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June 13, 2024

All About ELDs

The transportation industry has undergone significant changes in recent years, driven largely by advancements in technology. One of the most transformative innovations is the Electronic Logging Device (ELD). These devices have become a critical component for modern trucking operations, ensuring compliance with regulations and improving safety and efficiency. This article aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of ELDs, their benefits,…
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May 4, 2024

Blockchain: The Future of Transparency in Logistics

Blockchain, a newer technology, is positioned to dramatically enhance transparency and traceability throughout the logistics industry. As a permanent, decentralized digital record, blockchain facilitates the secure tracking and sharing of data across supply chain networks. Its integration may address complexities and inefficiencies that have troubled logistics operations. The core premise of blockchain technology involves the creation of encrypted data "blocks"…
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February 27, 2024

Reefer: Proper Temps and Documentation

Transporting perishable goods under proper temperature control is critical for preventing spoilage and ensuring public health. For truckers hauling refrigerated loads, careful temperature monitoring and documentation is essential. The Food Safety Modernization Act enforces strict temperature control requirements during food transport. Carriers must maintain temperature logs and records of communication about temperature procedures. These rules apply to any motor or…
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January 24, 2024

Keeping Cool with Hybrid Reefer

The refrigerated trucking sector is adopting hybrid diesel-electric power to lower emissions and noise during urban deliveries. These hybrid "reefer" units provide both the autonomy of diesel and the clean, quiet operation of electric in a single system. Traditional reefers run on loud, high-emission diesel engines to drive on-board cooling systems. But tightening environmental regulations and noise ordinances make all-diesel…
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November 20, 2023

The Trucking Industry Embraces New Technologies

The trucking industry is essential for moving goods across the country, but it can be grueling work for drivers. Long hours on the road, tight delivery schedules, and time away from home are common challenges. However, new technologies are making the job easier and more efficient for truckers. Fleet Tracking One innovation helping truckers is fleet tracking and management software.…
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October 1, 2023

The Potential of AI and Logistics

The logistics industry is undergoing a dramatic transformation, thanks in large part to groundbreaking advances in artificial intelligence (AI). In particular, the emergence of large language models such as Chat GPT, Bard, and Bing Chat are revolutionizing the transportation industry by enabling unprecedented capabilities for communication, prediction, optimization, and automation. One of the most impactful applications of AI in logistics…