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Roadside inspections are part of the job for truck drivers, but they do not need to be a negative experience. If drivers and fleet managers familiarize themselves with the inspection process, they can save themselves a lot of time and aggravation. Below are three facts about roadside inspection every trucker and fleet manager needs to […]

Medical experts working for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) are undertaking a major overhaul of the U.S. DOT agency’s medical examiner handbook. In the past, certified medical examiners relied on the text to determine if drivers were fit to get behind the wheel. However, instead of using the text as guidelines, medical examiners […]

The National Private Truck Council released its annual Benchmarking Survey Report in September. The report highlights the current state of the trucking fleet sector, including advancements and achievements in the industry during the previous year. This year’s report was conducted between January – April 2017. The 2017 report reflects the resiliency, flexibility and commitment of […]

In late September, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced over $70 million in grants to improve commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safety. The U.S. DOT agency will divide these grants amongst states and education institutions. These grants are part of FMCSA’s ongoing efforts to reduce CMV accidents and injuries. The transportation agency believes these […]

Blockchain technology may revolutionize the future of trucking. Blockchain is a technology that stores blocks of information that cannot be corrupted in a shared digital network. Blockchain could be used to create a new system of completing transactions, tracking shipments and managing fleets. At its essence, blockchain is a shared ledger that is distributed to […]

FMCSA’s ELD mandate is becoming a reality for many carriers. Despite several efforts to stymie the ruling, the mandate will go into effect December 18 of this year. However, whether fleets are ELD compliant, in the process of installing ELDs, or researching various products, there is still a lot of confusion regarding enforcement. The Government […]

The numbers are looking grim for carriers. By 2024, experts forecast that the trucking industry will fall short by nearly 175,000 drivers. Motor carriers are scrambling to find ways to entice new candidates into the trucking industry, but that is no small feat. Truck driving is demanding and the work is difficult—not exactly a compelling […]

Autumn has arrived. From brilliant and distracting foliage to precipitation and fog, driving conditions will only get worse for the next five to six months. Preparing and refining safety best practices in anticipation of the fall and winter trucking seasons is crucial to protecting your team and your reputation. Now is the time for fleets […]

A new study recently released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that commercial trucks were involved in over 400,000 crashes that resulted in over 4,000 deaths and 116,000 injuries in 2015. This represents a 4 percent increase over the previous year. However, adding automated safety technologies has the potential to prevent more than […]

The compliance date for ELD implementation is rapidly approaching, with fewer than 90 days remaining to install an an approved device. Those who chose to watch and wait must now face the difficulties involved bringing their fleets into compliance by the December 18 deadline. The fleets and drivers who procrastinated in hopes of seeing the […]