The Benefits of SaaS For Trucking Companies with a Long-Term View

Posted by Vertrax on Jan 19, 2018 11:00:00 AM

SaaS or Software as a Service is on-demand software using cloud storage. Examples of SaaS you may already use include Microsoft Office 365, Google Apps, Amazon Web Services, and Dropbox. These programs work by providing a cloud-based solution for data and software. At the same time, companies using SaaS reduces the need to install, maintain, and manage traditional software onsite.

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New Trucking Regulations Being Considered for 2018

Posted by Vertrax on Dec 28, 2017 10:20:00 AM

The trucking industry is constantly changing with the growing needs of the economy and marketplace. Safety is another factor playing a role in regulating drivers, as the goal is to minimize trucker accidents while increasing load capacity. In order to ensure drivers can arrive safely and on time every time with freight loads, state and federal agencies are looking to make changes to regulations in 2018. Find out which regulations will be running in full steam next year, and which ones have been tabled until a later date. Use this information to maintain proper compliance for your carrier operations and fleets of drivers.

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Best Practices for Transportation Technology in the Canadian Market

Posted by Vertrax on Nov 15, 2017 9:06:00 AM

Utilizing the latest transportation technology in Canada offers great growth potential. The key is to identify the areas where you want to be proactive with using this type of tool. This includes identifying issues, such as Canada-specific regulations or driver behaviors, that could lead to costly penalties or a loss in productivity.

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How Autonomous Vehicles will Change Trucking Technology Needs

Posted by Vertrax on Nov 2, 2017 10:02:00 AM

The trucking industry is currently in a technology transition that includes autonomous vehicles. First, we saw the smartphone apps that helped truckers locate truck stops and trucker parking. Then came the FAST Act in 2015 that will require all commercial truck drivers to use electronic logging systems by December 18, 2017. There is also truck tracking technology and in-cab dash cam systems that are used to reduce crime and improve safety.

Topics: safe driving, trucking technology

Trucking and Logistics Trends to Get Ahead of for 2018

Posted by Vertrax on Oct 18, 2017 1:33:28 PM

As leaders in the trucking industry, we’re plugged into any signs of coming trends and changes in logistics and transportation. Knowing what’s ahead gives you the ability to proactively handle how these trends will relate to your trucking business. The trucking industry is constantly evolving, but this is happening even more rapidly with the onset of trucking technology. Here are a few of the trends in trucking technologies that are going to affect your trucking business in some way this 2018.

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What to Look for in a Mobile Logistics Software

Posted by Vertrax on Sep 12, 2017 10:00:00 AM

When you are in the crude oil and bulk commodity industry, your focus is on precision. Your logistics team must be precise in their deliveries and communications. Everything is based on timing, so any slack in the system can cost your business big bucks. This is where mobile logistics software lends a helping hand. By using a well developed system by a logistics tech provider you can ensure precision at every step of the way for your business. Curious of how this type of system would work? Here is a step-by-step approach to how you can transfer your existing system into one that is digitized, automatized, and all around more efficient.

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The Benefits of Paperless Invoices for Your Trucking Fleet

Posted by Vertrax on Sep 5, 2017 10:00:00 AM

When it comes to increasing your bottom line in the trucking industry, miles and minutes count for the majority of your budget. The quicker you can get a shipment delivered, the better. This includes getting your invoices and bills of laden to your customers in expedience. For the fuel and gas transport industry, technology offers a wealth of opportunities for money saving methods. For starters, paperless invoices shave days off how quick you can get a return on your payments for services rendered.

Topics: trucking technology, paper log books

The Impact of Implementing Mobile Trucking Technology

Posted by Vertrax on Aug 28, 2017 10:59:13 AM

Trucking companies across the industry are finally coming to terms with mobile trucking technology. Take JB Hunt Transport Services, a major player in supply chain solutions and trucking. In April 2017 the company announced it was investing $500 million in technology over the next five years. Everything from cloud infrastructure to AI (artificial intelligence) technologies are moving front and center for trucking firms. 

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3 Ways to Eliminate Unnecessary Miles for Your Fleet

Posted by Vertrax on Aug 21, 2017 11:17:41 AM

Every mile you put on your fleet costs your business money. This starts with your fuel usage. The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) reported in 2014 that fuel costs “generally account for approximately 30 to 40 percent of a motor carrier’s CPM (cost per mile).” Then you also have to deal with increased wear and tear on a fleet. The more mileage a fleet gets, the more likely you will have to make repairs. Your warranty will also run out more quickly, which will leave you fitting the bill on those repairs all too soon. So how can you cut down the amount of unnecessary miles on your fleet? Here are some industry approved solutions.

Topics: trucking technology, dispatch strategies

How to Close the Communications Loop Between Drivers and Dispatchers

Posted by Vertrax on Aug 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

One of the most volatile relationships in the propane and fuel oil transport business is between drivers and dispatchers. It takes both sides to ship freight on schedule, yet there continues to be a disconnect between these teams. In order to close the communications loop between your drivers and dispatchers consider implementing the right technologies and strategies. Here are a few top contenders to help you deter any communication slips in your company. 

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