Crux Systems Insights

Gate runners: who they are and what to do about them

Gate runner. It sounds like the title to this summer’s biggest feature film, but the reality is the only high speed chase in this block buster is the chase for data on a runaway container.

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Top 10 gifts for truck drivers

December 4, 2017 by Siri Casper |

Trucking

If you're looking for a thoughtful gift for a truck driver in your life, start with our list of top 10 gifts that drivers will appreciate both at home and on the road.

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Typos can mean lost time and money

April 20, 2017 by Siri Casper |

Logistics, Trucking

With so many different parties involved in moving an import container through a terminal, it’s not surprising that information sometimes gets lost or mixed up along the way. It’s even more likely for mistakes to happen when data is being transcribed from websites or emails to...

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Most common job in the US: truck driver

August 16, 2016 by Jennifer Colvin |

Trucking

The most common job in 29 states is being a truck driver, and yet there’s a chronic shortage of drivers in the industry. Issues such as driver pay, regulations governing training and hours, and aging drivers are just some of the factors contributing to the shortage.

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Thanks, drivers

September 15, 2015 by Jennifer Colvin |

Trucking

It’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, and we wanted to say thanks to all the drivers who cover thousands of miles to bring us the items we use every day.

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A driver's 14-hour day

September 9, 2015 by Jennifer Colvin |

Trucking

In a driver’s typical 14-hour day, they will spend nearly as much time waiting for pickups or drop offs, handling inspections, and dealing with paperwork and other tasks as they will actually driving.

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Trucking services app now available

September 1, 2015 by Eric Klein |

News, Trucking

We’re excited to announce that Crux Systems trucking services are now available for trucking companies, dispatchers and drivers. A web app for dispatchers and an iOS app for drivers provide trucking companies with more insight into their delivery order status, container availability,...

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Logistics companies in the collaborative economy

August 24, 2015 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics, Trucking

More and more companies are finding innovative ways to tap into the collaborative economy and make use of idle resources or excess capacity. While companies that enable people to get what they need directly from their peers are most often associated with the collaborative economy (like...

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Delivering efficiently today

June 29, 2015 by Eric Klein |

Shipping, Terminals, Trucking

The backlog of cargo at West Coast ports has been clearing up, but problems still remain.

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Help test our beta app

June 8, 2015 by Eric Klein |

Trucking

We’re getting ready to release our new app, which will help improve turnaround times for street trucks picking up and delivering cargo to marine terminals. But first, we’re looking for a few trucking companies who would like to help test our beta app.

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