How Truck Drivers Stay Connected With Family While On the Road

Whether it’s missing a holiday, graduation, birthday party or other special event, truck drivers may feel left out while on the road. Fortunately, advancements in technology HiRes 291x300 How Truck Drivers Stay Connected With Family While On the Roadintroduce more ways to communicate long distance. With a few useful solutions, you can feel included at important events even if you’re hundreds of miles away.

  • Phone calls: A good, old-fashioned call on the telephone is a quick way to join in on the conversation at a special event. With a hands-free unit, truck drivers can even chat with family and friends while on the road. Still, use exceptional caution when behind the wheel.
  • Google Voice: This advanced phone calling option is perfect for directing all calls to your cell phone while you’re away from home. Even if your cell phone is the only way for people to reach you, Google Voice still has benefits. For instance, you can use it to screen calls and receive only the ones you want. That way, friends and family can contact you when you’re roaming, but unknown callers can’t bother you.
  • Video chats: Take phone calls one step further with FaceTime on your iPhone or Skype on your smartphone, tablet or laptop. A webcam and Internet access are all you need to see your loved ones’ faces and really feel included at a special event. Use video chat to watch your grandchild blow out birthday candles, see your nephew’s school play live or see your daughter open her Christmas presents.
  • Emails and text messages: Sometimes a quick text is the easiest way to convey a message to your loved ones. It’s also a good way to share pictures of your adventures as a truck driver. Emails are reserved for longer messages and multiple pictures.
  • Social media: At the end of a long day, it’s great to unwind by browsing Facebook and Twitter. You can see what your family and friends have been up to, leave comments and post your own updates to stay connected even when you’re miles from home.

Pegasus Transtech understands and appreciates the sacrifices drivers make to keep America running. That’s why we want to offer technology solutions that make their time on the road easier and the journey home a little shorter. To learn more, please visit our website. Then find us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and YouTube to stay informed about the latest trucking industry innovations.

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Top 10 Interesting Facts About the Trucking Industry

If you’re thinking about joining the trucking industry, you should become more familiar with it before applying for a job. Even if you’re already a truck driver, you might be iStock 000017480546 Medium 300x225 Top 10 Interesting Facts About the Trucking Industrysurprised to learn there’s a lot about truck driving you may not already know. Test your knowledge with these top 10 facts about the trucking industry.

  1. Approximately 15.7 million trucks are currently in use in the U.S. If you lined up every truck end to end, they would reach the moon!
  2. About two-thirds of all domestic freight transported in the U.S. is carried by truck.
  3. One out of every 14 jobs in the U.S. is a part of or is directly affected by the trucking industry.
  4. Over-the-road truck engines are built to last. They are designed to travel more than one million miles before being retired.
  5. The combined mileage of all trucks making deliveries in the country is nearly 5 billion miles per year.
  6. The average big rig carries 80,000 pounds of freight at one time. That’s 40 tons of goods and products.
  7. The US trucking industry consumes about 50 billion gallons of gasoline every year. This equates to nearly 13 percent of the country’s total fuel consumption.
  8. The trucking industry is expected to generate $1.3 trillion in revenue in 2015.
  9. Charles Freuhauf invented the first tractor-trailer back in 1914 when a customer wanted a vehicle that could haul a boat.
  10. Members of the trucking industry are some of the heaviest daily users of mobile technologies, including TRANSFLO Mobile+. This one-stop mobile app facilitates document scanning, speedier cash flow, optimized communication and simplified processes for drivers and fleets alike.

To learn more about TRANSFLO Mobile+ and other solutions from Pegasus TransTech, please visit our website. Then find us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and YouTube to stay informed about the latest trucking industry innovations.

