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Effects Of COVID 19 On The Trucking Industry

Effects Of COVID 19 On The Trucking Industry

Story at a Glance– The positive effect of Corona virus The negative effect of Corona virus New business opportunities in the trucking industry Matrack for… ...
FMCSA Emergency Declaration – What Fleet Managers And Truck Drivers Need To Know

FMCSA Emergency Declaration – What Fleet Managers And Truck Drivers Need To Know

When Matrack called to check on our customers due to the on-going pandemic, several casual discussions led to the leeway that truck drivers on the… ...
Fleet Procedures To Minimize COVID 19 Contagions

Fleet Procedures To Minimize COVID 19 Contagions

Key Takeaways •Hygiene •Social Distancing •Sanitization •Use of Disposables •Fueling the Fleet •Educate Your Fleet •If an Employee Tests Corona virus Positive •Local Restrictions •Customer… ...
How Does The Corona Virus Stimulus Bill Benefit The Trucking Industry?

How Does The Corona Virus Stimulus Bill Benefit The Trucking Industry?

As the invisible enemy hits the pause button on the economy of the United States, President Donald Trump throws a float at the drowning businesses… ...
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How To Steer Clear Of Cargo Thefts?

How To Steer Clear Of Cargo Thefts?

Key Takeaways •Cargo Theft Trends •Theft Tactics •Straight Thefts •Strategic Thefts •Tech-Induced Thefts •Cyberattacks •Pilferages •Combative measures •Role of Matrack Cargo theft is one of… ...

How GPS tracking Can Help To Recover A Lost Cargo?

How GPS tracking Can Help To Recover A Lost Cargo?

Cargo theft is a seriously increasing major problem in the trucking industry that has led to billions of losses for the business. Today the thieves… ...

USDOT Awards Nearly $80 Million In Grants To Improve Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety

USDOT Awards Nearly $80 Million In Grants To Improve Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s FMCSA – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced an award of nearly 80 million in grants to state and… ...

Transform Your Fleet Management Operations With IoT

Transform Your Fleet Management Operations With IoT

Internet of Things, more commonly known as IoT, has accelerated the opportunities of business evolution and development in almost every modern-world industry. And Fleet management… ...

How Installing A GPS Tracker Can Get You A Good Auto Insurance Deal?

How Installing A GPS Tracker Can Get You A Good Auto Insurance Deal?

Key Takeaways •Major insurance and premium determiners •GPS Tracking solutions as the best option to lower premiums •Theft Mitigation •Improved trucker vigilance •No malicious or… ...

Small Trucking Companies – Challenges In Pandemic

Small Trucking Companies – Challenges In Pandemic

Currently, the world is in midst of a health crisis of epidemic level because of corona virus. Because of the enormous and widespread effect of… ...

New Safety Technologies and Programs for Truck Transportation

New Safety Technologies and Programs for Truck Transportation

Key Takeaways: Benefits of Truck Fleet Upgrades Truck Transportation Safety Stats Helping companies repl ace older trucks in a planned financial manner Safety technologies implemented… ...

The Disadvantage Of Autonomous Trucks

The Disadvantage Of Autonomous Trucks

Key Takeaways: •Loss of driver job security concerns •More accidents •Unregulated industry •Computer malfunctions •Expensive •Licensing infrastructure not yet in working phase •Privacy concerns • ...

California Air Resources Board (CARB) Adopts Advanced Clean Truck Rule Targeting Zero Emission

California Air Resources Board (CARB) Adopts Advanced Clean Truck Rule Targeting Zero Emission

California marks history again with its new Advanced Clean Truck Policy that aims at increasing the number of clean and zero-emission trucks, replacing the diesel… ...

The New Generation Driverless Trucks

The New Generation Driverless Trucks

Key Takeaways: •Introduction Driving a heavy-duty truck is a skilled profession •Self-driving trucks will need a tech-savvy driver in the cab •Need for implementing self-driving… ...

How To Avoid Driver Privacy Concerns With Vehicle Tracking Software

How To Avoid Driver Privacy Concerns With Vehicle Tracking Software

A fleet management software or vehicle tracking software often ends up without being installed because of the rising complaints against privacy from drivers/ employees. And… ...

