Big, Burly, Tenderhearted Truck Drivers

Truck drivers do great things on a daily basis that most people never hear about. On the outside, many truckers may be big and burly, but any truck driver who listens toTeddy trucking industry changes 300x194 Big, Burly, Tenderhearted Truck DriversBear” by Red Sovine is obviously tenderhearted. Today, many programs are in place that cater to truckers who aren’t afraid to show their softer side.

Trucker Buddy

In 1992, a professional truck driver named Gary King sought permission from an elementary school in Wisconsin to become pen pals with students. A fourth grade teacher quickly got on board, and the correspondence began. As other drivers saw King composing his postcards and short letters – in which he answered the students’ questions and detailed the sights he saw – they wanted to get involved too.

That’s how Trucker Buddy formally began in 1993. Today, the program has over 2,500 driver-teacher matches and 60,000 student pen pals. Trucker Buddy enriches the lives of school children and drivers alike, establishing relationships that often stand the test of time.

God’s Connection Transition

A Waste Management truck driver named Arnold Harvey noticed families sleeping on the streets near a shelter in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Instead of ignoring them, he looked into providing coats, blankets and food for these people. His efforts led to the founding of God’s Connection Transition, a nonprofit that provides donated food to 5,000 families per month.

Trucks for Change Network

Truck drivers and carriers across Canada can become members of the Trucks for Change Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the communities it serves. The network makes it easy and cost-effective for carriers to help local charities. It posts service requests from charities online where members can offer to donate or request a rate for providing the services. The partnership fosters cost savings and convenience for charities, while giving trucking companies an avenue for making a difference in their community.

Operation Roger … Truckers Pet Transport

A rag-tag team of about 30 pet-loving truck drivers volunteers their cabs to transport rescued pets to their final destinations in an initiative called Operation Roger … Truckers Pet Transport. When the organization receives a request for a pet transport, they do everything possible to match the pet’s starting and ending destinations with a driver traveling along a similar route. Operation Roger is run purely by volunteer staff; the more drivers who join the project, the more successful it will become.

Big Iron Classic

The purpose of this “working class” truck show is to show off big rigs, review new trucking technology, enjoy the truck pull and collect toys for charity. The Big Iron Classic is held the first weekend after Labor Day and attracts thousands of truck drivers and truck lovers who also want to give to a good cause.

You know, those big, burly truck drivers have a soft spot in their hearts for those in need, and their generosity shows every day.

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TRANSFLO Mobile+ The Scanning Solution For Your Fleet

For a one-stop mobile app capable of simplifying processes, speeding cash flow and optimizing communications, carriers and drivers should look no further than TRANSFLO PTT TRANSFLO Mobile 300x237 TRANSFLO Mobile+ The Scanning Solution For Your FleetMobile+. This multi-functional Android and iPhone document scanning app is easy to use and has a wide variety of functions.

Capabilities of TRANSFLO Mobile+

With this valuable app, drivers can:

  • Review, accept or decline loads.
  • Confirm pick-up and delivery.
  • Scan and submit documents.
  • Report accident information.
  • Communicate with the fleet using two-way messaging.
  • Receive settlements alerts for instant access to payment information.

Carriers can use the mobile app to:

  • Enable load tendering, so drivers can see what loads are available.
  • Send and receive delivery documents with same-day access to submitted paperwork.
  • Communicate with drivers using two-way messaging.
  • Customize the user interface to include the carrier logo, specify indexing and document type preferences, and choose applications they want the drivers to use.
  • Integrate with the fleet management system to echo messages to drivers’ mobile devices.

Benefits of TRANSFLO Mobile+

The many capabilities of TRANSFLO Mobile+ provide the following benefits:

  • Drivers get all the information they need when and where they need it.
  • Drivers get paid faster thanks to speedy document delivery.
  • Carriers simplify processes to improve efficiency.
  • All users save time with instant access to important information and the ability to submit paperwork and report claims with ease.
  • Everyone communicates more effectively with two-way messaging built right into the app.
  • Drivers stay safe with in-motion restrictions that prevent users from completing any tasks while driving.

