Off Interstate: Driver Awareness Where It Matters Most

We Need to Talk About Off Interstate Driving - And we need you to talk back I know I’m stating the obvious, but if you are a safety director or a fleet manager, you have a lot of data to manage. So, here’s a tip about what kind of data can mean the most to [...]

VIDEO: Open Telematics Platform – Avoiding the Walled Garden

Our series on Open Telematics Platforms launches with a discussion of what we mean by a "Walled Garden," and why you want to avoid them. Think about the potential challenges you already know you have trying to integrate all the various data and systems you already use. There are serious limitations when you are confined to [...]

Tackling the Safety Perception

The American general public has no idea how much the US trucking industry invests in safety. In face of a negative public perception of truck safety this has got to change. Fortunately there are a lot of things that companies can do at the grassroots and daily level. The American Trucking Association (ATA) conducted a study [...]

The ELD Mandate: How Should Fleets Adapt?

2 of 2 - See also Can the ELD Mandate actually be good news for drivers? Can the ELD Mandate improve efficiencies in operations? Coyote Managing Editor, Stephen Jones interviews Martin Transportation Systems Safety Supervisor, Dale Dunaitis, and Jim Park, Equipment Editor at Heavy Duty Trucking. In the second of two videos, we addresses some specific implementation tips [...]

Video Series: Open Telematics Platform

Endless systems and sensors are being added to commercial trucks. With them come endless data streams to tell you how well you are managing your drivers, your equipment, your schedule, your payroll... And more. Seemingly endless numbers of vendors are now selling technologies that promise improved safety performance and efficiencies. How do we make sense of [...]

The ELD Mandate: Might Actually Be Good News for Drivers

1 of 2 - See also "The ELD Mandate: How should fleets adopt it?" Coyote Managing Editor, Stephen Jones interviews Ken Noe, a senior driver for Martin Transportation Systems, along with Martin Safety Supervisor, Dale Dunaitis, and Jim Park, Equipment Editor at Heavy Duty Trucking. As the ELD mandate approaches in December 2017, understand how different [...]

VIDEO Case Study – Portway Logistics Passes 1st Compliance Audit with No Recommendations

Michelle Reynolds has worked her way up from inventory and maintenance, through to dispatch and now Safety Manager at Portway Logistics in Houston, TX. Check out our video conversation with her and Safety Consultant Kevin McKinney. Not even a month on the job, and Michelle and owner Mark John Dacy were faced with Portway's first Compliance [...]

The Myth of the Million Mile Safe Driver

The “Million Mile Safety Bonus” is an important part of many fleet safety programs, but should we be waiting a million miles to reward good drivers? If we look at the numbers, we can see that fleets need to reward and retain safe drivers long before they hit the million mile mark. It takes the [...]

Changing Systems or Solutions Brings Loads of Challenges

But how you approach it makes all the difference... Implementing changes at work can be a headache, but success might be as simple as how you approach it. Because you don’t spend all day with drivers, think about what will be on their minds when they are alone behind the wheel, or logging information [...]