Commercial Vehicle Telematics Is Imperative

Commercial Vehicle Telematics Is Imperative

What you can look for in this article: Commercial Vehicle Telematics market worldwide will grow by a projected USD 27 Billion. Exciting trends and projections… ...

Truckers – The Unsung Heroes Of American Economy

Truckers – The Unsung Heroes Of American Economy

When the entire world is staying inside the safety and comfort of their homes in an attempt to successfully overcome the pandemic caused by COVID-19,… ...

The Role Of SCF Donations In Keeping The Trucking Industry Afloat

The Role Of SCF Donations In Keeping The Trucking Industry Afloat

Key Takeaways: 1. Introduction 2. How SCF Works? 3. Benefits Offered 4. Role of SCF 5. Participating Parties 6. Progress 7. Past Experiences 8. Path… ...

GPS Tracking Is Making Supply Chains More Profitable During COVID-19 Crisis

GPS Tracking Is Making Supply Chains More Profitable During COVID-19 Crisis

Key takeaways for future-ready leaders: •A robust supply chain is key for successful businesses.   •Technologies like real-time GPS tracking are the backbone of a strong… ...

How Automated Supply Chain Solutions can Assist Commercial Freight Carriers and Customers?

How Automated Supply Chain Solutions can Assist Commercial Freight Carriers and Customers?

Key Takeaways: 1. Why do we need automated solutions? 2. Benefits of a holistic supply chain solution 3. Organizational Pain Point- Reduced Visibility 4. Organizational… ...

Revisiting FMCSA’s Safety And Security Priorities Amid Global Crisis

Revisiting FMCSA’s Safety And Security Priorities Amid Global Crisis

Key Takeaways: •Requirement of FMCSA Guidelines •Why to Revisit the FMCSA Achievements? •Safety Protocols •Role of Technology •GPS Tracking and Smart Video Solutions •Interactive Road… ...

Crash Preventability Program

Crash Preventability Program

Preventability Program becomes permanent The truck fleet industry had been brooding since donkey’s years about having to pay for inequitable crashes when their drivers did… ...

Matrack Provides Real Time  COVID-19 Updates For Truckers

Matrack Provides Real Time COVID-19 Updates For Truckers

In light of the recent worldwide pandemic, Matrack Incorporation has come up with the initiative to provide real-time updates regarding COVID-19. The information in these… ...

Effects Of COVID 19 On The Trucking Industry

Effects Of COVID 19 On The Trucking Industry

Story at a Glance– The positive effect of Corona virus The negative effect of Corona virus New business opportunities in the trucking industry Matrack for… ...

FMCSA Emergency Declaration – What Fleet Managers And Truck Drivers Need To Know

FMCSA Emergency Declaration – What Fleet Managers And Truck Drivers Need To Know

When Matrack called to check on our customers due to the on-going pandemic, several casual discussions led to the leeway that truck drivers on the… ...

Fleet Procedures To Minimize COVID 19 Contagions

Fleet Procedures To Minimize COVID 19 Contagions

Key Takeaways •Hygiene •Social Distancing •Sanitization •Use of Disposables •Fueling the Fleet •Educate Your Fleet •If an Employee Tests Corona virus Positive •Local Restrictions •Customer… ...

How Does The Corona Virus Stimulus Bill Benefit The Trucking Industry?

How Does The Corona Virus Stimulus Bill Benefit The Trucking Industry?

As the invisible enemy hits the pause button on the economy of the United States, President Donald Trump throws a float at the drowning businesses… ...

Stay In Line With FMCSA’s COVID-19 Regulations

Stay In Line With FMCSA’s COVID-19 Regulations

The recent COVID-19 outbreak has turned the world upside down, putting almost every sector on hold. The pandemic however has not managed to bring the… ...

How To Make The Best Of Advanced Safety Technology

How To Make The Best Of Advanced Safety Technology

Upgraded technology serving as a vice instead of a virtue? A fleet manager would relate! Have you ever taken a sneak peek into your fleet… ...

Automobile Industry Down With Corona Virus Infection

Automobile Industry Down With Corona Virus Infection

A sneak peek into the global automobile scenario As the Coronavirus spreads its wings across the globe, it has begun to ax the automobile industry… ...

