The Trucking Industry Moves Quickly | So Should Your Paperwork

Truck drivers move freight 24 hours a day. Their hard work and productivity comes with 24-hour paperwork. Does your company have the right tools to keep pace with the trucking industry? Pegasus TransTech offers the solutions you need to speed up the process, from driver paperwork submission all the way to the fleet level.

Scanning and Mobile Solutions for Truck Drivers:

  • TRANSFLO Mobile+: Drivers can use this all-in-one solution to scan and submit documents, keep up with available loads and submit claims – all from a smartphone app.
  • TRANSFLO Now!: A solution similar to smartphone scanning, TRANSFLO Now! allows drivers to scan documents using a mobile scanner and computer. It’s a perfect way to submit on the go, even from the cab of a truck using a laptop.
  • TRANSFLO Express: Not all drivers have smartphones or laptops to submit documents. Still, there’s no need to resort to snail mail. With TRANSFLO Express, drivers can visit one of more than 1,000 participating truck stops and scan their documents there. Digital transmission means weather and holidays never delay delivery.

Document Management Solutions:

  • TRANSFLO OnDemand: Carriers, brokers and drivers can all appreciate this trucking industry innovation. Kiosks at popular truck stops facilitate printing, faxing and emailing documents. With so many ways to transmit paperwork, it’s possible to expedite cross border and intermodal shipments. Plus, TRANSFLO OnDemand is cheaper and less time consuming than traditional document transmitting methods.
  • TRANSFLO DMS: This cloud-based document management solution improves productivity by speeding cash flow, saving time and automating time-critical business processes. The scalable solution is appropriate for fleets of any size.
  • TRANSFLO Docu-Type: There’s no faster, more accurate way to bill carriers and brokers than with this no-touch, automated document classification service. TRANSFLO Docu-Type eliminates the need to manually type up documents, saving you time and money every month.

This is just a glimpse of the solutions Pegasus TransTech offers the trucking industry. 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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Attracting a New Generation of Truck Drivers

A millennial is a person born between the early 1980s to the early 2000s. It’s the current group of young people entering the workplace. Industries are brimming with theories on  how millennials tick, how companies can attract them and what contributions they stand to make.

In an industry where more truck drivers are reaching retirement age and fewer young people are training to replace them, driver shortage is a serious issue. In fact, the American Trucking Association projects the shortage could increase to 100,000 jobs by 2016. On top of this, the improving economy means more freight needs to be delivered by a shrinking supply of truck drivers who, based on Hours of Service rules, have to limit their time on the road for safety reasons.

The solution to the industry’s dilemma is to attract millennials to the trucking industry, and not just as truck drivers. Mechanics, operations and other positions also need to be filled. Millennials want good, stable careers and financial security. According to Datamark Incorporated, nearly 40 percent are out of work. This means millennials are ripe for the picking!

Here’s how to attract a new generation to the transportation industry:

  • The millennial generation stays connected through social media, so make sure your company has a strong and active presence there.
  • Many millennials seek flexible hours so they can balance their work/home life. Many truck driving routes offer nightly home time and flexible time on the road, an appealing option for recruits in search of a rewarding career.
  • Even if you only offer over-the-road positions, emphasize to potential recruits that, while they’re on the road for three to four weeks, they get a week or more off to spend with family or enjoying leisure activities.
  • Appeal to millennials’ sense of travel and adventure. Emphasize that long-haul truck drivers get to see more in the course of a week on the job than someone with a desk job may ever see in their lifetime. To encourage this message, have your current drivers post pictures of themselves enjoying beautiful vistas on your Facebook page.
  • Consider raising wages and benefit opportunities to attract new, young recruits. Offer guaranteed miles and sign-on bonuses whenever possible.
  • Paint a different mental picture for recruits. When millennials hears the word “trucker,” they picture an aging, overweight man wearing dingy jeans and a cut-off t-shirt. If you’re ever going to attract a 20- or 30-something driver, you have to change this image. To do this, improve the look and feel of your fleet’s cabs, offer health and wellness programs and show recruits they can feel proud to drive for your company.


