It may seem like an obvious thing to say that steer tire inflation is incredibly important, yet some motor carriers and truck drivers simply don’t understand what kind of a difference a mere 5 or 10 pounds of inflation pressure can have on the way a commercial motor vehicle operates. It may seem like an … Read moreWhy Steer Tire Inflation Is So Important For Truck Drivers
Though the news may get lost in the daily spin-cycle of national television coverage, it is no secret to those within the trucking industry: The U.S. economy is charging hard and the impact it is having on the freight sector cannot be understated. Economic winds are prevailing and trucking companies stand to gain. Will the … Read moreThe Economic Climate For Trucking Looks Better Than Ever
Many consider the trucking industry to be one where innovation and forward-thinking is hard to come by, yet that couldn’t be further from the truth. As trucking companies embrace telematics, advanced safety and fleet management systems, they are moving – albeit cautiously – into the future. There is one area, however, where fleets could stand … Read moreHow Trucking Companies Can Use Social Media To Their Advantage
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?
There has been a lot of movement in the last month where trucking is concerned. In the latest from Washington, three Republican Senators have introduced a companion bill to the DRIVE-Safe Act that was put forward in the House of Representatives earlier this year. The companion bill would lower the age requirement for new interstate … Read moreThe Federal And State Governments Have Trucking On Their Mind
The ELD mandate has been at the top of everyone’s mind over the past two years, yet there are many other technological innovations that fleet managers can take advantage of to enhance their operations. In fact, the ELD mandate has so dominated the conversation that many motor carriers may be overlooking the potential uses and … Read moreBringing Your Trucking Company Into The Future
In today’s post, we wanted to take a closer look at how cities and urban areas can make simple changes that create a safer environment for truck drivers. Many large cities are already taking a closer look at this issue, with New York, Boston, and Washington D.C. being at the forefront. Still, the United States … Read moreA Closer Look At Urban Truck Driving
Have you heard? The White House has finally come out with its long-anticipated move to roll back fuel-efficiency standards put in place by the Obama administration. Officially, they are aiming to challenge state’s rights to set their own stricter tailpipe emission standards. But some say they face a difficult task in actually getting his to … Read moreEnvironmental Policies And States’ Rights Back In The Spotlight
Any fleet manager worth their salt in the business will know the basic components of an effective maintenance program. But there is still a difference between a good maintenance program and a great one. There are essentially 10 basic components of a great maintenance program, and while every fleet operates differently and has unique needs, … Read moreThe Definitive Motor Carrier’s Maintenance Guide
Gliders have been back in the news, with EPA movements and lawmakers coming out weighing on the issue of gliders. But first, what are they? Glider kits are ways for small fleets and owner-operators to remove the major components from older, more dilapidated semi-trucks and put it into newer chassis that complies with modern safety … Read moreWhat’s Going On With Glider Kits And GHG Phase 2 Rules?