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 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 18, 2018

Do CSA Scores Really Matter?

Do CSA Scores Really Matter

Spoiler alert: Yes. They do. Even though many argue that they are unreliable and unfair (more on that later), we are stuck with this system until improvements are made. As we wait for those changes, we believe it’s important to understand the significance of CSA scores, so that you can

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September 5, 2018

4 Best Ways to Maintain Your Tires

4 Best Ways to Maintain Your Tires

Tire maintenance is a key component of an effective driver and fleet safety program. It allows carriers to avoid vehicle performance issues on the road, protect their equipment, and maximize profitability through higher uptime and fuel savings. According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Energy, under-inflated tires can reduce

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August 29, 2018

5 Steps Fleet Managers Can Take to Improve the Driver Retention Rate

5 steps fleet managers can take to improve the driver retention rate

Fleet management can be a challenging job. Monitoring all vehicles, drivers, violations, and important metrics and data points can be overwhelming. In recent years, fleet managers have also been dealing with another problem—driver shortage and retention. According to surveys, more than 50 percent of truck drivers leave their jobs within

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August 29, 2018

Can Millennials Help Solve the Driver Shortage Problem?

Can millennials help solve the driver shortage problem

Statistics show that there is a shortage of 51,000 more drivers in the U.S. trucking industry. The trucking industry projects a shortfall of over 100,00 commercial drivers by 2022. Because of the increasing driver shortage problem, retaining good drivers has also become significantly more important for fleets. Fleet managers use

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August 20, 2018

How Carriers Can Deal With the Early Driver Turnover Problem

Early driver turnover problem: 57% of newly hired drivers leave their carriers within the first 6 months

The driver turnover problem costs the trucking industry approximately $2.8 billion a year. This figure includes profit losses due to idle equipment, recruitment of replacement drivers, etc. The driver turnover rate for large truckload carriers has now jumped to 94%—which is a 20% increase from the turnover rate in the

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August 15, 2018

Driver Retention: How Technology Can Help Fleets

Driver Retention -- How technology can help fleets with the driver shortage and retention problem

Driver shortage is the most significant issue in the trucking industry right now. According to an estimate, the industry will need 900,000 new drivers in the next ten years. The growing driver shortage problem also emphasizes the importance of retaining good drivers. The use of the latest technology can help

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