fleet management

How to Mitigate the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain Operations

We’ve been receiving a number of questions from customers asking how to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 (aka coronavirus) on their operations, employees, customers and carriers. The good news is there is a lot that can be done now with your existing logistics and supply chain solutions. You could also quickly take advantage of new …

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Schneider National selects Platform Science for next-gen ELD, telematics solution

Schneider National (NYSE: SNDR ), the publicly-traded, Green Bay, Wisconsin-based trucking carrier, has cemented a strategic partnership with Platform Science, an Internet of Things platform for enterprise fleets. Schneider will use Platform Science as the electronic logging device (ELD) solution across its entire fleet and integrate its own applications and third-party tools with Platform Science. …

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Trucking fleets need introspection and technology to stay ahead in the market

Over the last year, there has been a visible increase in the number of trucking fleets shutting down, owing in part to the sliding spot market prices and a general economic downturn, leaving thousands of drivers jobless. However, it is not just market conditions that contribute to such a fiasco. The back-office is instrumental to …

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Four of the best Class 8 truck manufacturers for the money

With several manufacturers producing top-of-the-line Class 8 trucks, the question must be asked, which one is the best bang for the buck? Between Mack, Freightliner, Peterbilt and Kenworth, there are many Class 8 trucks on the market. Most drivers and fleets in the industry will find themselves aligned with a specific original equipment manufacturer (OEM), …

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Commentary: Controlling the impact of technicians on the total cost of ownership

FreightWaves features Market Voices – a forum for those with unique knowledge of numerous transportation/logistics/supply chain sectors, as well as other critical expertise. Technicians who work on trucks tie back to a hard cost and even tie back to driver retention. There has been a great deal of discussion about the “driver shortage” and its …

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EV fleet and energy management company launches planning tool to ease electric transition

Electriphi, an electric vehicle (EV) fleet and energy management company, has launched a fleet electrification planning tool that gives customized analysis to help plan the electric transition. The tool is a self-serve web-based application that lets fleet managers break down factors affecting operations, fueling and infrastructure. Large-scale fleet electrification requires upfront planning and smart energy …

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Will Omnitracs be the next big private equity deal?

Vista Equity Partners is still trying to sell Omnitracs, the fleet management software and hardware company it acquired for $800 million in a November 2013 leveraged buyout. After two canceled deals in December 2015 and June 2017 – in that second deal, Vista rejected a $2 billion offer from strategic buyer Continental Tire – Omnitracs …

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On the road again – three ways data is enabling smarter transportation management

The rise of e-commerce continues to drive greater expectations around speed, agility and visibility. Transportation and warehousing providers have been forced to evolve rapidly to keep pace with increasingly high service level demands – from manufacturers, retailers and consumers. Supply chain technology – powered by data and analytics – is enabling that evolution. These powerful …

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