Wow, it certainly has been quite a year, has it not? The trucking industry has seen a lot of growth and change as it evolves to accommodate a shifting transportation landscape. But the year isn’t over yet! We’ve got the latest and greatest news that impact the trucking industry, from moves in California to moves … Read moreYour Week In Trucking – The Latest Updates As 2017 Comes To A Close
Traditionally, trucking fleets often own their own vehicles, yet leasing is also an option. Today, we will look at the benefits of leasing and why it may be right for your fleet. Whether it be through the freeing up of additional capital or gaining better insight into the total cost of ownership, leasing has its … Read moreA Closer Look At Commercial Heavy Duty Truck Leasing
Although some refer to advanced telematics systems as GPS systems or even mistake them for ELDs, the word telematics encompasses a whole host of different things. Properly utilizing telematics isn’t just about tracking a vehicle’s location or logging time, telematics systems – whether in-house or outsourced – are generally robust software or web-based solutions that … Read moreHow Telematics Can Be Used To Reshape Your Fleet
Everywhere you look, technology is reshaping the way industries operate, and trucking and warehousing are no exceptions. Today we’ll look at how technological innovation is reshaping two staples of the trucking industry: the good ole’ dump truck and the warehouse. Remember when you were a kid? Surely you had one of those Hot Wheels dump … Read moreHow Technology Is Reshaping Dump Truck And Warehouse Design
Are you running an in-house maintenance program but are considering moving to an outsourced solution? If so, there are many steps you must go through to ensure the fit is right. The fact is, how your trucking company runs their maintenance program is critical to other aspects of fleet operations, such as safety and truck … Read moreThinking Of Outsourcing Your Trucking Maintenance Needs? Run A Pilot Program
If you examine Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) numbers, you’ll see that the average commercial motor vehicle (CMV) accident resulting in property damaged came in around $18,000. If there was an injury involved? Expect that number to jump to $331,000. Also bear in mind that neither of these numbers take into account potential loss … Read moreYour Guide To Creating A Proper Collision Procedures Plan
Economies change all the time and fleets are constantly looking for ways to stay competitive in market that could sway one way or another at the drop of a hat. You might be an intrepid investor looking to buy into your own trucking company, but what’s the best move in this environment? Quite frankly, evaluating … Read morePrivate or Dedicated Fleet? Digging Into Dedicated.
Do you know what it costs a motor carrier on average where maintenance and repair are concerned? Fifteen cents per mile. That’s no small number. It comes out to around 10 percent to fleet operating costs. By some estimates, almost two-thirds of fleets today are conducting their maintenance in-house. Yet, there are signs that the … Read moreChoosing The Right Third-Party Maintenance Option For Trucks