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Reducing Trucking Accident Rates with Online Driver Training and GPS Telematics

The numbers for trucking fatalities in 2017 are in, and the statistics are grim. Truck driver deaths rose from 786 to 840 from 2016 to 2017, a 6.6% increase. Fatalities caused by large trucks including the motoring public rose by 9% as well, claiming the lives of 4761. Clearly, things need to change.
Preventing Injuries
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Fleet Safety Measures in Winter Conditions

Everyone knows that lower speeds and greater attention to detail help to keep drivers safe in winter conditions (though not everyone follows these simple rules). But there are many other ways to improve safety practices for fleets and owner operators in winter. Schedule expectations, consumer demands, and hours of service (HOS) limitations can complicate […]

What Happened to All the Truck Drivers?

The driver shortage has plagued the trucking industry for years as fleets try to woo a limited number of candidates while retaining those drivers they already have. However, many fleets are opting to focus on bailing water out of their ship rather than locating the hole. Identifying the primary issues that led to and […]

By |February 4th, 2019|Fleet Management|Comments Off on What Happened to All the Truck Drivers?|

How Does Your Fleet Counter GPS Tracking Inaccuracy?

Most GPS devices are designed to “ping”, or register their location, regularly. Cost efficient devices typically do so every 60 seconds.  Expensive, high-end units are available to provide a more frequent ping. The problem with a 60 second ping, or even a 30 second ping, is that drivers traversing windy roads or areas of […]

By |January 28th, 2019|Fleet Management, GPS Telematics, How's My Driving|Comments Off on How Does Your Fleet Counter GPS Tracking Inaccuracy?|

How to Keep Trucks in Good Condition Throughout the Winter

There is no such thing as a good day for truck equipment to break or fall apart, but some are definitely worse than others are. Truck drivers don’t want to be caught out in frigid temperatures and harsh, wintry conditions dealing with shoddy windshield wipers or a busted defroster—especially when they can take steps […]

By |January 21st, 2019|Driver Safety, Fleet Safety, Transportation Risk|Comments Off on How to Keep Trucks in Good Condition Throughout the Winter|

Avoiding Bad Transportation Hiring Decisions

The driver shortage has many trucking companies scrambling to fill vacancies to meet deadlines and remain competitive. However, fleets need to be vigilant to ensure that the fear of not having enough drivers doesn’t result in poor hiring decisions. Taking the time to train an employee who is a bad fit wastes time and […]

By |January 14th, 2019|Driver Training, Fleet Management|Comments Off on Avoiding Bad Transportation Hiring Decisions|

How to Implement a Culture of Safety in Trucking

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is in the process of overhauling the long-lambasted Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program. In its stead, FMCSA is aiming to adopt the National Academy of Sciences’ item response theory (ITR). This approach relies on mathematical equations to prove the validity of safety assessments.
Building a Culture of Safety […]

By |January 7th, 2019|Driver Monitoring, Fleet Safety, Transportation Regulatory Compliance|Comments Off on How to Implement a Culture of Safety in Trucking|

10 ELD Exemption Requests Denied as Compliance Date Looms

While the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) electronic logging device (ELD) mandate has been in effect since December 2017, not everyone is compliant yet. Drivers operating a vehicle equipped with an automatic onboard recording device (AOBRD) have until December 2019 to implement an approved ELD. Many other drivers fall under exemptions as well; […]

By |December 24th, 2018|Driver Monitoring, Electronic Logging Devices, Fleet Management, Transportation Regulatory Compliance|Comments Off on 10 ELD Exemption Requests Denied as Compliance Date Looms|

4 Mistakes Truck Drivers Make When Using ELDs

Since introducing the electronic logging device (ELD) regulation, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has experienced pushback from independent drivers and fleets alike. However, when looking closely at their concerns, the problem lies more with the existing hours of service (HOS) regulations rather than the ELDs themselves.

FMCSA requested comments regarding this issue, and […]

By |December 17th, 2018|Driver Safety, Driver Training, Electronic Logging Devices, Fleet Safety, GPS Telematics|Comments Off on 4 Mistakes Truck Drivers Make When Using ELDs|

7 Holiday Safety Tips for Truck Drivers

The holiday season is in full swing and traffic won’t slow down for several more weeks. With more consumers making online purchases, stores are deploying additional trucks to keep up with delivery demands. The increased congestion isn’t the only safety concern on the roads, however. Wintry weather creates snowy and icy conditions, increasing the […]

By |December 10th, 2018|Driver Safety, Fleet Management, Fleet Safety|Comments Off on 7 Holiday Safety Tips for Truck Drivers|