We announced earlier this winter that we’re busy planning for our 2nd annual XRS User Event, XUE, this summer in Minneapolis, MN, August 18-20. Today we’ve opened the floodgates and are ready to start taking registrations! Head on over to www.xueconference.com to see what we’ve got planned on the schedule so far, read more about the ...January 14, 2013
For the past few years I’ve been lucky enough to attend the Consumer Electronics Show - CES 2013. Las Vegas lights up with over 150,000 visitors attending this show alone – 4,000 exhibitors and simply miles, miles, and miles of booths dedicated to innovations in technology. It’s the best time to see where technology will ...January 9, 2013
A recent NetworkWorld article hails, “Cloud security to be most disruptive technology of 2013.” Will that really be the case? Drawing from The Security for Business Innovation Council’s report, "Information Security Shake Up," the article notes, “…security remains the number one obstacle to adoption.” So, it follows that if companies can “tighten the screws,” they’ll make the ...January 3, 2013
Mobile capacity crunch: It’s just like a rush hour traffic jam in Chicago. There’s an emerging fight over transmission room on the airwaves for cell phones, smartphones and tablets, and trucking operations need to make sure they’re in line to get the mobile capacity they need. Why should the transportation industry be concerned? Because this competition for capacity ...December 20, 2012
There was a time when liability for CMV-related accidents was limited to the driver and carrier. Shippers, third party logistics companies (3PLCs) and brokers were insulated. No longer. Vicarious liability in trucking is now opening the door to big claims against companies with deep pockets, and it’s changing the relationship between shippers, 3PLCs, brokers and ...December 17, 2012
EOBRs: Hours of Service compliance safeguard and fleet productivity tool--or truck driver harassment device? As you’re certainly aware, the debate continues to rage with staunch advocates in each camp. So, in preparation for a rulemaking expected on February 14 (Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all!), the FMCSA is looking to professional truck drivers and carriers for feedback. Survey ...December 14, 2012
The world is growing more connected every day. And the rapid rise of mobile device adoption, coupled with increasing connectivity means that the trucking industry, like so many others, now has an opportunity to reimagine the way it does business. But first, let’s take a look at mobile device adoption trends… Do you have a tablet or ...December 5, 2012
Well, the holidays are in full swing and the FMCSA has done its shopping early. Oh, yes... ‘Tis the season for new CSA trucking regulations. In effect as of December 1, 2012, we encourage you to determine how these CSA changes might impact your own trucking operation. 2012 CSA trucking regulations changes 1. Load securement violations will be ...