What’s Behind the Jump in Fleet Failures?

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For some struggling fleets, re-engineering a fleet’s entire operation might be what’s needed to avoid a worst case scenario. The headlines in the trucking trades seem contradictory, with some confirming that trucking capacity is indeed tight right now, while others … CONTINUE READING

Why a Fleet Analysis is Crucial before Replacing Older Vehicles with New

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With rising freight rates, fleets are finally replacing older tractors. Using planning and technology, fleets can potentially save up to 20% on operating costs. Reports in the trade and business media are repeating the same good news for the trucking … CONTINUE READING

Could Twin 33-Foot Trailers be in Your Fleet’s Future?

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With predictions of freight demand doubling in a 25-year span, fleet owners should stay alert to changes the largest fleets hope to make to accommodate the growth. It’s been widely reported that LTL carrier FedEx Freight is seeking government approval … CONTINUE READING

Finance Professionals Need to Perfect New Skill Sets

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A new survey finds that, as finance professionals take on more roles and responsibility, they also need to polish up their communication and relationship-building skills. Last week, we posted a blog that dealt with the changing role of finance due to new complexities … CONTINUE READING

How to Get Your Drivers in It for the “Long Haul”

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The driver shortage is one of the biggest problems the industry perpetually faces. Here’s a few tips on what to do to recruit and retain quality drivers. Right before the July 4th holiday, the Detroit Free Press ran an article on the tightening … CONTINUE READING

Your AP Automation Solution May Not Really Automate All Your Processes

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Unless you’re using a true accounts payable workflow automation solution, you’re not getting the benefits you need. This article originally appeared on the Corcentric blog. When we talk with prospective customers or with AP trade show attendees, they’ll often tell us … CONTINUE READING

Regulations, Not Economic Factors, Undercutting Fleets’ Bottom Line

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The proliferation of government regulations will lead to diminished driver pools and decreased productivity, expert says. Government regulations in the trucking industry will be forcing many drivers off the road, while fleets – and ultimately the consumer – will end … CONTINUE READING

Capacity Crunch Getting Shippers to Take Second (or First) Look at Dedicated Carriage

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With freight rates rising, shippers are considering dedicated contract carriage as an option that may control costs and improve service. In a recent opinion column appearing in a national transportation trade magazine, I suggested that now may be the right … CONTINUE READING