Week 4 on US 25E: How to Safely Navigate Uncontrolled Divided Highways

2nd Detailed Piece in Our 10 Week Series Traveling from Corbin, KY to Newport, TN The most notable characteristic of an uncontrolled, divided road is that people can’t see you coming around corners and you can’t see them. This is not an ideal situation for big rigs, and US 25E is a prime example. Uncontrolled [...]

Video: How to Write & Use a Letter of Instruction for Commercial Drivers

A Letter of Instruction is usually your first chance to change a driver’s behavior, and to let him know you are tracking his performance. It can be incredibly effective when you use it to build a relationship with the driver, and inspire them to perform better and more safely. In this video we tell you [...]

Infographic: Average highway speed in every state

Pulled from the SpeedGauge data vault, this map shows average interstate truck speeds by state, in free flow conditions, and provides some interesting insight for route planning and understanding driver behavior in different areas. For example, we can see how the differentiated Car/Truck speed limits in California, Oregon and Washington affect average truck speeds in [...]

US 25E: How To Negotiate Dangerous Roads And Avoid Accidents

Our 10 Week Series Continues Traveling from Corbin, KY to Newport, TN Before being replaced by the Cumberland Gap Tunnel and hiking trails, the 3.2 mile stretch of US 25E that crossed the Kentucky/Tennessee border was referred to as “Massacre Mountain.” This unforgiving section of the route was responsible for an average of five accident [...]

US 25E Handling Transitions To Improve Safety & Profitability

1st Detailed Piece in Our 10 Week Series Traveling from Corbin, KY to Newport, TN As with many stretches of 4 lane divided roads, posted speed limits and necessary slow-downs force drivers to constantly change their speeds and driving techniques. This week we continue our examination of 90 miles of challenging road across Kentucky and [...]

Open Telematics Platforms: Integration Challenges

Our Open Telematics Video Series continues. This is the first of three discussions of Data and Integration Challenges. We examine the ever increasing number of data sources facing fleet and safety managers, and how to manage it all. Ward Warkentin, CEO at Fleetmetrica joins me and SpeedGauge CTO Chris Kantarjiev on the tape. Check it out [...]

A $10,000 Speeding Ticket? The hidden costs of a Major Speeding Citation

How much can a 15+ MPH speeding ticket cost your company? Thousands. Yes, thousands of dollars. And how much can it cost your driver and his family? Sadly, a lot. Losing a good paying job can cause real trouble on the home front - a lost job hurts the driver, his wife and his kids. [...]

US 25E Series: How to Improve Safety & Reduce Risk For Your Fleet

90 Miles Each Week on US 25E Across KY & TN with Crucial Lessons for Drivers, Operations & Safety Teams It’s a beautiful winter’s morning in Appalachia. There’s not a cloud in the sky. You round a corner, hauling a full load. All of a sudden, the drive slips out from under you. You manage [...]

FREE SAMPLE ‘Letter of Instruction’ for Carrier Safety Managers

A 'Letter of Instruction' is an official document that requires awareness of legal issues, as well as your company's policies around warnings and disciplinary action. It should also include some kind of motivational words about changing behavior to benefit both driver and carrier. Already know what an LOI is? Want to skip straight to the download of [...]

VIDEO: Open Telematics Platform – Tech Challenges & Rewards

Second in our series on Open Telematics Platforms, we continue with a discussion of the best development and technical management practics to build your platform in an open way. Whether your are a customer that needs to build a customized solution on top of your platform, or a partner that shares customers and access to [...]