I Ran Out of Gas, Now What?

Published on: 07/27/21 2:27 PM


STEP 1: Don’t Panic STEP 2: Steer to the Side of the Road STEP 3: Turn On Your Hazard Lights STEP 4: Determine Your Location STEP 5: Call For Help What Do You Do if You Run Out of Gas? It may seem like it’s something easy to prevent, but running out of gas is common for drivers. We all live busy lives and get distracted, so remembering to fill up the gas tank could take a back seat. If…


How to Use a Runaway Truck Ramp Properly

Published on: 10/27/20 1:11 PM


When driving down a steep hill, you may have noticed the long off ramps to nowhere on the side of the highway. The ramps you are seeing are called truck escape ramps and they could be the only factor that prevents a horrendous emergency for heavy duty vehicles. How Do I Use a Truck Escape Ramp? 1. Remain Calm Hopefully you are not attempting to read this article while currently flying downhill without any brakes, but the first step (if…


Prevent Supply Chain Fraud or Pay the Consequences

Published on: 10/1/20 2:44 PM


Identity theft within the trucking and commercial fleet industry has been a thorn in the side of organizations for decades. This article will discuss the new and old techniques thieves are using to steal your personal information while you are out on the road as well as tips to help prevent massive losses to your organization from carrier theft. This way you will be familiar with what to look out for during your shipments. Common Identity Theft within Fleet and…


RPA and Fleet Management: A Helpful Guide

Published on: 09/14/20 2:36 PM


Robotic Process Automation (RPA for short) is the concept of using artificial intelligence “bots” to replace monotonous tasks within your fleet management organization. Usually these tasks are time consuming when completed by a human. Therefore, fleet managers could potentially save time and money automating these tasks and allowing human employees more time to focus on other important jobs. RPA for Fleet Management You may be asking yourself, “what specific jobs could an RPA bot automate?” The answer could be different…


Should You Purchase an Extended Warranty for Your Heavy Duty Vehicle?

Published on: 07/21/20 3:09 PM


When purchasing a heavy-duty vehicle, owner operators and fleet managers have many decisions to make. One of these decisions includes the purchase of an extended warranty. If you want to protect yourself from insanely expensive repair costs down the road, then purchasing a service contract (extended warranty) may be your best bet. So, what should you do? This week we dive into the benefits/drawbacks of purchasing extended warranties. In this article you will learn: What is an OEM? What is…


FMCSA Extends CLP Waiver Until September 30, 2020

Published on: 06/26/20 12:24 PM


Due to the continuation of national emergency in the United States, the FMCSA will be extending the waiver for CLP drivers to continue operating commercial motor vehicles without the need for a CDL driver to be sitting in the front cab. CDL drivers will still need to be somewhere in the cab to maintain the compliance according to the waiver. The waiver extension will start on July 1, 2020 and end on September 30, 2020. The waiver also continues to…


A Simplified Guide To The FMCSA BASICs

Published on: 06/11/20 12:06 PM


The Behavioral Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs) are seven different measurement groups that the CSA uses to monitor the overall safety compliance for motor carriers. Crash indicator, Hazardous Materials, and Insurance related BASICs are not available to the public. Considering the documents provided online to guide you through each of the BASICs are quite extensive, we put a simplified version together to help motor carriers quickly understand what is required for compliance and what you can do to prepare…


23 Best Practices to Increase Driver Safety

Published on: 05/8/20 12:09 PM


Increase driver safety with these 23 best practices. Fleet driver safety is one of the most important factors a fleet manager can measure. These tips have been known to lower costs, liability, and downtime. Obey The Speed Limit: Trainers will tell you that this is one of the most common causes of roadside accidents. Be sure to follow all speed limit signs during your shipment and never drive in a hurry. Most states have similar speed limits, but it is…


Top Fleet Management KPIs for Success

Published on: 04/30/20 1:33 PM


An important aspect of fleet management is using KPIs to track the overall performance of their fleet. These goals will make it easier for management and employees to comprehend what is expected of them on a monthly basis. Benchmarks are known to improve driver safety, lower costs, and increase FMCSA compliance. WHY TRACK PERFORMANCE? It is difficult to improve the overall productivity of your fleet if you don’t have any data to justify the changes in decision making. The only…


How Record Oil Prices Affect Your Fleet

Published on: 04/22/20 3:55 PM


Wondering how record oil prices affect your fleet? Here is a summary of what the market is doing. Crude oil dropped to -$37.63 per barrel on Monday, leading to the lowest price experts have ever seen. Matter of fact, if you were trading futures for 70 years, you still wouldn’t see a price this low for oil commodities. Fleet managers across the United States are curious to what this means for their businesses and how they should react to the…