How to Encourage Fleet-Wide Safety

Improving fleet safety is a top priority for fleet managers. When a fleet imbues itself with a culture of safety, drivers are less prone to taking risks and accident rates decrease. A fleet’s overall safety also affects its Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) score, so it behooves drivers and managers alike to adhere to best […]

Trucking Safety Practices in a Back to School Environment

Now that school is in full swing across the nation, truck drivers need to adjust to the increased traffic and congestion on the roads. In addition, they also need to remain vigilant and keep an eye out for school buses, teenage drivers, and children walking to and from school. The following are several suggestions […]

What Are the Most Common Risky Driver Behaviors?

When various agencies within the Department of Transportation (DOT) release their driver safety reports, they often pull their findings from accident statistics. Their intent is to inform fleet managers of the leading causes of accidents so they can gear their safety policies toward addressing the top risks. The most common risky driver behaviors reported […]

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5 Steps to Improved Driver Safety

Trucking consistently tops the charts for one of the most dangerous jobs in America. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), police reported 475,000 accidents involving large trucks in 2016. Of those, 104,000 resulted in injuries and 3864 resulted in fatalities. However, while driving commercial vehicles comes with several risks, it’s also […]

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Prioritizing Specifications for New Fleet Acquisitions

Fleets have a lot to consider when it comes to vehicle specifications. While all drivers want to be comfortable in their cab, there are numerous other aspects to take into account. Safety, fuel economy, and vehicle performance are all important, but fleets need to make smart choices for their trucks. Making fleet trucks more […]

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4 Critical Steps to Help Prevent Cargo Theft

Cargo theft is a problem that plagues the entire trucking industry. Trucks carry millions of dollars in goods across the country so drivers need to make themselves aware of hazardous locations and at-risk cargo. With the average loss incident costing around $100,000, reports of losses of $1,000,000 or more aren’t uncommon.
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How to Save Money as a Small to Mid-Size Fleet

The margins for small to mid-size trucking operations are often much tighter than larger fleets. They can’t weather major fluctuations in expenses as well as their bigger counterparts, which means small to mid-size fleets need to reign in and control costs as much as possible. Small to mid-size trucking companies can use the following […]

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Improving Driver Safety and Accountability

Commercial transportation safety is a multifaceted issue. It’s not just the responsibility of drivers or fleet managers. Implementing a culture of safety is a team effort that involves every employee in a trucking company. From 2015 to 2016, fatal accidents involving trucks increased by 3%. In almost three-fourths or those incidents, some form of […]

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Protecting Your Drivers from Road Rage

Truck drivers make their living by being on the road. However, this exposes them to enraged drivers more often than the average motorist. Drivers who make decisions while in a rage are dangerous to themselves and the drivers around them. Truck drivers who prepare themselves for these challenging situations can protect themselves and their […]

By |July 18th, 2018|Driver Monitoring, Driver Safety, Driver Training, Fleet Safety|Comments Off on Protecting Your Drivers from Road Rage|

Vehicle Theft Deterrence: Fleet Tracking

Most fleet managers are familiar with standard anti-theft measures such as never leaving the keys in the cab and parking in safe locations. However, fleets need to think beyond fundamental safety principals to protect their vehicles from thieves. Part of the problem is what is valuable to one thief isn’t to another. There is […]

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