Featured Field Service Articles

  1. Amazon Asks For FAA Permission For Drone Program For Delivery Service
    7/14/2014

    Amazon.com made a request last week that could change the future of field service and delivery. The company is seeking an exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules prohibiting the use of drones for commercial purposes. Amazon wants to begin testing its delivery drones near Seattle, as part of a rapid expansion of a program, Prime Air, which has sparked widespread debate over the safety and privacy implications of drone technology.

  2. Field Service IT News For VARs — July 9, 2014
    7/9/2014

    It’s a rollercoaster of numbers this week as numbers surface for the summer months, citing the traditional slump in May, but a hopeful gain in June. The latest apps and software will help maximize the good news in field service this week.

  3. Android Battling For The Mobile Field Service Market
    7/9/2014

    Android is making major advancements in the battle for mobile device supremacy in the field service market. Android gained a 62 percent of the overall market share of the mobile market in 2013 — and doesn't show any signs of slowing down anytime soon. The biggest advantage the Android OS has over the competition lies in the sheer number of devices that can use the OS. When it comes to price, Android devices cost less than any of the major competitor’s devices.

  4. Field Service IT News — July 2, 2014
    7/2/2014

    In the news this week, the May monthly report from ELFA trends down and technology continues to improve the industry with the latest developments including machine to machine (M2M).

  5. Field Service IT News For VARs — June 26, 2014
    6/26/2014

    In the news, an article reports a panel at the CCJ Summer Symposium says experiences with e-logs have been overwhelmingly positive. In other news are reports of ways for field service organizations to leverage technology to improve service strategy and lower costs.

  6. Field Service IT News — June 17, 2014
    6/17/2014

    In the news, your fleet customers can save with management solutions and GPS tracking software for safety and for asset protection. Also, third-party logistics companies are decreasing in number due to mergers and acquisitions, driving a switch to digital.

  7. ATA Comments On Electronic Logging Devices Proposed Rule
    6/10/2014

    Since the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) first announced it would mandate the use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) by interstate commercial trucks and buses, IT solutions providers have anticipated a long-standing final ruling. But soon after the initial proposal, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit vacated the FMCSA’s final rule.

  8. Field Service IT News — June 10, 2014
    6/10/2014

    The news includes a report how the explosion of telematics data is transforming fleet management into a predictive science. Also in the news, Element Financial Corporation has an agreement to purchase PHH Corporation’s North American fleet management business. In response to the growing “sharing economy” are reports of car sharing technology in fleet management.

  9. The Way Field Service Companies Use Data Can Make Or Break A Business
    6/6/2014

    In today’s environment, the way field service companies use their data is just as important as accessing it in the first place. Regardless of the amount of information available to a company, the ability to use that data to help improve operations is crucial. A recent Trimble report titled Transforming Service Delivery: An Insight Report — 2014 investigates the most critical issues affecting field service organizations and offers insights into how to transform operations.

  10. Field Service IT News For VARs — June 2, 2014
    6/5/2014

    OOIDA Criticizes Study On Electronic Logging Devices, Natural Gas-Powered Trucks Impact Intermodal Shipping, Report Bears Good Numbers For New Business Volume, and more.

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