For as long as I can remember, people have been protesting paying federal taxes, many saying they’re unconstitutional and some even refusing to pay them at all. The majority of folks just grin and bear it, making sure that on April 15th taxes are filed and can breathe easy for one more year.
The trucking industry has a similar sentiment towards the infamous EOBR debate.
Included in the House and Senate approved highway bill are several provisions affecting the trucking industry, including a mandate that all trucks have electronic onboard recorders.
The bill also requires the FMCSA to conduct a field study on the effectiveness of the 34-hour restart provision in its hours-of-service rule, which by the way, was to have been completed by March 31st.
Arguments such as invasion of privacy, harassment, and financial burden have all been part of the debate in opposition to the Electronic Onboard Recorder.
In order to help folks deal with the painful ordeal of filing their taxes, numerous companies have emerged, relieving the stress and ensuring that every possible means is made available to save one’s hard earned money. Are some companies better than other? Yes, most definitely.
The same applies for the trucking industry. XRS Corporation (formerly Xata Corporation) delivers fleet management and compliance software solutions to the trucking industry to help maintain regulatory compliance and reduce operating costs.
XRS is leading the trucking industry’s migration to mobile devices for collecting and analyzing compliance and management data. Its existing mobility-based products have no upfront hardware costs and run on smartphones, tablets and rugged handhelds.
The U.S. trucking industry is currently debating the pros and cons of mobile communication platforms as it relates to Company-Owned Personally Enabled devices (COPE) or to rely on the Bring Your Own Device platform, simply known as BYOD.
This ongoing debate within the trucking industry includes whether to rely on “Bring Your Own Device” or “BYOD” mobile communication platform or more traditional “Company-Owned Personally Enabled” or “COPE” devices, especially in terms of security, privacy, cost and supportability issues, isn’t going away anytime soon – with plenty of argument evident for and against both technological strategies.
Join the debate and learn more about BOYD on Truth About Trucking “Live” on Blog Talk Radio
Thursday September 5th at 7PM eastern time, we have as our guest, Christian Schenk of XRS Corp. Christian Schenk is Senior Vice President of product strategy and market growth for XRS Corporation, specializing in helping private and for-hire fleets use driver and vehicle data to improve every aspect of their operations.
Thursday “Trucking Mobile Communication: BYOD”
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