Barcodes are everywhere these days but do you know how they work? Hint, it’s not as magical as you may think!
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.
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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.
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.
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 information. This step can sometimes call out very interesting facts about your operation, especially shift to shift.
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 quickly discovered the carrier in question was using a back lot on the yard as a storage facility.Armed with the data from YardView the leadership team was able to present to the carrier that they were misusing the site and causing major yard congestion.
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 on the road they had to be ready to fix the issue and get back on the road. They carried a bucket with items like work gloves, flashlights, a battery-operated radio, maps, light bulbs and various tools. Today is different. Much more oversite and requirements on their license and skillset. But