GPS and Trucking — HOS (hours Of Service) Part 2

As Dave Barry is famous for saying, "I’m not making this up".  You may think part 1 of this series was complicated, but when you get into local commercial vehicle operations, you ain’t seen nothing yet: (Reference) Summary of the 100 air-mile radius HOS provision in § 395.1(e)(1) The 100 air-mile radius exception in Part § 395.1(e)(1) is an option to use time records in lieu of RODS on days when the driver meets the conditions of the exception, which

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Is GPS Tracking Only For CSI Sleuths?

Came across a pretty interesting and useful service/smart phone app the other day while I was perusing the usual semi-useless plethora of “Angry Birds” and other time-wasters most people waste their smart phone time with. It’s called See It Ship and it’s simple in execution but masterful in scope. Here’s a few facts you might think about to get an idea of why I call this ap “masterful” There will soon be a mobile device for every prson on the planet …

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Can GPS Tracking Pay For Itself In Vehicle Idling Savings Alone?

Many of us have heard the phrase “Idle hands are the Devil’s workshop”, or words to that effect.  The first documented source I can find is: IDLE HANDS ARE THE DEVIL’S TOOLS – "Idleness is the root of mischief. This maxim has been traced back to Chaucer’s ‘Tale of Melibee’ (c. 1386). Idling vehicles are even worse that idling hands, (although here are some interesting examples of what your employees are probably doing while you aren’t watching) … and in

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About the Magellan Roadmate GPS

Ferdinand Magellan was the first explorer to circumnavigate the globe. He did so under the Spanish crown in the 16th century. Since that time, the name Magellan has stood for navigation far and wide. Is it any wonder that there is a firm for global tracking services, therefore, named Magellan? Is it any wonder that the Magellan Roadmate series includes prime features for easy navigation and easy use?

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Use of Public Transit is Soaring — ITYS

For years now as city mayors and mangers rode to work by themselves in their BMW’s and Cadillac’s, that transit is going to be the salvation of your city — if it can be saved, that is. You read it here first. Now read what USA Today has to say .. Use of public transit is soaring. Transit agencies had record or near-record ridership in the first three months of the year, thanks to high gas prices, a mild winter

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GPS and Trucking — HOS (Hours Of Service) Part 1

Here’s another installment in the mini-series on why American trucking executives should pull their head from the sand and start maximizing the bottom line with GPS. If you’re John Q. Public reading the mail here you may not even know what HOS represents.  If you’re a trucking manager you probably think of it as a nuisance. Basically the US Federal Hours Of Service rules govern when a driver can and can’t drive.  In simplistic form they dictate that a driver

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