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  • Every year for nearly a decade, truck drivers and owner-operators from across the U.S. and Canada call attention to the top fleets in the industry. Through nominations and evaluations, CarriersEdge and Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) identify and honor the carriers providing the best workplaces for their drivers.  Omnitracs is proud to work with the best fleets in the business. As part of a s...

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  • The sharing economy is no longer a novelty. More and more, it’s becoming the way things are done, and people on both sides of the equation are benefitting — those making extra money by providing the services, and those paying lower prices for a more flexible service. The trucking industry has also been impacted by the sharing economy, with load boards popping up all over the internet. What directi...

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  • For months now, American truck drivers have been hearing business, political, and even safety-based arguments for and against Electronic Logging Devices. With just weeks before the federal law mandating that an estimated 3.1 million of the nation’s truck drivers must utilize the technology in their trucks, it’s a good time to list and explain the benefits of an ELD.  Truth be told, there are many ...

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  • We’re all aware of the vital role that the trucking industry plays in keeping the U.S. economy thriving. With over 70% of the freight in America moved via truck — that’s 10.4 billion tons each year — it wouldn’t be an understatement to say that the trucking industry is basically responsible for the American way of life.Holidays depend heavily on the trucking industry — but Thanksgiving, and all th...

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  • This year, the retail sector prepares for record breaking sales during three of the biggest shopping days of the year, according to Adobe Systems. In total, the industry is looking at $12.4 billion in sales in just 72 hours. Here’s the breakdown: Thanksgiving Day = $2.7 billion Black Friday = $3 billion Cyber Monday = $6.6 billion  Though there’s still something of an academic debate going on whet...

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  • Omnitracs Outlook 2018 promises to be another informative and exciting event for the transportation community. We’re excited to share the breakout content and key themes, including the “Amazon effect” on wholesale delivery and the last mile, ELD operations after the deadline, and the Canadian mandate.Top industry leaders will join us in 2018 to share their expertise. Among them are Bob Costello, C...

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  • Can you afford to take a $330,000 micro-nap? Didn’t think so. But that, according to estimates from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, is the average cost of an injury suffered in a wreck involving a medium- or heavy-duty truck.  And the price tag rises 10-fold, to more than $3 million, if that wreck results in a death. This week, Nov. 5-12, is National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week...

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  • Faced with a driver shortage that’s projected to reach 160,000 by 2022, the American trucking industry is making changes in three key areas in hopes of making the life of truckers not just easier, but more pleasurable and rewarding.     And technology is playing an ever-bigger role in the industry’s efforts to improve the driver experience in all three areas: the physical work environment, pay and...

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  • Every year for nearly a decade, truck drivers and owner-operators from across the U.S. and Canada call attention to the top fleets in the industry. Through nominations and evaluations, CarriersEdge and Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) identify and honor the carriers providing the best workplaces for their drivers.  Omnitracs is proud to work with the best fleets in the business. This is the se...

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  • Truck drivers and others in the transportation industry have a unique understanding of just how important home is. Being on the road so often makes time spent at home even more precious. And that’s why we here at Omnitracs felt the need to contribute in a meaningful way to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Houston. With our corporate headquarters in Texas and with offices in Mexico City, we f...

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  • Driverless vehicles are here. They’re being tested by Google, Uber, Daimler, and others — and they’ll probably be hitting the road sooner than we think. But how will that affect your fleet? Many people are optimistic about the effects of driverless trucks, some are worried, and all will be impacted somehow. Let’s take a look. Improved SafetyWe’re already part of the way there with automatic brakin...

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  • Ninety days can seem like an eternity if you’re waiting to get married or start a new job. But if you own or drive commercial trucks in America that have not yet been equipped with Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), the next 90 days probably won’t seem like nearly enough time to get those vehicles ready to operate under the new ELD Mandate that takes effect Dec. 18. With very few exceptions (see t...

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  • Omnitracs’ relationship with leading Canadian fleet management solutions provider, Shaw Tracking, goes back more than two decades. Today, we welcome Shaw Tracking to the Omnitracs portfolio, bringing greater solutions and support to our customers in Canada. As Omnitracs’ exclusive partner in Canada for over 25 years, Shaw Tracking distributed a wide range of world-class solutions, including GPS ve...

