We have all heard about the ELD mandate that’s coming and we pretty much are certain that this is going to happen. Are you still working with cell phones and trip itinerary sheets? Are you using a basic ELD and are looking to get a little bit more but are not sure where to start? Let’s take a look at a framework to help guide you. First of all,.
You could feel the energy at this year’s annual convention. Most carriers I spoke to (of all operating modes) are optimistic about business conditions for the remainder of 2017. The weight of last year’s challenges appear to have lifted. This was magnified by the buzz created by the strategic direction outlined by TCA President John Lyboldt. In multiple presentations, and in the general assembly, he communicated that the value.
Many of us have invested in in-cab satellite or cellular based devices that give us critical features like GPS positioning, two-way messaging, act as an EOBR, and possibly provide in-cab scanning and printing. These provide mission critical (or regulatory) functions, but are you taking advantage of the data that many of these devices can give you? Before we get too far into looking specifically at trucks, keep in mind.
The relevance of performance benchmarking in any industry is strongly correlated to the size and diversity of the reporting population. Katz, Sapper & Miller (KSM) has been conducting an annual trucking industry benchmarking survey in conjunction with McLeod Software since 2014. The scope of this survey has grown consistently since its introduction, with the most recent study covering more than 200 data elements obtained from survey questionnaires and McLeod’s.
Diesel fuel has been our industry’s main power source for years. We love the power it provides while hating its price and the relatively poor mileage we get. There’s a never ending line of additional emissions regulations that mean additional and costly technologies that are required to meet those regulations. Wouldn’t it be great to break that diesel habit and find something else, preferably something that gets around those.
By Jack Porter, GPorter Group LLC (republished from January 2017 edition of Truckload Authority) After spending 30 years in Dealer Twenty Groups, and now facilitating TCA’s Best Practice Groups (the only formal benchmarking program in the Truckload segment), I believe it is time for an evolution, if not a revolution, in the use of technology and business intelligence. I entered my first heavy-duty truck dealer Twenty Group in 1985.
Based on careful review with a select group of BPG users, we have narrowed down our new list of Maintenance-related metrics from 72 to 34. Some of these metrics will be driven from existing data points which we currently track, but many of them will be driven new (more granular) data points which will be added to the data template starting next week. In the coming weeks, we will.
This is your inGauge Weekly Benchmarking Update for the week of 9/05/16 – 9/11/16. Population Stats 111 unique Motor Carriers (139 when you include sub-profiles) 59 Dry Van (Truckload) 37 Refrigerated (Truckload) 14 Flatbed / Open Deck (Truckload) 2 Specialized (Truckload) 2 LTL Currently we have over 54 trucking companies in the onboarding process or strongly considering participation, this is the highest number of prospective participants in our history.
BIRMINGHAM, AL (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 07, 2016 Working with TCA inGauge, TCA’s online benchmarking service, McLeod Software has created automated reporting functions that let our customers generate, with the click of a mouse, the monthly data exports from their LoadMaster® Enterprise system, which are necessary for the Benchmarking program. This includes an automated data export for all 334 items submitted monthly by the Best Practice Group members and the 72 items.
Some recent data released by TCAinGauge has revealed some exciting information; it’s exciting for a couple reasons. First, by way of background, the Truckload Carriers Association’s industry benchmarking program has been measuring individual company operating data for the truckload sector for well over a decade. Just recently their new online offering has released data that at one time was held close by the companies that participate in the program..
Population Stats 108 unique Motor Carriers (141 when you include sub-profiles) – 1 new BPG Member registered in past week, 1 new Flatbed carrier registered 56 Dry Van (Truckload) 37 Refrigerated (Truckload) 13 Flatbed / Open Deck (Truckload) 2 Specialized (Truckload) 2 LTL *Attention Flatbed Carriers* A new flatbed Best Practice Group is currently being assembled with a proposed official launch in October (first meeting will be either October 5th.
Population Stats 108 unique Motor Carriers (141 when you include sub-profiles) – 2 new Best Practice Group Members registered in past week, 1 new online subscriber 56 Dry Van (Truckload) 37 Refrigerated (Truckload) 12 Flatbed / Open Deck (Truckload) 2 Specialized (Truckload) 2 LTL *Attention Flatbed Carriers* Due to a new Flatbed Best Practice Group forming in the early fall, we expect approximately 11-13 new profiles to be live.
Benchmarking is a common practice in many sectors throughout North America. The trucking industry, dominated by many privately held firms, has typically not been a sector where benchmarking has flourished. The Ontario Trucking Association, through a new partnership with inGauge, is encouraging its members in 2016 to explore the benefits of utilizing benchmarking tools. inGauge is a service created by StakUp Inc. and the Truckload Carriers Association. The service.
The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is pleased to announce a formal partnership with the Ohio Trucking Association to promote the new inGauge™ Online Performance Benchmarking Service to OTA members. The inGauge™ service was formally launched September 1st and has now boasts 112 trucking company profiles (which includes subscribing companies with multiple profiles). inGauge™ allows motor carriers and their employees to anonymously compare their operational results on approximately 30-50 performance.
Alexandria, Virginia: The South Carolina Trucking Association (SCTA) is partnering with the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) to offer the new inGauge™ Online Performance Benchmarking Service. SCTA will introduce inGauge to its Board of Directors at its retreat in early October. The inGauge™ service was formally launched September 1st and has quickly caught the attention of the trucking industry. inGauge™ allows motor carriers and their employees to anonymously compare.
Beginning tomorrow, the inGauge team is pleased to announce a number of new features for available for inGauge subscribers. New Population Filters: New Filter – Average Length of Haul, Change to ‘Industry Type’ – moved Flat Deck to ‘Industry Sub Type’, Change to ‘Industry Sub Type’ – added Intermodal, Aggregate and Tanker, New Filter – TCA Best Practice Group (available if you belong to a TCA Best Practice Group.