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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 […]

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 […]