June 2014 - TATEMS Fleet Maintenance Software
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Staying Entertained On the Road

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The truck driving lifestyle can be lonely and repetitive. With the right technology however, it’s easy to stay entertained during long drives.

Audio Books: Smart phones make it easy to find and download audio books for your listening pleasure. Audible is just one app with a 100,000+ selection of books.

Podcasts: Podcasts are almost always free, they cover almost any topic you can think of and can help you keep up with current happenings.

Music: The FM radio comes and goes and can be quite boring. Pandora and other music streaming services are often free and offer a much wider variety of music and more control than what’s offered through the dial.

Smart phones and modern technology make it easier than ever to stay entertained on the road. With a little research, planning ahead and downloading, you can be set with entertainment for days!

New default search and sort prefences and hide out of service equipment

A few weeks ago I sent an email covering some of the new features we are working on.

Two weeks ago I shot a short 3 minute video showing you some new features in just the fuel log

for TATEMS Fleet Maintenance Software.

You can see last weeks 3 minute video posted Here

And last week I shot a short 2 minute video showing you some great improvements to the Cost Per Mile/Km/ Hour report and you can see that 2 minute video Here.

This weeks preview video is a little over 2 minutes and shows you some improvements we are making to to allow you to default to the same search and sort choices when you open TATEMS and how you will be able to hide Out of Service equipment so you don't have to wade through equipment you don't want or need to see in the list.

We are still testing and working on getting everything working properly before we release 4.5.15

I'll let you know when the new version of TATEMS is available (hopefully very soon!)

What do you think?

Please provide feedback or comment below.

Repair Codes Cost Per Mile-Km-Hour Report Gets New Feature

A couple weeks ago I sent an email covering some of the new features we are working on.

Last week  I shot a short 3 minute video showing you some new features in just the fuel log

for TATEMS Fleet Maintenance Software.

You can see last weeks 3 minute video posted Here

This weeks preview video is under 2 minutes and shows you a great improvement to the Cost Per Mile/Km / Hour Report that you can find under Reports->All Equipment Reports

You'll get the ability to select multiple Repair Code types.

For example, Tires, Engine and Tires Labor and then see them all included and itemized on the report.

I'll let you know when the new version of TATEMS is available (hopefully very soon!)

What do you think?

Please provide feedback or comment below.

 

Thanks Again,

Marc Ready

A Brief History of Freight Shipping

The process of moving goods by land and sea goes back for centuries. Even one of the most well-known birth stories of the United States, The Boston Tea Party, was an attack on a fleet of cargo ships.

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As populations grew and the industrial revolution kicked in full force, the amount of goods needing to be transported increased at an exponential rate. Modern cargo ships are capable of carrying several thousand tons of goods from one country to another.

The amount of products being moved at any given time is so vast freight companies have to use specialized software, like the kind made by TATEMS, just to keep track of it all!

3 Ways for Truck Drivers to Stay Alert on the Road

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1. Drink Less Caffeine: Although it may seem counterintuitive, caffeine, when used too frequently will not only make it hard to get a good night’s rest, but it will also increase anxiety which can pull focus from the road.

2. Healthy Diet: Food is key when trying to stay alert for long periods of time, and sugar and fatty foods can cause major spikes in our energy levels. Try snacking on more fruits and vegetables when on the road.

3. Exercise: Making sure to stay physically active can decrease anxiety, give way to more productive sleep patterns and serve as a natural stimulant. Try developing a quick exercise program to execute before taking off from each stop.

Avoiding dangerous mechanical issues on the road is a more challenging problem. Tatems Truck & Trailer Equipment Maintenance Software can help you make sure your fleet stays safe.

New Fuel log features we are working on for version 4.5.15

Last week I sent an email covering some of the new features we are working on.

So I shot a short 3 minute video showing you some new features in just the fuel log

for TATEMS Fleet Maintenance Software.

For example , the ability to track fuel by hours meter and the ability to track fuel purchases by State/Province

Will let you know when the new version of TATEMS is available (hopefully very soon!)

What do you think?

Please provide feedback or comment below .

Thanks Again

Marc Ready