Welcome to Part II of our series on safety culture for trucking companies. We have covered a range of topics, from incentives to video-cam footage. What’s next? Let’s move on from generating incentives and motivational tactics to addressing accountability. What’s a trucking company to do about disciplinary policies and action? How Fleet Managers Handle Disciplinary … Read moreProfitable Trucking Companies Have Strong Safety Cultures – Part II
Strong safety cultures are ones where every employee – from the owner to the president to a part-time worker – put safety before everything else. Every decision, from the driver hiring criteria to the technology adopted and used throughout the fleet, is made with safety in mind. When safety is the priority, great safety performance … Read moreProfitable Trucking Companies Create Strong Safety Cultures – Part I
One change that could ease some pressure on trucking companies is the new FMCSA rule that went into effect March 22 that will allow truck drivers who do not satisfy certain vision requirements with one eye or another to still be qualified to drive a big rig. Currently, these truck drivers cannot operate in interstate … Read moreWill Changes at the FMCSA Help Truck Driver Recruitment?
Many say the trucking sector is the canary in the coal mine. Whatever happens in the trucking sector can be used to extrapolate what will happen in the broader economy. And with so much unease in the world, between a lingering pandemic, a new land war in Europe, and rising inflation, what can industry insiders … Read moreWhat do Big Changes for Trucking Companies Say About the Economy?
The trucking industry is in a period of significant change. Much of this transformation is being pushed by technological advancements in telematics, data management and equipment features. Autonomous trucking is also making big strides. Electronic logging devices get more advanced than ever. Truck drivers and trucking companies have a lot to choose from when it … Read moreHow Clean Air Regulations Push Trucking Companies to Biodiesel
Autonomous trucking technology has come a long way. A lot of work goes into making sure a large class 8 vehicle can safely dive itself. All it takes for a human to learn is about two-weeks. But turning a big rig over to a computer takes millions of miles and billions of dollars before we … Read moreWhat Technologies Underpin Autonomous Trucks? Part I
The last mile trucking segment is one of the fastest growing segments in the trucking and transportation sectors. In fact, during the last year, the last mile delivery market has exploded. It is estimated that there are 1.5 million last mile delivery vehicles on the road in North America today. This rapidly growing market segment … Read moreLast-Mile Trucking Companies Have Unique Tire Needs
Have you heard of Transportation Management Software (TMS)? If not, you may be missing out on a key piece of technology that could revolutionize your fleet. When combined with other technological solutions for fleets, TMS can be a real game changer for fleet efficiency and productivity. And TMS systems themselves have evolved with the times. … Read moreShould Your Trucking Company Invest in Transportation Management Software?
Today, we want to take a closer look on the insights, trends, and benchmarks regarding the maintenance of heavy-duty equipment and Class 6 – 8 trucks. The heavy-duty repair category is defined as independent and internal shops focused on maintaining Class 6 – 8 vehicles. These vehicles are represented by agricultural machinery, emergency vehicles, construction … Read moreEvaluating the State of Class 6 – 8 Trucks Maintenance Procedures