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How to Become a Truck Dispatcher: Start Up Guide
09Sep

How to Become a Truck Dispatcher: Start Up Guide

Being a truck dispatcher (also known as a freight dispatcher) may be an exciting career, but it doesn’t happen overnight. You must consider everything from negotiating contracts and locating and working with carriers to how to use a load board and create an effective website. In this article, I’ll show you how to become a …

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Top 10 US Trucking Companies
03Aug

Top 10 US Trucking Companies

We’ve compiled a list of the top ten biggest trucking firms in the United States. The majority of essential items are carried by trucks. Trucking companies transport food, medicine, daily purchases, and other items for 80% of Americans. There are about 1.2 million transportation firms in the United States, and we’ll count down some of …

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Top 5 Best Load Boards
07Jul

Top 5 Best Load Boards

Trucking is the heart of the US economy, accounting for more than 72.5% of freight transportation in the country. With almost 3.3 million drivers and 7.6 million people employed by the trucking industry, it significantly influences the US employment market. Drivers are this business’s lifeblood, constantly seeking loads to keep their vehicles on the road. …

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The Best Fleet Management Software: 10 Things to Consider
24Jun

The Best Fleet Management Software: 10 Things to Consider

The ideal fleet management software is a system for fleet managers to monitor and manage vehicle maintenance, expenditures, and operations to increase efficiency. How to Select the Best Fleet Management Software? A fleet management system should provide fleet managers with detailed information about their vehicles and equipment. A fleet management system not only combines vehicle …

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How to Start a Trucking Company?
08Jun

How to Start a Trucking Company?

Trucking Companies in the USA There are many trucking companies in the United States that provide a variety of services. Some trucking companies specialize in one type of service, while others may offer a variety of services. The following is a list of some of the more popular trucking companies in the United States: HorizonGO …

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Hotshot Trucking Insurance Guide
02Jun

Hotshot Trucking Insurance Guide

You’ve put down a handsome amount on a heavy-duty truck and a decent trailer. You’ve got all of your tie-downs and other gear in place. Clients are waiting to hire you. You’ve established yourself as the go-to guy for small shipments that need to be made on a limited basis. You’re quick, dependable, and eager …

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Steps For the Successful Hot Shot Trucking Business
23May

Steps For the Successful Hot Shot Trucking Business

What is hotshot trucking? At the Simplest hotshot trucking is a type of trucking that involves hauling smaller loads at a faster pace. These loads are typically transported using a smaller truck, such as a pickup truck or a small flatbed trailer. Hotshot trucking is often used for time-sensitive deliveries, such as those required by …

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15 Steps to Become a Successful Owner-Operator Trucking
30Apr

15 Steps to Become a Successful Owner-Operator Trucking

A typical owner-operator fleet is small, with one or two trucks in the fleet. The truck(s) are owned by the individual and operated by them. Many independent drivers use their vehicle to operate at first because they know it so well and can maintain it themselves. A huge advantage of operating your business is that …

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How to choose the Best Carrier Manager?
27Apr

How to choose the Best Carrier Manager?

Carrier Manager The carrier Manager uses software called carrier Management Software that allows trucking and logistics companies to manage their business operations. It includes features such as dispatch, tracking, accounting, and billing. Carrier Manager is software that helps trucking and logistics management companies to optimize their operations and improve efficiency. It is typically used by …

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What is Hotshot Trucking? Startup Guide
21Feb

What is Hotshot Trucking? Startup Guide

Hotshot meaning is transporting smaller, more time-sensitive Loads of LTL shipments in a short period, generally to a single client or location. Medium-duty vehicles pulling flatbed trailers are used to deliver hot shot cargoes. The specifications for hotshot trucking are different. Certain hotshots need to go a small distance, whereas others need to travel across …

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How To Become a Freight Broker Step by Step Guide
18Feb

How To Become a Freight Broker Step by Step Guide

The freight and shipping sector in the United States is about $800 billion, and freight brokers play an important role in handling the millions of shipments handled each year. Freight brokerage firms link truckers with steady business while also assisting clients in receiving the most value for their freight. Freight brokering is a profitable and …

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How We Choose the Best Fleet Management Software?
17Feb

How We Choose the Best Fleet Management Software?

