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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 […]

Every business experiences shifts during its lifetime, but the trucking industry in particular is going through massive changes. One of the biggest challenges facing the industry is the accelerated advance of e-commerce sales. E-commerce transactions are exerting a major effect on freight patterns across the country. As much as 10 percent of retail transactions occur […]

Technology helped trucking fleets make indispensable contributions to the relief efforts in the Gulf Coast region following the destruction caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Some fleets were able to prepare ahead of time so their own losses were mitigated, allowing them the opportunity to help the community. One such company is Poolsure. Poolsure is […]

Commercial motor vehicles are prone to run into overhead obstructions. Most professional drivers have had at least one incident where overhead obstructions were an issue. Here are 6 tips to help professional truck drivers avoid destructive situations related to height, overhead clearances and obstructions. Avoid trees and buildings Overhanging tree branches and building soffit areas […]

On August 29, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) filed an anti-ELD petition with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The petition seeks to delay the FMCSA’s electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, which is due to go into effect in December of this year. OOIDA alleges that because 26 states have yet to integrate […]

The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in southeast Texas is causing calamitous complications for the entire U.S. trucking industry. Houston, one of the areas hardest hit by the storm, is an important inbound and outbound freight hub in the U.S., particularly for van and refrigerated trailers. It is a key transfer point for freight that is […]