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5 Steps to Protecting Truck Drivers’ Mental Health

Truck driving can be an isolating job, and a large number of drivers experience the effects of depression. Other issues contributing to the problem include long hours and uncomfortable working conditions. The fact that truck driving falls among the top eight professions likely to commit suicide underscores this issue. What often starts as burnout […]

How to Introduce Trucking Telematics to Your Fleet

Fleet owners have many questions regarding integrating GPS technology. While software updates and installing hardware may take some technical experience, their primary concern usually focuses on how to tell truck drivers about the change. While many fleet owners invest in GPS tracking to improve safety, efficiency, and accountability, many drivers take the stance that […]

4 Reasons Why Your Fleet Needs GPS Tracking and Telematics

Truck drivers sacrifice a lot by spending so much time on the road. They are away from their families, often work alone, and work unusual hours to meet shipping demands. This can result in exhaustion, anxiety, and fatigue. With fleets focusing so much on driver safety, they sometimes overlook their drivers’ health. Of course, […]

By |October 1st, 2018|Driver Safety, Fleet Safety, GPS Telematics|Comments Off on 4 Reasons Why Your Fleet Needs GPS Tracking and Telematics|

10 Driver Behaviors that Cause Fatal Accidents

Safety is what keeps fleets thriving in today’s competitive environment. However, even though safety is every fleets’ number one priority, the rate of fatal crashes involving commercial vehicles has steadily increased since 2009. The reason why is obvious: a booming economy. As the economy recovered from the recession in 2008, more people starting ordering […]

By |September 24th, 2018|Driver Safety, Driver Training, Fleet Safety, How's My Driving|Comments Off on 10 Driver Behaviors that Cause Fatal Accidents|

How to Encourage Fleet-Wide Safety

Improving fleet safety is a top priority for fleet managers. When a fleet imbues itself with a culture of safety, drivers are less prone to taking risks and accident rates decrease. A fleet’s overall safety also affects its Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) score, so it behooves drivers and managers alike to adhere to best […]

By |September 17th, 2018|Fleet Safety, GPS Telematics, How's My Driving, Online Driver Education|Comments Off on How to Encourage Fleet-Wide Safety|

Trucking Safety Practices in a Back to School Environment

Now that school is in full swing across the nation, truck drivers need to adjust to the increased traffic and congestion on the roads. In addition, they also need to remain vigilant and keep an eye out for school buses, teenage drivers, and children walking to and from school. The following are several suggestions […]

By |September 10th, 2018|Driver Monitoring, Driver Safety, Fleet Safety|Comments Off on Trucking Safety Practices in a Back to School Environment|

What Are the Most Common Risky Driver Behaviors?

When various agencies within the Department of Transportation (DOT) release their driver safety reports, they often pull their findings from accident statistics. Their intent is to inform fleet managers of the leading causes of accidents so they can gear their safety policies toward addressing the top risks. The most common risky driver behaviors reported […]

By |September 3rd, 2018|Company Hotline, Driver Safety, Driver Training, How's My Driving|Comments Off on What Are the Most Common Risky Driver Behaviors?|

5 Steps to Improved Driver Safety

Trucking consistently tops the charts for one of the most dangerous jobs in America. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), police reported 475,000 accidents involving large trucks in 2016. Of those, 104,000 resulted in injuries and 3864 resulted in fatalities. However, while driving commercial vehicles comes with several risks, it’s also […]

By |August 28th, 2018|Driver Safety, Fleet Safety, How's My Driving|Comments Off on 5 Steps to Improved Driver Safety|

Prioritizing Specifications for New Fleet Acquisitions

Fleets have a lot to consider when it comes to vehicle specifications. While all drivers want to be comfortable in their cab, there are numerous other aspects to take into account. Safety, fuel economy, and vehicle performance are all important, but fleets need to make smart choices for their trucks. Making fleet trucks more […]

By |August 20th, 2018|Fleet Safety|Comments Off on Prioritizing Specifications for New Fleet Acquisitions|

4 Critical Steps to Help Prevent Cargo Theft

Cargo theft is a problem that plagues the entire trucking industry. Trucks carry millions of dollars in goods across the country so drivers need to make themselves aware of hazardous locations and at-risk cargo. With the average loss incident costing around $100,000, reports of losses of $1,000,000 or more aren’t uncommon.
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By |August 13th, 2018|Fleet Safety|Comments Off on 4 Critical Steps to Help Prevent Cargo Theft|