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Introducing GorillaMAX

Gorilla Safety provides customers looking for a turn key solution with its award winning, patented solution in an easy to install MAX package. GorillaMAX comes ready to install and fully functional, taking all of the guesswork out of the process. GorillaMAX brings all aspects of your fleet operations into one easy to use driver interface. This cockpit[…]

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Gorilla Safety Offers Options for Light-Duty Trucks

Not every truck in your fleet is a 54-foot behemoth hauling big shipments across the country. Some of them are lighter duty pickup trucks used for smaller hauls. You might have thought that those trucks couldn’t be integrated in a fleet management system like Gorilla Safety. Think again. Unlike other systems, we offer the OBDII[…]

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ELD Mandate Upheld by Courts

If you’ve been waiting for a final ruling on whether the ELD Mandate governing the requirement for electronic logging devices (ELDs) would be upheld by the U.S legal system or not, your wait is over. On October 31, the United States Court of Appeals ruled against the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) and unanimously agreed[…]

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Proposed DOT Speed Limiters

On August 26, 2016, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a speed limiter mandate proposal by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). At the beginning of September, a 60-day window for public comments began to give the motor carrier industry the opportunity to supply feedback[…]

average cost of ELDs

Average Cost of ELDs

Because they’re regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), electronic logging devices (ELDs) must meet specific requirements, especially if owner-operators and fleets want to be in compliance by December 2017 and December 2019. Every ELD must be able to do specific things and the benefits of an ELD are compelling. However, when you[…]

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FMCSA Inspection Changes

In July, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a few changes and updates to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). The “Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation” and “Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance” portions of the FMCSRs were the areas that received the most amendments. The FMCSA says no new regulations have[…]

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Step Up Your Game: 5 Ways to Become a More Effective Fleet Manager

Managing your fleet can be challenging. Between the drivers and their quirks, new safety regulations, maintenance needs, and all the paperwork, you probably feel like you’re drowning in things that never get done on time. There are several things you can do to become a more effective fleet manager, diminish your stress levels, and help[…]

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Has the “Gig Economy” Come to the Trucking Industry?

With the recent announcement of $16 million in investor funding available for Convoy, a startup billing itself as the “Uber of the trucking industry,” it seems that technology is continuing to catch up to the trucking industry. Convoy, founded by former Amazon employees and backed by plenty of heavy hitters in the investment world, aims[…]

DOT Recordable Accident

DOT Recordable Accidents – What They Are and Why They Matter

Not all accidents are created equal. While that may seem obvious, it may be more complicated than you think. While every accident can impact your bottom line, DOT recordable accidents can have a major impact on your business. Here’s why. What is a DOT Recordable Accident? Carriers are required to keep records of an accident[…]

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How Electronic Logging Devices Can Save You Money

As of December 16, 2017, Electronic Logging Devices become mandatory for commercial trucks as part of a law passed in 2012 by Congress and based on rules and requirements outlined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Before you look at this change as yet another government regulation causing you and your drivers problems,[…]

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Safety Benefits of Using an Electronic Logging Device

The Electronic Logging Device (ELD), a new requirement for commercial drivers, regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), is about to become a reality for millions of drivers across the country. The move to newer technology and away from paper logs used since 1938 is hailed for its many benefits. Besides reducing paperwork[…]