To find the finest software for managing your fleet, you’ll need to do some Fleet management research to determine solutions that fit your company’s requirements. You may rapidly locate a software system to increase the efficiency of operating your fleet. If you know how to pick fleet management software, such as important features that will …

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Best Fleet Maintenance Software 2022 Buyer’s Guide
15Feb

Best Fleet Maintenance Software 2022 Buyer’s Guide

Fleet management software is a system that assists fleet shareholders in tracking, maintaining, analyzing, and improving their fleet operations. Fleet tracking software records driver behavior and staff information, tracks fuel and finance costs, assigns jobs to drivers, plans vehicle servicing, supports GPS fleet monitoring and navigation systems, and more. Truck operators, fleet owners, and logistics …

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What are the Eld And Benefits of Using ELD?
14Feb

What are the Eld And Benefits of Using ELD?

ELD stands for Electronic Logging Device. The ELD is an electronic hardware device that monitors a vehicle’s operation, usually via the diagnostic connection, to observe driving hours and other relevant information. All non-exempt commercial motor vehicle drivers must use compliant ELDs, according to the FMCSA’s ELD rule. The Federal Office for Motor Vehicle Safety (FMCSA) …

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What is KPI Tracking, and How it Helps to Track Business Growth?
11Feb

What is KPI Tracking, and How it Helps to Track Business Growth?

Key Performance Indicator (KPI) is a quantifiable statistic that shows how well a firm is accomplishing strategic business goals. Companies use KPIs at many stages to assess their progress toward their goals. Low-level KPIs would rely on procedures in departments such as marketing, HR, support, and many others, whereas high-level KPIs might be focused on …

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Logistics Management System, Solution, And Guide
10Feb

Logistics Management System, Solution, And Guide

What is Logistics Management System? A logistics management system is a set of software applications that improve company operations from start to finish. A logistics management system will benefit from managing orders, controlling goods, transferring items to consumers, and returning products if required. The logistics management system will assist your business by offering timely, high-quality, …

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What is the Carrier Management System, and Why Should You Use a CMS?
09Feb

What is the Carrier Management System, and Why Should You Use a CMS?

The Carrier Management Software (CMS) solution is a comprehensive transport management system (TMS). Its main aim is to apply, monitor, and analyze service criteria and the KPI of shippers frequently used. The system is appropriate for many companies and businesses, with customized interfaces and reporting tools that are simple and user-friendly. Fuel taxes, contract discussions, …

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Top Best Load Boards 2022
08Feb

Top Best Load Boards 2022

The best load board for truckers maintains your time slots full, allowing you to spend less time seeking work and spending more time driving. Truckers without freight board permission can use load boards to get experience, create a name, and communicate directly with shippers and brokers. Instead of an online search feature for leads or …

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20 Best Fleet Management and Tracking System 2022
07Feb

20 Best Fleet Management and Tracking System 2022

Are you struggling with the best fleet tracking system? If yes, here is the top best Fleet tracking management software. A melton Trucking Management System, or TMS, is a software system that handles truck or carrier dispatching, invoicing, operator wages, vehicle data, IFTA reporting, and DOT compliance. 1. HorizonGO HorizonGO fall under the top 10 …

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Top Best Supply Chain Management Software’s
04Feb

Top Best Supply Chain Management Software’s

Companies may use supply chain management to find the ingredients they need to manufacture a product and then deliver it to customers. So this is how you get the most out of your supply chain management plan. What is supply chain management and Why is it Important? How a company oversees the sourcing of raw …

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What is the Freight Broker, and What do they do?
03Feb

What is the Freight Broker, and What do they do?

There are many other steps involved in freight, whether you’re transporting it or shipping it, and it’s easy to lose track of them. Communication breakdowns, cancellations, and freight breakage can add to a significant financial loss. Whenever your business grows as you transport more freight, you will not have the experience or workforce to meet …

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Best Trucking Dispatch Software Solutions
02Feb

Best Trucking Dispatch Software Solutions

With several distinct trucking dispatch software suppliers, it’s understandable that finding the perfect solution might be difficult. A trucker dispatch software system promises to decrease expenses and increase efficiency wherever you seek, but how could you know what is the best trucking dispatch software for a small trucking company? Once you choose transportation dispatch software, …

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How to Become a Truck Dispatcher?
01Feb

How to Become a Truck Dispatcher?

