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JLE Industries Accelerates Growth with Freight Document Digitization
JLE Industries is one of the fastest-growing flatbed carriers in the nation. A lot of that growth is enabled by a driver-focused culture that accommodates driver needs as much as possible and has kept their turnover rate low. Part of the driver care includes simplifying the paperwork around load pickup and delivery to reduce frustrating delays at shippers and receivers. 
August 6, 2020
Vector advances TMS integrations with TruckMate and TMW.Suite to enable dispatch capabilities
When you're tasked with hauling 45k pounds of freight, you can’t be bogged down with distractions. In order to help drivers focus on driving safely, fleet operation teams are deploying solutions to minimize paperwork and data entry, reduce route planning as well as any types of manual calculations. At Vector, we pride ourselves in helping transportation and logistics companies minimize the amount of paper distractions for their drivers.
July 29, 2020
Last mile delivery fleets navigate challenges of COVID-19
With more consumers shopping from home during the coronavirus pandemic, final-mile delivery providers have been dealing with a spike in demand for their services while implementing health and safety protocols designed to protect their employees and customers.
July 28, 2020
Vector Teams With McLeod Software To Speed Up Transportation Billing
Vector’s mobile application can now be put into place alongside McLeod’s DocumentPower and LoadMaster solutions to simplify document collections and speed up billing as well as maintenance operations. Read the article on pymnts.com
July 28, 2020
Vector joins CBA contactless delivery task force
The Consumer Brands Association launched a Contactless Delivery Task Force made up of 23 consumer packaged goods companies to study the impact of, and develop uniform standards for, implementing contactless deliveries at scale throughout their supply chains.
July 28, 2020
Road Dog Trucking Interviews Vector CEO, Will Chu (7/14/2020)
Our CEO, Will Chu, spoke with Mark Willis from the Road Dog Trucking talk show. They discussed a wide range of topics like taking the entrepreneurial journey, team building, company culture to document digitization, the pandemic, and technology in transportation.
July 27, 2020
Road Dog Trucking Interviews Vector CEO, Will Chu (7/2/2020)
Mark Willis, from Road Dog Trucking invited Will Chu, Vector’s CEO to talk about contactless pick up and delivery on his SiriusXM talk show. They discussed how the pandemic has forced all of us to improve how we do business and interact. Listen to the 15 minute conversation.
July 27, 2020
What Is a Lumper Service? A Complete Introduction
Here we'll introduce you to lumper services, what they are, how they work, and why they are offered or even sometimes required.
July 10, 2020
Over Shipped: What Does It Mean and What to Do
Over shipped means shipping a product to a customer in excess quantity. Let's discuss what is over shipping in details, the pros and cons.
July 8, 2020
Bill of Lading Legal Requirements: What You Need to Know
Here we'll discuss the bill of lading, what it entails, and the legal requirements surrounding it, including during roadside inspections.
June 25, 2020
Why You Need Freight Documentation Software in Your Company
Freight management has become such an essential component of business in today’s competitive environment. Markets and Markets revealed that the freight management system market is expected to grow to $17.45 billion by 2023 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 10.1%.
June 22, 2020
Everything You Need to Know About Sleeper Berth Rules
Confused about sleeper berth rules? This article guides you through five important topics, including the DOT's recent updates to split sleeper berth rules.
June 18, 2020
Ask me anything with Rick Schweitzer, Legal Counsel for the NPTC
Fleets of all sizes are taking steps to protect their drivers and office staff from contracting the virus while on duty. Steps include sanitizing truck cabs, workspaces, paperwork, and anything else they come into contact with. They are also turning to eBOLs to eliminate the need for shippers, carriers, and receivers to physically interact.
June 17, 2020
Road Dog Trucking Interviews Vector CEO, Will Chu (5/5/2020)
Mark Willis, from Road Dog Trucking invited Will Chu, Vector’s CEO to share the company’s story on his SiriusXM talk show. They discussed a wide range of topics from how the company got started to the pandemic as well as changes in the supply chain and autonomous trucking.
June 16, 2020
Fleet Risk Management: 7 Ways to Reduce Risk
Running a fleet of vehicles is all about managing risk. We'll cover seven simple “hacks” which can make risk management for your fleet easier.
June 14, 2020
The What, Why, and How: A Complete Guide to Truck Detention
This guide will help explain what truck detention is, why it happens, and how you can go about making sure both you and your drivers are compensated.
