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Author: Nick Guidoboni

The Heat is On!

This past weekend posted just one degree shy of the hottest temperature ever recorded on earth![1]  With dozens of other records set across the country over this past weekend, and dozens more anticipated to be set this week, how do you ensure you are fairly evaluating driver performance when considering measures like idle percent? At LinkeDrive our focus from the day we opened our doors was on creating fair systems and measures when evaluating driver performance!  Considering these excessive temps…

LinkeDrive and EROAD Integration Partnership Announced

BOSTON, Mass. – July 2, 2020 – LinkeDrive®, Inc., a leading provider of Driver Performance Management (DPM) solutions for the transportation industry announces the completion of an integration partnership with EROAD.  EROAD is a global technology company that provides products and services to the transport industry for fleet management, regulatory compliance (like ELD and electronic tax reporting), improved driver safety and to reduce the costs associated with driving. EROAD US business is based in Portland, Oregon, serving customers with vehicles operating…

Systems for Success

Every organization, from the largest of carriers to the smallest of shops, have goals they seek to achieve.  We all hear these goals expressed every day, in many cases associated with driver retention, safety, fuel efficiency, productivity, and the list goes on.  In order to achieve these various goals, not only are financial commitments made, but also investments in time and valuable company resources.  The question then becomes, why do so many organizations struggle at achieving their goals?  If they…

Praise for Gains

We are spring boarding off our last article focused on fairness in this blog series by now turning our attention to positive engagement.  In this article we move beyond the numbers to examine how we share information in a meaningful and engaging way to your workforce.  Like two interlocking pieces of a puzzle, fairness and positive engagement go hand in hand by developing culture and trust with your workforce, helping to achieve world-class results and aiding long-term organizational sustainability. Leadership…

Understanding Driver Performance: How to Compare Apples to Oranges

When we put pen to paper on the design of our flagship PedalCoach solution back in 2014, the primary focus was fairness.  At that time, our goal was to create a level-playing field for drivers and organizations, removing everything outside of the driver’s control (e.g., truck make, model, load, terrain) through machine learning, providing drivers with a fair fuel target, and organizations with a fuel efficiency score that could be utilized across the entire fleet.  From those humble beginnings, fairness…

LinkeDrive’s #ThankATrucker 2020

Now more than ever, we want to thank the truck drivers that are out there on the front lines carrying our nation forward through this challenging time.  From delivering critically needed health supplies, to keeping our shelves stocked, you truly are the lifeblood of our country!    These drawings are from our children, as we collectively #ThankATrucker.  Stay safe, drivers, and THANK YOU!…

LinkeDrive Integration with Geotab Announced

BOSTON, Mass. – December 30, 2019 – LinkeDrive®, Inc., a leading provider of Driver Performance Management (DPM) solutions for the transportation industry, announces the completion of an Integration with Geotab. Geotab is a global leader in IOT and connected transportation, equipping more than 1.9 million vehicles with its telematics technology, a footprint of over 40,000 customers.  Recently named as the top commercial telematics solution worldwide by ABI research and ranked number 447 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, Geotab is a…

LinkeDrive Driver Spotlight with Mark Raatz

The LinkeDrive Driver Spotlight series continues today with Mark Raatz! Mark is the Owner Operator (OO) at Marlee Enterprises based in Darien, Il. We wanted to put the spotlight on Mark for a few reasons. His obvious enthusiasm for improvement is one, but also because of what he contributes to others in the industry.  Before starting Marlee Enterprises, Mark had his own computer programming business where he built custom software applications for his customers. A neighboring business heard about him…

No Tricks, only High Performance Treats at LinkeDrive!

Every leader understands the importance of culture.  With the right culture, we can exceed expectations and push beyond boundaries where others simply struggle to even scratch the surface.  You know the names, and continue to ask how they do it. How do they consistently perform at that level, how do they retain their workforce, how do they continue to get better year over year?!   Our focus at LinkeDrive is to provide solutions that enable organizations to develop the right culture……

Appreciating your drivers is not just the right thing to do, it’s also the most economical!

Today kicks off National Driver Appreciation Week for 2019! We love this time of year. It is our mission at LinkeDrive to consistently give drivers positive feedback to help them improve; so what’s better than a whole week dedicated to acknowledging their efforts! After all, America’s professional truck drivers are the lifeblood of our economy. The reality is that most people outside of the transportation industry don’t realize how tough of a job our nation’s truck drivers have on a…