Among the many vehicle maintenance issues that fleets are faced with today, tire maintenance is one of the biggest, and most critical, to fleet safety. With that in mind, Omnitracs today announced at the 2013 ATA Management Conference & Exhibition, the launch of two new applications for proactive tire maintenance, designed to help for-hire and private fleets improve safety, prevent accidents and reduce maintenance expenses.
Today, more and more fleets are looking to increase capacity without purchasing additional vehicles and hiring more drivers. Rather than turn away good business, many have created a brokering business for freight, but have found this model to present new management challenges. With those challenges in mind, we announced today the launch of our Virtual Load View application, which provides unprecedented visibility into loads across carriers.
Omnitracs is gearing up for ATA’s Management Conference & Exhibition next week, October 19 – 22 in Orlando, and we look forward to seeing you! This year we are celebrating our 25th anniversary, and would like to extend an invitation to all conference attendees to stop by our booth, #705, on Monday, October 21 between 10:15am and 12:15pm for a champagne toast and pastries.
The Omnitracs team is in quite the celebratory mood, as we mark our “silver” anniversary—or as we like to think of it, 25 years of transportation industry leadership. For many of us, Omnitracs’ 25th anniversary signals a time to reflect on where the company started, and the many customers and partners that have enabled us to reach such this significant company milestone. It’s also a time for use to look forward, enthusiastically, to a future of unlimited possibilities.
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:
When picturing a truck driver most people probably imagine a person behind the wheel, spending hour upon hour on the open road. Yet, as those of us in the industry know, many essential elements of the job take place outside of the cab, such as signature capture, barcode scanning and document imaging for load-related activities, which have traditionally required a series of paperwork for reporting and administrative purposes. However, new mobile technology can now help fleets address common tasks that occur outside of the cab, minimizing human error, lost paper work, lack of timeliness and subpar customer service.
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