June 12, 2020
A ‘dating app’ for truckers to connect with shippers — and other tech potentially buoyed by virus effects
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for greater distancing has accelerated interest in other tech, too. “Contactless solutions,” as well as those that can help carriers and shippers be more efficient, have seen a keen interest since the onset of the pandemic. Read the entire article on Overdrive:
June 10, 2020
DOT Week: What It Is and How to Prepare for It
Avoid costly fines or being placed out-of-service for non-compliance during DOT Week. Read these tips and checklists to help you prepare!
June 10, 2020
What Is IFTA? Understand the International Fuel Tax Agreement
What is IFTA? The International Fuel Tax Agreement has truly been one of the most important pieces of trucking legislation from the 20th century. 
June 10, 2020
Over, Short, and Damaged: How to Deal With Shipping Variance
Over, short and damaged shipments happen. Take a closer look at this critical report and how to lessen OS&D paperwork problems.
June 5, 2020
CSA Scores: A Complete Guide to Managing Your CSA Score
Here we'll discuss what CSA scores are, what's a good number, how to find your own score, and ways to manage your score to avoid negative consequences.
June 5, 2020
Hours of Service Violation Penalties and How to Avoid Them
Here is key information every driver needs to know to keep rolling—and avoid those costly Hours of Service violation penalties.
June 4, 2020
McLeod Software and Vector Partner to Accelerate Fleet & Billing Operations for Truck Drivers and Back Office Teams
Robert Brothers, VP of Product Development for McLeod Software added, “We are excited to continue to partner with the industry’s leading solution providers. Our goal is to facilitate the flow of data to and from our software to compatible market solutions our customers want. Vector has brought to market a compelling image capture solution that can add value to our mutual customers. We envision many years of successful partnership with Vector.”
June 3, 2020
Here's Your DOT Audit Checklist so You Can Be Sure to Pass
This post will help you prepare for your DOT audit by covering the audit basics and provide a complete DOT audit checklist so you can be sure to pass.
May 28, 2020
How Fleets are Using Tech to Stay Safe During COVID-19
Fleets of all sizes are taking steps to help protect their drivers and office staff from contracting the virus while on duty. These steps include sanitizing of workspaces, truck cabs, paperwork, and anything else people come into contact with. They are also turning to eBOLs to eliminate the need for shippers, carriers and receivers to physically interact.
May 27, 2020
Technology Steps Up to the COVID-19 Crisis
Trucking executives, dispatchers, and driver managers at fleets big and small are making use of existing technological tools in their offices and vehicles to adapt to work from home as well as contactless in the field.
May 27, 2020
5 Ways to Boost Fleet Efficiency
To thrive in a world governed by ever-evolving technology, it is necessary for fleet operation teams to keep up with the times and constantly innovate. Such efforts will not only ensure greater efficiency but also improve productivity, reduce costs and yield many other benefits. As a fleet owner or manager, here are some of the things you can do to reap all these advantages.
May 26, 2020
FCL vs LCL: What's the Difference and Which Is Better for Me?
We'll define the differences between the FCL vs LCL shipment methods, and we'll also determine which is the better option to choose for your shipment.
May 21, 2020
How to Prevent Damaged Freight: A Guide for Trucking Companies
Avoiding damaged freight increases customer satisfaction and maintains your company's competitive edge. Here are 7 strategies to prevent damaged freight.
May 19, 2020
Oil, gas and renewable energy transport company, FMC Transport, eliminates paper waste with Vector
FMC Transport is a common carrier of petroleum-based products including gasoline / diesel, ethanol, biodiesel, asphalt / emulsions, and LPG. With 24/7 on-call dispatch, FMC Transport is committed to customer service and on-time delivery.
May 14, 2020
Dedicated Lanes in Trucking: Better for Your Drivers?
Fleet managers may offer drivers dedicated lanes. Take a closer look at this concept and the pros and cons of using this strategy. 
May 14, 2020
All About ELD Exemptions: Are You Exempt From the ELD Rules?
Let's dive into ELD exemptions and dispel some of the confusion surrounding the ELD rule. Learn how to stay on top of the ELD rule going forward.
May 12, 2020
Shipping Terms Every Transportation Professional Should Know
A small misunderstanding with shipping terms can lead to disputes over overseas freight, insurance, and custom clearance.
May 8, 2020
NMFC Codes: Why Fleet Management Teams Need to Know About Them
Learn how NMFC codes allow fleet managers to define the lowest and highest cost to transport specific types of cargo that lie within a certain weight range.