“How can I become a truck dispatcher?” This is a commonly asked question. The response to that inquiry comes with a follow-up question: are you interested in working as a truck dispatcher for a company or as a freelancer? Freight dispatcher is a fast-paced and lucrative sector valued at over $900 billion each year. It …

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Best Transportation Management Systems TMS 2022
31Jan

Best Transportation Management Systems TMS 2022

As shippers seek to maximize their supply chain performance against the harsh background of increasing shipping costs, constrained truck capacity, and changing and more complex customer needs, handled transport systems TMS remains the top issue we discuss with them. We are frequently asked what we feel are the top transportation management systems (TMS) in the …

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What is a Transportation Management System?
28Jan

What is a Transportation Management System?

Transportation Management System (TMS) is a data mining system that helps team members organize, deploy and promote fast business applications. Both incoming and departing, and ensuring that the shipping is compliant and that correct paperwork is accessible. This system is frequently adaptable into a more extensive supply chain (SCM) system.  Who Makes Use of a …

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Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Systems May Be in Your Future
27Jan

Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Systems May Be in Your Future

In an effort to increase safety on America’s highways, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently announced that it is proposing a mandate that would require passenger vehicles and trucks to include vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology in the future. This technology would be used to allow drivers of both types of vehicles to be warned of potential hazards on …

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ATRI Survey Suggests Hours of Service Rules Hurting Carriers and Drivers
27Jan

ATRI Survey Suggests Hours of Service Rules Hurting Carriers and Drivers

A recent study by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) indicates that trucking companies and truck drivers agree on one thing…..the new Hour of Service (HOS) regulations introduced in July of this year have hurt both parties Drivers have less “off-peak” flexibility Motor Carriers overwhelmingly (over 80%) say that they have had productivity losses since the rules …

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Driver Recruiting and Retention – Another View
27Jan

Driver Recruiting and Retention – Another View

Based on the FMCSA Proposal introduced today to mandate electronic logs, and in honor of Throwback Thursday we thought it might be interesting to republish an article from an older HorizonGO website. Driver Recruiting and Retention – Another View The driver shortage has been an issue, that has not been quite as bothersome in recent months due …

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Harassed by an ELD?
27Jan

Harassed by an ELD?

When the electronic logging device mandate was first proposed, one of the key concerns for drivers was the potential for these devices to be used in a harassing manner. Unfortunately, that concern is alive and well today as the American Trucking Association proved in its recent comments on the issue. According to a recent piece …

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Active Shale Plays Add to Driver Shortage Stress
27Jan

Active Shale Plays Add to Driver Shortage Stress

Across the country, and especially in Texas, active shale plays are producing large amounts of natural gas that was once thought to be unobtainable. While this is good for the energy industry and virtually every home or business owner, it’s adding to the already stressful driver shortage. The problem is that in order for all of …

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Don’t Let Mobile Technology Lead to Distracted Driving
27Jan

Don’t Let Mobile Technology Lead to Distracted Driving

There’s no doubt that mobile technology has benefited millions of people across the country, including many truckers, owners, and trucking company staff members. Mobile technology allows truckers to receive scheduling updates, dispatchers to efficiently plan routes, and owners to keep up with the location of their fleet. Unfortunately, mobile technology also leads to distracted driving when used …

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The Pros and Cons of EOBR
27Jan

The Pros and Cons of EOBR

EOBR technology is currently one of the most hotly contested innovations in the trucking industry, and most discussions about EOBRs revolve around the drawbacks. Many drivers feel that these devices are an invasion of privacy, while others feel that it’s harder to work efficiently while being “watched” all the time. For owners, the costs associated …

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Are Self-Driving Trucks the Way of the Future?
27Jan

Are Self-Driving Trucks the Way of the Future?

The trucking industry is in for a futuristic shakeup in the coming decades – at least if Daimler Trucks has anything to say about it. The Future of the Trucking Industry On July 3rd, 2014, the truck manufacturer demonstrated its new Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025, a fully-autonomous freight truck that can reach speeds of up to 52.8 MPH and can …

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Drivers Stay Connected Through Tablets
27Jan

Drivers Stay Connected Through Tablets

In yet another example of mobile technology becoming a dominant force in the trucking industry, Land Air Express, a carrier based out of Vermont, has recently provided all of its drivers with Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.0 tablet computers. Using these tablets, drivers are able to provide location information to fleet managers while communicating with dispatchers. …

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Can Technology Make Your Fleet More Profitable?
27Jan

Can Technology Make Your Fleet More Profitable?