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2015 The Year of Mobile Technology – Go Mobile with This Mobile Scanning App

Mobile technology has become increasingly prevalent in the business world. Nowhere is iStock 000050938644 Medium 300x199 2015 The Year of Mobile Technology   Go Mobile with This Mobile Scanning Appthis truer than in the trucking industry, where most drivers have a smartphone or tablet by their side at all times. It’s easy and convenient to use these mobile devices in place of laptops and desktop computers. If you haven’t gone mobile yet, 2015 is a great time to get started.

Pegasus TransTech is aware of ever-changing technology and offers the latest innovations to help you make the most of your mobile devices. That’s where TRANSFLO Mobile+ comes into play. This mobile scanning app is easy to use and offers a multitude of functions beyond mobile scanning to make life easier for drivers and carriers.

What is TRANSFLO Mobile+ Used for?

Drivers can use this mobile scanning app to:

  • Assess available loads and accept or decline them as necessary.
  • Confirm load pick-ups and deliveries.
  • Scan and submit trip documents on the go.
  • Submit accident reports and information.
  • Use two-way messaging to communicate with the fleet.
  • Gain access to settlement information.

Carriers have plenty of uses for this mobile scanning app as well:

  • Enable drivers to see available loads with the load tendering feature.
  • Access submitted paperwork the same day.
  • Use two-way messaging to communicate with drivers.
  • Make the user interface their own. Customization options include adding the carrier logo, specifying indexing options, changing document type preferences and other customization.

How do Drivers and Carriers Benefit?

The ability to accomplish all of the above functions results in many benefits for both drivers and carriers:

  • Easy access to information: With a simple app at their disposal, drivers receive all the information they need in one place.
  • Faster pay: The mobile scanning app portion of TRANSFLO Mobile+ allows drivers to submit documents faster, resulting in speedier pay.
  • Improved efficiency: This mobile solution allows carriers to simplify many different processes. Drivers can also submit paperwork and submit OS&D and accident information with ease. These capabilities improve efficiency and save valuable time.
  • Better communication: Built-in two-way messaging allows fleets to communicate with drivers even when they’re not in the truck.
  • Safer driving: In-motion restrictions prevent drivers from using the app while behind the wheel.

Getting started with TRANSFLO Mobile+ is easy! Simply download the app from iTunes or Google Play. Next, register with your fleet or broker ID. Then explore the app!

To learn more about the TRANSFLO Mobile+ mobile scanning app, please visit our website. Then find us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and YouTube to stay informed about the latest trucking industry innovations for 2015.

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2015 – The Year to Go Paperless with Pegasus TransTech

2015 is the year for the trucking industry to go paperless, and Pegasus TransTech has four solutions to help your company reach this goal.truck drivers 300x199 2015   The Year to Go Paperless with Pegasus TransTech

TRANSFLO $Velocity

The first trick to going paperless is to eliminate the need to mail or fax documents associated with brokered loads. TRANSFLO $Velocity from Pegasus TransTech allows carriers to immediately electronically submit invoice and load paperwork to brokers. Plus, this solution reduces costly errors, eliminates the time and cost of mailing or faxing invoices, reduces DSO and increases efficiency for brokers and carriers alike.

TRANSFLO Mobile+

Pegasus TransTech has another electronic method for carriers to transmit documents to brokers. It’s called TRANSFLO Mobile+, an enterprise-grade smartphone app that provides multiple solutions for carriers, brokers and drivers. Its simplest functionality is document scanning and submission. It also provides load tendering information, two-way messaging, settlement history and ways to submit accident, overage, shortage and damage information.

TRANSFLO OnDemand

With TRANSFLO OnDemand, carriers, brokers and drivers can transmit documents via email or fax from convenient truck stop locations across the US. It’s faster, easier and less expensive than sending documents through other methods. TRANSFLO OnDemand is especially useful when it comes to border crossings, permit renewals, HR situations, rate confirmations and required physical signatures.

