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.


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

How to fight distracted driving

Safety

It's a common sight on roads today, a driver is stopped at a light that has just turned green, heads down, eyes glued to their phone. People just can't seem to be able to disconnect from their electronic distractions.

Blocking texting or other features on your driver's phone might not be the best solution. Taking a systematic approach to reduce distractions in the vehicle and train your driver on what is expected of them when they are driving your vehicle.

Creating a driver safety culture

Driver Scorecard, Insurance, Safety, Safety Manager

While you didn't get into your business to operate a small fleet of vehicles, your employees rely on them to get to the job site and do what they do best. Owners and managers who take safety seriously, comply with OSHA and other regulations, teach best practices and impart their safety culture oftentimes do not extend that out to one of the more dangerous aspects of the job: getting there.

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.