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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 […]

Do you want your fleet business to reduce its materials handling costs? There are many behaviors and approaches you can use to help drive down the costs associated with handling materials. For example, managing your space adequately and preventing unnecessary damages are ways you can minimize budgetary losses and improve your bottom line. Materials handling […]

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 […]

Operating safely and efficiently is crucial for any good transportation business. And teamwork plays a fundamental role crucial in operating a safe, efficient transportation business while maintaining employee morale. Though management techniques have long utilized tactics like regulations and company policies, these strategies can prove ineffective and even dangerous. Safety must come first – it’s […]

We cover a wide variety of important topics relevant to the transportation industry here on the Encompass Risk blog. In addition to news, legislation, and regulatory changes, we offer guidance on cost control and risk management measures. Check out some of our most popular recent blogs on these issues: Negligent Hiring Claims – Are You […]

Workers’ compensation costs can make or a break a transportation business. This has never been more true than in 2015. Yet an alarming number of trucking companies continue to struggle with identifying and implementing best practices and strategies to control these costs. As an executive in the transportation industry, it’s mission critical to ask yourself […]

Negligent hiring and retention claims have steadily increased over the last decade, corresponding to a variety of factors including frequent regulatory changes. Many carriers do not fully understand the challenges associated with negligent hiring. If your organization doesn’t understand it, how can you be sure to avoid it? Negligent hiring is a claim made by […]

The Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, presents broad and sweeping changes for a wide variety of transportation operations across the United States (as well as Canadian fleets that operate in the US). The Act includes a number of proposed rules likely to have a significant impact, among these a rule covering the Sanitary Transportation of […]