The signing of NAFTA (the North American Fair Trade Agreement) in the 90’s and the rapid growth of a competitive manufacturing market in Mexico resulted in an increase in the number of cross-border business between the U.S. and Mexico. Estimates from the Office of the United States Trade Representative value this trade at $580 billion annually with cross-border truck trades accounting for nearly $6.6 billion in industry revenues. Read more
Starting a new career can make you feel excited and a bit nervous…especially one as thrilling as truck driving and you may feel some pressure to start out on the right note and put your best foot forward (literally speaking). To help you get settled in and comfy behind the wheels, here’s a list of the top pieces of advice for new truckers. Read more
Safety has long been a major concern for drivers and fleet managers; however, the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the attendant technological innovations has made it somewhat easier for fleet personnel to ensure the safety of their wards. To ensure the safety of your drivers and keep vehicles running efficiently, fleet managers should use the latest fleet safety and management technology. Read more
Reports from the American Trucking Association show that nearly 70 percent of the total number of freight in the U.S. (about 10 billion tons each year) is moved by truck. This means that without trucks, the U.S. economy will come to a complete halt. Despite the importance of the trucking industry, its evolution has been impeded by fragmentation – with tens of thousands of trucking carriers requiring the services of brokers to transact with shippers.
Driving a carrier or tractor trailer is an important job and doing it well and safely takes the full attention of the driver. Drivers should be completely focused on what they are doing, where they are going, and what’s happening around them. Professional drivers know this and as such, are always aware of their driving and constantly perform a visual check of their surroundings.
Nonetheless, many amateurs and in some few cases “veteran” drivers may become relaxed while behind the wheel and begin to do things or display behavior that is detrimental to their safety. They assume that they can multitask while keeping a watchful eye on the road. However, this reduces their vigilance, resulting in minor mishaps and more often, major road accidents. Here are 3 things that professional truck drivers (and amateurs) should never ever do. Read more
With limited warehouse space, one of your topmost priorities should be maximizing every square inch of storage space. Optimal use of your warehouse’s storage capacity will increase freight handling efficiency, reduce carrying costs, and improve your bottom line. Let’s take a look at some tips for maximizing warehouse space. Read more
Previously, lean management practices were core characteristics of the production process in most manufacturing companies; however, that has begun to change. Lean is extending its reach and being applied to other industries well beyond manufacturing. When applied properly, lean management practices can improve efficiency and reduce waste in the logistics and transportation industry. This would require aligning and integrating transportation management processes with the 8 Rights of Lean Management, which are;- Right Materials, Right Quantity, Right Time, Right Place, Right Source, Right Price, Right Quality and Right Service. Read more
An overweighed truck is one of the common issues that plague truckers from time to time. Truck drivers who are caught with overweighed trucks on the highway are subjected to fees, heavy fines, and penalties. As such, it is essential that you always keep the weight of your truck in check to avoid being on the wrong side of the law. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can prevent your truck from being overweight. Read more
There are some areas of life where transactional relationships work out just fine—and might even be preferable. There’s no need to develop a deep and lasting relationship with the guy who serves you lunch at the drive-through window, for example, nor is there any need to take the time to get to know the Amazon service rep you call to ask where the books are that you ordered last week. However, transactional relationships in some areas of business lead to poor customer service, cut corners, and an overall unsatisfying experience. Read more
Jay Newjahr, BYX owner and CEO and tech lover, began searching for a product to take his drivers day completely paperless 3 years ago. Disheartened by what he found on the market and with a clear vision of what he wanted and needed he began developing his own solution. This solution today is called TransDigital and is being offered to the public for the 1st time.
So what does it offer exactly? Sooooo much but here’s the overview:
- Digital Manifest
- Digital Pre/Post Trips
- Digital DVIR
- GPS Tracking
- Trailer Tracking
- Digital Hour of Service (including voice notification of lunch break time requirement and driver acknowledgement)
- Imaging (registrations, BITs, License, medical, etc)
- Life Time Record Keeping
- So much more!
All you need is a smart device! We are offering a 50% discount to our 1st 50 customers on monthly rate for the 1st 6 months! Website coming soon! For more information, please contact Jay or Lara directly at 310-323-1880 x 101.
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