May 8, 2020
What Does FOB Mean and Why Is It Important to Trucking?
Companies rely on agreements known as FOB. But what exactly does FOB mean and why is it so crucial to the success of a supply chain?
May 8, 2020
What Is LTL Tracking? Everything You Need to Know
LTL tracking comes with a lot of uncertainty. Read this to learn what is LTL tracking and best practices so you can handle it with confidence.
May 7, 2020
Recap of Planning for Disruption: Get Ahead of the Curve With Technology and Financial Planning
With increasing complexity in our global supply chains, the need for adaptability to evolving logistics is a must have for fleet operations teams. There was an overwhelming amount of participation during this webinar, validating that this is an important and timely topic.
May 3, 2020
The Changing Face of Payment Systems in Trucking: Payment Process, Security, and Mobile
Here we'll discuss how trucking payment systems work, and how they are evolving as technology and mobile become more and more prevalent.
May 1, 2020
Trucking Brokers: How Accounting Can Help Measure Shippers and Carriers
As a broker, you need tools to analyze the shippers and carriers you use. Here we'll discuss how accounting is a valuable tool to meeting that goal.
May 1, 2020
Trucking Mergers & Acquisitions, Technology Integration, Merging Accounting and Your Acquisition Checklist
Mergers and acquisitions bring two trucking companies together. We'll discuss technology, accounting, and provide a checklist for the transaction.
May 1, 2020
Trucking Carriers and Brokers: Underwriting, How Banks Benchmark Your Business
Here we'll discuss what factors banks are using to benchmark your business when deciding to underwrite for an acquisition or merger.
May 1, 2020
Autonomous Trucking—Is it Coming Soon? What Will Change?
This post explores how autonomous trucking may affect truck drivers and fleet owners including how soon we can expect them on our roads and more.
May 1, 2020
Vector enhances OCR with text extraction for trucking documents
Traditionally, OCR was limited to only recognize characters printed in pre-set font styles. Today, OCR is capable of recognizing individual, printed hand-written characters. 
April 27, 2020
Trucking Carriers: How Accounting Can Support Operations
Carriers are always looking to improve their trucking operations, here we'll discuss how accounting can serve as one of the biggest tools to this end.
April 27, 2020
Coronavirus pushes fleets to digitize payments, shipping docs
Vector is working to introduce a digital proof-of-delivery (POD) process between shippers and carriers that uses GPS, photos, text communications with dock workers and other data points as a substitute for a POD.
April 26, 2020
What Is Intermodal Trucking? Your Complete Guide
Learn what freight intermodal trucking handles, what the pros and cons are, and why intermodal trucking is vital to the logistics industry.
April 22, 2020
LTL vs. FTL: They're Different, and It Matters
Today we will look at the most important aspects of LTL and FTL and examine the pros and cons of the differences between these two modes of shipping.
April 22, 2020
Trucking KPIs: 6 That Freight Managers Need to Track
Learn why trucking KPIs are critical for success and are something every company should be using to guide its operations. 
April 17, 2020
What Is LTL Trucking? Here's What You Need to Know
LTL is defined in the logistics world as "less than truckload." LTL shipments involve freight that doesn't require an entire trailer.
April 16, 2020
Who Issues a Bill of Lading? Here Are the Responsible Parties
The carrier issues the bill of lading when they take control of the goods. The shipper, consignee, carrier, and notify party are the responsible parties.
April 16, 2020
What Is Freight Factoring? A Dead Simple Introduction
Trucking companies use freight factoring to maintain cash flow. What are the pros and cons, and can mobile techonology reduce dependance on creditors?
April 15, 2020
Lumper Receipt: What Is It and What Should Be on It?
What's a lumper? Learn why they're part of freight and how companies pay them. We'll look at lumper receipts and streamlining them with technology.
April 15, 2020
What Is Reefer Freight? A Full Overview
This post will provide a full overview of reefer freight. We'll cover what's commonly considered the good, the bad, and the ugly of running reefers.
April 15, 2020
Supply Chain Management Blogs: 11 to Follow in 2020
Supply chain management is a vast and complicated topic—here we'll list our top 11 most informative and comprehensive supply chain management blogs.
April 10, 2020
What Is Full Truckload? Everything You Need to Know About FTL
One strategy all managers moving freight need to know about is full-truckload shipping. Learn how FTL can be beneficial for shipping loads of all sizes.
