How Real-Time Analytics Improves Your Bottom Line in the Logistics Industry

Posted by Vertrax on Jul 13, 2018 12:23:38 PM

The emergence of real-time analytics has revolutionized the logistics industry. The advantages it holds cannot be argued, and the return on investment can be huge if utilized correctly. When talking about analytics, many people think of strictly numbers being crunched in a back room regarding how fast a truck got from point A to B, but real-time analytics is much more than that.

Topics: trucking technology

The Real Cost of Fleet Management Technology

Posted by Vertrax on Jun 29, 2018 2:41:01 PM

The transportation industry is rapidly evolving and adopting new technology, but many people are still not convinced that the investment in new technology is worth it when there are so many other operating expenses. This aversion to new technology will eventually lead these individuals to an ultimatum — adopt the new technology or get left behind.

Topics: trucking technology

New Features and Product Improvements for Vertrax’s Welltrax Bulk Commodity Transportation Technology

Posted by Vertrax on May 14, 2018 11:08:48 AM

For bulk transporters in today’s era of transportation and logistics, efficiency is key -- and there’s no better way to reach peak efficiency than with the right technology at the fingertips of your drivers and dispatchers.

When was the last time you evaluated your technology stack or explored alternative solutions on the marketplace? If bulk transporters are locked into long-term contracts, they’re often left behind. With stiff competition between transportation companies and technology solutions providers, products should be updated regularly and companies should be ensuring their technology meets their needs.

In February, Vertrax announced its move to a SaaS model and introduction of subscription-based pricing. Both its Welltrax and SmartDrops solutions will be available for no upfront cost and a competitive, flexible monthly subscription.

This change allows companies to avoid the “trap” of a long-term contract, to adjust plans as their fleet needs scale or shift, and to continually evaluate against the market. It allows us to make regular, easily deployable updates to drive innovation, meet market demands, and work to earn your business every month.

We’re transparent (and excited) about what’s ahead for both products; we recently explained some improvements in the works for SmartDrops, and here we highlight a few key updates under development for Welltrax, our solution for transporters hauling bulk commodities like crude oil, propane, sand, water, NGL, chemicals, gravel, and more.

Topics: trucking technology, real-time technology

The Product and Feature Roadmap for our SmartDrops Propane and Fuel Oil Delivery Technology

Posted by Vertrax on Apr 26, 2018 2:59:57 PM

In an era of changing regulations and rapid innovation in transportation routing and technology, it’s essential to stay ahead of the curve in the industry.

Topics: trucking technology

Why Transportation Companies Benefit from Amazon’s AWS Cloud Services

Posted by Vertrax on Jan 26, 2018 11:16:00 AM

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the quintessential cloud services platform serving the largest number of companies. Using AWS, any size company can expand computing power, store data, and help scale their business. While AWS isn’t the only cloud services platform, it is definitely the most prominent. Furthermore, 70 percent of companies in the US now use cloud technology for at least one aspect of infrastructure. Forbes reports promised growth as 56 percent of companies report they are currently transferring IT operations to cloud systems. Is your company on the fence regarding migration to the cloud? Consider these reasons why strategic companies are moving to the secure cloud in 2018.

Topics: trucking technology

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

Posted by Vertrax on Jan 19, 2018 11:00:00 AM
Updated November 2nd, 2018.

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.

Topics: trucking technology

[UPDATE] 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 this 2018. Find out which regulations will be running in full steam this 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.

Topics: trucking technology

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.

Topics: trucking technology

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 required 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: trucking technology, safe driving

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.

Topics: trucking technology