Emergency Declaration- FMCSA Expands HOS

Emergency Declaration- FMCSA Expands HOS

In response to the Novel Coronavirus outbreak across the globe, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued an expanded national emergency declaration to provide… ...

GPS Tracking – Breathing Life into a Bike Rental Business

GPS Tracking – Breathing Life into a Bike Rental Business

With pollution at a constant rise, it would be a big economic plus to initiate bikes as one of the most environment friendly means to… ...

GPS Tracking Synonymous With Bike Rental Security

GPS Tracking Synonymous With Bike Rental Security

Is your bike rental business guarded against the most conniving parasite thriving in society today? Theft is the most displeasing and unfortunate happening to occur… ...

Maintain Your Fleet With Matrack Solutions

Maintain Your Fleet With Matrack Solutions

Running a business in the biking sector especially when we talk about rental service firms, can get extremely tricky. There is a lot of nitty… ...

Matrack Solutions For Electric And Manual Bikes

Matrack Solutions For Electric And Manual Bikes

The problem of bike theft in the USA, is extremely discouraging for riders to enjoy their much loved bike rides. The primary setbacks for a… ...

Bike Safety With Telematics

Bike Safety With Telematics

The technology of telematics has proved to be a major problem solver when talking about the four wheeler sector, and is now set to spread… ...

Matrack GPS And North American Hot-Shot Trucker Association (NAHSTA) Announce New Partnership!

Matrack GPS And North American Hot-Shot Trucker Association (NAHSTA) Announce New Partnership!

Matrack GPS and North American Hot-Shot Trucker Association (NAHSTA) are happy to announce a new collaborative partnership to benefit NAHSTA’s members!  NAHSTA is a trucking… ...

Florida Intrastate ELD Mandate

Florida Intrastate ELD Mandate

After the largest state in the United States of America, Florida queues up to adopt the intrastate Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate issued by the… ...

ELD Mandate For Texas

ELD Mandate For Texas

It is no secret that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) put a mandate on the usage of Electronic logging device (ELDs) in the… ...

Advantages Of Tax Deduction For Owners

Advantages Of Tax Deduction For Owners

  The good news is, maybe you are ignorant to the advantage of tax deductions as an owner operator of the trucking business and hence… ...

Everything Owners Need To Know About Tax Deductions

Everything Owners Need To Know About Tax Deductions

Remember the time as school kids that we wasted in leisure and play and bit our nails off just one day before our tests hoping… ...

Truck Driver Accident Procedures Part- II

Truck Driver Accident Procedures Part- II

As discussed earlier, there are quite a few things that a truck driver needs to take care of in the case of an accident. The… ...

Truck Driver Accident Procedures Part- I

Truck Driver Accident Procedures Part- I

Accidents are those unfortunate mishaps you never want to face irrespective of your business line. Needless to say, the consequences of truck accidents are serious… ...

Vintage Trailer Restoration And The Importance Of GPS Tracking

Vintage Trailer Restoration And The Importance Of GPS Tracking

Factors to Consider While Restoring Your Vintage Trailer Is restoring a vintage trailer a requisite for your next holiday? Are you looking for guidelines while… ...

Stolen Trailer? Here’s How GPS Trailer Tracking Can Help

Stolen Trailer? Here’s How GPS Trailer Tracking Can Help

Never Let Your Vehicle Robbed Again – GPS Tracker to the Rescue Do you fear vehicle theft? Is the fear leaving you panicky and sleepless?… ...

Who is Eligible for ELD Exemption On Agricultural Sector?

Who is Eligible for ELD Exemption On Agricultural Sector?

As we are well aware of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate implemented by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in the year 2017,… ...

How To Successfully Transit To The Best ELD?

How To Successfully Transit To The Best ELD?

It is time to bid adieu to the old fashioned way of maintaining a log book or register to keep a tab on the hours… ...

11 Myths And Realities On ELD

11 Myths And Realities On ELD

It is no surprise that the introduction of a new technology or law would fetch a list of rumours as it becomes the talk of… ...

Safety Guide For Fleet Manager

Safety Guide For Fleet Manager

To manage a fleet in the world of transportation means to carry out a horde of responsibilities flawlessly. These responsibilities can be classified under the… ...

Tips For Implementation Of ELD Mandate

Tips For Implementation Of ELD Mandate

Right time to implement ELD? – NOW!!!! When the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration introduced the ELD Mandate in December 2015, it came up with… ...

