selecting the right telematics product

No two fleets are the same, so telematics solutions should be just as unique. Before deciding on a trailer tracking solutions, fleet managers should thoroughly assess their areas of need and consider which option can best optimize their fleet’s performance. The best solution will be tailored to their specific concerns, able to seamlessly integrate into … Continued

Trailer telematics shouldn’t be overlooked

In the past few years, the perception of a telematics solution transformed from a single purpose devises to a modular connective hub with the ability to integrate with a variety of external sensors or services. Telematics is no longer a “nice to have” solution, but a “need to have” one in to ensure parity with … Continued

Dedicated Fleet Management Dashboard

With hundreds, even thousands of trucks to manage on the road, and real-time updates coming in from each of those trucks, a fleet manager may feel like he or she is drowning in data. A well-designed telematics dashboard can serve as a fleet manager’s lifeboat when it comes to managing all this information. While ELD … Continued

Best Practices in Refrigerated Food Transport

Temperature excursions during refrigerated food transportation reduce product shelf life. Maintaining the integrity and quality of refrigerated cargo is paramount to preventing these issues. Stakeholders, from the fleet that transports food to distribution centers and manufacturing facilities, follow industry standards to ensure food safety. As an ecosystem, all involved in the food transportation and storage … Continued

End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility

Line of sight is the biggest challenge for all aspects of the supply chain, from the manufacturer to the wholesaler, distributor and the reseller, and even to the end consumer. This lack of visibility and resulting lack of control results in a number of issues, from stock losses to pricing inflation, uncertain availability, and increased … Continued

What Is A Transportation Management System?

Without a thorough understanding of what a Transportation Management System is, many logistics shippers are at a disadvantage in their continuous improvement journey for improving their supply chains. Simply put, a TMS is a tool that helps supply chain professionals manage their freight and carriers. Rating, booking, and tracking are considered core features for any … Continued

DRIVERS & ELDS

ELD user accounts must be set up by a motor carrier for: Commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers who are employed by the motor carrier and who are required to use the ELD, and Support personnel who have been authorized by the motor carrier to create, remove, and manage user accounts; configure allowed ELD parameters; and … Continued

Who must comply with the ELD rule?

Motor carriers and drivers subject to the ELD rule must start using ELDs by the compliance date of Dec. 18, 2017, unless they are using a grandfathered AOBRD. A grandfathered AOBRD is a device that a motor carrier installed and required its drivers to use before the ELD rule’s Dec. 18 compliance date. The device … Continued

PIMM™ Fleet Solutions – Benchmarking Transportation Processes

Many businesses that ship products use transportation management systems (TMS) for visibility and control within their supply chain operations. The introduction of cloud-based TMS has also opened the door to many small and mid-sized companies to find great tools that fit their budgets. While using TMS capabilities to support everything from carrier rate management, shipment … Continued