Even a cold winter day doesn’t stop dedicated truckers nationwide from working hard to deliver essential goods to the most remote places. Our Marketing Specialist, Duane Sahadat, had the chance to catch up with the professional truck driver, Lisa Kelly, to talk about the holidays, Alaska, and, of course, trucking!
Low rolling resistance tires have become an increasingly popular choice among fleets due to their potential to make vehicles more fuel-efficient.
As climate change moves up on the global agenda, fleet companies are taking a closer look at their CO2 emissions. Many businesses are being proactive about this and changing their practices — a smart move for multiple reasons. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits, challenges, and obstacles of running an eco-friendly fleet.
Your fleet is only as good as the drivers you hire. You can invest in the latest and greatest vehicles and trucking technologies, but it will mean nothing if you’re unable to onboard and retain competent drivers.
This is especially important given the current competitive hiring landscape and the shortage of drivers. In its most recent report, the American Trucking Associations estimates that by 2028 there will be a shortage of 160,000 drivers in the US trucking industry if the current trend continues.
Drowsy driving is responsible for 328,000 crashes every year in the U.S., resulting in 6,400 deaths and 109,000 injuries.
Indeed, drowsy driving is so dangerous that, according to the National Sleep Foundation, over 1 in 6 fatal accidents on U.S. roads is directly caused by it. The same study found that 10 to 20% of bus or truck crashes happen due to a fatigued driver.
Obviously, this is a huge concern both for employee and public health, and for your fleet company’s bottom line.
What is it that separates the good fleet managers from the great?
Really, it all depends on the situation and individual business needs, but here, we’ve boiled it down to 3 things that apply almost universally and how you can practically implement them as a fleet manager yourself.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently updated the 30-Minute Break Rule in Part 395.
Read this updated blog post to learn more about how the 30-Minute Break Rule works!
Jeff Niziol was on the corporate side more than five years ago, but today, he is a school bus driver in Southern Ontario, Canada, driving students from three different schoolboards.
He does two-hour shifts in the morning for a high school and an elementary school, and then two elementary schools in the afternoon. He also does occasional charter work, serving a variety of clients, from school events, to community functions and even weddings.
Whether you’re a transport director overseeing a huge truck fleet or a fleet manager in charge of a few vans and cars, ensuring a top-notch performance from drivers and vehicles can get overwhelming.
A study from Ernst & Young revealed that maintenance costs are responsible for 30-50% of a fleet’s total cost of ownership. With this much money at stake, you don’t have room for miscalculations or overspending.
That’s where fleet management software comes in. By having the right fleet management solution that includes tools like vehicle maintenance management and GPS route planning, you can reduce running costs and amplify fleet performance.