ELD Mandate – Who Is Exempted?

ELD Mandate – Who Is Exempted?

TO ELD or not to ELD? By the end of December 2017, every motor carrier and driver falling under the scope of ELD rule was… ...

ELD Rule And Driver Harassment

ELD Rule And Driver Harassment

“If the boss says, it must be right. Isn’t it?” The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration came up with the ELD mandate to ensure safer… ...

ELD Malfunction Guide- Matrack Incorporation

ELD Malfunction Guide- Matrack Incorporation

ELD is an electronic device that can be installed within a vehicle’s OBD II, and can automatically record data in compliance with hours of service… ...

A Comprehensive Guide To ELD Mandate

A Comprehensive Guide To ELD Mandate

Ever since the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) introduced the ELD mandate in December 2015, the trucking industry has been busy understanding the ELD… ...

A Comprehensive Guide To ELD Violations

A Comprehensive Guide To ELD Violations

In December 2017, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) implemented the ELD mandate, making it necessary for all commercial motor vehicles (with a few… ...

Everything You Need To Know About ELD Roadside Inspection

Everything You Need To Know About ELD Roadside Inspection

With the ELD mandate, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has made a recording of data more accurate and easier. Through the electronic logging device,… ...

International Yoga Day

International Yoga Day

Driving a big rig is not a small responsibility.  In fact, it can be very grueling and demanding.  Drivers face many stressful challenges that go… ...

Sleep Apnea And Truck Driving

Sleep Apnea And Truck Driving

Sleep Apnea and Motor Vehicle Accidents Statistics According to the National Sleep Foundation, more than 18 million American adults have sleep apnea.  The American Sleep… ...

Trailer And Construction Equipment Theft; Statistics and Prevention

Trailer And Construction Equipment Theft; Statistics and Prevention

Auto, trailer, and construction equipment theft is a growing problem all over the world; and the United States is no exception.  In fact, one motor… ...

BMW I3 And BMW I3s All Electric Car Models

BMW I3 And BMW I3s All Electric Car Models

The German car company, BMW, known for producing luxury cars, also has some electric cars out on the market.  The most recent models of BMW… ...

Speed Limiter Rule For Truckers

Speed Limiter Rule For Truckers

Since 2016 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) have been working on getting a rule passed… ...

O2 Turns On 5G For Autonomous Vehicles

O2 Turns On 5G For Autonomous Vehicles

O2, the second-largest mobile network operator in the United Kingdom, plans to turn on a 5G network in June this year, 2019, to facilitate the… ...

FMCSA Reduces Cost For Truckers To Upgrade From Class B CDL To Class A

FMCSA Reduces Cost For Truckers To Upgrade From Class B CDL To Class A

In March of this year the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) announced a final rule which makes it easier and reduces the costs for… ...

The ELD Mandate: Pros And Cons

The ELD Mandate: Pros And Cons

What is the ELD Mandate? The ELD mandate was congressionally mandated as part of the MAP-21 in 2012 by the United States Congress.  The MAP-21,… ...

3 Ways For Fleet Managers To Keep Drivers Happy

3 Ways For Fleet Managers To Keep Drivers Happy

Truck driver shortages are on the rise and there is no end to it in sight.  It’s expected that the truck driver storage may even… ...

HOS And Discontentment In Trucking Industry

HOS And Discontentment In Trucking Industry

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, under the United States Department of Transport, regulates the hours of service for interstate commercial motor carriers. The rules… ...

Insurance Regulations For Transport Vehicles

Insurance Regulations For Transport Vehicles

There are certain simple requirements laid down by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regarding insurance requirements for transport vehicles. To get an Operating Authority… ...

U.S. Carriers Subject To Canada’s Carbon Tax

U.S. Carriers Subject To Canada’s Carbon Tax

As of April 1st, 2019, 4 Canadian provinces, (Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick), are now subject to the Canadian federal carbon pricing system, which… ...

Non-Preventable Crashes And CSA score

Non-Preventable Crashes And CSA score

The Crash Preventability Demonstration Program which was introduced in July 2015 by FMCSA may be made permanent from August 2019. This will change the CSA… ...

How Has ELD Affected Road Safety?

