Installing a GPS solution for the first time

3 minute read

Fleet Management, GPS, Safety, Trucking, Mobile Workforce, Integration

You have been managing your team the say way for years, now you have just installed a GPS fleet management solution in all of your trucks. How are you going to explain this to your drivers? Will they feel like they are being spied on? How do other companies handle it?

When and How to Use Personal Conveyance

3 minute read

Compliance, Fleet Management, FMCSA, Personal Use, Safety, Trucking, Personal Conveyance

One of the most misunderstood and misused features of ELDs is the allowance of Personal Conveyance, often noticed as PC.

Before we dive into the meaning and common questions about PC, there are two questions you should ask yourself to help determine if you are following part 395 of the regulations :

Cameras Improving Trucker Safety

2 minute read

Fleet Management, Safety, Safety Manager, Trucking, Mobile Workforce, Cameras

You are rolling down the road, a green light ahead with a clear intersection. In an instant, you pick up a vehicle out of the corner of your eye. It fails to stop for the red light and slams into the side of your truck. Your truck begins to spin sideways, but you recover and manage to pull off to the shoulder to check on the other driver.


Short Haul Exemption

4 minute read

ELD, Fleet Management, Trucking, Short Haul, Exemption, Mobile Workforce

Are you running a short haul and concerned about HOS (hours of service) and how the ELD mandate may or may not apply to you?

What to do when your ELD Malfunctions

1 minute read

ELD, Fleet Management, FMCSA, Safety, Trucking

It's early in the morning, you are about to start your shift driving and want to get started on the deliveries for the day. An hour into your drive your ELD stops working, you've tried turning it off and back on but no luck what do you do?

Why trucking is so important

4 minute read

Accident, Compliance, DOT, Driver Scorecard, Drivers, Fleet Management, GPS, Hours of Service, Safety, shortage, Incentive, Supply Chain, Trucking

The Need for Trucking

How to fight distracted driving

1 minute read

Safety

It's a common sight on roads today, a driver is stopped at a light that has just turned green, heads down, eyes glued to their phone. People just can't seem to be able to disconnect from their electronic distractions.

Blocking texting or other features on your driver's phone might not be the best solution. Taking a systematic approach to reduce distractions in the vehicle and train your driver on what is expected of them when they are driving your vehicle.

Why you are still dealing with contracts

1 minute read

Fleet Management, IoT

 Matt has a problem. His GPS vendor won't get back to him, support tickets go unanswered, plus he needs new hardware track three more vehicles. Sales say they should ship in a few weeks. After putting up with this sort of abuse, Matt can't wait to find a better partner to help him deal with his fleet technology issues, but he is under a contract for another 18 months. If this scenario sounds familiar, you are not alone. 

Creating a driver safety culture

1 minute read

Driver Scorecard, Insurance, Safety, Safety Manager

While you didn't get into your business to operate a small fleet of vehicles, your employees rely on them to get to the job site and do what they do best. Owners and managers who take safety seriously, comply with OSHA and other regulations, teach best practices and impart their safety culture oftentimes do not extend that out to one of the more dangerous aspects of the job: getting there.

Making the switch from AOBRD to ELD

3 minute read

AOBRD, DOT, ELD, FMCSA, Hours of Service, Roadside Inspection

Many fleet owners are in the same position, the setup they have been using for years is not going to be legal after the end of next year and are looking at what their options are. Making the change from older style AOBRD to the new ELD may seem like a leap, but most people find it is more of a step if you know what the changes mean for your drivers.

The differences between the systems are fewer than you might imagine and it really is the details that can cause most of your pains.


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