April 10, 2020
Why Is LTL Freight Slow? Contributing Factors
Here you'll find a detailed discussion of what LTL freight is, if the industry has really slowed down in recent months and why.
April 9, 2020
Document Scanning and Document Imaging: What's the Difference?
In clarifying differences between document scanning and document imaging, we'll look at emerging areas of tech and best practices with paperless workflow.
April 9, 2020
TMS Applications: An Introductory Guide and Some Popular Ones
All logistics companies need transportation management systems (TMSs). Here are some TMS application basics, key features, and suggestions for TMS options.
April 9, 2020
Perdue digitizes and expedites 70,000 loads per year
Maryland based agribusiness industry heavyweight, Perdue Farms, employs 285 drivers. Last year, the private fleet consisted of 175 drivers and this year they are on track to reach 400. Despite the current pandemic, Perdue is rapidly expanding.
April 7, 2020
What Is a Freight Bill? A Complete Guide
The freight bill is one of the most important documents in any exchange of goods. This post provides a complete overview of the freight bill.
April 2, 2020
How Do Traffic Enforcement Cameras Work?
How do traffic enforcement cameras work? Are they legal? Who controls them? Get the answers to these questions and more in this article.
April 2, 2020
Fleet Management vs Fleet Operations: What's the Difference?
Fleet Management vs Fleet Operations: Learn what these they have in common and what is difference about these two important logistic concepts.
April 2, 2020
The Essential Differences: Proof of Delivery vs Bill of Lading
Highlights key differences in proof of delivery vs bill of lading documents, explaining what they mean and everything you need to know before signing them. 
April 2, 2020
What Is a Bill of Lading for Car Haulers, and What's on It?
The bill of lading for car haulers is unique to its space. Here you'll learn what's include on the car hauler BOL and why it's there.
April 2, 2020
Driver Management: 4 Ways to Get the Most Out of Drivers
Technological innovations are helping to minimize human error in logistics. Here are 4 driver management tools and tactics to get the most of your drivers
April 2, 2020
This vector slows Coronavirus transmission
A software startup that digitizes back office operations for trucking companies is serving a larger purpose as companies seek touchless solutions during the Coronavirus outbreak.
April 1, 2020
Electronic Bill of Lading: Everything You Need to Know in 2020
Of all the paperwork in the world of logistics the most important piece is the BOL. Learn everything you need to know about an electronic bill of lading.
March 31, 2020
What Is a Tank Damage Report and What Does It Look Like?
Learn all about the ins and outs of tank damage reports, complete with templates and some best practices you can implement to mitiage your risk.
March 27, 2020
The End of Paper: Announcing Digitized Trucking Documents
The ultimate goal is not to eliminate paper, but to improve businesses’ productivity and profitability. We get it, your customers and partners still use paper so you're forced to conform to how they operate. That doesn’t mean you can’t begin eliminating as much paper as possible out of your business.
March 21, 2020
Managing Fuel Receipts Within a Business
Here you'll learn about commercial fuel receipts. We'll address how to use them, reimbursements, efficient methods of tracking, and keeping fuel costs down.
March 20, 2020
Landed Costing: What It Is and How to Calculate It
In this post, we'll cover the proper definition of landed costing and related terms with examples for how to calculate landed costing.
March 19, 2020
Vehicle Inspection Reports: What to Look for and Where to Find Them
Learn all about vehicle inspection reports: their components, some examples, how often you need to fill one out, and how software can make them easier.
March 19, 2020
What Is Traffic Management? a Definition and Guide
Traffic management and transportation management sound similar, but are two different, yet important aspects of roads, infrastructure and logistics.
March 19, 2020
What Is a Trip Envelope? a Definition and Where to Find One
A trip envelope contains information about a drive, including vehicle and driver details, route, expenses, and miscellaneous details or costs.
March 19, 2020
Electronic DVIR, the How and Why: A Guide to Going Digital
Want to make the case for going digital? Here's your guide to what makes an electronic DVIR, or eDVIR, superior to paper DVIRs.
March 19, 2020
Can digitization in trucking slow down the spread of Coronavirus?
Trucking is the backbone of America, and now more than ever we need precious supplies at hospitals, pharmacies, clinics, big block stores, supermarkets, and local shops. Although there is quite a bit of fear and uncertainty, trucking is being called on in an even larger way to move supplies across our country. 
