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Intermodal and IoT: 5 Reasons They are a Match Made in Heaven

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As we prepare for the annual Intermodal Europe conference taking place this year in Amsterdam from 28-30 November, our thoughts turn to the current and future role of digitalisation and the Internet of Things (IoT) in fostering modal shift. According

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ELD News: FMSCA Says ELD Violations Will Not Impact CSA Scores Until April 2018

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In a new development late yesterday, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) officials announced a further relaxation to the full introduction to ELDs by stating that ELD violations will not count towards CSA scores until April 1, 2018. This will be implemented

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Trailer Tracking Improves Turn Times and Revs Up Revenue for Christenson Transportation

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Discover how high-value, time sensitive freight transporter Christenson implemented ORBCOMM’s trailer tracking solution to optimize tractor-to-trailer ratios, minimize unauthorized trailer use, improve customer visibility of shipments and drive up profitability… Christenson Transportation is a mid-size, family-owned truckload carrier based in

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ELD Mandate: 8 Keys to Success

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The ELD mandate is fast approaching. On December 18, 2017, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will require most fleets that are currently required to maintain records of duty status (RODS) to record Hours of Service (HOS) using electronic

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ELDs: 5 Reasons Beyond Compliance for Solution Implementation

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It’s coming. Motor carriers who are currently required to maintain Records of Duty Status (RODS) have until December 18, 2017 to switch from paper to electronic logs to track of Hours of Service (HOS). With the compliance date only two

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Trailer Tracking: 4 Ways It Can Improve Fleet Utilization and Your Bottom Line

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The justification for investing in dry van trailer tracking systems, and the criteria used to determine ROI, will naturally vary from company to company. Technology investment decisions can be based on cargo security, theft prevention, regulatory compliance (i.e ELD, FSMA)

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IoT and Cold Chain Execution: Making the Invisible Visible

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With the right vision and technologies in place, the Internet of Things has the potential to transform the efficiency of cross-border food, pharmaceutical and other perishable supply chains, eliminating ‘black holes’ and helping all parties gain better visibility, traceability and

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The IoT Wave: How Real-Time Data is Reshaping the Global Supply Chain

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It’s no secret that the world is going digital, and the Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most powerful forces behind this transition, sweeping up almost everything – from utensils to global supply chains. Baltic Transport Journal spoke with

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Cargo Theft: New Analysis Sheds Light on What is Being Stolen When and Where

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Cargo theft remains one of the most significant causes of disruption in the supply chain, accounting for around 10% of all reported claims in the last ten years, according to a new analysis by TT Club. The analysis includes some

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ORBCOMM and McLeod Q & A: Tracking Plus Dispatch for Increased Efficiency and Cost Control

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A Q&A with Chris MacDonald, ORBCOMM’s Vice President of Transportation Solutions Managing trailers and ORBCOMM’s two-way asset tracking and control within McLeod’s LoadMaster Why should companies track their trucks and trailers? It’s all about boosting the bottom line. Managers of

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