August 8, 2018

Fighting the truck driver shortage: 5 driver recruitment tips to remember

Fighting the truck driver shortage - 5 driver recruitment tips to remember

Driver shortage is the biggest issue in the trucking industry right now. According to the American Trucking Associations (ATA), America’s trucking industry is going to need 900,000 new drivers within the next ten years. Apart from driver shortage, carriers also have to deal with the driver retention problem. Large truckload

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August 8, 2018

6 key elements of an effective fleet safety program

6 key elements of an effective fleet safety program

Safety is one of the most important concerns for fleets of all sizes. In case of an accident, fleets have to deal with vehicle and driver downtime. Potential liabilities and a bad reputation are some of the other problems that spring up in case there is an accident. According to the

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August 2, 2018

Top 10 states with the most unsafe driving behavior

Top 10 states with the most unsafe driving behaviors

Safety should be the number one priority for any carrier or owner-operator. Improved fleet safety not only helps you increase profitability and reduce potential liability, but it also helps build a thriving trucking business that your customers can trust. The best way to increase safety is by creating a robust

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August 2, 2018

7 driving safety tips to keep you safe on the road

7 driving safety tips to keep you safe on the road

Road safety is of paramount importance in the trucking industry. According to statistics, trucking accidents cost fleets nearly $57 billion in 2017 — covering expenses such as medical bills, vehicle repairs, and lost productivity due to downtimes. Companies also pay up to 33 percent higher insurance rates after an accident

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July 30, 2018

5 common IFTA fuel tax reporting mistakes you must avoid

5 common IFTA fuel tax reporting mistakes you must avoid

The process of filing IFTA fuel tax reports can be overwhelming and time-consuming. It becomes even more problematic and complex if simple mistakes are made. For many fleets, IFTA fuel tax reporting can be an administrative burden, and they want to complete the reports correctly and efficiently. To help such

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July 30, 2018

How to Prepare IFTA Reports in Just a Few Clicks

How to Prepare IFTA Reports in Just a Few Clicks

As you know, July 31 marks the end of the second quarter of the year. It is also the deadline for submitting the quarterly IFTA reports. In most cases, trucking companies would have to spend countless hours and allocate several people just to put their records together for their IFTA

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July 26, 2018

Brake Safety Day results: 1,595 vehicles were placed out-of-service

Brake Safety Day results-1,595 vehicles were placed out-of-service

The CVSA has released the results of the unannounced Brake Safety Day. The event took place on April 25, 2018, when roadside inspections were conducted in 41 U.S. states and 11 Canadian provinces/territories. According to the results released by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, 1,595 vehicles were placed out of

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July 26, 2018

4 ways an AOBRD can make your life easier

4 ways an AOBRD can make your life easier

Editor’s Note: KeepTruckin customers currently operating in AOBRD mode can switch to ELD mode by December 2019 by simply changing one setting in the KeepTruckin Dashboard – no hardware replacement or software updates required. This means that fleets now have the freedom to switch vendors without sacrificing the flexibility of an

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July 25, 2018

The Trucking Alliance wants ELDs for intrastate CMVs

The Trucking Alliance wants ELDs for intrastate CMVs

Although short-haul drivers, who fulfill certain requirements, are exempt from the ELD mandate, the Trucking Alliance is urging lawmakers to mandate electronic logging devices for intrastate CMVs. Talking to HDT, Lane Kidd, the managing director of the coalition of transportation companies, said: “Since Congress required electronic logging devices in all

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