Using TRANSFLO Mobile+

It’s easy to get started with TRANSFLO Mobile+:

  • Download the free app from iTunes or Google Play.
  • Register with a fleet ID or broker ID.
  • Customize and explore the app. Change settings, interact with the icons at the top of the screen, and select different tasks from the main menu.

For more information about TRANSFLO Mobile+ and other solutions from Pegasus TransTech, please watch this product demo video. Then, visit our website and find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube to stay informed about the latest trucking industry innovations.

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Is Your Fleet Equipped with the Best Document Management Solutions?

As an industry leader offering some of transflo dms lr logo 300x36 Is Your Fleet Equipped with the Best Document Management Solutions?the best document management solutions out there, Pegasus TransTech is proud to introduce you to TRANSFLO DMS. This scalable, cloud-based document management solution helps companies of all sizes speed up cash flow, save time and improve operational efficiency. Take a look at some of the great features available from TRANSFLO DMS.

The Best Document Management Solutions are Flexible and Scalable

  • It’s easy to add and remove TRANSFLO DMS users. The document management solution shrinks with your company if you have to make cutbacks and grows with you as business takes off. In this way, you only pay for what you need, making TRANSFLO DMS an affordable solution no matter how large or small your company is.
  • Low-cost add-ons allow you to boost productivity in the areas where you need it most. You might add:
    • Index automation to give your office employees more time on other important tasks.
    • Index validation to help prevent duplicate or inaccurate content from slowing you down.
    • TRANSFLO Workflow to automate accounts payable and receivable, vehicle maintenance, recruiting and more.

The Best Document Management Solutions are Cloud-Based

  • With the best document management solutions offered in the cloud, all you need is an Internet connection and a computer. There’s no need to install software or host a server on the premises.
  • Your existing in-house software remains valid. TRANSFLO DMS integrates seamlessly with most third-party software, including maintenance management programs, accounting applications, dispatching systems and mobile communication devices.
  • If you’re interested in TRANSFLO Express Truck Stop Scanning or TRANSFLO Mobile+, TRANSFLO DMS allows for seamless integration with these solutions.

To learn more about the features and functionality of this document management solution, please register to listen to a free pre-recorded TRANSFLO DMS webinar where a TRANSFLO expert reviews answers to some of your most pressing questions.

Pegasus TransTech offers the best document management solutions for carriers of all sizes. For more information, please visit our website. Then, find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube to join the conversation.

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TRANSFLO $Velocity: Carriers and Brokers Get Paid Faster

Pegasus TransTech provides a unique solution called TRANSFLO $Velocity. This solution allows offers brokers an easy, consistent method of receiving and processing invoices and TransfloVelocity button transparent TRANSFLO $Velocity: Carriers and Brokers Get Paid Fasterload documents from carriers. Plus, it’s free to download and easy to use. So, what are the benefits of TRANSFLO $Velocity, and how does it work?

Benefits of TRANSFLO $Velocity

This preferred delivery method makes life easier for carriers and brokers:

  • Brokers gain efficiency because TRANSFLO $Velocity from Pegasus TransTech provides a consistent method of receiving and processing invoices and load documents from carriers. The solution significantly decreases the time and money spent on manual processing and provides the fastest way for brokers to receive the paperwork needed to bill shippers.
  • The easy-to-use software is ready for use immediately after completing the free download. It’s easy to do business with TRANSFLO $Velocity.
  • Errors are greatly reduced since the rate confirmation sheet, invoice and bills of lading can be electronically submitted together to the broker.
  • Faster billing through end-to-end automation.

How TRANSFLO $Velocity Works

It’s easy for carriers to electronically transmit indexed documents and related data to the broker using TRANSFLO $Velocity. The software is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. Here’s how it works:

  • Find and download TRANSFLO $Velocity from the Pegasus TransTech website.
  • Before the download begins, carriers fill out the user registration form. All they need is a broker ID, which the broker or Pegasus TransTech will provide, and basic information about their own company.
  • Scan transmittable documents into TRANSFLO $Velocity using any TWAIN-compatible scanner or import existing electronic documents already on your computer. Transmittable data include the rate confirmation sheet and number; PODs and BOL number; and carrier invoice and invoice number.
  • Users can manually darken, lighten and rotate documents within the program to ensure the highest quality image possible.
  • When ready, the user submits the documents to the broker using on-screen guidance. Once the documents are submitted, the user receives a confirmation email guaranteeing the delivery.
  • Submitted documents are available to view online for 14 days following submission.

