a trucker preparing for the CVSA's annual inspection blitz

CVSA Announces Annual Inspection Blitz

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced two annual events to improve road safety among commercial vehicles. The first is the International Roadcheck set for June 5 through June 7, a 72-hour blitz across North America to check driver and commercial vehicle compliance. The second is the annual Operation Safe Driver Week set for July[…]

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Gorilla Safety Recognized as an Industry Leader – Winner of 4 Stevie Awards

Gorilla Safety was honored to receive three gold and one bronze Stevie Awards in the 2018 American Business Awards competition. The gold Stevie Awards were for: Company of the Year in transportation Management Team of the Year for business products New Product or Service of the Year (Software) for mobile on-demand applications. The bronze award[…]

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ELD Mandate Enforcement Around the Country

With the ELD mandate having gone into effect for most drivers and fleets on December 18, 2017, the next issue to face has been regarding the enforcement of the mandate. Around the country, ELD mandate enforcement varies from state to state. When you cross state lines on your route without a properly installed ELD, you[…]

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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[…]

a small fleet using ELDs

Fleets of All Sizes Can Benefit from an ELD

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), in a last ditch effort, petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for a five-year exemption for “small business truckers” to delay the ELD implementation. OOIDA may think that small businesses should be exempt but with all the benefits, the system will pay for itself with increased efficiency[…]

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Low-Cost AOBRD Makes the Transition to ELD Easier

“We believe in the American trucker and want to do everything we can – as a leading provider of fleet technology – to help small business owners and owner operators remain compliant with the new regulations.” — Mark Walton, co-founder and chief executive officer at Gorilla Safety The ELD mandate deadline is fast approaching. If[…]

truck driver using the gorilla safety MAX product

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[…]

telematics for fleets

4 Ways Telematics Can Help Your Fleet

  A full fleet management system that includes a GPS vehicle tracking system is invaluable for running an efficient fleet. It provides information known as telematics, which only becomes available through the addition of technology to your trucks. Telematics gives you control over your fleet with more information than you’ve ever had before. That access[…]

pickup truck using an eld

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[…]

a gavel representing the ELD mandate ruling

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[…]

changes to commercial truck inspections

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[…]

fleet manager driving a truck pulling a livestock trailer

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[…]