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“Swipe Right”


Transflo Dashcams


Beyond ELD


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Is Your Fleet at Risk of a Cyber Attack?

Any business (and particularly small to mid-sized ones) can become a victim of cyber-attacks. Which means at any moment your data could be stolen and your business shut down. Cyber-attacks result in trillions of dollars lost annually.

Cybercrime costs include damage and destruction of data, stolen money, lost productivity, theft of intellectual property, theft of personal and financial data, embezzlement, fraud, post-attack disruption to the normal course of business, forensic investigation, restoration and deletion of hacked data and systems, and reputational harm (Source: Cybercrime Magazine).

It’s virtually impossible to move freight today without connecting to a network and exchanging electronic documents. Every digital touchpoint, whether it’s in the office, on the road, or in the shop, can produce data or open a gateway that needs to be secured from unauthorized users.

Cybersecurity is a big job for any IT leader but especially one who may also be responsible for fleet operations, business development, accounting, and occasionally driving and equipment maintenance.

More than 43% of cybersecurity attacks involve…

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“Swipe Right”

By Matthew Meeks

The other day we were discussing load boards and the connections and interactions between freight brokers and carriers online…and it got us thinking just how similar it is to dating apps.

Yes, you read that right.

With a popular dating mobile app like Tinder (for example), a person posts a profile about them self (description, interests, intentions). Then, people look at various profiles and decide who they’re interested in going on dates with. When using a dating app, one typically swipes to the right on profiles that interest them, and swipe to the left on those that don’t.

If you think about it, this concept of “swiping right or left” is constantly occurring in the business world too.

People sort through job postings, resumes, ads, and yes, even load postings – looking for what piques their interest…and ignoring the rest.

And what does everyone always want to do? Stand out above the competition. This is true whether you’re seeking business relationships or personal ones.

So, how exactly are the successful freight brokers and 3PLs making their freight stand out to carriers?

Here are some tips to getting your freight postings noticed, AKA “right swiped…

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Transflo Introduces Dual-Facing Dashcams

Adding Vehicle Video Technology to Its Platform (Powered by Surfsight)

TAMPA, Florida (DATE)—Transflo, the leading mobile, telematics, and business process automation provider to the transportation industry, has announced the AI-12 Dual Facing Dashcam solution as part of their ecosystem of digital solutions for truck fleets and drivers.

Surfsight provides real-time video visibility and insight into fleet performance and challenging situations on the road, helping fleets reduce risk and insurance claims while improving safety and productivity.

Integrated seamlessly with Transflo’s telematics platform, the cloud-connected Surfsight dashcam uses front-facing and cabin-facing cameras. Built-in artificial intelligence automatically detects hazards on the road and uses infrared to recognize driver distraction in the vehicle and alert the driver in real time.

Read more here…

Beyond Compliance…

Hidden features in your ELD

 

2020 Vision: Looking into a New Decade of Trucking

By Frank Adelman

These days you can’t scroll through news about trucking and logistics without stumbling over the word “disruption.”

Sure, technology may be changing the way fleets, owner-operators, drivers, 3PLs, and freight brokers tender loads and pay invoices…

…but with so much technology in the marketplace, adoption rates aren’t always high. Plus, it’s important to remember that the freight industry remains reliant on a certain amount of human interaction too.

Drivers, carriers, and brokers alike, want a centralized platform that’s trusted, stable, and connects all professionals within the supply chain.

As we chart a path to success in 2020, we identify several technology trends that can minimize disruptions and distractions—and help users make better business decisions…

 

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