For more information about TRANSFLO $Velocity and other solutions from Pegasus TransTech, please visit our website. Then, find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube to stay informed about the latest trucking industry innovations.

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Visit Pegasus TransTech at the ATA Management Conference and Exhibition

The American Trucking Association (ATA) is the largest national trade association for thepegasus transtech ATA1 edit 300x300 Visit Pegasus TransTech at the ATA Management Conference and Exhibition trucking industry. This year, the 2014 ATA Management Conference and Exhibition is October 4-7 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.

If you plan to attend the conference, you can expect endless networking opportunities. Attendees are professionals aligned with the trucking industry – including fleet owners, trucking industry suppliers and trucking company management. Whether you’re looking to expand your horizons in the transportation industry or to learn about the latest solutions for your fleet, the ATA Management Conference and Exhibition is an event not to be missed!

Changes in the trucking industry will be heavily discussed at the conference. Attendees can offer their insights and join discussions about the following industry issues:

  • How will energy production impact your fleet in the coming years?
  • Which potential new markets will the resurgence in US manufacturing create for trucking companies?
  • Is it time to reexamine your fleet’s driver compensation practices?
  • How can new recruitment practices increase driver satisfaction and reduce turnover?
  • How will upcoming EOBR mandates affect your trucking company?
  • Is there a light at the end of the road-congestion tunnel?
  • Is your fleet a target for insider fraud from scam artists and swindlers?
  • How is new trucking technology affecting your fleet, your employees and your customers?

Pegasus TransTech is excited to be an exhibitor at the ATA Management Conference and Exhibition this year! Be sure to check out some of the latest solutions in the trucking industry by visiting Pegasus TransTech at Booth #721. There, you’ll have the chance to learn more about the following solutions:

  • TRANSFLO Mobile+: This multi-functional app for carriers, brokers and drivers lets you do everything from submit and receive paperwork to accept new deliveries and submit claims.
  • TRANSFLO Docu-Type: This cost-effective, no-touch, automated document classification service speeds up processing and billing for carriers and freight brokers.
  • TRANSFLO OnDemand: There’s no faster way to digitally transmit documents between carriers, brokers, drivers and third parties than with this solution from Pegasus TransTech.
  • ACS Advertising: If you want a better way to search for, attract, hire and retain the industry’s best truck drivers, this is the advertising solution your fleet needs.

For more information about what Pegasus TransTech will be sharing with attendees at the ATA Management Conference and Exhibition, 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 Express Delivers No-Hassle Truck Stop Scanning

If you’re tired of submitting trip documents via slow and expensive snail mail, rest assured there’s a better way. Among the various document scanning options available from product transfloExpress TRANSFLO Express Delivers No Hassle Truck Stop ScanningPegasus TransTech, you can choose TRANSFLO Express for no-hassle truck stop scanning.

TRANSFLO Express is the largest truck stop scanning network in the country. It’s easy to use and offers several benefits for both carriers and truck drivers who use the service.

How TRANSFLO Express Works

The process of scanning your documents takes less than a minute. Here’s how it works:

  • Visit one of more than 1,000 participating truck stops nationwide (Pilot, Flying J, Love’s and others).
  • Hand your trip documents to the trained cashier.
  • Wait a minute while the cashier scans the documents for you.
  • Take the confirmation receipt and original trip documents from the cashier.
  • Get on with your day as the scanned paperwork is digitally transmitted to the Pegasus TransTech redundant data centers and on to your carrier.

