Archive for July, 2013

Outsource fuel management for efficiency

Jul 31, 2013 No Comments by

With skyrocketing prices on gasoline, many trucking companies are running on empty – bank accounts, that is. This has caused many to start looking at fuel management options. Some management techniques are external, relying on another company to help. Others use hardware or software and can be implemented and monitored in-house. Companies can implement both [...]

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3rd Annual Truck Driver Social Media Conference Honors and Informs Those Who “Keep America Moving”

Jul 25, 2013 No Comments by

Allen and Donna Smith, founders of Truth About Trucking, LLC, will host the third annual Truck Driver Social Media Conference (TDSMC) at Harrah’s Hotel and Conference Center in Kansas City, Missouri, October 11–13. According to its website, the TDSMC “was founded on the principle of uniting, recognizing and honoring our nation’s truckers for their daily [...]

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Fleet Tracking Systems Drive Better Business for Commercial Transportation

Jul 18, 2013 No Comments by

Businesses that rely on commercial drivers operating a fleet of vehicles to provide customer services or transport passengers or materials are finding enormous value in tracking systems that communicate vehicle location as well as critical activities of drivers. GPS-based fleet-tracking systems are made up of an onboard electronic device on each vehicle that’s outfitted with [...]

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Small changes can mean big energy savings in trucking industry

Jul 17, 2013 No Comments by

If current trends hold, greenhouse gas emissions are expected to increase by 80 percent by the year 2030, according to a report by the Carbon War Room. Though many environmental efforts focus on consumer behavior, the transportation industry stands to make the most impact to air quality by implementing efficient, environmentally friendly practices. After all, more than [...]

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Do You Really Need Multiple Distribution Channels?

Jul 11, 2013 No Comments by

Many companies have a single distribution channel, and in most cases, this is all that is needed. For others, however, it’s a good idea to have two or even three ways of delivering the goods. In some cases, a company’s needs will change over time as it adapts to an evolving marketplace. If a firm is in [...]

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