Fleets using ELDs say they reduce manual processes related to HOS compliance, reduce compliance violations, and improve driver and public safety. All of these benefits provide fleets another benefit: potentially lower insurance costs.
Managing any small business can be stressful. The fact is many small businesses fail. The number one reason for small business failure is the lack of proper cash flow management, according to U.S. Bank. That's why it's so important to learn how to manage your cash when times are good.
Rates are going up, but how can your carrier grab the largest increase possible? There are many things to consider when it comes to rates, but it all starts with knowing your own costs.
While the early days of fuel surcharges were straightforward to calculate – although wholly unfair to shippers in many cases – that is no longer true. Many carriers struggle with explaining their fuel surcharge program to shippers, and more importantly, struggle with the budgeting aspect of a program that is historical in nature.
When one of your customers files for bankruptcy, do you know what to do? Taking the right the steps immediately can help ensure you will receive the money you are owed.
The first two weeks in after a bankruptcy filing of a customer are critical to ensuring you get paid. Trucking companies, especially smaller carriers and owner-operators, are often at the end of that line – the so-called unsecured creditors. But it doesn't have to be that way.
When a major retailer such as Toys “R” Us files for bankruptcy, a long line of creditors comes knocking. Trucking companies, especially smaller carriers and owner-operators, are often at the end of that line – the so-called unsecured creditors. But it doesn't have to be that way.
The provincial government of Sichuan in China is pulling out all the stops to promote development of alternative energy vehicles even as sales of heavy trucks in the country climb to record highs.
The U.S. Postal Service could deploy autonomous vehicles as soon as 2025, according to a paper prepared by the Postal Service to explore possible use cases for autonomous technologies. USPS and the University of Michigan are working on a self-driving mail delivery truck, the Autonomous Rural Delivery Vehicle (ARDV), the paper said.
Truck safety could take a big leap forward if drivers could see in their blind spots. Many companies are offering radar that looks down the vehicle and transmits that information back to the cab, but one company has decided the best approach is to eliminate the vehicle’s mirrors altogether.
The driver shortage is increasing, according to Bob Costello, chief economist of the American Trucking Associations, but it’s not as bad as many people believe.
International announced it has created a 24/7 center to manage customer support to help speed the time it takes to get vehicles back on the road.
Many fleets are devoting 10% of their operating budgets to maintenance, but it doesn’t have to be that high, suggests Jim Buell, EVP of sales & marketing for FleetNet America. “If you talk to most people, they think maintenance costs are like death and taxes, you can’t do anything about it,”
SafeKey is debuting a new personal protection device for drivers this weekend at the American Trucking Association’s MCE 2017 show in Orlando. The device, the SafeKey Protector, is a simple push button that triggers a call to SafeKey’s Security Operations Center (SOC), which summons law enforcement.
As its Tractor AeroKit continues to gain acceptance – it is now installed at the factory by three truck OEMs – FlowBelow has continued to look for new ways to improve aerodynamic performance of tractor-trailer units.
Reigning supreme against the current industry leader must have felt sweet. Alibaba’s market value has officially outpaced Amazon, Yicai Global reports.
When the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced in late August that it would delay out-of-service orders for ELD violations until April 1, 2018, many cheered the decision. According to Collin Mooney, executive director of CVSA, many assumed that meant officials would not enforce the ELD rule at all until April. That is simply not true.
Freight Alley is getting an infrastructure addition. In 2018, the Georgia Port Authority (GPA) will be opening its second inland port on 42 acres in Northwest Georgia's Murray County.
Some of the most prominent stakeholders in Canada voiced their concerns over NAFTA at an event organized by the Truckload Carriers’ Association (TCA) entitled “Bridging Border Barriers.”
TMW Systems is working on blockchain-enabled products and gave a demonstration and update on how that work is progressing on Friday.
Shippers and carriers are an integral part of the freight industry and keeping them in the loop would go a long way to improving efficiency inside the system. That is the belief that the founders of Go99 are building their business upon.
A jury has awarded $15.57 million to Isaac Espinoza, who was struck by a tractor-trailer driven independent contractor Ricky Hatfield while assisting a friend on the side of I-81 north. The jury also held the broker who contracted with Hatfield partially responsible.
Foton Motor Company and Cummins have reached a deal to build a "Super Truck" for China designed to reduce fuel usage and improve productivity.
Blockchain offers a number of opportunities within freight management to improve cash flow. Pay per mile insurance coverage is one new concept, but that same philosophy can be applied to vehicle leases, perhaps changing the way fleets pay for their vehicles.
Driver costs are the highest cost for fleets, surpassing fuel for the second year in a row, according to data from the American Transportation Research Institute.
Ever since Bitcoin gatecrashed into the financial market scenes in late 2009, the technology underlying the virtual currency has had people talking. Blockchain, a ledger of records arranged in data blocks, uses cryptographic validation to link themselves together, resembling an unending chain, and it is disrupting the way FinTech market works.
Hyperloop companies have raised hundreds of millions of dollars to develop a new, high-speed form of transportation, but regulatory frameworks haven’t yet caught up with their technology.
CargoNet, a Verisk Analytics company specializing in averting cargo theft, has launched a new app to boost its theft risk identifying properties according to a Verisk press release. The company’s RouteSearch app is available to registered CargoNet members only at this time.
FreightWaves has launched a new career website for professionals in the logistics and transportation space. Available at FW.careers, the site is designed for those looking for executive-level positions and for the companies looking to hire the best talent.
The supply chain stands at the crossroads of innovation, with the impact of technology felt in different micro-niches. Here is a look at some of the technologies that are showing considerable potential and looking to change the facade of freight hauling forever.
The concept of driverless trucks has recently jostled the transportation industry. However, truck drivers everywhere may be relieved to discover that world-renowned business tycoon, Warren Buffett, is betting a fortune on their livelihoods, and sees no need to worry about an impending AI driver revolution.
General Motors has advanced its next-generation fuel cell system, which is part of its concept SURUS (Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure) platform that was shown last week at the fall meeting of the Association of the United States Army. Whether commercial transportation is willing to adopt fuel cell technology, though, remains a question.
C.H. Robinson will implement Omnitracs’ Virtual Load View (VLV) application as it seeks ways to improve visibility into load tracking. The system will run alongside C.H. Robinson’s own Navisphere system.
Paper Transport, Inc. has been accepted as a member of the Blockchain in Transportation Alliance. Paper Transport, Inc. choose BiTA because of the alliance’s commitment to building a standard communication framework for the next generation of logistics providers.
The never-ending story of whether port truckers should be contractors or employees is facing a new battlefront as two councilmen for the city of Los Angeles have introduced a bill that would bar trucking companies from serving the ports if they use independent contractors.
Hyperloop has been touted as a way to move passengers long distances quickly, but it is most likely going to find its footing first in the freight world, according to those working to develop the technology.
In an effort to ramp up its customer experience for the mobile shopper, Walmart has confirmed its relationship with search engine giant Google, Bloomberg reported, to allow customers to order goods with their voice. The company is also making it easier for consumers to return goods bought through its mobile app.