Don’t Let Summer Traffic Cost Your Business

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Bad traffic is not merely a frustrating experience for drivers. The American Highway Users Alliance points out that it also affects U.S. economic competitiveness. The group estimates that $39 billion in wasted time could be saved in the span of 20 years if the country’s 30 worst bottlenecked traffic areas were fixed. During summer, the… Read more »

7-Eleven Completes FAA-Approved Drone Delivery

The thought of getting a hot cup of coffee and donuts delivered to your house might sound too good to be true, but for one homeowner in Nevada, that’s exactly what happened. 7-Eleven and Flirtey, an independent drone delivery service, recently completed the first autonomous drone delivery to a customer’s home. 7-Eleven merchandise, including hot coffee,… Read more »

Trucking in 2016: HOS & New Regulations

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There’s much debate among trucking companies, drivers, industry associations, safety groups and policymakers about whether the Hours of Service (HOS) rules achieve their purpose of reducing fatigued driving. In the past few years, HOS has been criticized, reworked, set aside and studied, all with the intention of creating a set of regulations that balance the… Read more »

4 Factors to Consider Before Hiring Part-Time Fleet Drivers

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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 »

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 »

Fleet Managers Can Crack Down on Idle Time with Telematics

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Excessively idling engines are a big problem for mobile fleets. In fact, annual losses caused by engine idling are so serious that the state government in Wisconsin invested $1 million in 2014 alone to help local fleet companies resolve the issue, according to The Daily Cardinal. The program encourages fleet managers to invest in new… Read more »