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Technology is making it possible for trucking fleets to outsource some or all of their compliance processes, thereby improving the value chain of their business. The shift comes from various tech-enabled services designed to enhance the compliance processes of fleets. Many fleets are utilizing outsourced services due to the increasing cost and complexity of regulations. […]

Engineers in the trucking industry have spent decades working on reinventing the wheel for commercial trucks. Their goal is to create wheels that are tough, lightweight and rust proof. The biggest trend in new wheels is using aluminum instead of steel for the upgraded wheels. The main reason to switch to the new material is […]

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) electronic logging device (ELD) mandate is set to go into effect December 18, 2017—two years after the U.S. DOT agency announced the ruling. Despite this extensive period to prepare, several fleets and independent drivers have yet to install a compliant ELD. With time running out, drivers are scrambling […]

The Electronic Logging Device Mandate goes into effect December 18, yet many organizations are still unprepared. Have you selected a specific device? Have you developed an implementation plan? Have you ensured that your device and driver behaviors will be compliant with new FMCSA regulatory standards? Join Encompass Risk Solutions and industry expert Ken Lacey as […]

Now truck drivers can manage their alertness, anywhere, anytime with the invention of the SmartCap. The SmartCap looks like a baseball cap, but the technology under the cap measures brainwaves that calculate the level of fatigue of the its wearer. The SmartCap will notify truck drivers when they are getting tired, helping them stay awake […]

Winter is usually the most dangerous time to be on the road, with conditions often inducing more than the average number of trucking-related accidents and collisions. Frosty temperatures, snow, and slippery roads can impair a commercial operator’s abilities, leading to incursions that increase your commercial truck insurance rates. Fortunately there are many precautions that can […]

There is a great deal of focus these days on the subject of autonomous driving technology within the trucking industry, but there is an even bigger subject that is looming over the industry as the driverless revolution takes place. That subject is connectivity. The future of driverless trucking is dependent on the ability of the […]

Logistics have become a critical competitive advantage for businesses. Mobile technology allows companies to create efficient routes, monitor driver performance, and allows companies to increase the number of deliveries they can make in a day. With cloud-based route planning, businesses can take their logistics to the next level with unprecedented customer service and economies of […]

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 […]