When it comes to business, everyone is trying to find ways to spend less while generating more revenue, and fleet owners are no different. Unfortunately, many fleet owners have refused to fully embrace technology, and this often ends up hurting them rather than making their fleet more profitable. Fear of Technology? One of the main reasons for …

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Economic Outlook Remains Sluggish, But Is There Hope?
27Jan

Economic Outlook Remains Sluggish, But Is There Hope?

In a recent report put out by the Commerce Department, retail sales in June 2014 only rose 0.2%. While this is still a gain, it doesn’t seem to be enough to make a real difference in the economy or the trucking industry. Analysts were hopeful that larger gains would come around once the bitterly cold winter …

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Hidden Consequences May Cause You to Rethink Installing a Fuel Tank
27Jan

Hidden Consequences May Cause You to Rethink Installing a Fuel Tank

  One of the biggest decisions trucking companies face these days is whether or not to install a fuel tank in the yard instead of obtaining fuel from outside sources. What’s important to factor in when deciding between these two options is how you plan to account for the fuel being used. In most cases, obtaining fuel …

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Changes Ahead for Safety Management System’s Website
27Jan

Changes Ahead for Safety Management System’s Website

As a tool that provides the public with safety and compliance information regarding individual drivers and carriers, the Safety Management System (SMS) has been a benefit in that it offers a wealth of data for interested parties. Through the SMS, drivers are able to access crash reports and inspection histories for pre-employment screening purposes and carriers can …

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Recruiting Drivers Using Modern Technology
27Jan

Recruiting Drivers Using Modern Technology

Although driver retention is high on the list of fleet owners’ priorities these days, driver recruiting often shares the same level of importance. Getting the right professionals behind the wheel is one of the keys to profitability, and as such, fleet owners need to be doing everything they can to find said professionals. Unfortunately, too few companies …

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Costs and Benefits of Trucking Technology Discussed in Free Webinar
27Jan

Costs and Benefits of Trucking Technology Discussed in Free Webinar

With the recent rise of technology changing the face of the trucking industry, especially when it comes to compliance, it would be wise for fleet owners and their staff to tune in to the free trucking technology webinar being presented on August 7th from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm Eastern. This webinar, conducted as a joint effort between the Trucking Industry …

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Trucking’s Future Looks Great for Those Willing to Adapt with Technology
27Jan

Trucking’s Future Looks Great for Those Willing to Adapt with Technology

The American Trucking Association recently released its U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast for 2025, and in it, the ATA predicts revenues for the industry will grow 72% while tonnage will increase 23.5% over the next 10 years. There are a number of reasons for these predictions, including increased manufacturing in the U.S., lighter materials being used in manufacturing, …

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Diesel Prices Drop but Keep an Eye on the Middle East
27Jan

Diesel Prices Drop but Keep an Eye on the Middle East

A recent report from the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration shows that diesel prices are down again, a continuation of the trend fleet owners has seen since the end of June 2014. To be more specific, fleet owners are now enjoying a savings of over five cents per gallon when compared to the first week of August 2013. …

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Brake Inspection Blitz is Coming – Is Your Fleet Ready?
27Jan

Brake Inspection Blitz is Coming – Is Your Fleet Ready?

September is fast approaching and with it comes the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Brake Safety Week. From September 7th through the 13th, it’s estimated that over 30,000 trucks will undergo a brake safety inspection, and those that fail could end up costing owners.  As a result, now would be a good time to have your fleet’s …

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An Old Transportation Technology is New Again
27Jan

An Old Transportation Technology is New Again

In an effort to reduce pollution and increase trucking efficiency, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, located in Orange County, California, has plans to install a catenary trucking system in the Los Angeles area. The system would function much like a trolley line where power is supplied via overhead electrical lines that would connect with current collectors …

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Narrowing in on Information Through Telematics Systems
27Jan

Narrowing in on Information Through Telematics Systems

Fleet owners today have access to extensive data regarding their trucks, but not enough telematics systems are properly filtering this data. This can lead to increased fuel expenses, downed trucks, dissatisfied clients, and angry staff. Narrow Focus with Telematics Systems When it comes to filtering data, more and more it seems that it pays to have a narrow …

