If not, now is the time to prepare. New entry-level driver training requirements call for a wide variety of instruction covering seven topics. Do you know what those topics are? If you are a trucker or have truck drivers in your fleet, the new training requirements are must-know information. First, let’s talk about the date. … Read moreAre You Ready for the Entry-Level Truck Driver Training Rule?
Welcome to Part II of our latest in The Technician’s Log, our long-running series examining issues that impact commercial motor vehicle technicians. In Part I of our series, we looked at the top diagnostic issues of our day, how to address diagnostics complexity, and troubleshooting electric components. Now, to start Part II of our series, … Read moreThe Technician’s Log: Complex Diagnostics Protocols Decoded, Part II
Ask any trucking company – no matter their size – and they will tell you safety is their number one priority. Yet, still, there is no shortage of ways trucking companies can find themselves on the wrong end of the stick when it comes to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Whether it be through … Read moreWhich Safety Metrics Should Your Trucking Company Monitor?
It is a topic that has been on everyone’s mind. And it is also the never-ending topic: The truck driver shortage. Yet the truck driver employment problem isn’t the only factor impacting how recruiters do their jobs. Private companies must also pay close attention to internal policies that influence employee motivation, compensation, and benefits. Yet, … Read moreHow Private Trucking Companies Can Enhance Their Recruiting Efforts
As trucking companies struggle to fill their cabs, many turn towards increasing diversity in their workforce. One of the ways fleet managers try to impact the problem is through the recruitment of women in the industry. The question is, what should trucking industry participants do to increase the participation of women in trucking? Listen to … Read moreThe Best Ways to Retain Women in Trucking
As we approach 2022, the conversation has once again turned-on infrastructure and inflation. While the bipartisan infrastructure bill passed by Congress will result in long-term improvements at U.S. ports, in the short-term, supply chains face a big problem. Backlogs of intermodal containers have been plaguing the U.S. and – indeed – the world. Near-term government … Read moreSupply Chain Woes and Infrastructure News
Long gone are the days of a trucking company shop technician pulling out a big, thick manual, rifling through pages, and finding what they need. Thanks to advances in trucking technology, augmented reality (AR) is quickly becoming the go-to for technicians who want a more effective and streamlined way to conduct maintenance on commercial motor … Read moreWill Augmented Reality Become the Go-To for Technician Training?
Welcome back to the Technician’s Log. Today, we are going to dive into the world of diagnostics. Because as every aspect of a commercial motor vehicle becomes more complex, diagnosing issues becomes ever more challenging for diesel mechanics. Whether you are dealing with electrical issues or unknown vibrations, you never know what problem is going … Read moreThe Technician’s Log: Complex Diagnostics Protocols Decoded, Part I