With the change in the Hours of Service rules, companies will need to navigate through many challenges in the areas of productivity, customer service, cost and driver shortage. The new rules have added new complexities on daily operations and will be challenging for many companies. Among the new rules are: Half hour breaks every eight hours of driving, Two consecutive off-duty times of 1:00am to 5:00am, plus A 34-hours reset that must be taken at the optimal time to minimize the overall time off. Fleets will have less flexibility to manage the dynamic environment in which transportation companies operate every day.
At Dupre Logistics, we focus on building a culture of safety synonymous with high standards and best practices. In fact, we were recently recognized by the National Tank Truck Carriers with the “Personnel Safety Award” spotlighting our outstanding safety record as well as commitment to personnel injury reduction. What’s our secret weapon? Dupre Logistics’ comprehensive safety program combines technology, driver behavior review and a number of other elements that have led to this industry recognition.
Just like the trucks themselves, it seems the regulatory landscape of the commercial transportation industry is always on the move. And when the list of new regulatory issues may seem to be never-ending, navigating your way to compliance can seem like a daunting task. In our most recent executive video, Norm Ellis, vice president of sales and marketing at Omnitracs, takes a look at the regulatory landscape and explains how to best leverage technology to stay compliant, stress-free and productive.
The Journal of Commerce (JOC) will host a free webinar, “Managing Trucker Hours of Service Through Technology,” on Thursday Aug. 22 from 2:00 to 3:00pm EDT. The webinar will feature industry experts—Omnitracs’ Product Manager Eric Witty and ALK Technologies’ Vice President of Business Development Dan Popkin—discussing how shippers and carriers can use technology to mitigate the impact of the new hours of service (HOS) rules.
We’ve all been there—the Wi-Fi isn’t working, so you attempt to troubleshoot the problem yourself, then you start to stress about that important email you need to send and before you know it a full panic starts to set in. For long-haul truck drivers, not having Wi-Fi access can be a daily battle and they often drive long stretches with no access to the Internet whatsoever, despite the work or family commitments they may have. To help fleets address this challenge, Omnitracs today launched a Terrestrial Browsing application for our MCP110 and MCP200 to help fleets streamline business operations and improve driver productivity and satisfaction.
Hindsight is 20/20. But, what if you could gain foresight without the experience? New technology is making it possible for organizations across industries to better predict future outcomes before they occur—empowering companies to adjust processes before negative events happen to achieve positive results. Much like mobile technology, many institutions are finding they can’t function as well without predictive analytics. Utilized across numerous departments, predictive analytics is changing the way companies operate and do business.
On July 24, I had the pleasure of hosting a webinar along with my colleague, Eric Witty, during which we provided an update on industry regulations, and explained how they may impact your business as well as what you can do to be prepared. During the webinar we offered insight on the following topics...
Fleet safety has always been a core of FleetRisk Advisors’ mission—in fact, it was the driving force behind our flagship Fleet Safety Model. Over the past few years, however, awareness around the importance of fleet safety has grown immensely, and has influenced technology integration now prevalent throughout the transportation industry. I recently witnessed this growth in awareness first-hand when I spoke at the Fleet Safety Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois last month. Hosted in conjunction with Automotive Fleet and Heavy Duty Trucking magazines, the conference brought together executives from private fleets of all sizes...
On July 18, 2013, The Trucking Industry Mobility and Technology Coalition (TIMTC) hosted a webinar on “Connectivity for Trucks.” As a panel member, I presented a broad perspective on connected vehicle capabilities for trucks with technology that is available to the industry today for improved safety and efficiency.
Drivers and fleet managers have used Omnitracs’ Vehicle Maintenance application since 2008, leveraging the technology to capture the most important engine and vehicle diagnostic information to proactively schedule service and repairs. Today, we are excited to share that Vehicle Maintenance is available on Omnitracs’ Mobile Computing Platform 50 (MCP50).
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