The days when carriers could confidently rely on paper driver logs to manage compliance may seem like a distant memory. Today, technology plays the starring role in ensuring fleets can successfully navigate changing Hours of Service rules while remaining compliant, productive and profitable.
This year’s TMW TransForum User Conference held in Anaheim, California gave the team here at Omnitracs an opportunity to meet with customers, partners and potential customers over the course of three busy days. Conference attendees were also afforded special access to the Disney California Adventure park after the conference sessions had ended. I also had the honor of sitting on a Trailer Tracking Panel, which was as much fun for me as the Disney outing, believe it, or not.
The team at Omnitracs has always known our Mobile Computing Platform 50 (MCP50) is an industry-leading, safety-focused, cost-effective mobile fleet management system that helps customers monitor and manage fleet safety and regulatory compliance. However, it’s always an honor to receive industry validation in the form of an award or accolade. It’s in this spirit that Omnitracs is proud to announce that our MCP50 has been awarded a Bronze Stevie Award for “Best New Product or Service,” in the transportation category, at the 11th annual American Business Awards.
Throughout the year, the National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) hosts several meetings and events designed for those who work in the industry. I had the pleasure to attend one such event in Banff, Canada recently. While there were numerous fun social activities, NTTC really got down to business and addressed some serious issues affecting the tank truck industry, such as compliance, safety and business management. Consistently cited as a top industry pain point by The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), driver shortage was another critical issue tackled. Commercial transportation companies and state associations across the board are faced with an evaporating pool of talent. To address this growing problem, an emerging group of leaders is increasingly turning to hiring military veterans and I was pleased to lead a panel on the challenges, opportunities and best practices for adopting a veteran hiring program...
With a history of collaboration and a shared commitment to customer prosperity and satisfaction, Omnitracs and TMW announced at TMW’s TransForum 2013 User Conference, new feature integrations to enhance fleets’ capabilities and streamline driver workflow, reducing costs and improving efficiencies. Now available from TMW Systems, shared customers will now gain integrated access to the following:
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