Installing a GPS solution for the first time

Fleet Management, GPS, Safety, Trucking, Mobile Workforce, Integration

You have been managing your team the say way for years, now you have just installed a GPS fleet management solution in all of your trucks. How are you going to explain this to your drivers? Will they feel like they are being spied on? How do other companies handle it?

When and How to Use Personal Conveyance

Compliance, Fleet Management, FMCSA, Personal Use, Safety, Trucking, Personal Conveyance

One of the most misunderstood and misused features of ELDs is the allowance of Personal Conveyance, often noticed as PC.

Before we dive into the meaning and common questions about PC, there are two questions you should ask yourself to help determine if you are following part 395 of the regulations :

Cameras Improving Trucker Safety

Fleet Management, Safety, Safety Manager, Trucking, Mobile Workforce, Cameras

You are rolling down the road, a green light ahead with a clear intersection. In an instant, you pick up a vehicle out of the corner of your eye. It fails to stop for the red light and slams into the side of your truck. Your truck begins to spin sideways, but you recover and manage to pull off to the shoulder to check on the other driver.


Short Haul Exemption

ELD, Fleet Management, Trucking, Short Haul, Exemption, Mobile Workforce

Are you running a short haul and concerned about HOS (hours of service) and how the ELD mandate may or may not apply to you?

What to do when your ELD Malfunctions

ELD, Fleet Management, FMCSA, Safety, Trucking

It's early in the morning, you are about to start your shift driving and want to get started on the deliveries for the day. An hour into your drive your ELD stops working, you've tried turning it off and back on but no luck what do you do?

Why trucking is so important

Accident, Compliance, DOT, Driver Scorecard, Drivers, Fleet Management, GPS, Hours of Service, Safety, shortage, Incentive, Supply Chain, Trucking

The Need for Trucking

Why you are still dealing with contracts

Fleet Management, IoT

 Matt has a problem. His GPS vendor won't get back to him, support tickets go unanswered, plus he needs new hardware track three more vehicles. Sales say they should ship in a few weeks. After putting up with this sort of abuse, Matt can't wait to find a better partner to help him deal with his fleet technology issues, but he is under a contract for another 18 months. If this scenario sounds familiar, you are not alone. 

Creating a solid vehicle policy

Drivers, Fleet Management, Insurance, Personal Use, Safety Manager

personal use of company vehicles

We often hear about clients and other small businesses allowing employees to take vehicles home for personal use. Jane needs a van to move some boxes this weekend, Frank wants to grab something at the home improvement store and wants to borrow a pickup, etc. Some employers also allow their team to commute with the vehicles if they live closer to the job-site than the office it saves everyone time and fuel.

What to do after a traffic accident

Accident, Fleet Management, Legal, Police, Safety, Safety Manager

No one wants to think about having an accident with one of their commercial drivers, but do they know what the plan is in case it happens? Having solid procedures in place will help you and your driver keep your cool and navigate the post-accident issues.

What to look for GPS OBD hardware for your fleet

CATM1 LTE, Fleet Management, GPS, IoT, M2M, OBD, Verizon

While there are a lot of things to think about when talking about your fleet, the hardware you choose to pair with your fleet management software is probably a low priority. I mean it's just a commodity at this point, right? Well, the real answer is that it is a little more complicated than that.