TRANSFLO Express

Geared specifically toward truck drivers, TRANSFLO Express is a truck stop scanning service that makes it easy to submit trip documents electronically. Truck drivers can submit documents at a truck stop along their route and have the paperwork instantly arrive at the fleet office. This results in faster pay and lower costs for both drivers and carriers. It’s easy to use and very accessible thanks to the incredible network of more than 1,000 participating locations across the US.

If you’re ready to paperless with Pegasus TransTech, please visit our website. Then find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube to stay informed about the latest innovations in the trucking industry.

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Getting Paid Shouldn’t Be a Job in Itself | Make It Simple with TRANSFLO $Velocity

Are you a broker looking for faster payment? Look no further than TRANSFLO $Velocity, a great payment service from Pegasus TransTech. TransfloVelocity button transparent Getting Paid Shouldn’t Be a Job in Itself | Make It Simple with TRANSFLO $Velocity

This software replaces traditional means of delivering Proof of Deliveries from brokered loads through the mail, which can take days or even weeks to arrive. Instead of waiting impatiently for snail mail, TRANSFLO $Velocity allows carriers to electronically submit invoices and load paperwork immediately to you, a participating broker.

TRANSFLO $Velocity is convenient for carriers and is every participating broker’s preferred delivery method. That’s because, as a broker, you enjoy increased efficiency when paperwork is received and processed in a consistent, automated way. Plus, carriers enjoy working with you when making payments is fast and easy.

So what are the benefits of TRANSFLO $Velocity?

  • Compatibility: The software is free for carriers to download and ready to use immediately. It’s compatible with Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
  • Ease of use: All carriers need to get started is a broker ID and basic information about their own company. Then, it’s easy to scan or import documents and files into TRANSFLO $Velocity.
  • Error reduction: Carriers send rate confirmations, invoices and bills of lading together, reducing errors. Then, they receive a Confirmation Receipt to ensure the documents were successfully delivered.
  • Faster and more economical: This solution eliminates the time and cost of mailing or faxing invoices for faster pay at a lower price.
  • Reduced DSO: With faster cash flow and lower DSO, TRANSFLO $Velocity pays for itself.
  • Efficiency gains: The cost and time usually spent manually processing invoices are reduced by 5 to 10 hours per week for the average broker.

If you’re interested in increasing your efficiency with TRANSFLO $Velocity and other services available from Pegasus TransTech, please visit our website. Then find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube to stay informed about the latest innovations in the trucking industry.

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Imagine the Holidays Without Truck Drivers

Post-apocalyptic survival stories are all the rage these days, but zombies or contagions are not the most likely thing to throw America into a state of chaos. Consider this: what would happen if every truck driver on earth disappeared? What if all US trice1 300x225 Imagine the Holidays Without Truck Driversucks were halted mid-route, and everything came to a standstill? A truck-pocalypse would be just as detrimental to life as we know it as a zombie attack, especially when it comes to the holidays.

Picture this: it’s mid-November, and you’re getting excited for another holiday season. You have a lot of grocery shopping to do to prepare big meals for your family driving into town. Of course, you also need to buy presents in time for Christmas!

Without truck drivers, the grocery store shelves start to run bare about 24 to 48 hours after the trucks stop running. Retail stores run out of your kids’ requested toys, so there’s no chance of putting anything under the tree this year.

As it turns out, your family gets stranded on their way to your house because everyone needed to fuel up for their holiday travels. With no trucks to restock the supply, many gas stations ran out of fuel in just a few hours after the truck-pocalypse began. That means there’s no gas left to get to the store or to visit family.

But it doesn’t matter anyway because there are no truck drivers to deliver any goods to your office. You are out of work and don’t get paid. You can’t even make a withdrawal from the bank because there are no trucks to facilitate transactions from central locations. That means you don’t have any money to purchase the things that would have made this a special holiday season.

Before long, garbage starts piling up on the streets because there’s no waste removal system. Police, fire and rescue service vehicles are out of fuel too, so there’s no one to call if you have an emergency.

