Dock411, a freight technology provider focused on helping shippers increase capacity, was awarded 12th place on the Freight.Tech 100 list which recognizes the most innovative and disruptive companies in freight.
Mark LeGrand, Dock411 Vice President of Sales, said, “After having literally thousands of conversations with individuals at organizations that are challenged with the lack of facility information, Dock411 developed a robust tool that reduces driver downtime, reduces preventable accidents on site and increases revenue.
“It is no coincidence that the solution Dock411 has developed has met the end users’ expectations by listening to their needs. However, it is very humbling to be recognized as a Freight.Tech 25 winner with so many other iconic technology companies.”
When: Wednesday, December 19. 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM EST
Instructor: Jim Rice, Vice President, Mid-Market Sales, Lytx
You have a gold mine sitting in your parking lot: your fleet. In this webinar, you’ll learn strategies to help you protect that rolling investment so you can improve cash flow. Join us to hear about tools that you can use immediately to preserve fleet value-including tips on preventive maintenance, vehicle acquisition, and safety.
Wheels, Inc. recently announced a collaboration with Toyota Connected North America that will enable its customer companies to unlock a range of information from their Toyota vehicles that offers valuable insights on driving behavior and better positions them to improve the safety of their fleets.
“As the world becomes more connected, Wheels is committed to leading the way in helping fleets take advantage of the opportunities this presents,” said Ahsan Rahim, chief operating officer of Wheels Inc.
By Robert Martinez, Deputy Commissioner, New York City Police Department
When we think of the safety of law enforcement officers, we usually think of the dangers they face from armed criminals.
But when they drive a department vehicle, they also face the same kinds of dangers as every other fleet driver, with one difference: to do their jobs properly, they are forced into high-risk behaviors, like high-speed chases and interactions with drivers on the shoulders of roadways with fast traffic, often at night.
“At everything we do, we do the best we can”
By Mark Boada, Executive
Back in 1998, when Jim Christiano retired from a long career at General Motors, he created a new company to serve the needs of automotive fleets looking to relocate their vehicles. He called it, simply enough, PARS – short for Professional Automobile Relocation Service – and set up shop in Gainesville, Virginia, some 35 miles west of Washington, D.C. As Jim puts it, the idea was simple: to move vehicles from Point A to B.
However, as the company grew, so did the market. Customer demands changed, and, in response, the company and its menu of services moved from simple to the broad and very complicated. The problem – if you can call it that, because it was also key to the company’s growth – was Jim’s basic business philosophy. It comes down to two basic principles.
By Chad Christensen, Strategic Consultant, Element Fleet Management
Upfitting is an integral part of ensuring service fleet drivers can accomplish their jobs, but it is one of the most challenging aspects of fleet management.
To help optimize the upfitting process, the Element strategic consulting team put together a guide for avoiding common upfitting mistakes.
Mistake #1: Selecting an upfitter based solely on price or location
Choosing the least expensive or nearest upfitter isn’t always the best option. When selecting a truck upfitter, think beyond cost and location. Upfitters can vary in workmanship and use different quality materials.
By Ed Pierce, Fleet Industry Marketer
In a recent INC. magazine article by Garrett Moonco, founder and CEO of CoSchedule, he referenced research his team conducted among 1,500 or so marketing professionals about what makes them successful.
His conclusion was that there are four consistent traits that characterize successful marketers:
1. Marketing strategy documentation
The study found that marketers who document their marketing strategy are 538 percent more likely to report success than those who don’t. Given that the marketing strategy is the guide for decision-making, prioritization, and the proper mix of ingredients, top marketers have a clear sense of where they are going and how they need to get there. They have a better chance for success.