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Monthly Archives: July 2022

5 Benefits of GPS Tracking

In the world of transportation technology, it pays to understand what your fleet needs and how your company could benefit the most from emerging technologies. GPS fleet tracking is a tried-and-tested technology that goes far beyond dots on a map. To get the most out of GPS tracking you should start by understanding what the benefits of […]

Six avoidable HOS violations

Learn how to prevent violations with the help of MyGeotab. Are you struggling with drivers receiving HOS violations and wondering what you can do to get ahead? According to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 2020 International Roadcheck, the top five driver out of service violation categories were: Hours of Service: 34.7% of drivers were placed […]

Operation Safe Driver Week Is July 10-16 With Focus on Speeding

This year’s Operation Safe Driver Week is scheduled for July 10-16. Law enforcement personnel in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will be on roadways throughout that week issuing warnings and citations to commercial motor vehicle and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in unsafe driving behaviors, such as speeding, distracted driving, following too closely, improper lane change, […]

Mixed Numbers on Trucking Conditions

April’s trucking conditions bounced back from a dismal March, but are still well below last year. FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index from April and the Cass Transportation Indexes for May both identify trends such as job growth and economic conditions that could point to a weakening after a nearly two-year cycle of surging freight volumes. The […]

What is geofencing for vehicles?

Learn about geofencing and how to use it to your fleet’s advantage with zones and rules in MyGeotab. Geofencing for vehicles is the act of creating and defining virtual boundaries that trigger a specific action when a vehicle equipped with a GPS fleet tracking device, like the Geotab GO device, is within, entering or exiting that […]

FMCSA commenters debate whether load boards should register as brokers

Should electronic bulletin boards — known in trucking as load boards — be considered brokers and therefore required to register as such with federal regulators? The question was posed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in soliciting comments for future guidance on how freight brokers, bona fide agents and truck dispatchers should operate. Most responding to […]

Explore an effortless ELD for you and your fleet

 When you think of an ELD, you probably think, “compliance.” But an effective ELD is so much more. It can help you resolve driver issues quickly, scale your fleet and pivot with evolving objectives. Geotab Drive is an ELD that’s not just about compliance — it’s an investment in the growth of your organization. […]

ELD mandate: Suggesting edits to verified HOS logs

Learn more about new changes to driver log editing based on updated U.S. and Canadian ELD mandates. In accordance with the ELD mandate in the U.S. and Canada, administrators for MyGeotab and Geotab Drive will now only be able to suggest edits to a driver’s log once the logs are verified. This is a necessary change to comply with […]

Top 10 KPIs to Drive more Efficient Fleet Maintenance Management

Are you looking for ways to enhance the efficiency, safety and service life of your fleet vehicles? Effective fleet maintenance management practices are essential to achieving these goals. Creating a new set of fleet efficiency goals and key performance indicators (KPIs) is a great way to keep your business current and track its progress throughout […]

How the Pandemic Accelerated Change for Motor Carriers

Few industries came under as much pressure and made as many adjustments during the COVID-19 pandemic as trucking. Looking back over the more than two years since the pandemic first hit, executives in the trucking, freight and logistics space see permanent changes resulting from how this historic event altered the economy, consumer behavior and business […]