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by Optym

Business Management

What’s Up with Overtime Pay for Truck Drivers?

Most American employers must abide by The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) and pay overtime for workweeks exceeding 40 hours. However, most employee drivers at trucking companies are an exception due to the law’s motor carrier exemption. But if Congress follows through on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s recent advice, all that will …

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How Better ETAs Make for Better Customer Satisfaction

Since when did accurate ETAs become an essential part of excellent customer service, especially when it comes to e-commerce or BtoB sales? It all started with Amazon. The e-commerce behemoth has conditioned consumers to expect their orders when promised. Customers have also learned to expect accurate, up-to-the-minute delivery information about their in-transit goods so that …

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Why is Data So Important, and Why Should We Care?

Data is the snapshot of an event. An event could be a transaction with a customer, results from a roadside inspection, or a ping from an asset tracking device. Data represents the outcomes from these events that are recorded in a quantifiable way. Information is a way of bringing data together into a narrative, to provide context and to tell a story to inform. Without the context information provides, data is useless.

Transportation industry trends

Transportation Industry Trends: October 2021

Understanding major transportation industry trends remains essential to developing successful strategies. Here are a few of the significant trends impacting the transportation industry as we head into Q4 2021:
The global dearth of semiconductor chips is still the primary limit to Class 8 vehicle production. Fleets are waiting on new vehicles to meet increasing freight demand across the United States…

Peak season

How Truckload Carriers and Shippers Can Manage Peak Season

Transportation managers, supply chain managers, and truckload carriers all have their work cut out for them with the upcoming fall 2021 peak season.
But what exactly is the fall peak season these days?
While the August-October period is historically prime shipping time with annual back to school and holiday shopping propelling consumer demand, this season may be longer and much more erratic, depending…

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