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Given enough offenses, commercial drivers can lose their license for texting while driving. However, local law enforcement often has a hard time proving if a driver was texting, particularly if it contributed to a crash. It is a simple and quick matter for drivers to delete their texts or browser history, leaving officers uncertain. Because […]

For Tesla, a semi-autonomous, all-electric vehicle is nothing new; for the trucking industry, it is long-awaited innovation. The vehicle boasts three significant advancements never before seen in the trucking world: It has a 500-mile electric driving range It is the industry’s first level 4 autonomous truck, the second most advanced based on the Society of […]

Successful fleets set budgets and create procedures for operational expenses. However, the gap between what fleet managers think they are spending and what they are actually spending is often astonishing. This in large part because of dark procurement, which are purchases made outside of standard operating procedures (SOPs). While it is easy to track vehicle […]

The trucking industry underwent significant alterations in 2017. Major regulations came to pass, protesters tried to stymie rulings, and the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate went into effect. To understand what to expect in the coming year, fleets need to reexamine what transpired in the preceding year. The following are the biggest changes within the […]

With the driver shortage problem spiraling from bad to worse, it is no surprise the trucking industry is looking for new ways to fill the gap. The industry has taken some significant steps to improve the appeal of the job by increasing pay, time spent at home, and benefits as well as trying to entice […]

A driver’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) score plays a significant role in his or her ability to find and keep trucking jobs. If that driver has a history of traffic violations or a less than optimal CSA score, he or she will have a hard time finding quality employment. What is a CSA Score? The […]

As the trucking industry continues to struggle with driver shortages experts are turning their gaze to gig jobs. Gigs are cash-only opportunities that are not only lucrative but are starting to entice truck drivers away from their main profession. While under the table work may seem unlikely to provide long-term stability, it provides numerous benefits […]

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 […]

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 […]