Drivers Are the Face of Your Fleet: The Importance of Customer Support Training for Drivers

Should Your Drivers Receive Customer Support Training? Christmas is coming, along with the very busy holiday shopping season. It’s a prime time for anyone hauling and shipping. Is your company ready for it? And more importantly—are your drivers ready for it? Most trucking companies wouldn’t think twice about requiring CSR (customer service representative) training for sales [...]

4 ways to prevent EPA fines with fleet tracking technology

Four good reasons why dispatchers, fleet managers, owners and drivers should consider deploying GPS fleet tracking. Read the source article at GPS Fleet Management Solution

By | May 12th, 2017|Drivers, Insurance, Regulation, Technology|0 Comments

Trucking Experts Say Platooning is Near, Mull Cross-Carrier Partnerships, Data Sharing | Trucks.com

According to Tim Smith, GM of Business Strategy and Planning for Navistar International, automation won’t make truckers obsolete. Instead of being laborers, drivers will start to look more like managers --- "highly trained and skilled  and employed to manage multiple vehicle assets and use autopilot-like technology to improve efficiency and reduce risk,” Read the source [...]

By | May 11th, 2017|Drivers, Fleet Manager Careers, Technology|0 Comments

Roadcheck cargo securement inspection tips for trucking | Safety content from Fleet Owner

Former DOT officer, Andy Blair recommends fleets encourage drivers to use the North American Standard Out of Service Criteria book to help keep their trucks in service during the June inspection blitz – especially where cargo securement is concerned. Read the source article at Fleet Owner

By | April 28th, 2017|Drivers, Regulation|0 Comments

The Most Dangerous Highways In America – Geotab

From Parks Highway in Alaska to Interstate 80 in Wyoming, see the highways with the highest number of crashes and road fatalities in each state. Read the source article at geotab.com

By | April 19th, 2017|Drivers, Insurance, Safety, Technology|0 Comments

Trucking Industry Both Skeptical and Wary of Tesla Truck Plans | Trucks.com

The trucking industry views the plans by Tesla Inc. to develop an electric semi-tractor with a mix of skepticism and trepidation. Given the successful record of disruption, there may a bit more trepidation than skepticism. Read the source article at trucks.com

By | April 19th, 2017|Drivers, Technology|0 Comments

ATA’s Trucking Moves America Forward program raises trucking awareness | Fleet Management content from Fleet Owner

Do you know how important #Trucking is to our economy? Did you know that 7 million folk move America forward daily? ATA's "Trucking Moves America Forward" program designs trailer wraps intended as 'moving billboards' promoting the trucking industry and the role of drivers...and it's a pretty cool way to get the message across. Read the [...]

By | April 13th, 2017|Drivers|0 Comments

Adoption of driver-facing cameras, dashcams gaining steam | Overdrive – Owner Operators Trucking Magazine

The jury's still out for many across the industry, but this is changing as fleets increasingly are opting for two-camera systems -- one facing the road, and the other facing the driver.  Read the source article at Overdrive Magazine

By | April 13th, 2017|Drivers, Insurance, Regulation, Technology|0 Comments

Peloton Technology Raises Cash for Automated Truck Convoy Technology – Bloomberg

On the fly convoy making --- Peloton's new system allows trucks to talk, controlling their speed and braking in tandem. Read the source article at bloomberg.com

By | April 12th, 2017|Drivers, Technology|0 Comments

DOT inspector tells fleets what they need to know | Roadcheck | Driver Management Resource Center content from Fleet Owner

Some great advice from Andy Blair, a former municipal police officer for 26 years and received DOT training through the Pennsylvania State Police. He inspected trucks for his last 11 years on the force. Blair is DOT-certified in cargo, tank and hazmat, and he also was a weighmaster. Now retired from law enforcement, he operates [...]

By | April 8th, 2017|Drivers, Insurance, Regulation|0 Comments