How Has ELD Affected Road Safety?

It has been more than a year that the ELD mandate was introduced and implemented. While for the U.S. Department of Transport, Electronic Logging Devices… ...

FMCSA Alcohol Regulations For Truck Drivers

FMCSA Alcohol Regulations For Truck Drivers

Navigating a 40 ton 18 wheeler through traffic and down the road is a big responsibility.  That’s why the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has… ...

$30,000 Raised In 2019 Ceremony To Support Women Truck Drivers

$30,000 Raised In 2019 Ceremony To Support Women Truck Drivers

The non-profit, Women in Trucking Association, celebrated its annual “Salute to Women Behind the Wheel Ceremony”  on March 30th, 2019.  The event was held at… ...

Diamonds Are Forever; And So Is Plastic

Diamonds Are Forever; And So Is Plastic

Plastic may be convenient and easy. It appeals to our busy one time “use and throws” society. Beyond that, it exists in almost everything around… ...

CDL Meals; Helping Drivers Stay Lean And Fit

CDL Meals; Helping Drivers Stay Lean And Fit

Fighting obesity in the trucking industry is not easy. A Truck driving by nature is a sedentary job. Many truckers struggle to stay in shape… ...

Combating Cargo Theft – A Checklist For Truck Drivers

Combating Cargo Theft – A Checklist For Truck Drivers

One of the biggest challenges that even seasoned truck drivers come across is the theft of cargo. When on the road, they are under constant… ...

Features of Matrack’s ELD Device Platform

Features of Matrack’s ELD Device Platform

It’s the final countdown to make the switch from AOBRD to ELD devices. Matrack knows what matters most for fleet managers and drivers. That’s why… ...

Truckers Against Trafficking

Truckers Against Trafficking

According to the non-profit organization, Futures without Violence, 21 million people are trafficked around the world at any moment in time. Truckers Against Trafficking, otherwise known as… ...

Fleet Management Benefits : Light-duty Vehicle Fleets

Fleet Management Benefits : Light-duty Vehicle Fleets

Since the advent of various technological advances in the field of GPS, telematics, and other tracking devices and applications, fleet managers have been able to… ...

FMS – A Key To Security In School Bus Service

FMS – A Key To Security In School Bus Service

As the improvement in technology in the field of logistics and transportation have touched the sky, one of the many sectors that have benefited is… ...

Tips To Save Money On The Road!

Tips To Save Money On The Road!

As a truck driver on the road, most of your money is spent on toiletries, food and other necessities. Also, most rest stops and convenience… ...

Things To Know Before Choosing The Trucking Career

Things To Know Before Choosing The Trucking Career

Trucking, like any other profession, has its fair share of challenges. Some experienced truckers may even call it a lifestyle and not just a profession.… ...

Ensuring The Safety Of Your Car Rental Fleet

Ensuring The Safety Of Your Car Rental Fleet

As a car rental service provider, the safety of your vehicle, the client and your driver becomes your responsibility. Whether you offer chauffeur driven cars… ...

Mental Well-Being Tips For Truck Drivers

Mental Well-Being Tips For Truck Drivers

Trucking is a profession that calls for 18-20 hours of work in one day. Sometimes, drivers have to spend weeks and even months out on… ...

GPS Technology Enters The Football Field

GPS Technology Enters The Football Field

Most of us are familiar with using GPS technology for tracking and mapping purposes. While the system was originally designed for the use of the… ...

Tips For Truck Drivers To Reduce Stress On The Job

Tips For Truck Drivers To Reduce Stress On The Job

The good old days of trucking were a time without so many rules and regulations and definitely without so much traffic. There was less congestion… ...

ELD And Matrack; The Company That Saves

ELD And Matrack; The Company That Saves

In a fast-moving world that is geared towards profit, you need reliable devices that help you efficiently transport, track, and safe keep assets; as well… ...

Safety Screens On Semis

Safety Screens On Semis

Road crashes are often preventable if precautionary safety measures are put into place. Unfortunately, the number of reported deaths due to road accidents is shockingly… ...

Millennials; The Truck Drivers Of The Future

Millennials; The Truck Drivers Of The Future

Everyone in the trucking industry knows that the demand for drivers is on a steady rise. A 2017 report by the American Trucking Association revealed… ...

