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…


How Mobility as a Service Will Change The Future

Published on: 04/17/20 3:41 PM


Mobility as a service (MaaS) is the concept of shifting away from personally owned modes of transportation and pushing towards travel provided as a service. For example, instead of driving your car every morning for your daily commute, a completely autonomous vehicle picks you up to deliver you to your predetermined location. All you need to do is log into the MaaS application that has your work schedule and destinations on file. The app knows your entire daily routine, when…


17 Ways Truck Drivers Can Stay Entertained on The Road

Published on: 04/10/20 3:24 PM


  Are you look for ideas how truck drivers stay entertained on the road? Then we have a list of the most popular ideas truckers use to pass the time. Take a look and let us know if you have something you want to add to our list! WARNING: We do not condone the use of electronics or anything that would take your attention away from driving on the roads, these are ideas only for the times where you are…


Lower Your Blood Pressure RIGHT NOW for DOT Physical: 2020

Published on: 04/3/20 2:52 PM


Taking your DOT physical can be nerve wracking. Especially if you have high blood pressure. The following guide is merely a collection of tips and tricks drivers have used to help them lower their blood pressure temporarily as well as for the long term We are not medical professionals and we suggest that if you have high blood pressure, that you take it seriously and work adamantly to lower it in the long run for overall safety while you are…


How You Can Help Essential Workers

Published on: 03/27/20 12:11 PM


Whether you are a commercial fleet driver who is delivering food, goods, and healthcare items to those that need it or you are working remotely and attempting to teach your child that “new math”, we all are getting used to a life that seems like the new normal. If you are feeling like you want to contribute to flattening the curve, but you don’t know where to start, here are a few top stories and examples that are currently helping the essential workers.   Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES)  The Senate unanimously…


What Fleet Managers Need to Know During This Coronavirus Outbreak

Published on: 03/17/20 12:07 PM


As numbers continue to rise for coronavirus cases in the united states, the trucking industry is prepping for continued stagnation. Many experts are having trouble making predictions on the future considering the unknown variables. Here are some interesting updates and trending news stories that should be your focus as a fleet manager these next few months.  What is causing the Decline in Shipping?  In 2018 the freight market was flourishing. 7.8 million jobs were trucking-related (3.5 million of which were drivers), and profits were up almost 100 billion by the end of the 4th quarter. This led to predictions of future market growth to come into…