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  1. Driver Retention / Activity Based Pay
  2. ELD’s
  3. BIG DATA and Analytics
  4. Innovations in Transportation

Driver Retention / Activity Based Pay

Press Release: CINCINNATI, April 15, 2019 — BOLT System, a fleet management and freight tracking software company, has announced a new mobile app for its customers and drivers.
BOLT System, a fleet management and freight tracking software company, has announced a new mobile app for its customers and drivers. Called BOLT Tandem Workflow, the app is connected to customer accounts and provides drivers with a suite of services to improve driving productivity, while also streamlining paperwork. The application is available for Android and iOS-based tablets or smartphone.
BOLT Tandem Workflow/

IS IT TIME TO RETHINK HOW DRIVERS ARE PAID
Surveys reveal that fleets under the ELD rule are driving fewer miles since the mandate took effect, resulting in less productivity and a smaller paycheck for those drivers who are paid by the mile. Activity based pay may be the answer to increase both productivity and driver pay.
By Chris Brown, BusinessFleet. June 28, 2018.
https://www.businessfleet.com/305522/is-it-time-to-rethink-how-drivers-are-paid

REGULATIONS, MARKET CHANGES REQUIRE FLEETS TO REVIEW HOW THEY PAY DRIVERS.
With all of the changes in engine technology, telematics and state and federal regulations, having a fleet management program that keeps up can be critical for successful fleet management. This is even more true with the advent of the ELD mandate.
TelematicsTALK, December, 2017.
http://www.telematicstalk.com/regulations-market-changes-fleets-pay-drivers/

AUTOMATING DRIVER PAY (PART 1): THE CHALLENGES OF CALIFORNIA LABOR LAWS, ELDS.
California has a reputation for passing controversial laws that are later adopted by other states and the federal government. At the heart of the issue is piece-rate pay. While the industry standard for interstate fleets is to base driver pay on mileages, percentage-of-revenue, or flat rates for loads, the practice is under scrutiny by California courts for intrastate haulers. One solution to the problem is automating Activity Based Pay.
By Aaron Huff. CCJ, May, 2017.
https://www.ccjdigital.com/automating-driver-pay-part-1-the-impacts-of-california-labor-laws-elds/

ELDS CAPABLE OF PAVING WAY TO TASK-BASED DRIVER PAY.
Widespread use of electronic logging devices could help transform not just how truck drivers log their time, but how they are paid.
By William B. Cassidy, Journal of Commerce. March, 2018.
https://www.joc.com/trucking-logistics/truckload-freight/elds-capable-paving-way-task-based-driver-pay_20180326.html

OPINION: ELDS, MARKET CHANGES REQUIRE FLEETS TO REVIEW HOW THEY PAY DRIVERS.
Why is the ELD mandate changing the way we pay drivers? How does Activity Based Pay help retain drivers and increase overall productivity?
By Jerry Robertson, BOLT System CTO, in Transport Topics, September, 2017.
https://www.ttnews.com/articles/opinion-elds-market-changes-require-fleets-review-how-they-pay-drivers

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ELD's

WHY SHIPPERS, NOT TRUCKERS, HOLD THE KEY TO U.S. TRUCK CAPACITY.
The cost of loss of time in supply chains is huge, and a major factor behind higher transportation prices that have stunned U.S. shippers. The reason the supply chain clock is out of beat isn’t hard to find. The U.S. ELD mandate knocked it out of kilter.
By William B. Cassidy, Journal of Commerce. May, 2018.
https://www.joc.com/trucking-logistics/why-shippers-not-truckers-hold-key-more-us-truck-capacity_20180524.html

WITH THE ELD MANDATE COMES THE OPPORTUNITY TO HARNESS THE POWER OF DATA.
With the mad rush now over for fleets to install ELDs to comply with the Federal mandate, many are breathing a sigh of relief and asking “What Next?”
TelematicsTALK, February, 2018.
http://www.telematicstalk.com/eld-mandate-comes-opportunity-harness-power-data/

ELDS: HARNESSING THE POWER OF DATA.
There are many “flavors” of ELDs on the market. Which type can create savings for your trucking operation?
By Jerry Robertson, BOLT System, in American Trucker, February, 2018.
https://www.trucker.com/technology/elds-harnessing-power-data

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BIG DATA and Analytics

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DATA IN THE CLOUD.
Trucking companies generate massive amounts of cloud-based data.
By Jim Beach. Heavy Duty Trucking, April 2018.
https://www.trucker.com/technology/elds-harnessing-power-data

HOW ONE FLEET IS TURNING DATA INTO ACTION.
In our business, it’s never the ‘what’, it’s the why,’” explained Joe Evangelist, EVP for Transervice. This sums up the reason for Transervice’s success.
By Aaron Huff. CCJ, March 2018.
http://www.telematicstalk.com/fleet-turning-data-action/

