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LinkeDrive on Green Sense Radio

While new truck technologies are being developed to save fuel, there are ways for current trucks on the road to get better mileage by how their driven.  That’s where LinkeDrive comes in. Jeff Baer,the company’s CEO is our special guest on Green Sense Radio. http://www.greensensefarms.com/linkedrive-on-green-sense-radio/…

LinkeDrive and the Internet of Things at MIT

The Future Impact of Internet of Things (IoT) on Our Everyday Lives By Peter Gorman   Over the last few years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has quickly become a buzz term in the technology industry. But what is it really and what impact will it have on our lives in the years to come? In short, IoT refers to how a network of products or systems interact and communicate with each other through the Internet. But don’t think of…

Using Real-time Driver Coaching to Obtain Better Fuel Economy from Under Performing Trucks

Today’s post is written by Chad Kosterman, LinkeDrive’s Director of Client Services and Operations.  Chad manages all customer service activities including onboarding and driver coaching. Two of the leading concerns faced in the trucking industry today are ways in which to improve fuel efficiency and retain drivers. In this industry, drivers face long hours and difficult challenges in their travels, so drivers often leave one job for another when they become dissatisfied with the compensation or their relationship with fleet managers.…

Transforming Life & Business: Recapping MassTLC’s Mobile Summit

Transforming Life & Business: Recapping MassTLC’s Mobile Summit By Peter Gorman, Principal, Black Rocket Consulting   Over the last 10-15 years, the ways in which we conduct our lives has changed significantly. From making purchases on our phones though Amazon and streaming the latest movies and shows on NetFlix or Hulu, to the ways we now leverage apps on our phones to find parking spaces and exercise with Fitbit, mobile technology has changed our lives and has made things more…

"Nickel Per Mile"

We often get asked, “Can I really save an additional .05 per mile in fuel?  I’ve already put truck skirts on the truck and other aerodynamic equipment on the truck…is there still more?”   The answer is yes.  Thirty percent of fuel economy is under direct control of the driver, no matter what type of equipment, limiters, etc. you have on-board.  The key is driver coaching in three areas outside of idling and progressive shifting which can bring fuel economy back…

New Year….New Ideas

Each New Year brings new goals, plans and expectations. Are you looking to squeeze out further fuel savings? Develop new programs to improve your driver retention rate? Reduce accidents? Of all of the factors that affect fuel economy, more than a third are attributable to driver skill. Consider new ideas and technology such as in-cab, real-time coaching to help drivers learn and utilize efficient techniques such as progressive acceleration AND deceleration as well as handling changes in elevation efficiently. Remember,…

Better Fuel Economy? Drivers Hold the Key.

In trucking, 70% of achieved fuel economy has nothing to do with the driver.  It is simply the specification and maintenance level of the truck, the location where it is operated, and the weight of the load.  It comes down to the raw chemistry and physics of converting fuel into kinetic energy thru a machine to perform work.  Reduce weight, reduce resistance, burn all fuel injected into the cylinder:  improve MPG.  The OEMs and suppliers are largely doing a great…