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Rewarding Your Most Productive Employees
27Jan

Rewarding Your Most Productive Employees

When it comes to succeeding in any type of business, rewarding productive employees often pay off in increased efficiency, a stronger bottom line, and a happier working environment. Additionally, rewarding productive employees create an incentive for employees who are less-than productive to ‘up their game.’ Unfortunately, far too few fleet owners know exactly how to reward productive employees, or …

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What You Need to Know About Changes in Shipment Tracking Technology
27Jan

What You Need to Know About Changes in Shipment Tracking Technology

As the business world continues to demand a faster flow of information, many fleet owners have turned to shipment-tracking technology to deliver critical data. In the past, getting this data to customers was an arduous, involved process that typically required lots of paperwork and phone calls, and even then precise shipping information was not always available. …

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A New and Free eBook Documents Benefits of Trucking Technology
27Jan

A New and Free eBook Documents Benefits of Trucking Technology

Verizon, one of many recognized powerhouses in wired and wireless communications technology, is currently offering a free eBook that provides information for fleet owners that can potentially save thousands of dollars a year, if not more. These savings emerge amongst fuel costs, labor costs, fleet maintenance costs, and insurance costs. This eBook is centered around controlling fleet costs using technology, …

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Hacking is a Major Security Concern in the Trucking Industry
25Jan

Hacking is a Major Security Concern in the Trucking Industry

With all of the recent advancements in trucking technology, fleet owners are often under the impression that providers of such products and services have done their due diligence to ensure that Internet-connected software and hardware systems are safe…and in most cases, these systems are. Many months or even years of research go into developing and testing trucking …

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Is a Societal Shift to Blame for the Current Driver Shortage?
25Jan

Is a Societal Shift to Blame for the Current Driver Shortage?

Fleet owners across the country have been battling the latest driver shortage and many are left still trying to understand the reason behind it. According to one expert, however, there’s a very simple reason for the shortage: society is shifting from a goods-and products-based economy to a service-based economy. Technology Changing Trucking  John Larkin, a financial analyst …

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Truck Stop Health Care to Reduce Waste & Improve Your Bottom Line
25Jan

Truck Stop Health Care to Reduce Waste & Improve Your Bottom Line

Ensuring that your drivers are healthy isn’t just good business sense; it’s the law. Unfortunately, because drivers have to undergo a federally-mandated, bi-yearly physical, that just means more time spent off the road, leading to more difficulties for fleet owners who are already squeezed for labor. However, a new service aims to remedy this situation by offering FMCSA-certified …

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Are FMCSA Hours of Service Rules Helping or Hurting the Trucking Industry?
25Jan

Are FMCSA Hours of Service Rules Helping or Hurting the Trucking Industry?

On July 1st, 2013, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) officially put into place new hours of service rules (HOS) with the intent of reducing driver fatigue, increasing on-road safety, and providing fleet managers with a core set of regulations that were meant to define when a driver could be behind the wheel or on duty. At the …

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4 Ways to Improve Cash Flow & Make Your Fleet Company More Profitable
25Jan

4 Ways to Improve Cash Flow & Make Your Fleet Company More Profitable

Cash flow is at the heart of the transportation industry, and nowhere is this more apparent than in trucking. Because trucking involves a fluid system of picking up, transporting, and dropping off goods across the country and the world, cash flow factors into daily life for virtually all fleet owners. One load is being dropped …

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Engage Your Representative, But Embrace Technology
25Jan

Engage Your Representative, But Embrace Technology

As the 2014 mid-term elections are approaching, it’s important to voice your opinion on trucking regulations to your representatives in Congress, but it’s also important to recognize that changes to trucking regulations will likely not happen quickly, if at all. The fight continues over the current HOS regulations, and when you think back to how long it took to …

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HOS Regulations Continue to Concern, Cloud Computing May Be the Answer
25Jan

HOS Regulations Continue to Concern, Cloud Computing May Be the Answer

The American Transportation Research Institute recently unveiled the results of a survey that asked those in the trucking industry to provide their top 10 concerns related to their professions. While issues such as the current driver shortage ranked quite high, concerns over HOS regulations were the top priority for survey respondents. Trying to keep up with remaining hours and …

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Industrial Output Climbs, But is Your Fleet Ready?
25Jan

Industrial Output Climbs, But is Your Fleet Ready?

