachograph regulations? What are tacho breaks?” These are just some of the Google search terms used around tacho and tachographs. It shows that while

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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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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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Canadian ELDs: As the ELD Mandate Settles Across the U.S., Plans for E-logs Move Forward North of the Border

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Canada’s Council of Motor Transport Administrators will no doubt be keeping a close eye on the implementation of the U.S. ELD mandate, as it prepares to bring in its own legislation to introduce ELD devices. The Electronic Logging Device mandate

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Distracted Driving: How Can Fleets Help Truck Drivers?

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Distracted driving is under more scrutiny than ever before. Early this year, Washington State law enforcement suspended a grace period for drivers found using electronic devices. Now, drivers caught using cell phones, tablets, laptops or personal gaming systems are subject

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The ELD Mandate is Here: Now What?

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Today, December 18, 2017,  the FMCSA’s Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate deadline finally kicks in. Motor carriers who were required to maintain Records of Duty Status (RODS) before now had until today to switch from paper and logging software to electronic logging

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New in Fleet Safety: Using Anticipation to Improve Driver Behavior, One Brake Press at a Time

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Driver and fleet safety is a top priority for trucking companies today. We hear it every day from our customers, which is why driver safety features prominently in our solution portfolio. One such example is the new driver anticipation data and analysis

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