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
Maintenance costs for trucking companies run the gamut. Not only do fleet managers need to consider standard diesel technician maintenance, but truck drivers also play a part in managing maintenance costs, policies, and procedures. Are you ready to discuss the best ways to set and manage labor costs for trucking companies? After all, dealing with … Read moreHow to Properly Manage Truck Maintenance Costs
According to data from the American Trucking Associations (ATA), trucking companies will need to hire approximately 1.1 million new truck drivers over the next ten years to keep up with shipping demand. That represents an average of 110,000 new truck drivers per year. While this sounds like an insurmountable task, it must be done. As … Read moreHow Trucking Companies Use Uniforms to Build Their Brand
The big news of the month will undoubtedly be the passing of the bipartisan infrastructure deal. Improvements to the nation’s infrastructure have been an oft-sought goal for many an administration. Yet, it has remade elusive. Until now. The question is, what does the infrastructure bill mean for the trucking industry? How Did We Get Here? … Read moreThe Supply Chain and Infrastructure Back in the Spotlight
While the new bipartisan infrastructure bill that passed Congress in early November will lead to major improvements to the nation’s roads, bridges, waterways, and more, the U.S. supply chain has continued to operate under duress. Improvements to our national infrastructure will certainly result in long-awaited improvements to the nation’s ports, but our current problem is … Read moreEfforts to Address Pressure at the Ports Intensify
If you have been following news from the feds about COVID-19, it is likely you have heard about the new COVID-19 mandate. COVID-related news continues to impact the trucking industry. The Biden Administration announced vaccination requirements for federal workers in July. That mandate would cover federal workers and contractors working for the government. Then, on … Read moreHow Can Trucking Companies Navigate the COVID-19 Mandate?
If your work involves the transportation or supply chain sectors, then you have likely heard of the California port crisis. It certainly is an issue that has been vexing trucking companies to no end. At the time of this writing, there are 65 cargo ships held up outside of two of America’s biggest ports, the … Read moreThe California Port Crisis Explained
What do you need to know when comparing car shipping companies? For one, you should do your research and compare customer reviews. Your research should also include shipping companies’ rates, availability, and ease of use. To make the process a little easier, below are five important factors to consider when researching car shipping companies. 1. … Read more5 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Car Shipping Company
We have spent a lot of time lately talking about electric trucks, but there is a good reason for that. Many are expecting electric vehicles to overtake internal combustion vehicles on our nation’s roads and highways within the next decade. And here at the QuickTSI blog, we pride ourselves on focusing on industry-leading topics. We … Read moreTop Tips for Properly Maintaining a Hybrid Fleet