July 31, 2017

Although experts say fleet vehicle maintenance costs remained flat in 2016 and are likely to do so in 2017 as well, maintenance is still one of the biggest vehicle expenses fleet managers have to contend with. And when other expenses go up, such as rising fuel prices or compliance costs, there’s additional pressure on the…

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June 20, 2017

Summer is officially here, and that means driving conditions will change for your drivers. To help your drivers stay safe while driving in the heat and traffic of summer, we offer some tips for you as the fleet manager to pass along: One, beware the sun Although the tanned “trucker’s arm” is kind of a…

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May 23, 2017

Those outside of the trucking industry might think it’s an industry that’s slow to adapt and change. And who could blame them? What’s innovative about seeing a semi driving down the freeway? However, moving freight is a big business, and—as with any big business—is always evolving as people seek to make it more efficient and…

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April 24, 2017

Does it really matter whether or not your fleet vehicles are clean? Yes, for many reasons, not the least of which is a clean truck can mean fewer inspections. Advice straight from the mouth of a former DOT inspector proves cleanliness counts. A clean cab can mean a free pass In an article titled, “Five…

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March 23, 2017

If you pay any attention to the news at all, you’ve heard of the Internet of Things, or IoT. And if you’re a consumer of any kind in today’s society, you have experienced the IoT firsthand, especially if you have a home automation system. But the Internet of Things doesn’t stop at your personal life….

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February 27, 2017

Passed in December 2015 and going into full effect in December 2017, the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate is something every fleet manager must be aware of and comply with. If you’re thinking this is only bad news and more work for you, there is a silver lining. Read on for some of the benefits…

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January 17, 2017

Fact: You can’t grow your company if you don’t have enough drivers, and you can’t have enough drivers if your turnover is too high. We’re already facing a driver shortage, one that is only going to get worse. You have to keep the drivers you do have. Period. How? Take a good, hard look at…

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January 10, 2017

Seeing a big rig on the highway is a common sight in many road trips, but how many truck fleets are out there? The Bureau of Transportation Statistics records that in 2015 there were 6,504,000 Trucks in Fleets in the nation. Of those, 2,340,000 trucks were in fleets containing 15 or more trucks. Locally, according…

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