October 16, 2018

Will Kling, aka Lil Dawg, unboxes and reviews the Smart Dashcam

Will Kling, aka Lil Dawg, unboxes and reviews the Smart Dashcam

“It was easy. As soon as I plugged it into the new ELD, it registered it right away.” — Will Kling, aka Lil Dawg. The KeepTruckin Smart Dashcam is easy by design. It’s a simple, plug-and-play video solution for fleets of every size. Recently, Lil Dawg—a professional truck driver and

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October 14, 2018

California CHP is ready to enforce ELD mandate on interstate drivers

California CHP is ready to enforce ELD mandate on interstate drivers

California is the latest state to codify the FMCSA’s ELD mandate for interstate truckers. Since the state only adopted the Federal rules including the Electronic Logging Device mandate in August, inspectors had been checking driver logs and Hours of Service compliance the old-fashioned way. Those days are over. California’s ELD

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October 10, 2018

4 reasons to use a dash cam

4 reasons to use a dash cam

With the introduction of new technology such as electronic logging devices and dash cams, the trucking industry is evolving. There is a lot more focus on safety and minimizing the number of road accidents nowadays, and dash cams may play a crucial role in achieving that goal. If you are

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October 4, 2018

5 Food Tips for Getting Healthier While on the Road

5 food tips for getting healthier while on the road - Featured image

Accompanying my husband Will on our first trip in his 18-wheeler with no time to plan or properly meal prep opened my eyes to the poor food choices available on the road. Even though it was a short trip, I realized healthy options were limited, including restaurants. Drivers in general,

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October 4, 2018

5 Tips For Improving Fuel Efficiency

5 tips for improving fuel efficiency

According to a 2018 report published by Fleet Financials, fuel expenses are the primary reason for trucking companies’ higher Total Cost of Ownership index. While depreciation and maintenance costs added 1.4 percent and 2.5 percent respectively, fuel expenditures contributed a total of 12 percent. As fuel prices continue to rise,

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October 3, 2018

5 Challenges of Running a Small Fleet (And How to Overcome Them)

5 Challenges of Running a Small Fleet (And How to Overcome Them)

A small fleet doesn’t necessarily mean easier operations. People who manage smaller fleets may have to face unique challenges in the form of limited human and financial resources. Providing customers with the best service you can, managing a limited budget, and staying competitive in the industry can be overwhelming. Here

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September 25, 2018

The CVSA Releases International Roadcheck 2018 Results

The CVSA International Roadcheck 2018 Results

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) recently released the results of the 2018 International Roadcheck. During the three-day event, 67,502 inspections were conducted throughout Canada and the United States of America. A total of 60,321 inspections were conducted in the U.S., whereas 7,181 were done in Canada. Every year, CVSA-certified

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