Most people associate GPS technology with avid hikers, military operations, or—perhaps more commonly—as a built-in phone app for directions to that place you can never quite remember how to get to. What most people don’t realize is that GPS technology is being used to save lives around the world, from monitoring the positions of airplanes and trains to prevent crashes, to locating kidnapped children or lost hikers. The following are a few ways GPS tracking technology saves lives around the world. >> Continue Reading

Ever hear of the “doorway effect”? It’s what happens when you walk through a door and forget what you were saying, doing, and even why you passed through the doorway in the first place. You’ll be heading for the kitchen with every intention of making yourself a peanut butter sandwich, get there, completely blank on your purpose for being there, and confusedly resign yourself to a dinner of leftover rice and ranch dressing. All thanks to the doorway effect. >> Continue Reading

Getting stuck in traffic is an occupational hazard for long-haul truckers (and anyone who spends time on the road, for that matter). While you can’t do anything about the traffic, you should be able to do something about your boredom. Next time you are stuck on the road, try one of the following strategies to stay alert during the drive…even if you’re not going anywhere anytime soon. >> Continue Reading

Saving money on a business fleet might seem impossible to many aspiring fleet managers, but there are a few things that you can do to trim down your expenses. If you are just starting up and have to use some of your own capital, finding ways to effectively cut costs without sacrificing quality or productivity is vital. The following are five ways you can save money when building and managing your trucking fleet. >> Continue Reading