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Simple Technologies Can Help Truckers During Coronavirus

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The coronavirus pandemic has made one thing clear as the trucking industry deals with supply chain issues across the country: The need for digital tools and resources is as essential for business as it is for staying fit and connected to loved ones. 

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Topics: Trucking Technology, Coronavirus

The Life of a Truck Driver In The Midst of COVID-19

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Non-essential businesses are closing down and those employees who can telecommute are working remotely from home. However, many fleet drivers are still on the road supplying the country with much-needed supplies during this challenging time. 

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Topics: Coronavirus

FAQs About COVID-19’s Impact On Truckers

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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve gathered some answers to frequently asked questions regarding family and medical leave as well as trucking HOS, ELD’s and rest stops for those truckers who are still on the road. We’ve also included hyperlinks for you to review if you require more in-depth information. 

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Topics: Coronavirus

The Link Between Driver Training Programs and the Cost of Insurance

We’ve been in this business long enough to know that one of the main things insurance providers, claims specialists and risk management consultants look at during your fleet’s renewal process is your driver training programs. Even a plaintiff’s attorneys will request a fleet’s training records during the deposition process to really dive deep into what the fleet has done to ensure drivers are ready, willing, and able to be on the road.

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Topics: Truck Driver Training

The Truck Technologies Fleet Owners Should Keep An Eye On

Like we’ve mentioned in previous blogs, keeping up with technology can be extremely challenging -- especially if you’re a smaller fleet looking to grow strategically. Timing and resources are everything. If you adopt one as soon as it hits the market, you could end up paying more than necessary AND may subject yourself to an unreliable technology with too many bugs. On the flip side, waiting too long could mean that you lose the competitive advantages these new technologies could provide your fleet. Having a good partner as your back office, like a factoring company, who has its eye on new technologies can reduce that risk and allow you to focus on the business of moving freight.

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Topics: Trucking Technology

The Top Causes Of Truck Crashes and What You Can Do To Prevent Them

In 2007 the FMCSA conducted a Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS). Over the course of 33 months, the FMCSA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) analyzed 963 cases from 120,000 fatal and injury crashes involving 141,000 trucks.

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Topics: Safe Driving

The Trucking KPIs Every Growing Fleet Should Be Tracking

The move to using Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) may have been challenging at the outset, but fleets both big and small are slowly starting to comprehend the power of the data being collected -- and, it’s ability to improve the efficiency of operations in more ways than one. But, with the overwhelming amount of information being collected, how do you know which data to actually analyze and how to leverage that information to your fleet’s best advantage?

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Topics: Grow Your Fleet

Hiring Veterans As Truck Drivers: A New Way To Recruit

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Attracting and hiring great drivers that not only know how to operate a truck safely and efficiently, but can also work well with others, handle stressful situations effectively, and even lead a team of other drivers is no small feat.

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Topics: Driver Recruitment

How Fleet Owners Are Saving Money: 5 Fuel Efficiency Technologies

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In its last Annual Fleet Fuel Study, the NAFCE tracked 85 technologies and practices the top 20 North American fleets found most useful in helping them achieve their fuel efficiency goals. Starting the new year with efficiency and cost savings in mind is a great way to keep fleets focused on growth and profitability.
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Topics: Fuel Efficiency

4 Ways Truckers Can Add Cheer To Their Holidays

Truckers are one of the last people out on the road during the holiday season, which means life away from family and friends during this time can be challenging and lonely. We thought about what actually makes the holiday season (no matter what holidays you celebrate) so special and we determined it was the rituals and traditions we’d built up over time with our friends and loved ones.

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Topics: Holidays On The Road