Must-Visit Restaurants for Truckers, Part 1: The East

Must-Visit Restaurants for Truckers, Part 1: The East Part of life on the road — in fact, life anywhere — is food. As a trucker, you have a unique opportunity to try restaurants in every part of the country. To save you a bit of time or to get your must-visit list started, we have compiled our own list of what critics, locals and visitors alike describe as some of the best restaurants in the area. Let’s start with regions…


The Best Dogs for a Life on the Road

The Best Dogs for a Life on the Road   Driving across the country is a lonely job if you don’t have anyone to share it with. The thought of taking a buddy along on the job sounds good, until you really think about it. Some truckers enjoy the peace and quiet in their cab and would prefer to not have to entertain another human for hours. Did you know you could have the best of both worlds? Company and…


Proper Commercial Fleet Maintenance

Keep Your Fleet Going with Proper Maintenance   Your business relies on commercial vehicles. You rely on your fleet to be up and running in proper working order around the clock. When your vehicles are grounded for repairs, you lose money. It really is that simple. By keeping your fleet maintained, your employees are able to keep working and your business keeps running. There are basic steps that you can take to keep your vehicles operating smoothly, no matter the…


Truck Driver Health and Wellness: Not Easy, but Necessary

Truck Driver Health and Wellness: Not Easy, but Necessary   Driver health is a major problem for fleet managers and companies as a whole because drivers who are unhealthy are more likely to lose their Medical Examiner’s Certificate (which, in turn, would cause them to lose their CDLs). They are also more likely to be involved in motor vehicle accidents, have heart attacks or other medical emergencies on the job, or suffer injuries that would require them to leave the…


Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs)

Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) Are Here and They’re Here to Stay   In December of 2015, ELD legislation was approved, and the ELD mandate is set to take effect on December 18, 2017. Over the next few years, electronic logging devices are going to be implemented in the commercial vehicle and public transportation (buses) industries, but there seems to be some confusion over what these devices are and how they will help or hurt the industry. We’re going to try…


Trucking Inspections: How to Make Sure Your Fleet Passes Vehicle Inspections

How to Pass DOT Truck Inspections: What Truck Operators & Fleet Managers Should Know   The Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires that all specified components of any commercial motor vehicle be inspected at least every 12 months, sometimes more frequently in certain cases. These inspections can be done at any time, but once a year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducts its annual “Roadcheck”, where 10,000 federal, state, provincial, and local truck and bus…


On-Demand Trucking: The “Uberization” of the Trucking Industry

On-Demand Trucking: The “Uberization” of the Trucking Industry   The world is going on-demand. We have on-demand apps for films, games, taxis, and even puppy playdates. So, it’s no surprise that the on-demand philosophy is being applied to the trucking industry. On-demand trucking offers a new, more efficient way of matching shippers with carriers. “While freight brokers are essential today, the way they do business is woefully inefficient,” says Steve Hanley from Gas2. . Instead of paying anywhere from a…


How Fleet Managers Can Keep Their Truck Drivers Happy

Recruiting and Retaining Happy Truck Drivers   It’s no secret that the commercial trucking industry is currently experiencing a dramatic shortage of truck drivers. Each year, more and more Baby Boomers are retiring, leaving a hole in the industry that, as of yet, younger generations have not filled. According to the American Trucking Association’s Truck Driver Shortage Analysis for 2015, the shortage of truck drivers has risen to 48,000 across the US, and they estimate that trucking companies will need…


New Trend in Fleet Technology

The Latest News and Trends in Fleet Technology   As fleet technology continues to advance, many fleet managers and business owners are realizing without it, their companies will fall behind the competition. Proper utilization of fleet management technology can increase your ROI, improve driver safety and streamline communications – but most importantly, some of the latest fleet technologies may be required for your organization to comply with new federal and international laws. Here are just a few of the latest…


How to Cut Costs for Your Fleet in 2016

How to Reduce Fleet Costs in 2016   As 2015 comes to a close, many a business owner is taking the time to reflect on the previous year’s budget and consider how improvements can be made in 2016. Now is the perfect time to develop methods to reduce fleet costs in the future, and we’ve assembled a few of the most noteworthy tips for fleet managers in 2016. Check out our list of budgeting tips for fleet management below! Reduce…