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Choosing The Right Fleet Management Solution

There are many mistakes to avoid when it comes to researching and implementing a fleet management solution. That’s why we partnered with Field Technologies in creating Top 5 Fleet Management Mistakes to Avoid.

We want you to be as informed as possible when it comes to improving your operation with the latest in fleet tracking technology.

With the impending FMCSA mandate deadline drawing closer every day, we’ve seen a lot of new businesses pop up offering “ELD” and other fleet solutions. The last  thing you want is to be going through the implementation process again next year because the solution you chose over-promised and under-delivered.

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Taking a Closer Look at the OneView Mobile Fluid Tank Tracking Solution

One of the most innovative solutions within OneView is Mobile Tank Monitoring. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at how this solution works and why it’ll work for you.

We partnered with industry leaders, Titan Logix and Dura-Haul to develop this system and fill a need for customers who were requesting a solution that would help them monitor fluid levels in moving tanker trailers.

Here’s How It Works…

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Avoiding the ELD Traffic Jam

As you well know, the FMCSA Mandate requiring all fleets that currently keep Hours of Service (HOS) records to have an approved AOBRD or Electronic Logging Device (ELD) system in place by December of 2017.

That may sound like plenty of time to make sure your fleet will be compliant with the new regulations. Unfortunately, its not that simple. In short, there are too many vehicles and too few reputable ELD providers. Before the deadline arrives, there will be a traffic jam.

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Buyer Beware: The FMCSA’s ‘Registered ELD’ List Does Not Guarantee Compliance

Buyer Beware! There have been some early additions to the list of registered ELDs on the FMCSA’s website. However, as Overdrive Magazine has pointed out, inclusion on this list does not guarantee that these devices will be complaint with the new mandate. Buyers should proceed very cautiously when evaluating some of the little known companies listed.

Even though the mandate requires that companies choose a solution that is listed in this registry to show that it has been approved by the FMCSA, the registry itself states that “These devices are self-certified by the manufacturer and not by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.”

As the Overdrive article indicates, this leaves the door wide open for over-confident or opportunistic manufacturers to add their devices to the list. Those who assume that their presence on the registry means that they are in compliance with the FMCSA mandate will be left scrambling when they find out otherwise.

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Using Electronic Field Tickets and Dispatch Software in Your Business

Companies around the country are throwing out paperwork and making the switch to electronic field tickets. Not only is it an effort to join the latest trend of “going green,” but also to make their job easier. By implementing electronic field tickets, businesses are freeing themselves from the hassles that come with the process of completing, filing and organizing paperwork. Everything you need is all in one place on a computer, tablet or Smartphone, helping your business run smoothly.

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Electronic field tickets are producing a measurable return on investment, especially if you’re in the oil and gas industry. The time frame between deliveries and invoices is substantially decreased with the ability to pull up tickets on a tablet or Smartphone. The electronic forms have all the information remote workers need to complete a delivery or pick-up and record information such as the shipment number, date/time, location, product information, etc.
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