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

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Using Technology to Recruit Truck Drivers

It’s always been a challenge for carriers to recruit and retain ­truck drivers – with high turnover rates and fierce competition from other carriers – but it’s harder today than ever. Retirement-age drivers are leaving job vacancies, and as the economy continues to truck-driversimprove, more goods require transport. Add restrictive Hours of Service regulations, and your workforce is stretched even thinner. You need to fill jobs and fill them fast, but you’re not content with merely hiring “average” drivers.

The trick is to appeal to a younger audience passionate about social media and smartphones. Here are some technologies you can use to recruit younger, more tech-savvy ­truck drivers to drive for your company.

  • Mobile-Optimized Website: In recent years, mobile technology has transformed from a way to simply call and text to a means of browsing the Internet and even applying for jobs. Optimize your website so mobile users can navigate it more easily.
  • Quick Applications: A shortened version of your full application works better on small mobile screens. Users are more inclined to initiate the process if they can apply for a job on the go.
  • Social Media: Connect with young ­truck drivers on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn by creating and managing a company page. Include links to your website and application form to make it easy for newcomers researching your company to apply for a job.
  • Mobile Texts: Use these messages as a means of conveying job openings, career fairs and other company news. You can gather cell phone numbers from interested individuals using an opt-in form on your website or social media page. It’s a quick, inexpensive way to get the word out.
  • QR Codes: Traditional print advertising is especially effective if you create a QR code for ­truck drivers with smartphones to scan and be directed to your website or application page.
  • Truck Driver Technology: Young recruits are attracted by technology that makes their lives easier. At Pegasus TransTech, we offer trucking industry solutions that not only increase fleet efficiency and boost your company’s profits, but that also appeal to ­truck drivers. Truck stop and mobile scanning, on-demand printing and online driver orientation are just a few solutions we offer. By adopting our timesaving, bottom-line-boosting solutions, you can advertise your use of this technology to help you recruit tech-savvy new drivers.

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

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Pegasus TransTech at the 2015 Truckload Carriers Association Convention

For the past 77 years, the Truckload Carriers Association has hosted an annual convention geared toward the trucking industry. This year, the TCA Convention is March 8-11 at the pegasus-transtechGaylord Palms in Kissimmee, Florida. Pegasus TransTech is excited to announce we’ll be attending this year! You can find us at booth #301.

About the Truckload Carriers Association Convention

The TCA Convention has grown into a premier gathering place for members of the trucking industry. The event is specifically geared toward industry suppliers, for-hire carriers, truck drivers and other members of the truckload segment of the transportation industry.

The Truckload Carriers Association Convention gives you the chance to mingle with industry executives who are eager to share their ideas and strategies for the future. Expect updates on ever-changing issues in the transportation industry and learn new tactics for overcoming them by attending panel discussions, participating in workshops and listening to keynote speakers.

This event is the perfect chance to network with likeminded professionals and view informative exhibits showcasing the latest trucking products, services and technology. This is where you can find Pegasus TransTech and learn more about our solutions for truck drivers, brokers and carriers.

Along with educational and networking opportunities, the Truckload Carriers Association Convention offers an awards banquet, special dinners, receptions and social events for your enjoyment. Past attendees have applauded the event as an outstanding value.

About Pegasus TransTech

When it comes to innovative solutions for the trucking industry, no one is ahead of Pegasus TransTech. We offer document management and integrated document delivery solutions to increase efficiency, cash flow, profit and positive results for your fleet. Drivers, carriers and brokers all benefit from our solutions, which include document scanning and submission, cloud-based document management, driver recruiting tools, invoicing solutions and much more.

Pre-registration for the Truckload Carriers Association Convention is closed, but you can still register onsite starting at 1:00pm on March 7 in the Gaylord Palm Resort’s Osecola Ballroom. To learn more about Pegasus TransTech and our involvement at the TCA Convention this year, please visit our website. Then find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube to stay informed about the latest innovations in the transportation industry.

