8 Essential Gadgets for Truck Drivers

Red big rig semi truck tractor going with empty flat bed semi trailer on the awesome winding road in green forest in Columbia Gorge area

Life as a truck driver is not easy. Even with a decent remuneration package being offered by companies, there’s still an ongoing shortage of drivers. The shortage of drivers is due, in part, to the hardships of life on the road, including isolation/loneliness and negative health impacts. Fortunately for drivers, there are a lot of gadgets that can help make the trucking life better. Here are some essential gadgets for drivers that make driving easier, safer, and more comfortable. Continue reading “8 Essential Gadgets for Truck Drivers”

Do Truckers Still Use the CB Radio?

Back in 2007, we wrote about how the CB radio was alive and well in trucks across the country. Since then, we’ve seen the introduction of even newer, improved mobile technology, including significantly more advanced smartphones, GPS tools, and telematics. Now, as rising generations enter the industry, many ask if they should bother to include a tool that saw its peak in the 1970s and 80s in their 21st-Century cabs. It’s a fair question, so again we ask, Do Truckers Still Use the CB Radio? Continue reading “Do Truckers Still Use the CB Radio?”

Upgrading Mayberry: Digital Ads Bring Business Into the Future

Mayberry

Some days we may wish for simpler times, like those in Mayberry, but business is no longer as easy as opening the doors to your dealership and waiting for customers to arrive. Success now requires utilizing your computer or mobile phone to take full advantage of opportunities to develop leads online, using emerging and innovative methods. Digital advertising in an online marketplace is a smart way to keep your business growing by meeting millions of buyers where they are. And where are they? Online. Did you know that 85% of shoppers research a product online as the very first step of the purchasing process?? We can hold on to the sense of honest community and sweet simplicity that we remember from those old black-and-white sitcoms, but it’s time to bring our advertising into the 21st Century!! Continue reading “Upgrading Mayberry: Digital Ads Bring Business Into the Future”

Apps to Make Your Business Smarter Part 3: Productivity Apps

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For many of us, weekends are committed to watching college and/or pro sports. Throughout the years, technology has changed the game, from radio receivers in helmets to smart-tablets on the sidelines. And if I ever have to miss a game, you’d better believe I’m getting constant real-time updates through various sports apps on my smartphone!

Apps can also help you make a gameplan for your business by decreasing uncertainty, lowering costs, and accurately forecasting expenses. Implementing new technology can make your company the ideal “team to play for,” helping you attract and retain drivers, thus maintaining and increasing efficiency.

In this 3-part series, we’re sharing some specific apps and their benefits that are quickly making them primary tools for fleet management!! Previously we’ve covered Fleet Management and Safety Apps. Today, in the final entry, we’ll discuss Productivity Apps! Continue reading “Apps to Make Your Business Smarter Part 3: Productivity Apps”

Apps to Make Your Business Smarter Part 2: Driver Safety Apps

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Are you reading this blog on your smartphone? If yes, FANTASTIC! You’re also not alone. In fact, the innovation and connectivity offered by apps are an integral part of what makes mobile devices so addictive. According to Pew Research, 93% of users find smartphones helpful and 80% say that they’re worth the cost.

Now, we don’t really need to talk about your Tinder or Farmers-Only profiles, but we should discuss how apps can benefit your business by decreasing uncertainty, lowering costs, and accurately forecasting expenses. In this 3-part series, we’re sharing some specific apps and their benefits that are quickly making them primary tools for fleet management! Previously we covered Fleet Management Apps. Today, in our second blogpost, we’ll discuss Safety Apps!! Continue reading “Apps to Make Your Business Smarter Part 2: Driver Safety Apps”