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The 90 Day Waiver for Agriculture Drivers and Why You Shouldn’t Wait

While the ELD mandate compliance date goes into effect for the majority of drivers on December 18, 2017, agriculture drivers have been given a temporary reprieve recently in the form of a 90-day waiver. While it may sound good to some, a good ELD and fleet management system does so much that it really doesn’t[…]

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Streamlining Your Fleet’s Preventative Maintenance

Preventative maintenance is one of those tedious but necessary functions of your business. Without it, you’ve got breakdowns, roadside violations, and extra expenses. When you use the right system, preventative maintenance gets done quicker and better, keeping your business moving. Why Preventative Maintenance is Important You know you need to do it but it’s easy[…]

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How to Choose the Right ELD

Choosing an ELD system may be one of the most important business decisions you’ll have to make right now. Not only does the electronic logging device have to keep you in compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) but it has to work, be affordable, and not[…]

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Does Your ELD Offer a Full Solution?

  Not every fleet management platform offers an electronic logging device (ELD) system meant to handle the needs small, medium, and large companies. Some don’t take into account certain quirks of the different mandates you have to work within, like the one that says you can have an AOBRD until 2019 — unless you get[…]

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June Inspection Blitz

Get yourself and your fleet ready, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) annual International Roadcheck will be June 6 through June 8 this year. The inspection blitz covers the entire North American continent, so drivers in Mexico, Canada, and the United States will be affected. Last year, during the 72-hour blitz, more than 9,000 trucks[…]

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GORILLA SAFETY’S FLEET MANAGEMENT MOBILE APP INCLUDES AOBRD INTEGRATION TO AID FLEETS IN SEAMLESS ELD TRANSITIONS

  HOUSTON … May 22, 2017 … Gorilla Safety, provider of an innovative, proprietary and patented software solution that fully automates all aspects of fleet and safety management, announced today that its mobile app now includes AOBRD integration, which will aid fleets as they transition to meet the impending Electronic Logging Device (ELD) compliance. According[…]

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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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GORILLA SAFETY INTRODUCES NEW TIERED PRICING PACKAGES TO MEET MARKET DEMANDS

  Customized, Flexible Packages Geared to Directly Addressing Needs of Any Fleet Company HOUSTON … April 18, 2017 … Gorilla Safety, provider of an innovative, proprietary and patented software solution that fully automates all aspects of fleet and safety management, announced today the introduction of its new tiered pricing packages that directly cater to needs[…]

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GORILLA SAFETY ENGAGES KPMG-HOUSTON TO ASSESS TESTING AND COMPLIANCE PROCEDURES FOR ITS ELECTRONIC LOGGING DEVICE SOLUTION

HOUSTON … March 23, 2017 … Gorilla Safety, provider of an innovative, proprietary and patented software solution that fully automates all aspects of fleet and safety management, announced today it is reviewing the current compliance model the Company uses to test its Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) products. The Company will be taking a look at[…]

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Flexible Packages to Fit Your Needs

Every fleet is a little different; no two are exactly alike. Owner operators with a truck or two don’t have the same needs that a nationwide fleet with hundreds of trucks and drivers has. Small fleets are in the middle, with needs and expectations greater than the single owner operator but without the budget of[…]

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Taking ELD Compliance and Certification Seriously with Help from KPMG

We know that finding the right ELD for your fleet can be a challenge, and going to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) website to find certified ELD companies hasn’t been the simplest process. Which company do you choose? How do you know which is the better choice? Are all ELD providers the same?[…]

a very tired trucker

Why Are Truckers So Tired?

When an accident happens involving a trucker, fatigue is often one of the reasons listed. The 2014 accident involving Tracy Morgan made national headlines, but it’s not an uncommon story. Unfortunately, a lot of truckers are tired. The question that people don’t always ask is, “Why?” Time Spent Behind the Wheel The 14 hour drive[…]

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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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How to Reduce Your Fleet’s Carbon Footprint

In August 2016, the Obama administration unveiled new emission standards for tractor-trailer trucks over the next 10 years – a 25 percent reduction in carbon emissions. Big trucks account for only five percent of traffic on U.S. roads but contribute 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. While it sounds like a lofty goal, the savings[…]

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Safety Meeting Series: Operation Safe Driver Week

Be on the lookout for additional inspections while you’re on the road between October 16 and October 22. That is the designated time for Operation Safe Driver Week organized by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) as part of their Operation Safe Driver program. Law enforcement agencies will increase traffic safety enforcement for both commercial[…]

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Owner-Operators: Don’t Wait to Become ELD Compliant

In recent surveys, owner-operators are slowly becoming more comfortable with the idea of electronic logging devices (ELDs) in their trucks but are still waiting to comply with the new ELD mandates. Some are waiting for the settlement of a lawsuit by Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), while others are waiting for the deadline to get[…]

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Gorilla Safety Launches White Label ELD Solution

Company’s Proprietary, Certified Technology Directly Addresses Impending FCMSA Ruling HOUSTON … September 28, 2016 … Gorilla Safety, provider of an innovative, proprietary and patented software solution that fully automates all aspects of fleet and safety management, announced today the introduction of its white label, fully automated electronic logging device (ELD). Gorilla Safety’s certified ELD solution[…]

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The Results are In: CVSA Brake Check Day Plus Upcoming Brake Safety Week

Since 1998, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has inspected 3.4 million commercial brakes with one goal in mind: keeping trucks, their drivers, and others on the road safe. Improperly installed and badly maintained brakes reduce the braking capacity of trucks and increase the stopping distances needed out on the road. With two separate events[…]

A Canadian Flag flying before electronic logging devices are required in Canada

ELD Mandate Coming to Canada

Back in February 2016, the Canadian government issued a statement that electronic logging devices (ELDs) were coming. Little followed after the initial release, but now we know more thanks to a statement released in June. Over time, Canadian drivers will be required to electronically record their hours of service (HOS) but ELDs have not been[…]

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Millennial Truck Drivers?

The idea of a 20-something driving a tractor-trailer down a busy highway may sound unlikely but with a serious driver shortage, Millennials may be exactly what the trucking industry needs. Is the transportation industry doing enough to capture the attention the attention of the Millennial generation? The answer is that yes and no. Understanding the[…]

tuck on the highway

Change is Coming – Potential Updates to Hours of Service Regulations

On Thursday, May 19, the U.S. Senate passed the 2017 FY Transportation and Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill. While not an interesting fact by itself, what was in the bill should be of interest to all commercial drivers and trucking companies across the country. The recent bill passage has the potential to change the[…]

self driving trucks on the highway

How Will Self Driving Vehicles Impact the Trucking Industry?

Are autonomous, self-driving vehicles inevitable? And if so, how is this going to impact the trucking and transportation industry? What is a Self Driving Vehicle? First it helps to understand the technology currently available. While the terms “autonomous” and “self driving” are sometimes used interchangeably, they mean two different things. Autonomous vehicles look much like[…]

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Gorilla Safety Introduces First and Only Fully Integrated Mobile Application for Fleet and Safety Management

Newly Formed Company Brings Patented Cloud-based Fleet and Safety Solution to Market April 11, 2016 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Gorilla Safety, a provider of an innovative, proprietary and patented software solution that fully automates all aspects of fleet and safety management, announced today the formation of the Company and the launch of[…]

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Upcoming Annual Inspection Blitz

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), in partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FCMSA) and other organizations will conduct its annual inspection blitz between June 7 and June 9 this year. Last year, 75,000 inspections took place during the blitz. There’s no word yet on what point of emphasis the inspections will take[…]