Have you heard of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) regulation governing driver vehicle inspection reports (DVIRs)? Complying with them is supposed to be a simple task. To comply, they outline four simple steps: Truck drivers must conduct a pre- and post-trip inspection. Truck drivers must record all safety-related vehicle defects. Truck drivers must … Read moreHow Electronic DVIRs Can Streamline Trucking Operations?
We love working in the trucking industry, but let’s face it, any job where you’re sitting for a prolonged period of time – whether in an office chair or truck cab – can be problematic for our backs. The addition of physical labor, in lifting cargo and moving large pieces of equipment, means truckers have … Read moreTruck Driver Kicking Back Pain To The Back Of The Line
In its very purest form, a 6×2 axle configuration is merely a three-axle set up with power being distributed to just one of the tandem rear axles. Simply, only two of the six wheel positions are actually powered. Earlier 6×2 configurations were composed primarily of a drive axle and a dead axle, with most dead … Read moreAre 6×2 Axles Right For Your Trucking Operation?
When there’s movement in global supply chain, trucking feels it, and is about to feel it again. With containerized cargo undergoing some maritime treaty changes, there could be some impact on trucking interests. The problem lies with the Coast Guard’s desire to make major changes that will pit two trucking bases against each other. The … Read moreHow New Container Weighting Regulations May Affect Trucking
You’ve likely heard of the Internet of Things (IoT), but have you heard of the Interstate of Things? The Interstate of Things represents more than just smart highways and communication between intelligent vehicles and the road. It represents wireless connectivity in trucking – taken to a whole new level. Now that mobile fleet management platforms … Read moreWhat Is The Interstate Of Things?
Welcome back to the second part of our series, What Is A Connected Shop? In our last installment we took a look at the basics of a connected shop, from what the term means to the many uses of diagnostic software and hardware tools. Today, we will dive into the specific of trucks and telematics … Read moreWhat Is A Connected Shop? Part II
With all the talk of smart highways and autonomous trucks, some of us forget how truly advanced the modern shop has become. We’ve come a long way from the days of static tools and dumb (paper) communication. Today, multi-use tools – in both hard and software – combine with wireless technologies to make the shop … Read moreWhat Is A Connected Shop? Part I
Have you ever heard of work truck upfitting? Upfitting is a process by which a vehicle is “upfitted” to become more specialized for a certain type of work duty. For instance, one might spec a Dodge Ram 4500 for light maintenance duty. The upfit may consist of six main components: Chassis painting Service body mount … Read moreWhat’s The Story On Truck Upfitting?