We go to a lot of mobile technology and trucking conferences. Suffice it to say, if there’s one thing we have in abundance, it’s sponsor-branded swag. T-shirts, water bottles, tote bags—they come in handy and we’re always thankful for the giveaways. That said, we wanted to make sure our own XUE giveaway matched the level ...May 21, 2013
It’s nearly that time of year again. Yep, CVSA Roadcheck 2013 is almost upon us. Are you ready? 10,000 inspectors across North America will be aggressively checking out vehicles and drivers June 4-6. If that has you on edge, remember—this could be a great opportunity; you just need to take advantage of it. Improving CSA scores with ...May 7, 2013
Last November, we talked about the FMCSA’s efforts to standardize truck driver qualification exams. Now, that initiative has culminated in the development of a National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (MEs). Yes, the Search for a Medical Examiner tool is finally here... So, what does that mean for you? And when will you need to comply ...April 29, 2013
Are you paying attention to truck driver retention? Because you should be. At our very first Driver Xperience Board meeting—an event that was open to all drivers attending the Mid-America Trucking Show—we were saddened to learn that very few professional drivers liked or took pride in the firms they hauled for. No doubt, these attitudes help ...April 26, 2013
We’re proud to now have the revolutionary new XRS mobile fleet optimization platform generally available in the marketplace, and are busy sharing the news with our trucking industry customers, prospects, partners and fans. The feedback has been awesome so far. To add to the excitement, we were nominated for the CTIA E-Tech Awards in May. ...April 11, 2013
Sure, pre-teens spread Bieber Fever across the social media space like, well, a highly infectious disease, but these aren’t youth-only platforms. Increasingly, trucking companies are recognizing the importance of social media channels like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, and they’re making social media marketing an integral part of their larger marketing initiatives. So, to help support ...March 27, 2013
Boy, whenever news of the EOBR rule hits the press, debate heats up all across the trucking community. Can EOBRs really make fleets safer and more compliant? Will the cost of the mandated technology put owner/operators and small carriers out of business? Well, news of FMCSA administrator, Anne Ferro’s House subcommittee testimony sparked a similar flurry when ...March 26, 2013
If there’s one subject you can rely on for heated debate in trucking circles, it’s Hours of Service regulations. And the new 34 Hour Restart rule is a particular point of contention. Recently, parties on all sides of the issue presented their arguments to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia—and they proved ...