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Why Can’t Fleets Live Without Mobile Document Imaging Solutions?

Why Can’t Fleets Live Without Mobile Document Imaging Solutions?

Document Imaging Solutions

When it comes to naming what keeps fleet executives up at night, there’s no doubt cash flow remains at the top of the list. Running a fleet business is challenging, and maintaining a strong operating ratio is becoming more and more difficult as the cost of running a trucking business continues to rise.
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- President & CEO of Pegasus TransTech

Diminishing Window for Hours of Service Changes

Diminishing Window for Hours of Service Changes

Hours of Service Update

On July 29, 2014, the U.S. Senate convened a hearing regarding “Opportunities and Challenges for Improving Truck Safety on Our Highways.” There were five witnesses in attendance: the administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the head of a leading safety advocacy group, a representative of the Teamsters, a past president of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), and the head of safety policy for the American Trucking Association (ATA). While many topics were discussed, one primary issue was the hours of service (HOS) rules that went into effect in July 2013. Of the five witnesses, only the ATA representative was in favor of suspending the current HOS rules in favor of more study.
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- Manager, Government Affairs- C.H. Robinson

CARB Regulations: A Financial Challenge for Owner-Operators

CARB Regulations: A Financial Challenge for Owner-Operators

California Carb

I got my commercial driver’s license (CDL) in 2005. I was a company driver for a year and a half before I purchased a truck and started my own business in 2006—just before California Air Resource Board (CARB) regulations existed. At the time I had no way of knowing how the regulations would one day affect my business.
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- Owner, Bajwa Trucking

Refrigerated Freight: Best Practices to Protect Yourself

Refrigerated Freight: Best Practices to Protect Yourself

Refrigerated Freight Best Practices

We are in the midst of summer. The transportation of refrigerated freight is at its prime. Everyone wants their fresh summer produce, meat for the grill, and ice cream to cool off on a hot and humid day. Being in the cargo risk management business for 23 years and a driver prior, I have pretty much seen everything that can happen to carriers if the proper steps are not in place to protect your refrigerated freight. The consequences for the carrier are not cheap.
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- Owner, Flemming Cargo Securement