On Thursday March 5, 2009, truck driver, Jason Rivenburg arrived near his drop destination early and searched for a safe place to park and rest. He pulled his truck into a nearby gas station and was not seen alive again. He was shot and killed as he lay resting in his truck. Jason is survived ...July 1, 2011
The search for affordable, quality health care coverage In an age when quality health care insurance is at a premium for truckers pursuing private health care plans, choosing a plan that suits your needs can be both time-consuming and overwhelming. The multiple insurance providers, the many different plans, and myriad coverage options can make the best ...June 30, 2011
Many employees in today’s workplace are promoted to management-level roles without ever receiving the training to do their job effectively. Managers at Xata play a critical role in the productivity and profitability of the company, and we want to ensure they are provided with every tool possible to be successful. Last week, over 40 people, including ...June 28, 2011
In my June 23rd post, I addressed some misconceptions about electronic on-board recorders, or EOBRs. Namely, that they take time away from a driver’s workday, that they require driver interaction while their rig is in motion, and that they cost thousands of dollars to implement. Here are a few other concerns that we often hear from ...June 24, 2011
Today, I read an interesting article in Transport Topics about electronic driver logs and their impact on fleet efficiency improvement and HOS reporting accuracy. It got me to thinking… Each and every day, I spend time with customers just like you. And as I listen to their growing concerns about CSA compliance and potential EOBR mandates, ...June 23, 2011
As Xata’s Chief Operating Officer, I lead a group of people whose collective goal is to improve highway safety, to help make our customers’ jobs easier and to make their operations more profitable. So, I put a lot of energy into ensuring that Xata’s products and services help our customers remain CSA compliant, while optimizing ...June 20, 2011
Like the trucker, I'm a traveler. As with anyone on the road today, I'm feeling the pinch at the pump more now than I can ever remember. I find myself throwing my hands up at extra fuel fees added to the cost of flights, and I'm puzzled by how much it costs to go a few ...June 17, 2011
The tablet, tablet computer, touch-screen portable….. whatever you want to call them. Everyone’s talking about them--how they’re making computing more portable and convenient. But what about the trucking industry? If you’re not a sales rep that appreciates the ability to deliver customer presentations in a highly portable package or a teenage gamer looking for a high-powered portable device, ...