Luckily, this thought experiment would never become reality. The economy is too dependent on truck drivers for the transportation industry to ever allow all trucks to just stop moving. And good thing too, because without truck drivers, it wouldn’t be much of a holiday season!

To learn more about solutions for truck drivers from Pegasus TransTech, please visit our website. Then find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube to stay informed about the latest innovations in the trucking industry.

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Saving Money and Time with TRANSFLO OnDemand

If you’re looking for a service that makes transferring important trucking documents quick and easy, TRANSFLO OnDemand is just what you’ve been looking for. This new service TRANSFLO onDemand Logo png e1417471071632 300x63 Saving Money and Time with TRANSFLO OnDemandfrom Pegasus TransTech allows truck drivers, carriers and brokers to print, fax, email and receive documents on the go, expediting the movement of important paperwork.

There are many benefits for fleets and drivers using this service, including:

  • Saving time and money: TRANSFLO OnDemand is less expensive than faxing, and finding a kiosk on your route is easier than tracking down a fax machine.
  • Sending critical documents: The ability to send documents faster expedites many processes. TRANSFLO OnDemand is ideal for transmitting cross-border documents, insurance claim paperwork, permit renewals, rate confirmation sheets, bills of lading for intermodal shipments and paperwork requiring physical signatures.
  • Third-party faxing: If faxing is required, drivers can fax or email documents directly to third parties, such as customs brokers, from any TRANSFLO OnDemand service location.
  • Accessing physical documents: Paperwork is stored in the cloud so drivers and carriers can print out a physical copy if necessary. Having the physical document gives proof when needed and helps with personal recordkeeping.
  • Convenient kiosk locations: The number of TRANSFLO OnDemand service locations at TRANSFLO Express kiosks is growing every day. Soon there will be more than 300 locations in North America. To print, email or fax documents on the go, simply follow the instructions on the kiosk screen. Plus, it’s easy to call 386-813-4327 for support.

To learn more about TRANSFLO OnDemand and other services from Pegasus TransTech, please visit our website. Then find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube to stay informed about the latest innovations in the trucking industry.

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Top Six Gadgets Every Truck Driver Needs

As a truck driver, you rely on technology from the newest gadgets to make your job easier. If you’re looking for something to add to your wish list this year, consider the benefits of Mobile Technology 300x300 Top Six Gadgets Every Truck Driver Needsthese six gadgets.

Bluetooth-Enabled CB Radio

If you thought CB radios were outdated technology, think again. The 29 LTD LX BT is the first-ever Bluetooth-enabled CB radio. It provides another way for you to communicate safely and easily with other professionals on the road.

Unique features help you get the most from this CB radio, including a noise-canceling microphone to ensure your calls come in loud and clear, even over a rumbling engine. Incoming audio is transmitted through the truck’s radio speakers so you can clearly hear the caller ID. It’s a must-have gadget for every self-respecting truck driver.

Energi+ Backpack

With a spacious main compartment and 12 other pockets, the Energi+ Backpack is perfect for people on the go. You can even charge your gadgets with the included rechargeable Lithium Ion battery. This provides up to four smartphone charges or one tablet charge to keep you connected on the road. As the ultimate traveler, you could certainly benefit from having this briefcase/backpack/charging station on hand.

Durable Laptop Computer

A laptop ensures you stay connected with friends and family back home while on the road. However, you need something durable that can withstand more than your average working conditions. That’s what makes the GammaTech DURABOOK R8300 laptop such a good choice for truck drivers.

It’s built to withstand harsh conditions and has the rugged certifications to prove it. Still, you get plenty of user-friendly features, such as a bright 13.3-inch LCD display, quick-release HDD-storage capability, Wi-Fi, SIM card slot, GPS module and more.