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Pegasus TransTech Social Media

Do you use solutions from Pegasus TransTech to make your fleet more efficient? Over a dozen of our products and solutions keep your company moving forward with a healthy pegasus-transtechbottom line. If you enjoy our products, be sure to keep in touch so you remain up-to-date with the latest transportation industry innovations and offerings.

You can connect with us on social media in several places:


Already have an account? Then like the Pegasus TransTech Facebook page to learn more about our product offerings and trucking industry trends. Share our posts with your friends to keep them in the know as well.


Follow @PegasusTRANSFLO on Twitter to become part of the conversation. Join a community of fellow truck drivers and spouses of drivers. Discuss your challenges and successes to build one another up.


If you’re looking to connect with other transportation industry professionals, the Pegasus TransTech LinkedIn page is worth following. You won’t only learn more about our solutions, but you will also read biographies of company leadership and employees. A career with Pegasus TransTech could be just what you need to send your profession to new heights.


For help using our software, video walkthroughs on our YouTube Channel are incredibly useful. We upload new videos every few months to answer questions, point out tips and tricks, and ensure you get the most out of the solutions you sign up for from Pegasus TransTech.


We’re continually uploading informative posts like this one onto our blog. Check often for updates related to the products you already use, information about solutions you’re interested in and useful tidbits you can’t find anywhere else.

To learn more about the solutions Pegasus TransTech offers truck drivers and carriers, please visit our website. Then find us on the above social media outlets to stay up-to-date with innovations that matters most to you.

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The Trucking Industry is More Than Truck Drivers

When you think about jobs within the trucking industry, truck drivers are probably the first people that come to mind. However, trucking is a huge and influential industry that enables other businesses to exist. These companies need employees to function, which truck-driversopens the door to a wide variety of careers in the trucking industry besides truck drivers. Here are some examples of other jobs that exist thanks to truck driving.

  • Truck manufacturers and factory workers: Carriers like to offer truck drivers newer equipment for a more comfortable, efficient ride. That means manufacturers such as Kenworth, Freightliner and Peterbilt must roll out new models every year to stock fleets.
  • Replacement part manufacturers: As with any other vehicle, big rigs break down and need replacement parts. Manufacturers provide the means for carriers to repair trucks and keep them on the road longer.
  • Mechanics: Speaking of trucks breaking down, skilled workers must know how to fix and replace broken parts. The trucking industry would certainly come to a standstill without mechanics.
  • Retail employees who sell trucking products: Retailers stay in business because truck drivers want to personalize and upgrade their rigs with aftermarket products. From decals and seat covers to in-cab accessories, retailers keep trucks well supplied.
  • Truck stop employees: When drivers stop for a hot shower or good meal, dutiful truck stop employees make sure they get what they need.
  • DEF and fuel producers: Diesel exhaust fluid is a special fuel that reduces the amount of nitrogen oxide emitted by diesel engines used in big rigs. A small amount of it is injected directly into the exhaust upstream of a catalyst. It vaporizes and reacts with nitrogen oxide to convert the exhaust into nitrogen and water. Without the trucking industry, DEF and fuel producers would have a much smaller market.
  • Trailer manufacturers: Big rigs transport goods on a variety of trailers including dry van, flatbed, reefer, dump, lowboy, hydraulic, B-train and hopper trailers. Manufacturers supply these trailers solely to the trucking industry.
  • Warehousing and facility employees: When goods aren’t being shipped by truck, they’re waiting in a warehouse somewhere to be picked up. These facilities require workers to move and sort items for efficient loading and unloading of goods.

This is just the tip of the iceberg! There are so many other employment opportunities in trucking. To learn more about the solutions Pegasus TransTech offers truck drivers and others working in the trucking industry, please visit our website. Then find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube to stay informed about the latest transportation innovations.

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Pegasus TransTech Announces Expansion of TRANSFLO Express® Truck Stop Scanning Network

Pegasus TransTech, announced today the expansion of the company’s TRANSFLO Express truck stop scanning network. The expansion includes more than 251 TA® and Petro pegasus-transtechStopping Centers® branded travel centers, operated by TravelCenters of America.

