Sunday, June 16, 2013

Trucking Industry Tech Affects Moving Trucks Too

Motor carriers are turning to onboard truck technologies to cut fuel costs, increase operating efficiencies and better understand their expenses—all of which allows them to gather the business intelligence they need to make the best decisions for their business.

Advanced technology can also help carriers comply with regulatory requirements. For example, electronic on-board recorders (EOBR) can help carriers avoid CSA violations. The top ten CSA violations in 2011 included log violations, drivers record of duty status not being current, and false reports of driver’s record-of-duty status. EOBRs ensure that all records are up to date and eliminate paper records, thereby reducing driver admin time.

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One truck-stop project team, Eco Travel Plaza and East Tennessee Clean Fuels, won a $580,000 EPA grant to install TSE equipment for all 50 of the site’s truck parking spots. TDOT submitted its own proposal for a competitive grant program for additional truck stops along interstate highways. Their program was approved, and four truck stops were converted to TSE technology, with a total of 110 spaces. The technology is either owned by the truck stop, or technology companies own the equipment and have a revenue sharing arrangement with the truck stop. Three truck stops that TDOT worked with remain open; the fourth is under new ownership and planning to reopen with the technology that was installed with the grant money.

All told, from the technology to track your trucks, to the tech that helps them save fuel and pollution, technology is moving forward and enabling the trucking industry to move into the next era.