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Protecting Your Drivers from Road Rage

Truck drivers make their living by being on the road. However, this exposes them to enraged drivers more often than the average motorist. Drivers who make decisions while in a rage are dangerous to themselves and the drivers around them. Truck drivers who prepare themselves for these challenging situations can protect themselves and their […]

Vehicle Theft Deterrence: Fleet Tracking

Most fleet managers are familiar with standard anti-theft measures such as never leaving the keys in the cab and parking in safe locations. However, fleets need to think beyond fundamental safety principals to protect their vehicles from thieves. Part of the problem is what is valuable to one thief isn’t to another. There is […]

4 Steps to Improved Transportation Regulatory Compliance

Fleets have a lot to consider when improving their safety rating. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) considers seven Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs) to determine a fleet’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) score. These scores help FMCSA pinpoint unsafe fleets, which they then target for interventions. These interventions can culminate in […]

By |July 6th, 2018|Electronic Logging Devices, Transportation Regulatory Compliance|Comments Off on 4 Steps to Improved Transportation Regulatory Compliance|

Improve Fleet Safety and Reduce Driver Turnover with Predictive Modeling

Can predictive modeling improve fleet safety and reduce driver turnover? Let’s begin with a definition. Predictive modeling is a process used to create a statistical model of future behavior. Predictive analytics is a form of data mining concerned with forecasting probabilities and trends, and can be used to help a wide variety of businesses […]

By |June 26th, 2018|Driver Safety, Driver Training, Fleet Safety, How's My Driving, Online Driver Education|Comments Off on Improve Fleet Safety and Reduce Driver Turnover with Predictive Modeling|

How to Be the Best Fleet to Attract Drivers

With the growing driver shortage problem, fleets need to do everything they can to attract qualified and skilled individuals. While there is no one simple equation for running a successful fleet, some fleets have figured out common factors to recruit and retain talented drivers. The following are elements that help create and sustain a […]

By |June 19th, 2018|Fleet Safety|Comments Off on How to Be the Best Fleet to Attract Drivers|

4 Guaranteed Methods to Improve Fleet Safety

Every year in June, businesses around the world observe National Safety Month. The goal is to reduce accidents and deaths in the workplace, on the road, and in the home. For commercial truck drivers, their work and their vehicle are often one in the same. However, fleets often have a hard time investing in […]

By |June 12th, 2018|Driver Monitoring, Fleet Safety|Comments Off on 4 Guaranteed Methods to Improve Fleet Safety|

Expert Advice on How to Pass a Roadside Inspection

Many drivers and fleets view roadside inspections as a necessary evil. No one relishes them, but they are well aware that inspection help keep the roads safe. Unfortunately, inspections take time and can eat into a driver’s hours of service (HOS). Drivers aren’t alone in their desire for a rapid inspection, either. Inspectors and […]

By |June 5th, 2018|Driver Training, Electronic Logging Devices, Transportation Regulatory Compliance|Comments Off on Expert Advice on How to Pass a Roadside Inspection|

How to Improve Fuel Economy with Telematics

In trucking, the single largest operating cost is diesel fuel. To put it in perspective, the average passenger vehicle consumes 500 gallons of fuel per year while a commercial vehicle consumes 20,500—that is 41 times the amount of fuel. This represents nearly 40% of the total operating cost of a commercial truck. While most […]

By |May 28th, 2018|GPS Telematics|Comments Off on How to Improve Fuel Economy with Telematics|

This Is What Happens When Trucking Companies Ignore the FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issues out-of-service notices to drivers and trucking companies that commit egregious or numerous safety violations. However, not every company takes the message to heart and tries to flout the transportation agency’s orders. Ekam Truck Line, LLC, a Georgia-based trucking company, attempted just such a maneuver after the […]

By |May 21st, 2018|Driver Safety, Driver Training, GPS Telematics, Transportation Regulatory Compliance|Comments Off on This Is What Happens When Trucking Companies Ignore the FMCSA|

Several Surprising Struggles for Commercial Drivers & ELDs

The hours of service (HOS) regulations have been under intense scrutiny as of late. While they remain unchanged, enforcement reached peak levels with the arrival of the electronic logging device (ELD). HOS regulations pose a challenge for all players in the transportation industry, but drives have a bone of contention when it comes to […]

By |May 14th, 2018|Driver Training, Electronic Logging Devices, Transportation Regulatory Compliance|Comments Off on Several Surprising Struggles for Commercial Drivers & ELDs|