September of 2014 saw a 1% rise in industrial output, a gain that hasn’t been seen in nearly two years. What this means for fleet owners is that there will likely be a higher demand for transport services in the near future, and along with it, a demand for faster service. Cloud Connected to Meet Demand Ultimately, …

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Consumers Expect Free Shipping, Transport Evolution on the Horizon
25Jan

Consumers Expect Free Shipping, Transport Evolution on the Horizon

There’s no doubt that e-commerce has changed the shipping and transportation landscape, but a recent survey conducted by AlixPartners shows that evolution is on the horizon for the trucking industry. The survey results show that online orders have risen 19% since 2000, and in the last two years alone, there has been a jump of 45%. In …

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Fleetowner.com Offers Expert Advice and Opinions Through IdeaXchange
25Jan

Fleetowner.com Offers Expert Advice and Opinions Through IdeaXchange

Fleetowner.com recently announced that it will be offering a new area of its site called IdeaXchange, through which users will be able to receive advice and opinions from thought leaders and experts in the trucking industry. Among the topics to be discussed will be telematics, engineering, trucking technology, efficiency, and green trucking. Aside from the obvious benefits of IdeaXchange, …

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Can Technology Reverse the Driver Shortage?
25Jan

Can Technology Reverse the Driver Shortage?

If you’re in the trucking industry, you know all too well the pressures fleet owners are facing in regard to the driver shortage. As the economy has shown a slight improvement and as gas prices have dropped significantly, manufacturers, retailers, and business owners have loosened their wallets a bit and the need for shipping is …

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What the Republican Congressional Majority May Mean for Trucking
25Jan

What the Republican Congressional Majority May Mean for Trucking

On Tuesday, November 4th, 2014, a power shift occurred in American politics as the Republican party swept elections to take the majority in the United States Senate, a position the party hasn’t been in since 2006. Additionally, Republicans took additional seats in the House of Representatives, a place they already had the majority in, as …

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Could a Little Bit of Turkey Help With Driver Retention?
25Jan

Could a Little Bit of Turkey Help With Driver Retention?

For most people across the country, Thanksgiving is a time to gather together with friends and family to share good food and create happy memories, but for a great many truck drivers, the holiday season is one that is spent alone and on the road. In an effort to assist truckers in enjoying Thanksgiving while away …

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Proposed Ban on Hands-Free Phone Use Brings On-Road Distractions Back to the Forefront
25Jan

Proposed Ban on Hands-Free Phone Use Brings On-Road Distractions Back to the Forefront

In May of 2013, a truck driver ended up in a collision with a train in Maryland. This collision caused numerous cars to derail from the train…cars that were carrying hazardous materials. In the resulting explosions, the property was damaged as far as a half-mile away, and the driver was seriously injured. While this particular …

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Top Best Shipment Tracking Softwares
25Jan

Top Best Shipment Tracking Softwares

Shipping is a huge multinational industry; however, it’s no surprise that firms want effective shipping solutions. In reality, many medium businesses (>=1000 monthly shipments) use two to five distinct shippers for cross-country transportation, which can be challenging to follow in real-time! This is why, to give the most excellent monitoring solutions to its clients, any …

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30-Minute Lunch Break Leaving Some Fleet Owners Hungry for Change
25Jan

30-Minute Lunch Break Leaving Some Fleet Owners Hungry for Change

It seems that regulations issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) continue to prove difficult to adopt by many in the trucking industry. Aside from the uproar over the hours-of-service provisions, now, it seems that the required 30-minute lunch break regulation is causing headaches. Specifically, this portion of the FMCSA’s regulations directly affects the bottom …

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Sleep Apnea Tech Tackles Dangerous Problem
25Jan

Sleep Apnea Tech Tackles Dangerous Problem

Across the country, and for many truckers, sleep apnea is a growing problem that threatens the health and wellbeing of those who suffer from it. What many people don’t realize, however, is that, even when mild, sleep apnea disturbs the sleep cycle, leaving those suffering from the affliction to drag through each day, drowsy and …

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FMCSA Research Suggests No Harassment Regulations Coming Down the Line
25Jan

FMCSA Research Suggests No Harassment Regulations Coming Down the Line

After all of the back and forth regarding ELDs and their potential to be used for harassment, it seems the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has decided to look into the issue, and its findings may surprise you. A research paper released on November 13, 2014, claims that ELD harassment is not as prevalent as has been suggested …