EAGER FOR E-COMMERCE.
Fleets retooling technology to meet expectations.
By Aaron Huff. CCJ, March 2018.
https://www.trucker.com/technology/elds-harnessing-power-data

SUPPLIERS SCRAMBLING TO PROVIDE TECHNOLOGY TO HELP PRIVATE FLEETS MEET NEW REGULATIONS.
Shipper-owned fleets are ramping up the use of technology to help meet new federal regulations related to the transportation of food, the adoption of electronic logs for drivers and making their trucking operations more efficient. Many say they are scrambling to meet the demand for products and services to help meet the new challenges.
By Daniel P. Bearth. Transport Topics, May, 2017.
https://www.ttnews.com/articles/suppliers-scrambling-provide-technology-help-private-fleets-meet-new-regulations

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Innovations in Transportation

Press Release: CINCINNATI, April 15, 2019 — BOLT System, a fleet management and freight tracking software company, has announced a new mobile app for its customers and drivers.
BOLT System, a fleet management and freight tracking software company, has announced a new mobile app for its customers and drivers. Called BOLT Tandem Workflow, the app is connected to customer accounts and provides drivers with a suite of services to improve driving productivity, while also streamlining paperwork. The application is available for Android and iOS-based tablets or smartphone.
BOLT Tandem Workflow/

BOLT POWERS A/T TRANSPORTATION’S FLEET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.
You don’t have to be big to think big.
TelematicsTalk, August, 2018
https://www.telematicstalk.com/bolt-powers-a-t-transportations-fleet-management-system/

MENNEL MILLING CONTINUES LONG TRADITION IN FLOUR PRODUCTION.
As the industry fights consolidation at the top, the company’s recent expansion into bakery mix, popcorn and warehousing further differentiates them from the pack.
By Amy Wunderlin. SDC Executive, May 17, 2018
https://www.sdcexec.com/transportation/article/20999501/mennel-milling-continues-long-tradition-in-flour-production/

7 TRUCK TECHNOLOGIES YOU NEED (AND WHY).
There’s almost an endless list of add-ons that fleets could put in their trucks if they wanted. Here’s the list of “must haves” to make your fleet more competitive and to give you an edge over your competition.
By Aaron Huff. Fleet Owner, December, 2017.
https://www.fleetowner.com/technology/7-truck-technologies-you-need-and-why

BEYOND EDI, PART 1: CARRIERS OPEN THE KIMONO TO SHIPPERS, BROKERS.
The next generation of EDI. EDI protocols enable shippers, carriers and third party logistics companies to exchange load tenders, shipment status updates, invoices and other routine communications. However there are a number of shortcomings with EDI. Newer technologies will provide more options for the future.
By Aaron Huff, CCJ, October, 2017.
https://www.ccjdigital.com/beyond-edi-part-1-carriers-open-the-kimono-to-shippers-brokers/

WOMEN IN TRANSPORTATION: 12 IN-DEPTH PROFILES OF INSPIRATIONAL ACHIEVERS.
For years, the transportation and logistics industry have been dominated by men – in both management and front-line positions. This is changing. FLEET OWNER has begun to profile the top 12 women in transportation on an annual basis. Gayle Robertson, BOLT President, is honored to be included.
By Christina Commendatore. Fleet Owner, September, 2017.
https://www.fleetowner.com/people/gayle-robertson-president-bolt-system?NL=FO-01&Issue=FO-01_20171013_FO-01_801&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_3

SWEET REWARDS: SUGAR FOODS CORP. IS USING TECHNOLOGY TO OPERATE SAFELY AND EFFICIENTLY.
Trucking operations measure success in many ways, and for Sugar Foods Corp., the numbers paint a very favorable picture. The private fleet, for example, has a 94.5% on-time delivery rate, an empty mileage rate of only .01% and driver turnover of less than 10%.
By Seth Skydel. Heavy Duty Trucking, August, 2017.
http://www.fleetequipmentmag.com/sugar-foods-truck-fleet-profile/

AN FMS INTERFACE TO BRIDGE THE DRIVER AGE GAP (AND MAYBE MUCH MORE).
BOLT System’s Amazon Alexa IoT experiment flirts with next-gen, conceptual user interface. BOLT demos their voice-activated interface app for the BOLT fleet management system , or FMS, at the National Private Truck Council’s (NPTC) Annual Conference in Cincinnati.
By Aaron Marsh. Fleet Owner, May, 2017.
https://www.fleetowner.com/technology/fms-interface-bridge-driver-age-gap-and-maybe-much-more

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