Lower Your Blood Pressure RIGHT NOW for DOT Physical: 2020

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

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

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 Affecting Your Fleet

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

  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?

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

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…


The Biggest Challenges Small Business Fleets Face

When you’re part of a small business, owning and operating a fleet of business vehicles can be especially tough. Not only do you have the same concerns as a corporate fleet manager, but you are also likely dealing with more responsibilities than just the fleet alone. “In a smaller fleet, the fleet manager has to wear quite a few more hats,” a fleet superintendent for the City of La Verne, CA named Dave Johnson told the Government Fleet website. “I…


What the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Mandate Means for Your Fleet

In 2012, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) highway bill was passed. This bill mandated the creation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse to go into effect on January 6, 2020. The Clearinghouse was created to make sure CDL holders who have positive alcohol or drug tests, who have refused these tests, or who haven’t undergone return-to-duty rehab get registered in a national database. By being registered in the database,…


5 Strategies to Improve Your Commercial Fleet’s Sustainability

With extreme weather happening every day, there’s no doubt humans have had a profound effect on our environment. Making your fleet more sustainable can reduce that impact and send a positive message to your customers. One of the biggest contributors to environmental pollution comes from vehicle emissions. According to the EPA, 29% of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2017 came from vehicles and transportation. This makes vehicle travel the biggest source of emissions overall. All vehicles emit worse pollutants…