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How HOS Regulations Affect More Than Just On-Road Freight
24Jan

How HOS Regulations Affect More Than Just On-Road Freight

Although HOS regulations are a hotly-debated topic as of late in regards to driver satisfaction and delivery times, there’s a negatively affected element of HOS regulations that are often overlooked: the effect they have on sea freight. The fact is, the nation’s ports are currently clogged up, and HOS regulations are contributing to this growing problem. Because …

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Roadway Challenges Lead to Bans; Routing Software is the Answer
24Jan

Roadway Challenges Lead to Bans; Routing Software is the Answer

A mountainous stretch of roadway in Eastern Tennessee will soon be closed to rigs that are longer than 30 feet, a move the Tennessee Department of Transportation claims will lead to a reduction in accidents, injuries, and fatalities. The area in question is known as “The Dragon” by many motorists, and it consists of winding mountain roads …

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The Mobile Fleet Manager: Mobile Technology Can Make Your Life Easier
24Jan

The Mobile Fleet Manager: Mobile Technology Can Make Your Life Easier

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade, you likely have some type of mobile device. Be it a smartphone, a tablet, or a laptop, you know that mobile technology has grown by leaps and bounds recently, but what you might not know is that mobile technology is quickly becoming the go-to solution …

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3 Things Excel Will Never Do for Your Company
24Jan

3 Things Excel Will Never Do for Your Company

Microsoft Excel has allowed business owners of the world the ability to quickly and accurately create and maintain spreadsheets of data that are easy to read and update. However, while Excel (and similar spreadsheet programs) is used by many trucking companies to keep up with data, there are a number of limitations that come along with …

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2015 Shaping Up to Be Banner Year for Cloud Services
24Jan

2015 Shaping Up to Be Banner Year for Cloud Services

A recent study produced by Goldman Sachs suggests that 2015 is going to be the biggest year yet for cloud computing and, in particular, software-as-a-service, or SaaS. In a nutshell, SaaS is a strategy through which end users are able to gain access to and use software that is hosted on a remote server. This strategy reduces the need to …

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Is a Truck Driver Sign-On Bonus Really Effective?
24Jan

Is a Truck Driver Sign-On Bonus Really Effective?

When it comes to attracting and retaining truck drivers, over half of all trucking companies are now offering sign-on bonuses, and that number was zero in 2010. Part of the allure of a sign-on bonus is easy money for the driver, but in most cases, the driver will need to commit to a certain amount of …

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Which is More Important: Your Fleet or Your Truck Drivers?
24Jan

Which is More Important: Your Fleet or Your Truck Drivers?

It’s a classic conundrum that many business owners find themselves facing: where should resource investments go? Should employees be the focus, or should infrastructure be the focus? As a fleet manager, you have likely had to deal with the same challenge in deciding whether to pay more attention to driver needs as opposed to the needs …

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2 Major Advantages of Managing Your Fleet Through the Cloud
24Jan

2 Major Advantages of Managing Your Fleet Through the Cloud

When it comes to trucking industry technology, there have been a number of exciting developments in recent years, including GPS and wireless communication devices. However, one of the main problems with such technologies is tying them all together. Until recently, the task of bringing together wireless trucking technologies has meant that fleet managers had to use hard-wired devices …

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More Changes From FMCSA Mean Less Work for Trucking Companies
24Jan

More Changes From FMCSA Mean Less Work for Trucking Companies

Defects in trucking equipment are a major concern for not only fleet owners and drivers, but also for the general driving public. As a result, the standard has been that drivers are required to perform pre-trip and post-trip inspections with a submitted report, regardless of the defect. As of December 2014, the rules regarding the submission of …

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The ELD Mandate Is Coming
24Jan

The ELD Mandate Is Coming

As I was browsing through Facebook the other day, I saw a post that startled me. It said, “It’s July – that means 5 months until Christmas.” It immediately sent a rush of panic in me. I’ve got about 3 or 4 months to get ready financially and mentally for the Holiday season. In fact, …

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Successfully making the move from paper logs to an ELD
24Jan

Successfully making the move from paper logs to an ELD

Ready or not, the time to switch from paper logs to an ELD is here – in fact, it’s almost passed you by. Let’s be honest. The longer you wait, the harder this process is going to be on you. It’s not just about the installation – your drivers need to be trained. You need …