Compact Cooler

You don’t have limitless space in your cab, which is what makes the Koolatron P20 Compact 12V cooler such a good gadget for truck drivers. It’s not just an ordinary cooler, either. 12-volt power works to keep your food cool or warm. A quiet motor circulates the air within the cooler for consistent cooling or heating. The cooler is compact but still large enough to hold 18 quarts, equivalent to 23 soda cans.

TRANSFLO Mobile+ App

At the end of the day, you want to expedite your paperwork and get on your way. The TRANSFLO Mobile+ App from Pegasus TransTech allows just that. Use this one-stop solution to scan documents, receive load tendering information, submit accident reports, communicate with your carrier and much more. It’s a mobile app no truck driver should be without!

To learn more about TRANSFLO Mobile+ and other services from Pegasus TransTech, please visit our website. Then find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube to stay informed about the latest innovations in the trucking industry.

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TRANSFLO Docu-Type | Hands-Free Document Processing and Billing

If you’re not using TRANSFLO Docu-Type by Pegasus TransTech, it’s time you learned about this automated document classification and indexing system. It’s the most accurateTRANSFLO Docu Type web 300x45 TRANSFLO Docu Type | Hands Free Document Processing and Billing of its kind in the industry and is used to speed up processing and billing for carriers and freight brokers. Here’s a look at how TRANSFLO Docu-Type makes your life easier.

  • It speeds up the billing process: After a truck driver or carrier scans documents via their chosen entry method, the documents immediately pass through a Pegasus TransTech data center. The documents are identified automatically and delivered to you with all the data you need to auto process the paperwork and bill your clients faster.
  • It reduces unbilled revenue: Incorrect doc types are largely to blame for this mistake. Since TRANSFLO Docu-Type automatically identifies doc types by proprietary business rules and keyword patterns, you don’t have to worry about unbilled revenue slipping through the cracks.
  • It reduces human error: No-touch automation sends documents through the system with less intervention on your part. This ensures fewer mistakes caused by rushed work or distraction.
  • It integrates into your existing TMS: Everything ties together thanks to TRANSFLO Docu-Type’s integration capabilities.
  • It improves customer service: No one likes to wait longer than necessary. Faster processing times made possible by this document classification and indexing service increase customer satisfaction among your customers and allow you to provide better service.
  • You enjoy a highly accurate read rate: Instead of manually working everything, TRANSFLO Docu-Type has such an accurate read rate that you only need to work the few exceptions that arrive through the system.

If you’re ready to save yourself time, money and headaches, it’s time to sign up for the TRANSFLO Docu-Type document classification and indexing system. To learn more, please visit our website. Then find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube to stay informed about the latest innovations in the trucking industry.

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Making Holiday Memories

Enjoying family time during the holiday season when you’re gone for weeks at a time, as an over-the-road truck driver can be difficult. The fact is the economy never stops, not even on holidays and weekends. As a driver, you must be willing to take on these shutterstock 115747795 300x200 Making Holiday Memoriesresponsibilities. Here at Pegasus TransTech, we want to make the task easier with these tips for making holiday memories as a truck driver.

Enjoy Quality Home Time during the Holidays

Hopefully, you can enjoy some time off during the holidays. While you’re at home in person with your family, make the most of your time together. Do things you can’t do over video chat, such as playing catch with your grandkids or having a family movie night. Whatever you do, leave your work behind and give your family your full attention.

Stay Connected While Away

Even if you’re on the road during the holidays, you can still share special memories with your family, all thanks to technology. If you don’t already have a smartphone, tablet or laptop, now would be a great time to invest in one. That way, when the holidays arrive, you’ll have the gadget you need to video chat with your partner, kids and grandkids at home.

For example, you might arrange ahead of time with your spouse to video chat during Thanksgiving dinner, on Christmas morning when everyone gathers around the tree to open presents or when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve. Two-way video ensures you don’t miss a thing during the memorable holiday season.

Thank you, drivers, for your time and dedication, even on holidays. We wish you and your family a very happy holiday season.

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