Using the Internet of Things (IoT) to Create Safer and More Productive Fleets

Internet of Things for Fleets

The Internet of Things, or IoT, is being rapidly adopted by the transportation industry in order to make fleets more efficient, reduce operating costs, increase safety, automate processes, and provide greater asset visibility. Wikipedia defines the IoT as a network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators,… Read more »

What Self-Driving Beer Delivery Means for the Fleet Business

Last month, Anheuser-Busch and Otto teamed up for a Budweiser beer run, but this delivery was anything but run-of-the-mill. Driving 120 miles from Fort Collins, through Colorado and ending in Colorado Springs, the two-hour trip marked the first time self-driving tractor-trailer was used for such a lengthy trip. The trial run by Otto, a tech… Read more »

4 Simple Fleet Maintenance Steps to Prepare for Fall Weather

As unfortunate as it sounds, summer has come to a close. While the days of warm temperatures and trips to the beach are mostly behind us, life must carry on for the nation’s many businesses and fleets. And, this means getting ready for inclement weather and rough road conditions that can put some serious wear and… Read more »

Three Ways to Take Advantage of Low Fuel Prices

Low fuel prices can help save on maintenance

If today’s low fuel prices are making a significant positive impact on your fleet’s balance sheet, it could be a good time to plan for the future. Take that unexpected profit and make it work long past the inevitable price increase down the road. Here are a few ideas: Make those updates and repairs –… Read more »

Spring Cleaning Your Truck

No matter how neat and tidy a driver keeps their truck, a good spring cleaning is still a good idea. Not only will a full-fledged clean-up wipe away the last remnants of winter, but a refreshed cab and sleeper just feels better, more professional, more energizing. And a messy cab may lead to a roadside… Read more »

Improve Fleet Performance by Focusing on Truck Driver Training

Truck Driver Training

A study performed by Performance Innovation Transport demonstrated that driver training has a measurable impact on employee performance. Over 30 percent of drivers who participated in the study saw improved anticipation and performed more consistent shifting. A good deal of drivers saw declines in their hard braking and excessive acceleration as well. Improved performance makes… Read more »

Truck Driver Safety Strategies for Dealing with Wildlife on the Road

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Bad weather and inconsistent maintenance are two of the major challenges that drivers consider when discussing truck driver safety strategies. Less time is spent discussing how to respond when an animal darts out into the middle of the road. While the topic is not often discussed, the statistics for human-animal collisions show that the problem… Read more »

4 Factors to Consider Before Hiring Part-Time Fleet Drivers

Fleet Driver

You may be somewhat biased, but as a fleet owner, you know that driving professionally is one of the best jobs to have, seeing as how it’s well paid, stable and its workers are in high demand. As it turns out, job research and listing companies largely agree. In a recent report from CareerCast that… Read more »

How to Effectively Use Daily Fleet Data Reports

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Telematics is a revolutionary concept for fleet management. Now that companies can use fleet gps technology to relay information from drivers and their vehicles back to the office, it is easier than ever to track on-the-road behavior, fuel consumption, mileage and other key metrics. However, all this information can be a bit overwhelming for some… Read more »

3 Simple Steps For Improving Fleet Efficiency

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Efficient, adaptable and effective – these are three characteristics that define successful businesses. As a fleet manager, your own operations could see a boost if you focus on bringing these traits into the forefront. Why is this the case? For starters, a more efficient company will be able to streamline expenses and find new ways… Read more »