Despite 11th-hour efforts to delay the implementation of the electronic logging device mandate, last night the House of Representatives rejected an amendment that would do just that, signaling their approval of the industry’s adoption of this technology.
Look up any online job board and you will probably see hundreds of postings for truck driver job openings. Drivers are inundated with job offers on a daily basis, often fielding phone calls from driver recruiters trying to lure them away from their current position.
The traditional view of the truck driver is steadily changing. With a new generation of truck drivers entering the industry, the focus has shifted to more successfully manage these drivers with the goal of decreasing driver turnover (see our recent blog post on recruiting young drivers).
The intermodal industry has evolved significantly over the years. Despite many outdated myths regarding speed, visibility, and accuracy inherent in this mode of transporting cargo, intermodal can actually be more cost-effective than the alternatives.
Mobile technology has become an important tool not only for communication but for a variety of tasks in the transportation industry. Many carriers rely on mobile devices for identifying over, short, and damage situations and initiating the claims process, not to mention keeping in constant contact with their drivers, assets, and cargo. If your organization doesn’t have a clearly defined mobile strategy, you could be missing out on a host of benefits, not the least of which is streamlining your enterprise.
Mobile technology is not just for communication anymore. Many carriers rely on mobile devices for tasks like optimizing delivery routes and capturing electronic signatures. But mobile in-cab scanning applications -- like EBE’s Connect Mobile Capture solution -- offer so much more. Read on to discover how this application can improve efficiency and streamline your operation to benefit your drivers, your customers, and even your back office.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the worth of video communication offers endless possibilities. That’s what EBE is finding as it relates to leveraging this media through its Web-based Learning Management platform.
According to the latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average age of a truck driver in the U.S. is 55, a fact that is no doubt contributing to the current driver shortage. What happens when these drivers retire? How can transportation companies lure younger drivers to the industry to fill the gaps left behind by the aging population of truck drivers? The key is to understand the younger generation's needs and expectations. Read on for some tips on how to bring young drivers into the industry and keep them there.
According to a follow-up to a recent industry study, 24% of fleets drive an average of 120,000 miles annually, compared to 18% of fleets in 2015. Understandably, this has led to concerns about maintenance and repair costs and how they affect a business' operational bottom line.
The presidential transition has thrown into question some aspects of the trucking and transportation industry. With the appointment of Elaine Chao as Department of Transportation Secretary, President Trump’s goals with respect to infrastructure updates and DOT regulations are still being determined. The future of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s CSA, Safety and Compliance policies are likely to be affected as well.