a driver preparing for the next CVSA inspection blitz

Getting Ready for the First Inspection Blitz of the Year

It’s never too early to get ready for an upcoming inspection, especially when you know it’s going to happen. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has planned it’s annual International Roadcheck Inspection blitz for May 5 through May 7. If that sounds early, you’re right. Typically this blitz occurs in June, but the timing was[…]

a truck that's been in an accident, driven by someone who needs to review their fleet's accident procedures

Reviewing Your Accident Procedures in 2020

No matter how hard you and your drivers work to prevent accidents on the road, they happen. What your driver does in the immediate aftermath can make the difference in what happens later — lawsuits, settlements, insurance disputes, and more. Now is a good time to review your accident procedures and prepare for future accidents. […]

a piece of yellow iron that needs to be tracked

Are You Doing Enough to Track Your Yellow Iron?

The equipment and heavy machinery your company uses is just as important as the trucks in your fleet. Yellow iron keeps your business moving forward. If you’re not tracking it, you’re missing out on important information and cost-saving measures. Maintenance and Repairs Just as you schedule oil changes, brake checks, and other maintenance for your[…]

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How to Avoid an ELD Outage

You’ve used technology long enough to know that outages happen. Cell towers go down in storms. Your internet won’t connect on a laptop. Things happen. But when your equipment is what keeps your business moving (and legally compliant!), outages must be rare and long outages are unacceptable. Outages Happen, But They Shouldn’t Be Common At[…]

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ELDs Lead to Better Rested, More Alert, and Safer Drivers

Time is money, but too much time, especially behind the wheel, leads to fatigue and accidents. The good news is that electronic logging devices (ELDs) lead to drivers who get more rest which leads to fewer accidents. Anecdotal Evidence The hard data isn’t available yet on the effectiveness of ELDs, but many in the industry[…]

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Using Driver Scorecards to Improve Your Fleet’s Performance

Name one improvement you’d like to make in your fleet’s performance this year. Is it reduced violations? Lower fuel costs? Fewer equipment replacements? Fewer accidents? Better delivery times? For most fleets, the answer is all of the above. The first place to start is to know how your drivers perform behind the wheel. This is[…]

spreadsheet showing the rise of insurance costs for fleets

Rising Insurance Costs: What Can You Do?

Insurance premiums could increase as much as 20 to 25 percent in 2020, thanks in large part to the extremely high awards being determined by juries against carriers and fleets. With insurance rates on the rise, what can you do? Preparing for Insurance Rate Increases Insurance companies that service the trucking industry have been running[…]

a truck driver gearing up for a tough 2020

Gearing Up for a Tough Year

During an economics session at CCJ‘s Solutions Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona recently, ACT Research President Kenny Vieth shared his projections on what the trucking industry can expect in 2020. In short, it’s going to be tough. As with all things related to the economy, there are opportunities and bright spots, but fleets that aren’t efficient[…]

flex eld

Watch Us Flex

You’ve heard all the amazing and exciting news about fleet management systems with accident reporting, document storage, and maintenance requests. It sounds nice, but you’re a single owner-operator or maybe the owner of a few trucks. You don’t need all those bells and whistles. More importantly, your budget doesn’t have room for all those bells[…]

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Canadian ELDs and Third Party Certification Requirements

Hopefully by now you’ve heard the big news. Canada recently announced it’s own ELD mandate that will go into effect in June 2021. It is very similar to the American version but with at least one key difference. ELDs will need to go through a third party certification process in order for Canadian drivers and[…]

a fleet manager who just transitioned his fleet away from AOBRDs to an ELD

Fleets Flock to ELDs for Compliance and Added Functionality

Carriers and fleets across the country are beating the December 16 deadline to phase out AOBRDs in favor of electronic logging devices (ELDs). Doing so well in advance of the deadline gives these carriers an advantage over their non-complying competitors and improves fleet functionality. If you haven’t made the switch yet, here’s what you need[…]

Marijuana Legalization Negatively Impacting Driver Shortage

The trucking industry has faced a growing driver shortage in the past several years and decades. Marijuana legalization, for recreational or medicinal use, has only made the problem worse. Drug Testing All drivers face a drug test before being hired but many carriers are voluntarily opting to include a hair test as part of the[…]

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How California’s Contractor Law Could Impact the Trucking Industry

California lawmakers recently voted to overhaul their independent contractor rules and regulations. Not only does this have major ramifications for the state but the country as a whole. The trucking industry will absolutely be impacted if the bill is signed into law. A.B. 5 pushes businesses, regardless of industry, to classify more independent contractors they[…]

Gorilla Safety Unveils First and Only Fully Integrated Fleet and Safety Management Solution in Mexico Fully Integrated Fleet and Safety Management Solution in Mexico

Patented Cloud-based Fleet and Safety Solution to Address New Hours of Service Rules Throughout Mexico HOUSTON– Gorilla Safety, a provider of an innovative, proprietary and patented Fleet Management software solution that fully automates all aspects of fleet and safety management, announced today the public availability of its mobile application and web-based dashboard in Mexico. Gorilla Safety[…]