Tetra Ski-Helping The Disabled To Ski

Tetra Ski-Helping The Disabled To Ski

How can a disabled person ski? What was previously thought impossible has become possible thanks to the hard efforts of the University of Utah Health… ...

The Ultimate Packing List For A New Truck Driver

The Ultimate Packing List For A New Truck Driver

Now that you have your CDL, you must be pretty excited to get on the road. One of the most important things about life as… ...

Shifting From AOBRD To ELD

Shifting From AOBRD To ELD

Prior to the ELD mandate, most fleets used an Automatic On-Board Recording Device or AOBRD. This AOBRD is hardware devices that can be directly connected… ...

How To Minimize Driver Detention?

How To Minimize Driver Detention?

Driver detention refers to the extra time a driver has to spend while goods are being loaded or unloaded, over the approved 2-hour limit. The… ...

MA-Asset Classic – A Telematics Wonder By Matrack

MA-Asset Classic – A Telematics Wonder By Matrack

For over a decade, Matrack Incorporation has been dedicatedly designing tracking and fleet management devices to assist fleet owners, managers, and drivers, all over the… ...

Implementing A Trailer Tracking System

Implementing A Trailer Tracking System

Any fleet management system is incomplete without a proper trailer tracking system. Before getting a tracking system for your fleet it is important to research… ...

IFTA Calculation Through ELD And Fleet Management

IFTA Calculation Through ELD And Fleet Management

IFTA is a fuel tax agreement amongst 48 U.S. states and 10 Canadian Provinces to consolidate reporting and levy of taxes under a single license.… ...

Fighting Driving Fatigue – Tips For Truck Drivers

Fighting Driving Fatigue – Tips For Truck Drivers

Driving a truck for longer and lonely routes can take a toll on the physical and mental health of a driver. The truck driving profession… ...

Trailer Tracking And Fleet Management – What’s The Difference?

Trailer Tracking And Fleet Management – What’s The Difference?

Trailer tracking and fleet management are often misunderstood to be the same thing, and the terms are used interchangeably. However, there is one huge difference… ...

Trailer Tracking – Important Things To Know

Trailer Tracking – Important Things To Know

Trailer tracking helps in knowing the location of the trailer, even when it is not attached to the truck. With proper tracking system that includes… ...

Things Truck Drivers Want Other Drivers To Know

Things Truck Drivers Want Other Drivers To Know

One of the greatest dangers that truck drivers face on the road are passenger car drivers. Many times the small cars try to cut off… ...

Drone Delivery

Drone Delivery

Did you place an online order? Well, don’t be surprised if your items are one day delivered by a flying drone right to your doorstep!… ...

Trucking With Four-legged Friends

Trucking With Four-legged Friends

At times, the life of trucking can be synonymous with boredom and isolation, especially for long-haul drivers who go weeks and even months without seeing… ...

Trucks Park Here-Looking For A Parking Space?

Trucks Park Here-Looking For A Parking Space?

Finding an authorized and safe place to park your 18-wheeler has always been a challenge in the trucking industry, especially with the ever-increasing amount of… ...

Top Reasons GPS Technology Saves Fleet Managers Money

Top Reasons GPS Technology Saves Fleet Managers Money

It’s 2019 and time to make the final switch from AOBRD to ELD devices. Could the GPS technology of ELD devices potentially help trucking companies… ...

Cancer “Vaccines” To Treat Cancer

Cancer “Vaccines” To Treat Cancer

According to Our World in Data, “Every sixth death in the world is due to cancer, making it the second leading cause of death. In… ...

Tesla’s All-Electric Semi

Tesla’s All-Electric Semi

Tesla plans to formally launch its all-electric heavy duty semi-truck sometime this year in 2019 and we may see it cruising down the freeway before… ...

Four Ways Truck Drivers Can Lose Weight

Four Ways Truck Drivers Can Lose Weight

Many truck drivers find themselves gaining unwanted weight due to the sedentary lifestyle of their work and lack of healthy food options on the road.… ...

Mirrorless Trucks

Mirrorless Trucks

The mirrorless semi-truck, MirrorEye, is an innovation that potentially expands truck drivers’ vision, prevents collisions, improves aerodynamics and saves fuel. How do the mirrorless trucks… ...