Features and Benefits for Carriers

When you choose TRANSFLO Express over snail mail document delivery, carriers enjoy the following:

  • Accelerated cash flow
  • Same-day access to trip documents with delivery to an email address, network printer, FTP directory or imaging system
  • Faster billing, settlement and payroll
  • Ability to pay drivers faster, increasing driver satisfaction and retention

Features and Benefits for Truck Drivers

Drivers also enjoy a number of benefits from TRANSFLO Express, including:

  • Faster pay
  • Less time and money spent submitting documents
  • Convenient document submission locations available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Ability to keep original documents and confirmation receipt for your records

To learn more about TRANSFLO Express, please visit the Pegasus TransTech website. Then, find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube to join the conversation.

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TRANSFLO Mobile+ Contest – Win a $100 Gift Card

PTT TRANSFLO Mobile 300x237 TRANSFLO Mobile+ Contest   Win a $100 Gift Card­TRANSFLO Mobile+ is a unique smartphone app for motor carriers, brokers and drivers. It simplifies back office processes, speeds cash flow, optimizes communication and so much more. As if these weren’t reason enough to download the ­TRANSFLO Mobile+ app, Pegasus TransTech is giving you another reason:

Every driver who downloads ­TRANSFLO Mobile+ by October 31, 2014 will be entered into a drawing to receive a $100 Visa gift card. One hundred lucky winners will be drawn at random and announced on November 1, 2014.

The contest has been announced in honor of Driver Appreciation Week (September 14-20).

Just what does the “plus” in ­TRANSFLO Mobile+ mean? Just like the standard TRANSFLO Mobile app, the “plus” version allows drivers to submit trip documents from anywhere using a mobile device. “I like having the ability to scan my trip at ‘zero hour’ when I can’t get to a truck stop to scan,” says Rick Hays, a truck driver and TRANSFLO Mobile+ user.

In addition to the app’s document submission capabilities, drivers can also enjoy the following if their carriers sign up for all the services:

  • Receive load tenders from their smartphone.
  • Communicate via two-way messaging with the fleet.
  • Submit accident, shortage and damage information right from their smartphone.
  • Enhance the image quality of document submissions even more than the standard app.
  • Compress images to reduce data usage when sending messages outside Wi-Fi networks.

­TRANSFLO Mobile+ is available to download for free in the Apple App Store for iPhone users and on Google Play for Android users. If you download the app before Halloween, be sure to mark your calendar for November 1 when Pegasus TransTech will be announcing the 100 lucky Visa gift card winners!

For more information about the ­TRANSFLO Mobile+ contest, please visit the Pegasus TransTech website. Then, find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube to keep up-to-date on our latest solutions.

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Every Week Is Truck Driver Appreciation Week with Pegasus TransTech

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is on September 14-20, 2014. It’s the week America takes time to honor the dedicated men and women who drive the countrythank you facebook 300x300 Every Week Is Truck Driver Appreciation Week with Pegasus TransTech forward, both literally and economically. Truck drivers have one of the economy’s most demanding and important jobs. Without the 3.2 million workers who deliver physical goods safely, securely and in a timely manner, the economy would come to a standstill.

Think of the groceries, furniture, clothes and electronics you buy from the store; the gasoline you pump to fuel your car; and the building materials and parts delivered to your home for building renovations. Retail items line the shelves, gas stations refill their fuel supplies and construction companies keep an ample supply of goods on hand – and it’s all thanks to truck drivers.

Many trucking companies around the country honor their drivers during Truck Driver Appreciation Week with special events and giveaways. Family members and friends may pay special tribute to the truck drivers in their lives. It’s simply a time to say “thank you” to some of the hardest working men and women in the country.

With that said, Pegasus TransTech thinks every week should be Truck Driver Appreciation Week! You are proud to be a truck driver and we’re proud to support you, not only during the third week of September, but throughout the rest of the year as well.

We appreciate all the professional drivers and trucking companies out there who use our solutions to simplify life on the road. It’s our goal to make your life easier and your job more financially rewarding with tools such as TRANSFLO Express, TRANSFLO Mobile+ and TRANSFLO Now!

