Commercial Transportation News

November 2014

Document Management and Workflow Now Integrated into Fleet Management Devices

Manage document flow and invoice billing more quickly with TRANSFLO®— now integrated with Rand McNally products.This integration enables fleets and drivers to communicate and manage workflow driven by documents quickly and easily, resulting in improved cash flow and document management.

Initially available as part of the TPC 7600 with an in-cab scanning option, TRANSFLO® will soon be an option  on the full line of Rand McNally mobile fleet management devices – including the TND™ 760 and HD 100.

Scans from Rand McNally’s device flow seamlessly into the TRANSFLO® software.The software allows for efficient processing, storage and quick retrieval of critical business documents such as proof of delivery, bills of lading, packing lists, receipts, employment applications, accident reports and much more. Receipts for scanned information can be set to trigger additional actions on the part of dispatch, billing, and operations. Additionally, any document can be accessed by multiple areas of the company for reference or action.

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IntelliRoute® TND™ 730 and HD 100 pair Named as 2015 CES Innovation Award Honoree

The IntelliRoute® TND™ 730 and the HD 100 Pair was named as a CES Innovation Award Honoree for 2015. The product pair earned the award in the highly competitive In-Vehicle Accessories/Control/Navigation category.

Products entered in this prestigious program, administered by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media. The award honors outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics products.

When paired together, The TND™ 730 and The HD 100 create a full-featured transportation management solution ready to meet the upcoming Electronic Hours of Service mandate.

2015 CES Innovation Honoree products are featured on CESweb.org/Innovation. Rand McNally’sTND™ 730 and HD 100 devices will be displayed at the 2015 International CES, which runs Jan. 6-9, 2015, in Las Vegas.

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It's a Wrap: CCJ Fall Symposium

We had a great time at the CCJ Fall Symposium in Arizona earlier this month. The symposium is an opportunity for fleet professionals and suppliers to come together to learn, share and network.

Rand McNally held three well-attended supplier meetings where we presented our fleet and driver solutions. Attendees received their choice of complimentarya complimentary Rand McNally IntelliRoute® TND™, Rand McNally RVND™ RV GPS, or Rand McNally Foris™ 850 outdoor GPS. These small meetings allowed us to address in-depth questions from fleet executives on new developments for Rand McNally and to discuss the transportation industry at large.

In addition to our supplier meetings, there were several informative seminars. Jim Meil, Principal of Industry Analysis from ACT research, gave his 2015 forecast for the trucking industry. Here are some of his predictions:

  • GDP growth with surge to 3.4% in 2015, creating a 5.3% gain in freight
  • The rest of the decade should average 4% freight growth every year
  • We’re entering a period of strong and sustainable profitability for carriers

You can read a summary of the presentation here.

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