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  • It’s time the transportation industry starts talking about voice-activated devices

    It’s time the transportation industry starts talking about voice-activated devices

    Eighty-seven years ago a self-taught radio engineer named Bill Lear and a colleague, Howard Gates, created a prototype radio that would work inside an automobile. In doing so, they triggered not just an automotive advance but a whole new and still ...

    Ramprasad Renganathan

  • “The Future is Here” at Omnitracs Outlook 2017

    “The Future is Here” at Omnitracs Outlook 2017

    If there was one takeaway from Monday’s general session at Omnitracs Outlook 2017, it would be that the future of transportation is already upon us — whether we’re talking about innovation or a new regulatory landscape.  The ...

    Tara Cellinese

  • Predictive Analytics Will Be Critical to Beating the Driver Shortage

    Predictive Analytics Will Be Critical to Beating the Driver Shortage

    The number of people working in the U.S. trucking industry hit an all-time high in December: 1.47 million, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. That’s impressive — and great for the industry — but in no way does it ...

    Lauren Domnick

  • Heres a Safety Message for Truck Drivers & Fleets: Be Proactive!

    Heres a Safety Message for Truck Drivers & Fleets: Be Proactive!

    Staying safe is one of the top challenges that companies in dangerous industries must address. All companies work to have safety policies in place, rules drivers should live by, processes to live by, toll free numbers; the list goes on and on. Yet ...

  • Omnitracs Outlook 2017 Training: ELD Mandate, Roadnet anywhere, and more

    Omnitracs Outlook 2017 Training: ELD Mandate, Roadnet anywhere, and more

    Getting healthy or traveling might be part of your New Year’s resolutions, but have you thought about professional development? Fleet managers who want to cut inefficiencies and work smarter in 2017 are joining us at Omnitracs Outlook 2017. ...

    Fabian Arroyo

  • One Year Until the ELD Mandate Compliance Date: Common Questions and How to Prepare

    One Year Until the ELD Mandate Compliance Date: Common Questions and How to Prepare

    A year ago, the ELD Mandate regulation was released as a final rule, and carriers now have one year until the compliance date of December 18, 2017. Step one in preparing for ELD compliance should be using the time you have now to understand the ...

    Tom Cuthbertson

  • What does it actually mean to be ELD-compliant?

    What does it actually mean to be ELD-compliant?

    ELD-guru and VP of Regulatory Compliance, Tom Cuthbertson, explains the ins and outs of what it means to have a compliant ELD in a new webinar. Earlier this week, Omnitracs delivered a webinar to industry professionals to help clear the air about ...

    Christian Beatty

  • Predicting and Preventing Driver Turnover with E-Log Data

    Predicting and Preventing Driver Turnover with E-Log Data

    A recent article by the Harvard Business Review takes a look at how one group of scholars is studying “pre-quitting behaviors” of employees to determine the behaviors that signal a team member is planning to voluntarily quit his or her ...

    Nick Bell

  • Trucking’s Technology Future is Now

    Trucking’s Technology Future is Now

    The trucking industry has cleared the next-to-last legal barrier to its technology-driven future. And it’s far from certain that the last possible legal barrier — a U.S. Supreme Court review — will even be necessary. The United ...

    Wes Mays

  • What’s New with Omnitracs Roadnet Anywhere v4.3

    What’s New with Omnitracs Roadnet Anywhere v4.3

    The Roadnet Anywhere platform received upgrades across its routing, dispatching, mobile, telematics, and business intelligence applications to enhance the user experience. Roadnet Anywhere v4.3 is now available to help fleets plan and monitor routes ...

    Chris Vondy

  • Technology Can Help Fleets Manage Potential Weather Disruptions

    Technology Can Help Fleets Manage Potential Weather Disruptions

    Hurricane Matthew is serving as another lesson for the U.S. trucking industry on the important role technology can and should play in operating in and around storm-affected regions. More than a million residences and businesses lost power in ...

    Cyndi Brandt

  • How Should Carriers Navigate an Uncertain Economy? Technology

    How Should Carriers Navigate an Uncertain Economy? Technology

    Industry economist Noel Perry at FTR Transportation Intelligence warned last month that the changes he expects to come to the trucking industry in the next few years will be bigger, and potentially more disruptive than those spawned by the Motor ...

    Wes Mays

  • Improved Driver Training with the Latest Version of Omnitracs Roadnet Anywhere

    Improved Driver Training with the Latest Version of Omnitracs Roadnet Anywhere

    The latest version of Roadnet Anywhere, v4.2, helps improve driver training with added features in Telematics — a driver ID and driver buzzer. The driver buzzer is an in-cab buzzer that plugs into the Telematics device and can alert drivers ...

    Chris Vondy

  • Omnitracs to Review Early Canadian ELD Version

    Omnitracs to Review Early Canadian ELD Version

    Ever since the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) and Canadian Industry Association began looking into ELD legislation back in 2012, Omnitracs has participated in the process as an industry leader and commentary stakeholder. ...

    Tom Cuthbertson