When most people think of artificial intelligence (AI), they think of hordes of robots roaming the land looking for humans. Except we don’t live in the land of the Terminator. The real applications of artificial intelligence have been creating new business applications and ways for companies to get the job done. Transportation companies in the … Read moreArtificial Intelligence and Trucking Become More Intertwined
Welcome to Part II of our important series on violations. In Part I, we left off discussing Part 382 of the regulations. This is a big category – and has accounted for over 20 percent of acute violations so far this year. The key takeaway is this: if you’re a motor carrier that operates trucks … Read moreHow to Carriers Ensure Stay Violation-Free – Part II
Have you passed an audit or roadside inspection this year without a violation? If so, then you’re in the minority. FMCSA data shows that only six percent of carriers have gotten through an audit or inspection without a violation in 2019. That means that 94% of audits and roadside inspections have resulted in at least … Read moreHow to Ensure Carriers Stay Violation-Free – Part I
A new study released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has found that electronic safety systems may not see stopped vehicles and, in some situations may exacerbate the situation if the truck driver is not paying adequate attention. This may come as quite a surprise considering how much the transportation industry and government … Read moreAre There Limits To Electronic Safety Systems For Trucking Industry?
When considering the average mileage of most commercial motor vehicles, considering the load and job type, wheel bearing replacement generally occurs between 90,000 and 120,000 miles. Still, regardless of the vehicle’s age, it is prudent to inspect the wheel bearings any time you are also doing brake replacement work or brake inspections. Most OEMs recommend … Read moreThe Fleet Technician’s Log: Bearings, Suspension and Steering, Oh My!
Operating heavy-duty commercial motor vehicle is not easy. There is a reason why professional truck drivers must go through a rigorous amount of training and stay current on industry trends. Making your way down the road and through mountain passes with 80,000 pounds behind you is a delicate task. Heavy duty commercial motor vehicles cannot … Read moreThe Trucker’s Go-To Guide for Mountain Driving
In today’s edition of our Technician’s Log Series, we are going to shift gears, pun intended! In the first part of our series, we talked about brake linings, certainly an important topic. Yet, there are more than just brakes to consider. Today we will talk about the latest shop trends in fuel. We’ll start with … Read moreThe Fleet Technician’s Log: Getting Fueled Up
We want to end it on a good note. How do you get the most out of your vehicle’s cruise control system? Whether you are the largest fleet in your region or an owner-operator, cruise control is a consideration. There are many advanced systems fleets choose from when they spec their rigs. The number of … Read moreHow Predictive Cruise Control Can Enhance Your Fleet Operations
As trucking continues to evolve, fleet managers look for innovative new ways to attract top talent. While personal referrals from other truck drivers remain the number one source for new talent, we live in the Millennial age. Trucking companies must do more to attract and retain top talent. Millennials make up half of the domestic … Read moreTop 21st Century Trucking Recruiting Tips
While trucking companies cannot completely eliminate the exposure created when an employee or subcontractor operates a company-owned or personal vehicle, there are specific steps they can take to mitigate it. Some fleets may be under the impression that it is either costly or cumbersome to ensure they are hiring the right people, but the fact … Read moreWhat it Means to Properly Vet Your Truck Drivers