Meet Nick Gardner, Technical Product Manager at our headquarters in Eden Prairie, MN. Nick has been with Xata for over six years in a variety of roles. He came to the company in a Training role, moved on to Tech Support, was a Solutions Consultant for awhile, and moved into his current role about three months ...August 9, 2011
President Obama released new fuel efficiency standards for heavy-duty trucks today, standards that will cut greenhouse gas emissions and fuel consumption by up to 23%. While developing more fuel-efficient trucks will certainly reduce fuel consumption, it’s important to remember that when it comes to fuel costs, trucks don’t always have the biggest impact—drivers do, too. A ...August 8, 2011
Let’s face it—drivers are the lifeblood of your company. And as an aging driver pool and other factors are causing a countrywide driver shortage, while trucking regulatory compliance is pushing some truckers out of the industry, hanging onto your behind-the-wheel talent has never been so important to your bottom line. At this point, you’d better be ...August 5, 2011
Meet Ryan Barnett, Market Analyst at our headquarters in Eden Prairie, MN. Ryan has been with the company for almost two years, and is truly our in-house market and industry expert. What, exactly, do you do at Xata? I spend my time understanding the marketplace that Xata works in and sharing that intelligence within our company. I help ...August 4, 2011
I’m responsible for engaging with our wireless carrier partners at Xata. I share with them the benefits of our Xata Turnpike product and get them excited about selling our solution to over 500,000 companies that are affected by the new government regulations. And the excitement is not hard to generate. Why? 1. Huge opportunity in the marketplace. There ...August 1, 2011
Rose McMurray at FDR Safety wrote a piece that recently caught my eye. She did a great job explaining what happened to one carrier when their CSA scores started to reach “Alert levels” – not only did this firm catch the attention of the FMCSA through Alert letters and other possible intervention steps, a shipper ...July 28, 2011
Deciding on which EOBR is best for your company, drivers, and fleet managers can be a daunting task. There are over 75 companies that provide fleet management systems, and it’s often hard to determine the difference between companies and offerings. While you look at the solutions available, keep the following things in mind to help ...July 27, 2011
Are you concerned about the expense of an electronic onboard recorder (EOBR)? The FMCSA estimates that the cost of purchasing and installing an EOBR is $1,700 per vehicle. And that expense is a concern we hear over and over across the social media space—especially from small fleets and owner-operators. With trucking companies under more pressure than ever ...