The United States has a system of weighing stations that monitor the weight, safety and emissions of commercial vehicles. The program is overseen by the Department of Transportation and managed by state or local authorities. Weigh station bypass programs allow truck drivers to avoid weigh stations if they have been deemed eligible for a bypass based on safety records, emissions compliance and other factors. Read More

Smart Fleet Management: Supercharge with Open API and Third-Party Integrations

Modern fleet management makes use of data from the best technologies to determine the needs of your business. Separate innovations have given us GPS tracking software, temperature gauges within refrigerated trucks, video feeds from dashcams, and more data. The way that those applications and programs interact with each other is essential to gathering clear information quickly. Read More

The History of Telematics and Fleet Management

Industries throughout the world heard from the 1970s forward that computers would revolutionize the world. By the 1980s, computers made their way into our business offices, our living rooms and school systems, available to more people than ever before, and the emergence of the Internet and the World Wide Web in the 1990s changed how we live our lives and conduct business forever.
Within the shipping business, technology like video telematics has evolved to transform the way vehicles are tracked throughout the world. Read More

In today’s competitive business environment, free time is a luxury that’s rarely enjoyed. Time is money when it comes to fleet management, and you can’t afford to be slowed down by a chaotic office. Implementing GPS tracking for businesses is a giant step toward organization thanks to automated record keeping and improved communication. Here are five more tips to boost productivity and reduce office disarray. >> Continue Reading

Accurate and comprehensive data collection has made GPS tracking for businesses an integral part of an effective fleet management program. The “Big Brother” connotation of GPS tracking for businesses makes implementation even more likely to generate pushback. With a little planning and consideration, you can smooth the path for wary employees. Use these tips to help relieve their concerns and encourage buy-in. >> Continue Reading

During the embryonic days of the computer, we were assured that a “paperless office” was only a matter of time. Fast forward 50 years, and a paperless office is still a concept for the future as people continue to print emails, spreadsheets, reports and other computer-generated materials. Today, environmental concerns add an element of urgency to the reduction of paper usage. While hard copies may never be completely eliminated, you can take steps to increase digitization, making paper copies less necessary. >> Continue Reading