During a recent interview with Red Eye Radio at the 2013 ATA Management Conference & Exhibition, we spoke to host Eric Harley about a number of different technology offerings that Omnitracs provides for carriers—both small and large. Over the past 25 years, Omnitracs has worked hard to develop a suite of technology solutions that enable fleet managers to have good conversations with their drivers while they’re out on the road, while also ensuring fleet managers have visibility into the status of their loads and routes in near real-time. To that end, Omnitracs recently launched its new Virtual Load View application at this year’s ATA event. Virtual Load View provides enhanced visibility into the supply chain and helps carriers achieve their operational goals by improving resource allocation and planning.
The Omnitracs team had a great time last week at ATA’s Annual Management Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. One of the highlights was our celebration of Omnitracs’ 25th anniversary during the Expo on Monday, Oct. 21. Our team welcomed many of the more than 1,800 conference attendees with smiles, celebratory champagne and fresh pastries as they entered the exhibit hall that morning. I personally talked to over 50 booth visitors – some of whom were longtime Omnitracs customers or represented fleets interested in exploring how to increase their safety and/or productivity with our fleet management solutions.
Driver health and wellness are major issues facing the transportation industry. In its Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has proven that excessive driving will cause driver fatigue, leading to an increase in truck-related accidents. Specifically, the LTCCS study reported that 13 percent of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers involved in accidents were considered to have been fatigued at the time of the crash...
For many in today’s transportation industry, “doing more with less” is a phrase that has become analogous to simply “doing business.” Given ongoing driver shortage and the economic climate, it is increasingly complex to operate a profitable trucking company. As a result, larger carriers are changing their processes to meet customers’ evolving needs, while smaller carriers are adapting their approach to support further growth—or in some cases—to survive.
No two truck drivers are alike—they have different levels of experience, different management preferences, and different personal interests.