Trucking Inspections: How to Make Sure Your Fleet Passes Vehicle Inspections

Published on: 04/25/16 6:48 PM


The Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires that all specified components of any commercial motor vehicle be inspected at least every 12 months, sometimes more frequently in certain cases. These inspections can be done at any time, but once a year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducts its annual “Roadcheck”, where 10,000 federal, state, provincial, and local truck and bus inspectors hold heavy vehicle inspections throughout much of North America over a 72-hour period. Whether…


On-Demand Trucking: The “Uberization” of the Trucking Industry

Published on: 04/25/16 6:31 PM


The world is going on-demand. We have on-demand apps for films, games, taxis, and even puppy playdates. So, it’s no surprise that the on-demand philosophy is being applied to the trucking industry. On-demand trucking offers a new, more efficient way of matching shippers with carriers. “While freight brokers are essential today, the way they do business is woefully inefficient,” says Steve Hanley from Gas2. Instead of paying anywhere from a quarter to nearly half of the gross shipping fee to…


How Fleet Managers Can Keep Their Truck Drivers Happy

Published on: 02/29/16 7:57 PM


It’s no secret that the commercial trucking industry is currently experiencing a dramatic shortage of truck drivers. Each year, more and more Baby Boomers are retiring, leaving a hole in the industry that, as of yet, younger generations have not filled. According to the American Trucking Association’s Truck Driver Shortage Analysis for 2015, the shortage of truck drivers has risen to 48,000 across the US, and they estimate that trucking companies will need to hire around 89,000 new truck drivers…


New Trend in Fleet Technology

Published on: 01/19/16 4:55 PM


As fleet technology continues to advance, many fleet managers and business owners are realizing without it, their companies will fall behind the competition. Proper utilization of fleet management technology can increase your ROI, improve driver safety and streamline communications – but most importantly, some of the latest fleet technologies may be required for your organization to comply with new federal and international laws. Here are just a few of the latest updates in fleet technology, and how they can impact…


How to Cut Costs for Your Fleet in 2016

Published on: 01/7/16 6:32 PM


How to Reduce Fleet Costs in 2016   As 2015 comes to a close, many a business owner is taking the time to reflect on the previous year’s budget and consider how improvements can be made in 2016. Now is the perfect time to develop methods to reduce fleet costs in the future, and we’ve assembled a few of the most noteworthy tips for fleet managers in 2016. Check out our list of budgeting tips for fleet management below! Reduce…


Commercial Driver Safety

Published on: 12/9/15 9:18 PM


3 Ways Fleet Companies Can Improve Commercial Driver Safety & Fleet Vehicle Safety   Commercial trucking is an industry that can be fraught with hazards and risks for both the commercial driver and the fleet vehicle alike. Luckily, there are several different ways for fleet companies to manage and mitigate these occupational risks. The best ways to help your fleet drivers practice vehicle safety is through proactive, preventative action and management. Below, you’ll find three practical ways that fleet companies…


Non-Traditional Fleet Services

Published on: 11/10/15 5:10 PM


When encountering the word “fleet,” you may picture a parking lot full of eighteen-wheeled semi-trucks, a hangar filled with airplanes, or an armada of ships at port. Historically, the word has big connotations—it brings to mind large transportation machines, and lots of them. Semantically, the definition of a fleet offers a slightly different perspective. Merriam-Webster defines a fleet as “a group of ships or vehicles that move or work together or that are controlled or owned by one company.” Today,…


Trusting a Third-Party for Your Fleet Roadside Assistance Management

Published on: 10/6/15 5:47 PM


Trusting a Third-Party for Your Fleet Roadside Assistance Management Like all business owners, you want the many aspects of your corporation to run as smoothly as possible – but what if the best way to increase efficiency is to trust another company with one of your largest investments? Your fleet quite literally keeps your business in motion. When one of your vehicles experiences an emergency or breakdown, your corporation and your profits are halted. In order to avoid any major…