The TRANSFLO Express truck stop scanning network now reaches virtually all leading truck stop chains in North America. With the recent acquisition of TripPak SERVICES by Pegasus TransTech, all of the TravelCenters of America and Petro locations have been migrated from the TripPak TRUCK STOP SCANNING network to the TRANSFLO Express network. Drivers will continue to have the availability of both the TripPak EXPRESS drop box and the TRANSFLO Express truck stop scanning services through a seamless network across the United States and Canada.

“Our truck stop scanning network is a core component of our service offerings, and with this new expansion, we’re providing more options for drivers and fleets using our TRANSFLO Express service,” said Frank Adelman, president and CEO of Pegasus TransTech. “We’re proud to announce this expansion and the convenience it provides to our customers and their drivers.”

Pegasus TransTech has transitioned the scanning stations at all TravelCenters of America and Petro locations to the TRANSFLO Express network.

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About Pegasus TransTech

Pegasus TransTech Corporation provides document management and integrated document delivery solutions that improve operating efficiency, speed cash flow, increase profit, and drive consistent, repeatable results.

TRANSFLO® and TRANSFLO DMS software provides the back office solutions for document management and electronic workflow. Pegasus TransTech’s scanning products TRANSFLO Express® truck stop scanning, TRANSFLO Now!™ anywhere in-cab scanning, and TRANSFLO Mobile+ provide same-day access to delivery documents which speeds driver pay and the carrier’s billing cycle. TRANSFLO $Velocity is the electronic, consistent method for carriers to submit invoices and load documents to participating brokers to get paid faster.

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Now Truck Drivers Can Print, Email and Fax Paperwork on Demand

The easy-to-use TRANSFLO OnDemand service allows truck drivers, carriers and brokers to send and receive time-sensitive documents – at any time and truck-driversin any way. But that’s not the only benefit. Here’s a breakdown of how it works.

Why Use TRANSFLO OnDemand?

The solution is ideal for sending and receiving:

  • Border crossing and customs documents
  • Insurance documents
  • Permits and registration information
  • HR related paperwork
  • Rate confirmations
  • Bill of Lading for intermodal shipments
  • Paperwork needing physical signatures

The ability to send and receive documents with ease speeds timing and reduces the complexity of cross-border shipments and intermodal loads.

TRANSFLO OnDemand saves time and money for truck drivers, carriers and brokers by allowing them to avoid expensive fax fees. In addition, convenient TRANSFLO kiosks at truck stops across the country reduce costly out-of-route miles needed to send documents on their way.

How TRANSFLO OnDemand Works

To print documents, truck drivers must first receive a confirmation number from their carrier. At a TRANSFLO OnDemand service kiosk, the driver selects the Additional Services option from the on-screen menu. Clicking the third option down – Retrieve & Print Documents – the driver is then prompted to enter the confirmation number. After verifying the documents are correct, the driver presses Print. Printing allows truck drivers to sign necessary documents or keep a physical copy for their records.

Emailing and faxing is just as easy. From the Additional Services menu, the driver selects Fax Documents or Email Documents from the on-screen prompts. Sending the documents on their way is as easy as entering the recipient’s email address or fax number. Next, a scanning prompt appears. The program reads the barcode on the paperwork to automatically detect the truck driver’s fleet and fleet ID. (If the paperwork lacks a barcode, the ID can be entered manually.) Emailing and faxing services allow paperwork to be directly submitted to a customs broker or carrier.

Accessing TRANSFLO OnDemand Services

Truck drivers can only use the TRANSFLO OnDemand service if their carrier has enrolled in and enabled the service. For added security, carriers can choose to receive a copy of everything sent through the TRANSFLO OnDemand system.

To learn more about TRANSFLO OnDemand and other services from Pegasus TransTech that benefit truck drivers and fleets, 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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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 truck-driversintroduce 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 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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