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…

10 Tips to Protect Your Employees From Coronavirus

Published on: 03/5/20 2:34 PM

  Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is a respiratory infection that spreads much like influenza. It is mainly a problem for countries like China, South Korea, Iran, and Italy but there have been some recent cases in the United States that has everyone rushing to the store to buy all the water and toilet paper.   So what should you do to take preventative measures since your fleet travels all over the country? Make a copy of the following list and put it on display in the…

What Will Fleet Management Look Like in 2020?

Published on: 01/6/20 12:50 PM

A new decade is upon us. The year 2020 not only brings with it the start of another era but also changes in fleet management trends. What will it all look like in the coming year? The trends tell us that we have a lot to be excited about as we head into the future. Here’s what we expect to see in fleet management this year: 1. Ride-Sharing for Big Rigs? Not exactly, but picture this: Someone needs something shipped….

Overcoming Common Government Fleet Management Challenges

Published on: 12/30/19 9:52 AM

There are countless jokes about working in government. Most of them revolve around how nothing ever gets done because the government moves at the pace of a snail stuck in molasses. And once a decision is made, there’s no money to do anything! While we all know these jokes, government fleet managers are all too familiar with the reality of dealing with committees and politicians that bog down all the processes that come with the job. While every private fleet…