February 18, 2017

A Quick Guide to FMCSA’s ELD Mandate

A Quick Guide to FMCSA's ELD Mandate

On December 10, 2015, the FMCSA announced the ELD mandate. As per this new rule, all commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) must be equipped with AOBRDs (Automatic On-Board Recorder Devices) or ELDs (electronic logging devices) by the end of December 2017. Now the ELD mandate is just months away. Are you

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February 12, 2017

6 Levels of DOT Inspection

6 Levels of DOT inspection

Most CMVs have to go through a DOT Inspection now and then, especially if they weigh more than 10,000 lbs. These inspections are carried out by a state police officer or a qualified DOT inspector, who checks all parts and accessories of the vehicles thoroughly to ensure that all CMVs on

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February 4, 2017

Fleet Operating Costs: The Actual Cost of Running a Fleet

Fleet operating costs: The actual cost of running a fleet

The intricacies of running a fleet can be quite nerve-racking. Fleet managers need to handle a plethora of things. From selecting the right vehicles to making sure that their fleet is fully compliant with the rules and regulations of the trucking industry, fleet managers have to shoulder many responsibilities. However,

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January 22, 2017

6 Questions & Answers to Help You With Your ELD Transition

6 Questions and Answers for ELD transition

The FMCSA ELD mandate applies to most commercial motor vehicle drivers. As per this new ELD rule, after December 2017 most CMVs will need to have electronic logging devices (ELDs). As the December 2017 deadline approaches, most trucking companies are now going for ELD implementation as a result. If you

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January 18, 2017

Court Denies OOIDA Rehearing on ELD Mandate Lawsuit

Court Denies OOIDA Rehearing on ELD Mandate Lawsuit

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has been denied a rehearing on the ELD mandate lawsuit. The OOIDA is still planning to pursue this case and appeal to the Supreme Court, but chances are looking bleak for a variety of reasons. In this post, we discover why that’s the case.

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January 14, 2017

The Connection Between Commercial Truck Accidents and Fatigued Drivers

Connection between commercial truck accidents and fatigued drivers

There are more than 15 million commercial trucks transporting over 70% of all U.S. goods every year. This high number of commercial trucks on the road experience a lot of unfortunate accidents. Despite FMCSA’s best efforts in implementing rules and regulations to avoid such incidents and improve driver/vehicle safety, there’s

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January 3, 2017

The Impact of Driver Fatigue on Driver Retention and Their Careers

The Impact of Driver Fatigue on Driver Retention and Their Careers

Let’s face it: No matter how professional or highly-skilled your truck drivers are, they will never be able to overcome their natural need for sleep. No one can. Considering how driver fatigue can lead to tragic losses for truck drivers as well as trucking companies, fleet managers and owners ought to

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December 22, 2016

6 Effective Driver Recruitment and Driver Retention Strategies

6 Effective Driver Recruitment and Driver Retention Strategies

Losing your truck drivers to your competitors is never a good spot to be in. Considering how it costs thousands of dollars to find and recruit a new truck driver, it pays to have an established fleet management to keep your driver turnover rates to a minimum. Formulating an effective

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December 17, 2016

DOT Wants 0 Road Deaths by 2046

DOT Wants Zero Road Deaths by 2046

The agony and sadness of losing a family member is always heartbreaking. This is especially true for families where the breadwinners are the unfortunate ones to pass away. Not only would the ones left have to cope with the pain of losing a loved one, but they would also need

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