Omnitracs

Carriers’ crystal ball extending to recruiting

Your next lease or employment application could well hinge in part on whether predictive, data-based recruiting models suggest you're a good fit for whatever fleet you hope to join forces with -- or not.

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ELD, fleet management system maker Omnitracs buying competitor XRS for $178M

Omnitracs, a provider of fleet management systems to transportation and logistics companies, announced Sept. 2 that it has agreed to acquire XRS Corporation for $178 million.

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Key fleet challenges demand ‘innovative response’, exec says

J.B. Hunt Senior Vice President Richie Henderson outlined key issues to open the 2014 ALK Transportation Technology Summit in Princeton, N.J., offering some ideas about how communications and other technology will continue to drive "innovative responses" that improve experiences for carriers' drivers and customers.

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ELD mandate: Independents’ final straw?

An Overdrive survey shows between 50 and 70 percent of respondents threatening to exit the industry over the electronic-log mandate -- the highest percentages are among independents/small fleets.

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Qualcomm sells Omnitracs; uDrove launches new EOBR

Electronic logging device market, benefiting from government efforts toward a mandate expected in the next couple years, saw big changes in the fourth week of August 2013.

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Data analysis use to predict …. driver happiness?

FleetRisk Advisors' predictive analysis engine -- think of it as the Moneyball approach to carrier risk management -- can help carriers reduce turnover, the company says; we've got some ideas on that score, too. . .

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