Self Driving Trucks-The Way Of The Future

Self Driving Trucks-The Way Of The Future

Many of us may remember watching the cartoon TV show, The Jetsons, as kids. They rode around in flying cars and lived up in the… ...

Women’s Role In The Trucking Industry

Women’s Role In The Trucking Industry

According to an analysis done by The American Trucking Association, it’s expected that there could be a shortage of 175,000 truck drivers by 2024.  One… ...

ELD And The Benefits Of Choosing Matrack

ELD And The Benefits Of Choosing Matrack

The last chance to make the switch to ELD compliant devices is knocking at our door.  The final deadline to be ELD compliant is less… ...

The Future Smart-City; Quayside, Toronto

The Future Smart-City; Quayside, Toronto

Alphabet Sidewalk Labs, Google’s parent company, is collaborating with the Canadian government on a high-tech project that would transform Waterfront Toronto’s dock and industrial land… ...

America’s Truck Driver Crisis

America’s Truck Driver Crisis

 Without truck drivers, shelves in the grocery store would run empty, clothes would begin to disappear from display racks in department stores, and convenient online… ...

Top Reasons ELD Compliance Saves Money

Top Reasons ELD Compliance Saves Money

We all know that being compliant with the ELD mandate is something that is on every trucking company’s mind.  As the saying goes, “time flies”… ...

Fleet Management Nightmares And How To Avoid Them?

Fleet Management Nightmares And How To Avoid Them?

Fleet Management software revolutionized the way we do business and manage our assets. Fleet owners are now realizing that it’s one of the most important… ...

GPS History: Now and Then

GPS History: Now and Then

GPS tracking has become quite an essential part of today’s society. Whether it’s being used to navigate across the country, Monitor valuables, or simply to… ...

Our Technical Support; Our Lifeblood

Our Technical Support; Our Lifeblood

Excellent technical support and customer service is the lifeblood of any business. At Matrack, we pride ourselves with great customer service since day one. We… ...

Matrack’s AMEX Fuel Card; Turning Your Expenses Into Profit

Matrack’s AMEX Fuel Card; Turning Your Expenses Into Profit

Introducing Matrack’s AMEX Fuel Card; Turn your Expenses into Profit Center Matrack’s Amex Fuel Card is a simple, yet powerful solution for drivers and fleet owners.… ...

The Benefits Of Geofences In GPS Tracking

The Benefits Of Geofences In GPS Tracking

One of the main reasons for fleet owners to have GPS tracking is Geofencing. To put it simply, Geo-fence tracking is a feature in a… ...

How Asset Tracking Saves You Money?

How Asset Tracking Saves You Money?

Asset tracking is a lot of work and can be a pain in the neck. Recording important information such as vehicles and types of equipment… ...

The 3D Entertainment Of The Future

The 3D Entertainment Of The Future

When someone mentions 3D movies, we think of walking into a theater and sliding on our perhaps, “not so stylish and not so comfortable” 3D… ...

2 Best Way For Truckers To Stay Connected To Family

2 Best Way For Truckers To Stay Connected To Family

Been on the road for days, weeks, or even months without seeing your family?  According to an FQA on Trucking Truth, “Most drivers start their… ...

Solar Power Expands To Semi-Trucks

Solar Power Expands To Semi-Trucks

Decreased costs are only one of the many benefits of solar energy. You can also improve your health and protect the environment by reducing your… ...

3 Easy Ways For Truck Drivers To Bring Healthy Food On The Road

3 Easy Ways For Truck Drivers To Bring Healthy Food On The Road

About to head out on a routine cross country truck drive?  While on the road for such long hours, it often seems nearly impossible to… ...

Global Positioning: A Brief History

Global Positioning: A Brief History

GPS tracking has become quite an essential part of today’s society. Whether it’s being used to navigate across the country, Monitor valuables, or simply to… ...

Matrack Incorporated Partners Up With BLINK Roadside!

Matrack Incorporated Partners Up With BLINK Roadside!

  Having your vehicle break down while on the road can create a sense of total helplessness. Unforeseen circumstances like deadlines and difficult weather can… ...

Act Fast To Protect Your Assets

Act Fast To Protect Your Assets

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, there are around 5000 boat thefts per year.  The Boat Owners Association of the United States (Boats US)… ...