Considering the trucking industry is gearing up for the new greenhouse gas Phase 2 emissions regulations, one would think the California Air Resources Board (CARB) would be taking a hiatus as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gets to work. Except, that isn’t the case. Their new set of goals aims to explore and expand on … Read moreWhat Has California Got In Mind For Zero Emissions Vehicles?
When it comes to heavy-duty commercial vehicle components, so many have vital roles, and this includes lift axles. Serving as the backbone of state and federal road and bridge protection, lift axles serve a crucial function. Still, as is with so many other complex debates within the trucking industry, a byzantine maze of regulatory requirements … Read moreTruck Drivers – How Much Do You Know About Lift Axles?
It’s likely you’ve already heard of the rule prohibiting acts of coercion designed to get truck drivers to somehow violate or bend safety regulations. It went into effect in January, and operators have been driving under it ever since. The rule is officially called “Prohibiting Coercion of Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers Rule,” this regulatory measure … Read moreHow To Operate Trucking Effectively Under The Umbrella Of The Coercion Rule
Are you a fleet manager who feels like you are standing just on the precipice of real success? Perhaps you are looking for better ways to motivate and coach your people. The fact is, if you are looking to strengthen your organization’s culture, from safety to recruiting, there are specific steps you must take. You … Read moreFleet Manager: How To Use In-Cab Video To Your Advantage
Have you been using the truckload spot freight market a lot less? If so, you aren’t alone. Due to the depressed rates over the last year, many have given up on spot freight. Still, it may be time to give it a second look. Taking a closer look at the numbers, external pressures that had … Read moreWhat’s Up With The Spot Freight Market?
Earlier this month the White House, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Transportation Safety Administration put out their final “Phase 2” rules for greenhouse gas/fuel economy for medium and heavy duty commercial vehicles. The rules are set to cover all semi-trucks, vans and large pickup trucks. They will also govern buses and work trucks … Read morePotential Reactions to the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Phase 2 Rules
It’s no secret: the trucking industry is experiencing some pretty big changes in regulations. Whether you are talking about electronic logging devices (ELD) or speed limiters, there is plenty to remember when it comes to staying in regulatory compliance. Yet, when the rules change or are complex or confusing, keeping up can be difficult. So … Read moreTrucking’s Regulatory Handbook For 2017 And Beyond – The ELD Mandate
Last week we took a closer look at how you can utilize advanced telematics and GPS technologies to improve your fleet’s performance. Whether you are looking at safety measured, truck driver performance or fuel savings, GPS can make a big impact on your bottom line. Today we will dig into other aspects of GPS utilization … Read moreHow GPS Improves Truck Driver Behavior and Fleet Performance – Part II
With all the talk of ELDs on this side of the border, we sometimes forget that the trucking industry is a North American operation, not just an American one. Our brothers and sisters in Canada are as much a part of the equation as we are. And yet, despite getting ahead of the game where … Read moreWhat’s Going On With ELDs In Canada?
The fact is this: By coaching your drivers to operate using better driving habits is not only safe, it boosts your overall fleet productivity and profitability. But did you know that the answer to this lies in a simple GPS unit? This technology provides what you need to accomplish your goals. GPS can help you … Read moreHow GPS Improves Truck Driver Behavior And Fleet Performance – Part I