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5 Reasons to Onboard Trailer Telematics Technology

Even though access to timely, actionable data can help improve profitability of trailer operations, the cost associated with rolling out new trailer tracking technology has traditionally held some trucking companies from moving forward. Fortunately, communication networks and devices have become both

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Trailer Tracking: Gaining Ground on Profitability and Operational Efficiency

See how a regional contract carrier of dry goods, Swing Transport, adopted ORBCOMM’s trailer tracking solution for improved fleet visibility, better operational efficiency and reduced theft… Swing Transport is a full-service provider of transportation and logistics services based in Salisbury,

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Trailer Tracking Trends: Detention Among Top 5 Business Problems

Last month ORBCOMM published a blog post about whether the ROI of trailer telematics is significant enough to justify the investment. DAT Solutions recently released its survey of 257 carriers and the conclusions definitely corroborate what we’re saying. A few of the

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Reefer Telematics: How Decker is Reducing Costly Dwell Time and Engine Hours

When evaluating the return on investment of a reefer management solution, reduced fuel consumption and improved trailer utilization are two of the selling points that resonate most when we’re speaking with fleet owners.   But it’s always nice to hear

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FSMA Checklist: 12 Questions Carriers Should Ask Shippers about FSMA Compliance

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules around the safe transportation and distribution of food begin to take effect in 2016 and carriers need to take the lead in starting the conversation with shippers on how to achieve compliance. Temperature

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FSMA Checklist: 12 Things Shippers Can Do Today to Comply with Sanitary Food Transportation Act

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) consists of seven new regulations. The key regulation around food transportation is the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food (sometimes referred to as SFTA – the Sanitary Food Transport Act), and is expected

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TCA 2016 Wrap Up: FSMA, Fleet Telematics and Funkytown

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA 2016) annual convention in Las Vegas last week provided an ideal setting for us to catch up with existing customers, meet new ones and even bust a move or two at the Bell-Bottom Boogie Gala—for a good cause!

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Advanced Driver Assistance Systems + Telematics = Improved Driver Safety

Imagine being able to warn drivers of upcoming dangers on the road before they arise, all the while capturing this data to inform a broader driver monitoring and improvement program. What was once a futuristic idea is now reality thanks

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FSMA Compliance Checklist: 10 Things Carriers Can Do Today

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the most sweeping reform of U.S. food safety laws in more than 70 years. FSMA affects almost everyone involved in the United States food supply chain. Any food transportation company with revenues

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With Smart Intermodal Telematics, Google’s Futuristic Idea Is Already Reality

Google has a new patent. This one involves a package delivery platform tied to autonomous road vehicles delivery. While self-driving trucks are still pretty futuristic and surrounded by political, economic, safety, and insurance questions – to name a few –

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