Consequences and protections—that’s what drivers clamor for. Consequences for the segment of trucking companies who operate disreputably, pushing them to drive beyond their legal driving limits and giving the trucking industry as a whole, a bad name—and protections for themselves when they raise safety concerns with the FMCSA. We’ve heard it over and over. Within our X ...November 21, 2013
Volvo Trucks has made a splash with its viral promotional videos in the past, but the recent release of “Epic Split” starring Jean-Claude Van Damme is like a spinning kick to the head. Or a knock-out punch to the throat. Or a scissor kick! Or—okay, maybe we should retire the action movie metaphors. After all, ...November 7, 2013
This year’s Hours of Service rule changes have caused more than their fair share of consternation. From frustrated drivers to trucking executives left scratching their heads, we’re getting inundated with requests to decode the FMCSA’s 395.3 regulation. So, we’ve decided to tackle the 60/7 vs. 70/8 rule set, recaptured hours — or the hours of ...November 6, 2013
Like every other carrier on the road, you need to cut operational costs, while running a safe, compliant fleet. And maybe you’ve considered the value of EOBR devices, but the issue of driver acceptance gives you pause. Will drivers feel comfortable with the technology itself? Will they see its value? Some carriers are making that leap—and finding ...October 16, 2013
The auto industry — a bright spot in the US economic recovery — recorded a 17% increase in sales over last August, according to the New York Times. And as automakers’ plants ramp up to meet rising consumer demand, so must the auto hauling industry. But how can these auto haulers cut operational costs and gain ...September 13, 2013
Several drivers came to us this past month in search of a helping hand—and their common request was a simple one: How do I get my hands on my driver CSA score? They told us they searched online for “CSA score,” but when the login screen requested their US DOT# and PIN, they were left scratching ...August 23, 2013
If there was one theme that echoed throughout the Hyatt’s halls during our XUE Conference, it was the disruptive nature of mobile, social, cloud and information. We call it a convergence of technology forces. It’s a trend that’s so disruptive—and so important to the future of your trucking business—that we chose to make it the central ...August 19, 2013
We’ve invested months of blood, sweat and tears into XUE and we’re thrilled to see our trucking technology conference finally underway. Of course, you’ve known about that. But there’s something else we’ve had up our sleeves and, living our “Go big” mantra, we were excited to make that super-sized announcement to our attendees today. The Earth-shattering ...