GPS Tracking & Fleet Management – Freight volumes sluggish, rates flat in March

Freight shipment volumes continued their sluggish upward pace in March, increasing 2.1% from February while freight spending increased 1%, according to the monthly index of freight trends published this week by Cass Information Systems. The index also showed that for the second month in a row shipment growth exceeded cost growth, signifying that rates have…

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GPS Tracking & Fleet Management – Canadian task force tackles driver shortage

A landmark report by the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is being called by leaders of the group the most comprehensive and honest attempt to tackle the burning questions surrounding the shortage of qualified truck drivers, which CTA said is Canadian motor carriers’ biggest operational concern.   While the obvious focus of the report is the…

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GPS Tracking & Fleet Management – Driver turnover: Does trucking ignore the solutions?

Truck driver turnover has been at historic lows for the past few years due mostly to the poor economy and tightened capacity in the freight business. And although, after a year of quarterly increases, the driver turnover rate at large truckload fleets unexpectedly dipped one percentage point in the fourth quarter of 2011, fleets can…

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GPS Tracking & Fleet Management – Tracking system for school transport ‘Vehicles must meet all safety rules’

Times of Malta Minivans and buses used by state schools to transport students are being fitted with tracking devices to monitor their movements, according to a spokesman for the Education Ministry. So far, 200 of 500 vehicles have been fitted with tracking systems that allow staff at the Directorate for Educational Services, which coordinates transport,…

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GPS Tracking & Fleet Management – Technology Strategy Board appoints Satellite Applications Catapult delivery team

(PRWEB UK) 13 April 2012 The Satellite Applications Catapult centre, which will help UK businesses develop new satellite-based products and services, will be established by a consortium of industry pioneers including; Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL), Logica, Astrium GEO-Information Services, Nottingham Scientific Ltd (NSL) and Inmarsat Navigation Ventures Ltd. A delivery team will be established…

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