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Top 5 2020 Trucking Regulations That Will Impact the Trucking Industry

Posted by Vertrax on Feb 7, 2020 12:35:22 PM

With a new year, comes new regulations. It’s important to stay up-to-date in order to be in compliance and allow your organization to achieve your goals for the year.

Topics: safe driving, regulations

Next Generation Smartdrops Coming 2020

Posted by Vertrax on Jan 14, 2020 11:08:37 AM

Vertrax is excited to share that the Next Generation Smartdrops is coming your way in Spring of 2020 with improved features to help you manage and run your business more efficiently!

Top Blog Posts of 2019

Posted by Vertrax on Dec 23, 2019 12:46:23 PM

2019 was a spectacular year for Vertrax with the launch of 2 new products, as well as major improvements to our existing ones. With the year coming to a close, we thought we’d take the time to share our top blog posts from this year that highlight these launches and more.

Consider these your must-reads to set the stage for success in 2020!

Topics: trucking technology, real-time technology, remote tank monitoring, blockchain

The Top 5 Issues Facing the Trucking Industry & How to Address Them

Posted by Vertrax on Nov 22, 2019 4:53:17 PM

The trucking industry is rapidly changing, and with that comes numerous issues of varying severity.

How Blockchain Can Benefit Downstream Oil And Gas

Posted by Vertrax on Nov 1, 2019 1:44:24 PM

In this series, we’re breaking down how blockchain can impact the complex segments of the oil and gas industry: upstream, midstream, and downstream.

Topics: blockchain

ELD Mandate: Adoption Rate and Impact on Fleets

Posted by Vertrax on Oct 18, 2019 4:44:41 PM

The final deadline for complying with the ELD mandate is December 16th, 2019 — less than two months away. The mandate went into effect in December of 2017 and full enforcement began in April of 2018, so this is the final phase of implementation.

The mandate has already had a major impact on the industry, so we wanted to dive into the adoption rate of the technology as the deadline approaches, as well as uncover the impact it’s had on trucking fleets in terms of compliance, crashes, and driver behavior.

Topics: trucking technology, real-time technology

How Blockchain Can Benefit Midstream Oil and Gas

Posted by Vertrax on Oct 11, 2019 4:28:34 PM

In this series, we’re breaking down how blockchain can impact the complex segments of the oil and gas industry: upstream, midstream, and downstream.

Part 1: Upstream

As we mentioned in the first part of this series, there are three segments of the oil and gas industry: upstream, midstream, and downstream. Linking the upstream segment (exploration and production) and downstream segment (refinement), midstream oil and gas includes the transportation and storage of natural gas, crude oil, and refined products.

Due to the potential of environmental harm from improper storage or transportation, midstream oil and gas is one of the most regulated industries. And because oil and gas products have to pass through national, state, local, and municipal borders, they must successfully attain a wide variety of approvals. While midstream oil and gas businesses struggle to juggle regulations with their many partners, blockchain has the capability to mitigate these problems.

Topics: real-time technology, blockchain

How Blockchain Can Transform Upstream Oil and Gas

Posted by Vertrax on Sep 27, 2019 4:14:26 PM

In this series, we’re breaking down how blockchain can impact the complex segments of the oil and gas industry: upstream, midstream, and downstream.

There are three main sectors in the oil and gas industry: upstream, midstream, and downstream. These categories denote where the relevant resource is in the process of traveling from underground reservoirs to its final destination, whether that be in the tank of a car or a gas stove in an apartment. For this initial installment in the series, we’ll explore blockchain’s use in upstream oil and gas.

Possibly the most complex part of the oil and gas industry — and definitely one of the most technology-heavy — upstream oil and gas refers to both the search for natural resources and their extraction. Upstream oil and gas is also known as exploration and production (E&P).

Topics: real-time technology, blockchain

The Cost of Trucking Operations in the United States

Posted by Vertrax on Sep 23, 2019 10:46:00 AM

This post was updated September, 2019.

The cost of trucking has been trending up for the past decade and shows no signs of slowing down. In order to combat these changes in operating costs, you must first be aware of what these costs are, and then what solutions can help to minimize the impact they have on your bottom line.

Vertrax at the 32nd World LPG Forum & 2019 European Congress

Posted by Vertrax on Sep 13, 2019 1:36:35 PM

The 32nd World LPG Forum & 2019 European Congress (WLPGA) is just a few weeks away and Vertrax couldn’t be any more excited to be attending! WLPGA rolls two great events into one premier global event, bringing visitors from across the world together to see the future of the LPG industry.