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November 27, 2017

It’s not yet winter according to the calendar, but the weather outside says otherwise! Before that winter weather—and driving—gets any worse, make sure your vehicles are prepared for the cold and wet ahead, to keep your drivers save and your vehicles functioning. Below is a quick checklist of 17 tasks to complete throughout all the…

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Oct 2017 services scared dog face ELD deadline looms
October 18, 2017

It’s October, and you know what that means. Yes, Halloween, but possibly something even scarier: the final countdown to the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate that goes into effect on December 18. Despite push back from organizations that want the deadline delayed, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) plans to start enforcement on that…

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September 18, 2017

Earlier this month, big names in transportation spoke before the U.S. Senate, offering reassurances around driverless vehicles. The big takeaway? We will still need truck drivers, but change is coming. This is in stark contrast to the many reports saying driverless trucks will slash at truck driving jobs, eliminating up to 70% of them. Not…

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August 2017 Services Driver Behavior
August 22, 2017

Although some accidents are caused by conditions outside of a driver’s control, such as weather, equipment or other drivers, many accidents are the result of driver behavior—including truck driver behavior. And since traffic accidents are deadlier when large trucks are part of the collision, it’s worth taking steps to improve your drivers’ behaviors while on…

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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 2017 services summer road
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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