For more information about Pegasus TransTech and truck driver appreciation week, please visit our website. Then, find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube to join the conversation.

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Cut Costs with Web-Based Driver Orientation Using Command Solutions

Driver orientation and training may seem like an unavoidable expense when recruiting new truck drivers. There’s no way to avoid the shortcomings of the traditional classroom truck 198x300 Cut Costs with Web Based Driver Orientation Using Command Solutionssetting, is there? If you stick with the mindset that drivers can only learn in the classroom, you are stuck with high traveling and housing costs, poor learning retention, a lengthy hiring cycle and poor documentation against litigation. Fortunately, there’s a better way, and it comes in the form of a web-based driver orientation program called Command Solutions.

Command Solutions is a fleet management system from Pegasus TransTech that allows you to utilize the Internet for driver orientation and training. The solution saves fleets of all sizes significant amounts of money in the hiring process. Here’s how:

  • Online orientation allows new recruits to complete the process online from anywhere. This eliminates the need to pay drivers’ travel and rooming costs during orientation.
  • The condensed hiring cycle made possible with Command Solutions increases asset utilization to save the carrier money.
  • The electronic training record provided when students complete orientation online gives trucking companies documentation during accident litigation.

The ability to cut costs is reason enough to choose Command Solutions in place of the expensive classroom orientation system, but monetary savings is only the beginning. Other benefits of this solution include the following:

  • Computer-based orientation is geared specifically toward adult learning to help drivers-in-training focus more easily.
  • Drivers are permitted to learn at their own pace with Command Solutions, resulting in higher learning retention.
  • Knowledge tests during the orientation process prove that drivers comprehend what they learn during training.
  • Drivers experience less wasted downtime onsite than drivers who complete classroom orientation.

Command Solutions facilitates all pre-hire paperwork, orientation and testing in an online setting. Then, once these processes are complete, drivers finish up the hiring process by visiting the facility in person for a road test, drug test and introduction to their new career. It’s the most ideal driver orientation method available, both in terms of cutting costs and setting drivers up for success.

To learn more about Command Solutions from Pegasus TransTech, please visit the website. Then, find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube to join the conversation.

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The Impact of Trucking on the American Workforce

The trucking industry employs about 30 million people, generates revenue for a wide variety of industries, and consumes products and services provided by other economic shutterstock 714891 214x300 The Impact of Trucking on the American Workforcesectors. According to the American Trucking Associations (ATA), trucks transport nearly 70 percent of all freight in the US. This equates to 10 billion tons of commodities worth a total of $671 billion.

Without commercial trucking, America’s economy would grind to a halt. In fact, commercial traffic is essential for economic prosperity during national or regional emergencies. At first glance, a truck stoppage appears to be a powerful tool to protect citizens from a pandemic or neutralize a terrorist threat, but this solution could be worse than the problem it’s meant to solve. Consider the chain of events that would follow a trucking industry halt:

  • Other forms of commercial transportation would seize up. Trucks transport fuel to air and rail terminals and maritime ports. Without truck drivers – which the ATA says deliver 80 percent of the fuel used by planes, trains and boats – there would be no alternate means of transporting goods due to a lack of fuel.
  • Service stations would run out of gas. Trucks also deliver to service stations around the country. They would dry up in just one or two days without trucks delivering gasoline. At that rate, all automobile travel would cease within about a week.
  • Labor shortages would crop up everywhere. With no means of travel, people couldn’t get to work, causing increased economic damage. They would also find it difficult to get to the store, doctor, bank or other locations that satisfy daily needs.
  • Retail store shelves would be empty. Consumer basics would run out very quickly with no trucks delivering bottled water, canned goods, paper products and other essentials to restock the shelves.
  • Public service vehicles would be paralyzed. Without fuel, police, fire and rescue services couldn’t respond to emergency situations, thus putting the public in danger. US mail, garbage trucks and public buses would also halt.

The next time you think the trucking industry isn’t all that important, consider the domino effect that would cripple society in just a few days if truck drivers stopped driving their trucks.

To learn about the solutions Pegasus TransTech offers to the trucking industry, please visit our website.

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