Training new drivers

3 minute read

Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety, Employee Retention

Your new hires are helping you expand, but some are bringing lousy driving habits you don't want along with them, and given your busy schedule, you won't have time to train them. Or do you?

What to include in your vehicle use policy

4 minute read

Drivers, Fleet Management, Insurance

One thing that is commonly asked for new users signing up for GPS fleet management is: will this save money on my insurance? And the answer is, 'it depends'.

Like most things, if the system is not monitored and the information it provides is not acted upon then GPS won't be nearly as effective as it has the potential to be.

The first thing our customer success team reviews with new clients is their vehicle use policy. Most don't have anything concrete and it usually consists of some unwritten rules that are told to drivers.

Insurance companies like to see things written down, something that can be clearly communicated with drivers, managers and staff. We tend to agree and provide a boilerplate template for a vehicle use policy and customize it to our client's own policies they want to enforce.

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

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 solid vehicle policy

1 minute read

Drivers, Fleet Management, Insurance, Personal Use, Safety Manager

personal use of company vehicles

We often hear about clients and other small businesses allowing employees to take vehicles home for personal use. Jane needs a van to move some boxes this weekend, Frank wants to grab something at the home improvement store and wants to borrow a pickup, etc. Some employers also allow their team to commute with the vehicles if they live closer to the job-site than the office it saves everyone time and fuel.