March 17, 2020
Transportation Analysis and Cost Calculation: How It Works
Here you'll find what transportation and logistics analysis covers, and how to calculate the costs at the foundation of it all.
March 13, 2020
Intelligent Transport Systems: A Complete, Current Guide
As intelligent transport systems become a reality, logistics operators can step into the future and benefit their bottom line today.
March 13, 2020
Logistics Blogs: The Top 10 You Should Be Following
10 go-to logistics blogs that I visit regularly when I am looking for reliably good news and content related to the logistics industry.
March 13, 2020
Transportation Blogs: 9 You Should Bookmark
I've decided to share a distilled list of my favorite transportation blogs and what type of content I look for on each site.
March 13, 2020
Truck Driver Safety Checklist: 13 Steps for a Safe Trip
This article on truck driver safety checklist guides you through the most important things that you should keep in mind to travel safely on the road.
March 12, 2020
Replenishment Planning: What It Is and How It Works
Learn how replenishment planning can help you in knowing how much and when to replenish inventory in order to achieve customer satisfaction and loyalty.
March 12, 2020
Logistics Trends in 2020: 6 Things to Look For
Six logistics trends and innovations to look for in 2020. As the logistic industry modernizes, the global market will be worth about $75 billion by 2030.
March 12, 2020
What Is the Best App for Truckers? 7 You Should Check Out
What's the best app for truckers? Seven top apps for on-road navigation to streamlining data collection and reporting—and everything in between.
March 12, 2020
A Complete Guide to Understanding the Delivery Document
What information does the delivery document contain and what is its purpose? Here is a complete guide to understanding the delivery document.
March 12, 2020
Pick Ticket: The What, Why, & Examples - Everything to Know
A pick ticket is a list with all items a shipper must pack and ship to a buyer. This post explores the document, its advantages, and the information in it.
March 12, 2020
Trip Cost Report: What It Is and What It Looks Like
Learn about the essentials of trip cost reports including what they look like, how they are filled out, what they are used for, and where to get them.
March 10, 2020
Overweight Ticket: What It Means and What It'll Cost You
What is an overweight ticket? How much does it cost? How can drivers avoid them? Find answers and three tech solutions to help avoid overweight tickets.
March 10, 2020
Carrier Invoice: A Definition and Examples
This post will walk you through the carrier invoice with a definition and examples including what its fields are and where to find templates you can use.
March 10, 2020
Vector now a part of Honeywell's Global Vendor Program
Vector Capture, Workflows and TMS integration now available for thousands of Honeywell clients in their pursuit to help transportation companies speed up their delivery to cash
March 2, 2020
How to Justify the Cost of Fleet Management Software
If you're looking to grow on a tight budget, it can seem tough to justify the cost of fleet management software. Read this to learn what the ROI is.
February 26, 2020
What Is a Bill of Lading and What's Its Purpose?
Let's discuss what a bill of lading is, why we need it, and various solutions for streamlining the tracking and proocessing of them.
February 21, 2020
Streamline Invoice Processing? 4 Actionable Steps to Help
Eliminating bottlenecks and avoiding discrepancies will streamline invoice processing, helping you manage cash flow, keep you agile, and get paid quicker.
February 21, 2020
What Is Proof of Delivery? Understanding the What and Why
Learn about proof of delivery and how it confirms that the consignee has received the expected goods from the sender without any visible damage.
February 21, 2020
Fleet Audit: How to Ensure Your Fleet's Efficiency
Audits are necessary for improving a company's efficiency. This post will advise you on ways to improve your fleet audit operations.
February 20, 2020
How Unique Is Your Trucking Delivery Process?
Learn how custom integrations allow you to use technologies like TMSs without giving up what makes your trucking delivery process unique.
February 14, 2020
Why Automated Billing in Trucking Is an Organizational Initiative
Billing automation improves billing efficiency and reduces unbilled revenue. Find out how to implement automated billing in your trucking company.
February 14, 2020
How Mobile Software Can Improve Your Trucking Fleet Operations
With the prevalence of smartphones, it's easier than ever to set up mobile software for optimizing fleet operations and empower teams to improve efficiency!
February 13, 2020
How to Make Your TMS Mobile
In this post, learn how to use mobile apps to extend the capabilities of your transportation management system onto the field with your iPhone.
February 12, 2020
7 Types of Software Every Fleet Should Be Using to Maximize Profit
Fleet managers must continuously look to improve efficiency, here are seven types of fleet management software to help maximize profit and mitigate losses.
February 11, 2020
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