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 »

Creating a Safety Culture for Your Fleet: 3 Top Strategies

Fleet Safety Culture

  Trucking is a high risk occupation. Fleet managers and owner-operators seeking to increase their fleet’s safety, retain more drivers, and lower insurance costs need to go beyond compliance in order to create an effective safety culture. To think outside the box regarding driver and vehicle safety, smaller fleets can benefit from lessons learned from… Read more »

How to Survive Pothole Season

After a sometimes brutal winter, spring’s warmer weather comes as welcome relief — except for what it does to the road. April is prime pothole season, and every vehicle on the road is a potential victim. While a pothole can form at any time of the year, they really “spring up” after winter. The wear… Read more »

How to Train Your Drivers to Handle Bad Weather

Icy Road Sign

The winter is home to many different holidays, family get-togethers and other festive events. However, it is also a time for bad weather. As you well know, your fleet will encounter strong winds, heavy rains, snow and ice all throughout the winter. This can lead to a significant amount of stress for your company, both… Read more »

How to Stress the Importance of Parking Lot Safety for Drivers

Parking Lot

Fleet managers know that parking lots are full of dangers for vehicles. Unfortunately, your drivers can be quick to forget that potential maintenance problems are lurking between the white lines. This negligence is a big part of why so many auto collisions occur in parking lots. According to a study performed by the Insurance Institute… Read more »

CVSA’s Brake Safety Day 2017

truck stopped for brake safety inspection

If there’s one piece of equipment that anyone driving a truck — or driving alongside a truck — wants to feel sure is in top working order it’s the brakes. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has been conducting annual brake safety events since 1998, as part of its Operation Airbrake program. Now CVSA’s Brake Safety… Read more »

Roadcheck 2017 | Get Your Truck Ready for Inspection

Inspection of cargo

Every year in June the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducts a 72-hour truck inspection blitz on the nation’s highways. More than 10,000 CVSA-certified inspectors pull over commercial vehicles at a rate of about 17 per minute in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for Level 1 Inspection. That’s about triple the normal rate. A Level… Read more »

How to Survive Pothole Season

Pothole season

After a sometimes brutal winter, spring’s warmer weather comes as welcome relief — except for what it does to the road. April is prime pothole season, and every vehicle on the road is a potential victim. While a pothole can form at any time of the year, they really “spring up” after winter. The wear… Read more »

5 Winter Driving Safety Tips to Keep Your Employees Safe

Truck Driving in Snow

It goes without saying that fleet managers always want to improve their staff’s safety performance. No matter how good drivers may be behind the wheel, no one is perfect, meaning that there’s always room for growth. This may explain why the National Transportation Safety Board consistently has the safety of professional and commercial drivers among… Read more »

Improved Truck Driver Safety Means Safer Highways

Safety markers

Nobody wants safe highways more than the trucking industry. The lives and livelihoods of drivers and carriers depend on it. But any productive discussion of truck driver safety requires real-world information, and two research studies currently underway are looking for carrier input on the issue. Crash Accountability – American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) The Crash Indicator… Read more »