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  • It’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, and we wanted to take a moment to show our gratitude for the many contributions that truck drivers make to this great country of ours on a daily basis — contributions that too often go unrecognized. We know that without the hard work and dedication of professional truck drivers, our way of life would come to a grinding halt. From the food we eat and th...

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  • Professional truck drivers have a uniquely demanding job. And it’s not just a matter of getting from point A to point B on time, following a whole multitude of industry rules and regulations, and safely handling a massive, complex vehicle. It’s doing all that while surrounded by other drivers who aren’t professional — in many cases, far from it. And when accidents occur (and unfortunately, they do...

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  • Though most people in the trucking industry will be spending one last summer day with family and friends next Monday (Labor Day, if you’re in the next group), a few – but probably more than you think – will still be behind the wheel and on the road during what has come to be known as the official end of summer. Working on Labor Day, like working on any holiday or during any extended holiday period...

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  • The 19th annual Great American Trucking Show has come to a close, and we’ve certainly had a blast these past few days! It’s been a phenomenal experience, and if you didn’t have the opportunity to go this year, we highly recommend you make plans to attend next year. It’s amazing how much you can fit into a three-day schedule. But with more than 150 trucks on the showroom floor and 554 exhibitors on...

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  • Few events in U.S. history have been able to bring the entire nation to a standstill. But another “standstill moment” is just a few days away. And it raises the question for truck drivers, dispatchers, managers, freight managers, and trucking executives — and for their customers: “Are you ready?” On Monday, a solar eclipse will sweep across the 48 contiguous states for the first time in 99 years. ...

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  • Each year, Omnitracs is proud to be a sponsor of the National Truck Driving Championships. This past weekend, hundreds of drivers gathered at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida to compete. The competition began in 1937 and it is hosted by the American Trucking Associations (ATA). Drivers are recognized for safe driving and are disqualified if involved in a vehicle accident one...

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  • Trucking and transportation, the industry that consumes nearly a third of the nation’s energy, has been trying for better than 50 years to balance the reduction of that consumption while still trying to keep up with the nation’s booming demand for transportation and travel service. Finally, those consumption numbers may begin to start bending downward. Historically electricity has provided only a ...

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  • Managing a fleet can definitely be rewarding, but it also comes with its own set of challenges to work out if you want to ensure a productive and profitable fleet. If you feel like you’re going it alone, then you might be wondering where you can turn to for advice and industry updates. At Omnitracs, we want to see you and your fleet succeed, so we’ve brought you five of our favorite blogs for flee...

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  • Jackie Christmas knows trucking. She’s been in the industry for almost 30 years, entering at a time when seeing a female behind the wheel was something worth noting. While she’s moved from the driver’s seat, she still loves trucking. And as a sales person for Omnitracs Sylectus, she’s still very plugged into what’s happening. As we begin to look at diversity in the industry, Jackie has a valuable ...

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  • For $63.4 billion, you could have bought all 10 of the nuclear powered aircraft carriers in the U.S. Navy’s inventory, or five copies of the new generation of carriers scheduled to enter service in 2020. And, oh, by the way, you’d have several billion left to buy the 90 planes and 30 helicopters that the new ships can carry.  For $63.4 billion, you also could buy all 195 F-22 Raptor fighter jets e...

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  • Every year for nearly a decade, truck drivers and owner-operators from across the U.S. and Canada call attention to the top fleets in the industry. Through nominations and evaluations, CarriersEdge and Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) identify and honor the carriers providing the best workplaces for their drivers.  Omnitracs is proud to work with the best fleets in the business. As part of ser...

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  • Using telematics to monitor your drivers is key in managing the safety of your fleet, but it's only part of the solution. In order to fully optimize your business, you need access to more data — such as real-time notifications, delivery confirmations, analytics, and much more. In this pre-recorded webcast, you'll discover how telematics can be combined with a fleet management platform to give you ...

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  • Establishing key performance indicators (KPIs) can help you optimize your fleet, but how do you know what to measure? What do you do with the data once you start tracking it? In this pre-recorded webinar, you'll learn key steps to take in order to start tracking KPIs such as how to create and execute a great route plan, the importance of actual vs. planned reporting, and the benefits of BI tools.

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