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An Annual Reflection and Projection
24Jan

An Annual Reflection and Projection

Looking Back at 2017 – Looking Ahead to 2018 It’s been a really good year for us at HorizonGO. As good as 2017 was, we are excited about the software updates coming to you in 2018. We’d like to take a moment and go through these past exciting moments and those still to come with …

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The Dispatch Software Demo Evaluation
24Jan

The Dispatch Software Demo Evaluation

In today’s blog, I am going to answer two very common questions that all trucking dispatch software providers get during the beginning stages of looking for new software. Whether you are preparing for a demo of our Horizon Software Suite or a demo with another provider, this blog and the guide recommended at the end …

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Top 7 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Dispatch Software
24Jan

Top 7 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Dispatch Software

Do you ever wonder if you’re getting the most out of something? This can be an overwhelming feeling in your gut when you’ve paid good money for something and then you constantly have this inner dialog of, “is there more, could I do better?”  Our Summer Intern, Jennifer, shared with me a strategy for traveling …

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Melton Technologies Announces a Partnership with SatMARS
24Jan

Melton Technologies Announces a Partnership with SatMARS

In the U.S. alone, the trucking industry bore a loss of $145 million in 2017 due to cargo thefts. Knowing the need for cargo security integration with their software exists, HorizonGO, a pioneering trucking dispatch solutions provider is partnering with SatMARS, an industry-leading security solutions provider in Europe. This partnership will result in a one-stop-shop …

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Managing Your Fleet in the Cloud – It’s Time
24Jan

Managing Your Fleet in the Cloud – It’s Time

Background At the time of this writing, the United States and the world at large are experiencing a global pandemic.  We are seeing daily metrics constantly, showing exponential rises in COVID-19 cases and deaths.   There is no news but virus news.   The impact on the economy has been devastating.  The unemployment claims this week were unimaginable by …

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Quickly and Efficiently Scheduling Your Fleet
24Jan

Quickly and Efficiently Scheduling Your Fleet

Dispatching is a complicated process.  Entering loads, that is the easy part.  Figuring out which driver and equipment can handle each load has always been the tough part.   Who will be available at the right time, what is their proximity to the origin location, do they have available hours to do the job? — those …

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Digitize Your Fleet’s Paperwork with a Cloud-Based TMS
24Jan

Digitize Your Fleet’s Paperwork with a Cloud-Based TMS

Have you ever noticed how technology tends to work in historic cycles? The 19th century saw the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. It came to its full fruition in the 20th Century. The 20th Century saw the beginning of the Information Revolution. It is coming to its fruition in the 21st Century.  Twenty percent of …

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Utilizing Information To Make Your Fleet More Profitable
24Jan

Utilizing Information To Make Your Fleet More Profitable

Communication is the key to success in all types of businesses. The same is true in the trucking Industry despite the fundamental difference in structure.  This particular industry does not work like a typical business, with everyone working from the same office. Instead, truckers are moving across the country, which makes effective communication between the …

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4 Areas That a Cloud-Based TMS Can Improve Real-Time Data
24Jan

4 Areas That a Cloud-Based TMS Can Improve Real-Time Data

This is the second in a series of videos on why we believe the future of trucking TMS systems lies in the cloud, providing the ultimate in connectivity and mobility. We’re calling it The Road To Transformation because we are in transformative times. Today, I’m gonna talk to you about four areas that can be …

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3 Ways Connectivity and Mobility Through the Cloud Can Help Your Fleet
24Jan

3 Ways Connectivity and Mobility Through the Cloud Can Help Your Fleet

In today’s video, I’m going to talk to you about three ways connectivity and mobility through the cloud can help you confidently take control of your business and have unheard-of flexibility in changing market conditions. Hi, I’m Chuck Melton, owner of Melton technologies and I’m working from home today. We’ve been focused on connectivity and …

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What is the Investment for a Cloud-Based TMS Software for my Fleet?
24Jan

What is the Investment for a Cloud-Based TMS Software for my Fleet?

This is the third video, in a series of why we believe the future of trucking TMS systems, lies in the cloud. Where trucking companies can have, unprecedented connectivity and mobility. We are calling it the road to transformation. And this is literally the road to transformation for your company, across all aspects of the …

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