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Outlook 2015

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Don’t miss out on a chance to get your discounted ticket to Omnitracs Outlook 2015. You won’t want to miss what Integrated Communications’ President Chris Saunders is calling
“the logistics professional development event of 2015!”

Omnitracs Outlook 2015 User Conference
February 8–11, 2015
Hilton Anatole | Dallas, TX

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Bringing together the best of Roadnet, Omnitracs, Sylectus, Omnitracs Analytics, Omnitracs Mexico—and now XRS—Outlook 2015 will feature:

  • An inside look at Omnitracs’ enterprise-wide strategy and roadmap for enhanced SaaS offerings to meet the growing needs of your fleet
  • Meaningful product breakout sessions focused on performance and measurement, with techniques to maximize the value of your technology
  • Thought-leading sessions on the latest technology, business strategies and ways to win for the transportation and logistics industry
  • A technology and partner expo featuring the latest products, hands-on demos, and access to product experts
  • Valuable networking opportunities with representatives from leading organizations across diverse industry segments.

Outlook 2015 is a ‘don’t miss’ opportunity to gain insight into our expanding vision of how Roadnet, Omnitracs, Sylectus, XRS, Omnitracs Analytics, and Omnitracs Mexico will help drive the success of your business.

Learn more and register now. We look forward to seeing you in Dallas!

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Questions? Contact us at events@omnitracs.com, info@roadnet.com or call 410.847.1900, option 2.

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Is Mileage Tax Replacing the Fuel Tax?

iStock_000003652821Large[1]It might be inevitable that mileage tax must be instituted. Why? Sustainable, consistent funding for our transportation infrastructure. The same infrastructure that so many of us depend upon for our businesses. Not to mention our personal lives, which include basics for living and for many hobbies that include the open road.

Why a mileage tax? On the surface, it seems pretty clear. For one, we are driving less than we used to. Since 2004, Americans in general are driving less – this is for a host of reasons including better urban mass transit, fuel prices, and believe it or not, a younger generation that is less interested in driving.

Another clear reason for mileage tax is that fuel efficiency is increasing. New fuel efficiency mandates are increasing the number of miles that we can drive on less fuel – so if we double the efficiency, both federal and state fuel taxes decline by half as well.

While we are decreasing the carbon footprint, a good thing, we are also not generating enough funds to maintain our roads and bridges – all activities that facilitate the movement of goods and services and provide jobs.

So, when are we going to move to a mileage vs. gallon tax? Probably not soon, but this requires a quick history lesson to proceed. The first fuel tax of $.05/gallon was instituted by Oregon in 1919, not by the Federal government. In fact, the Federal government didn’t institute a tax until 1932 – it was $.01 per gallon. By 1929, all 48 states had implemented a fuel tax.

The lesson here? Mileage-based taxation will most likely be a grassroots change initiated by the states. There is already a movement state-side, the Western Road Usage Charge Consortium (WRUCC) has 11 states as members and is researching and conducting pilots on alternative, innovative “fuel taxes.”

So while it might be awhile off, transportation seems like a logical place to start collecting mileage-based taxes vs. gallon-based. Fuel efficiency has been mandated to improve by 20% by 2018 and the industry has also embraced GPS-based technology. This makes the transportation market a great place to start because we’re already aware of how GPS can help us become more efficient and eliminate excess mileage.

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XRS is now part of Outlook 2015!

Outlook 2015

Now that XRS is part of Omnitracs, we are excited to share that our user conference, Outlook 2015, will include even more great content! Stay tuned for best practices, case studies and technology updates from XRS, industry-leading provider of mobile-based solutions for fleet management.

You won’t want to miss our biggest, most powerful user conference ever!

Omnitracs Outlook 2015 User Conference
February 8–11, 2015
Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas

Less than 2 weeks left for early bird pricing – Register Now!

Bringing together the best of Roadnet, Omnitracs, Sylectus, Omnitracs Analytics, Omnitracs Mexico—and now XRS—Outlook 2015 will feature:

  • An inside look at Omnitracs’ enterprise-wide strategy and roadmap for enhanced SaaS offerings to meet the growing needs of your fleet
  • Meaningful product breakout sessions focused on performance and measurement, with techniques to maximize the value of your applications
  • Thought-leading sessions on the latest technology, business strategies and ways to win for the transportation and logistics industry
  • A technology and partner expo featuring the latest products, hands-on demos, and access to product experts
  • Valuable networking opportunities with representatives from leading organizations across diverse industry segments.

Outlook 2015 is a ‘don’t miss’ opportunity to gain insight into our expanding vision of how Roadnet, Omnitracs, Sylectus, XRS, Omnitracs Analytics, and Omnitracs Mexico will help drive the success of your business.

We look forward to seeing you in Dallas!

Register Now

 

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