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Posts by Heather Giordano

Barcode Magic

Barcodes are everywhere these days but do you know how they work? Hint, it’s not as magical as you may think! What are barcodes used for? Barcodes are an alternative to manual entry. It’s a quick way to get data into one system or another, to take out the data entry and help reduce mistakes…

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3 Key Things That Won’t Change in The Next 10 Years:

Speed Speed in the supply chain is a constant requirement.  In the past 10 years we have seen delivery times decrease drastically with same-day service becoming the norm in some areas.  A decrease in fulfillment time will only continue.  Speed in all facets of operations is driving technology to keep up with the introduction of…

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13 Yard Management Terms to Know

       Ever found yourself needing a translation guide to understand all of the terms used in Yard Management? You are probably not alone. To cut through some of the confusion, browse the list below of common industry terms and definitions. Helpful Yard Terms Dwell Time – The period of time that a trailer has spent in a…

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Best Apps for Drivers in 2016

Best apps for Drivers Without truck drivers our world would look a lot different. If you wear clothing, live indoors, sleep in a bed, eat food, watch tv, play games, or shop at a grocery store, you can thank a truck driver. Living on the road can be an adventure and allow you to travel…

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Service and Support Makes the Difference

What to expect with Yardview At Yardview we value our relationships with our customers. We understand that they are the cornerstone to our success and do our best to work with them on the best solutions possible. At times this means extracting data from a database that’s been archived, taking a phone call at 3am, or going…

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Implementation 101

A yard management system is different than any other system you will implement. It will impact your entire operation. From your third party guard service at the gate up to the corporate level executives wanting data on the fleet and network of trailers. This means before implementation time must be spent to gather process level…

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Tales From The Yard Installment

  At a nine-acre facility in North Jersey, humidity was thick and it was about to downpour. We had been in the office waiting for the “Yard Check” guy to bring us paper listing the trailers and the spots. Melissa and I looked at each other over our Dunkin Donuts cups…this is taking too long…

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Tales From The Yard: Installment 001

While on a site visit, a prospect was showing me how congested the yard was and I noticed one carrier having many more trailers than others. When I asked if that carrier was the main OTR fleet they chuckled and told me not a chance. Fast forward 4 weeks later when we implemented Yardview and…

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Drivers: Old School vs. New School

From stories I have been told over the years I have learned back in the 1970s truck drivers were simply asked can you drive a tractor trailer? If they answered yes they were told to go to the DMV to get their picture taken. They were also part time mechanics and if they got stranded…

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Where did that come from?

Answer: The Supply Chain. Look around you… Everything you can see right now was at one point in the supply chain and almost certainly on a trailer or container. The keyboard, mouse and monitors on your desk, the desk itself, the picture frames on the wall, the clothing on your body, and the cell phone…

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Driver Shortage

So much talk of a driver shortage, what are the primary reasons the industry is struggling with a driver shortage? Age; The median age of the over-the-road truck driver is 49, compared with just 42 for all U.S. workers. Some sectors within the trucking industry have an even higher median age. Private fleet drivers have…

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Need a Boost?

Many yards have poor cellular service in parts of or all of the areas.Our recommendation is to use a booster. Here are a couple of booster options: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JG9O2P0?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage https://www.amazon.com/weBoost-Drive-Signal-Booster-devices/dp/B00RHMFPEU/ref=sr_1_2?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1475076970&sr=1-2&keywords=Wilson+Electronics+Mobile+4g+Cellular+Signal+Booster+Kit The boosters typically come with a DC charger (car charger), but if your Ottawas do not have 12VDC outlets you can opt for the a/c (home)…

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