7 Holiday Safety Tips for Truck Drivers

The holiday season is in full swing and traffic won’t slow down for several more weeks. With more consumers making online purchases, stores are deploying additional trucks to keep up with delivery demands. The increased congestion isn’t the only safety concern on the roads, however. Wintry weather creates snowy and icy conditions, increasing the […]

How Will Telematics Technology Improve Fleet Safety?

Fleet managers are always looking for ways to improve driver safety and many of them rely on telematics to do so. However, while having the data is useful, combining it with outward facing cameras provides the visual component required to take safety initiatives to the next level. Many drivers’ initial reactions to having a […]

How to Improve Safety with GPS Fleet Tracking

Trucking companies rely on their vehicles and their drivers to remain in business. This puts safety high on the priority list as unsafe habits can damage fleet vehicles, injure drivers, and hurt the company’s reputation. Of course, implementing changes that produce measurable results can be difficult. Fleet managers can’t be with each driver every […]

By |November 26th, 2018|Driver Monitoring, Driver Safety, Fleet Safety, GPS Telematics|Comments Off on How to Improve Safety with GPS Fleet Tracking|

5 Steps to Protecting Truck Drivers’ Mental Health

Truck driving can be an isolating job, and a large number of drivers experience the effects of depression. Other issues contributing to the problem include long hours and uncomfortable working conditions. The fact that truck driving falls among the top eight professions likely to commit suicide underscores this issue. What often starts as burnout […]

By |November 19th, 2018|Driver Safety, Fleet Management|Comments Off on 5 Steps to Protecting Truck Drivers’ Mental Health|

How to Introduce Trucking Telematics to Your Fleet

Fleet owners have many questions regarding integrating GPS technology. While software updates and installing hardware may take some technical experience, their primary concern usually focuses on how to tell truck drivers about the change. While many fleet owners invest in GPS tracking to improve safety, efficiency, and accountability, many drivers take the stance that […]

By |November 12th, 2018|Fleet Management, GPS Telematics|Comments Off on How to Introduce Trucking Telematics to Your Fleet|

How Can Trucking Companies Solve the Traffic Problem?

It’s no secret that traffic congestion is getting worse. The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released their annual study on traffic congestion across the nation and reported a 0.5% increase in traffic from 2015 to 2016. To put a dollar amount to it, traffic congestion cost the trucking industry $74.5 billion dollars in 2016. […]

By |November 5th, 2018|Fleet Management, Transportation Risk|Comments Off on How Can Trucking Companies Solve the Traffic Problem?|

Reducing Driver Distractions Saves Money and Lives

When a text message alert pings a driver’s phone, the impulse to pick it up and read it is automatic. However, that brief glance away from the road can prove lethal for the drivers who earn their living behind the wheel. Texting while driving is bad enough for passenger vehicles; however, for drivers operating […]

By |October 22nd, 2018|Driver Safety, Driver Training, GPS Telematics, Online Driver Education|Comments Off on Reducing Driver Distractions Saves Money and Lives|

Reducing Fleet Risk and Damage Caused While In Reverse

In the trucking industry, the most common source of accidents is backing up a long tractor-trailer. The maneuver is difficult and takes years of practice to do well. Even veteran drivers struggle with reversing long tractor-trailers; however, this doesn’t mean fleets have to accept accidents as unavoidable.

The damage and related costs of reversing accidents […]

By |October 15th, 2018|Driver Safety, Driver Training, Fleet Safety|Comments Off on Reducing Fleet Risk and Damage Caused While In Reverse|

What Are the Benefits of Rewarding Driver Improvement?

The electronic logging device (ELD) mandate has warped the perception of telematics for many fleets. Some are coming to view telematics and ELDs as synchronized technology, but this isn’t the case. While ELDs do provide telematics data, telematics uses go beyond hours of service (HOS) compliance. The trouble is getting the industry to realize […]

By |October 8th, 2018|Driver Training, GPS Telematics|Comments Off on What Are the Benefits of Rewarding Driver Improvement?|

4 Reasons Why Your Fleet Needs GPS Tracking and Telematics

Truck drivers sacrifice a lot by spending so much time on the road. They are away from their families, often work alone, and work unusual hours to meet shipping demands. This can result in exhaustion, anxiety, and fatigue. With fleets focusing so much on driver safety, they sometimes overlook their drivers’ health. Of course, […]

By |October 1st, 2018|Driver Safety, Fleet Safety, GPS Telematics|Comments Off on 4 Reasons Why Your Fleet Needs GPS Tracking and Telematics|