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How to Cut Costs Using the IoT and Telematics

The digital era is transforming railroads. To stay lean and competitive, it's vital for rail companies to rely on telematics software and the Internet of Things (IoT) to make smart business decisions. In essence, the IoT involves connecting all (and almost...

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Make Sure Your ELD Provider Follows the ELD Checklist

As the ELD deadline looms near, many companies are trying to find electronic logging devices (ELDs) that meet the FMCSA’s requirements. Electronically keeping track of trip miles (as opposed to short distances for lot and yard moves) requires sophisticated calculations…

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Compete with Trucking: Providing Rail Shippers with Real-Time Data

As rail freight velocity increases, the time is right to collaborate with rail shippers and work together to develop new ways to bring efficiency and organization across the rail lines. Last year saw a very worrisome decline in carloads that had many industry watchers...

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We May Soon See Bionic Eyes for Future Fleet Mechanics in Rail

It’s an exciting time for the transportation and freight industries. New technologies are transforming how drivers, mechanics and supervisors are doing their jobs and future fleet managers could be more skilled and adept – possibly even bionic – than we ever imagined.

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Raising the Bar on Fleet Fuel Efficiency

If you oversee a fleet of trucks or other vehicles, here’s an important question for you: When you look over your expenditures from the past year, were your fuel costs surprisingly high? Fortunately, there are effective ways of lowering those expenses, and thanks to cutting-edge technologies, many of them are extremely easy to put into practice.

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