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In every T.V. classic, the characters repeat a common refrain after narrowly avoiding disaster: “Phew! That was a close call.” In the trucking business, close calls don’t elicit nearly the same reaction. Close calls are often shrugged off or go unnoticed, leading to bigger trouble down the road.
In the previous blog in Transflo’s Fleet Safety series, we discussed how data, like G.I. Joe in the ‘80s cartoon classic, can help you make better decisions. Having the right data keeps everyone honest, tells you what happened, and helps you pick up the pieces to do better next time. But without a focus on prevention, all the data in the world won’t do you any good…. Read Here.
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Added capacity has been hard to come by over the past year for motor carriers, both in the form of equipment and drivers to operate said equipment, but that hasn’t stopped trucking companies from making hay while the sun shines.
Two publicly traded fleets, Marten Transport and Heartland Express, this week announced they were paying 50-cent-per-share dividends to stockholders based on record-setting second quarters for revenue and profit. Likewise, carriers’ brokerage operations have become increasingly lucrative this year, with brokerage revenue as a percentage of overall revenue hitting an all-time high this year… Continue Reading Here.
I was watching Star Trek the Next Generation on Netflix the other day (don’t judge me), and I got to thinking. Isn’t it wild that the character Data, the friendly Enterprise android, can comb through millions of pages of information in mere minutes? Real life, of course, is nothing like a day on the Starship Enterprise. To boost fleet safety, you need access to the right data at the right time—without having to complete super-human feats.
The right telematics and fleet management solution gives you near-instant access to the data you need, without turning your operations upside down. Read More Here.
If you’ve been to a car dealership lately, you’re likely aware of a major shift. Fluctuations with inventory have caused rollercoaster rises in prices. Many lots are empty, and this is concerning because it’s not isolated to car dealerships, but extends to tractor-trailers, electronics, consumer goods, and various niche products.
So, what is at the heart of the issue? Some experts say it’s a result of a decades-long trend of minimalizing inventories as an effort to reduce balance sheet expenses; others say that this shortage ties specifically back to shipping and supply chain issues. Our response to that is simple, yes. Continue Reading Here.