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…


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…


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…


How The Coronavirus is Effecting Your Fleet

Published on: 03/11/20 12:38 PM


The economic downturn for the past few months has a lot of people on the edge of their seats, especially in the fleet industry, but how is this economic decline from coronavirus effecting your fleet? The COVID-19 scare may create a snowball effect, leading to incoming shipment decline for ports, fuel price fluctuations, and an overall decrease in carrier jobs country wide.   Decline in Port Shipments  Currently, the ports feeling the most decline are mainly the west coast cities like Los Angeles, Long Beach and Seattle, who have seen a dip in containerized cargo by 9% in February when compared…