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 »

Shiny Happy Fleets

Series of yellow cargo vans

Two things happen in warmer weather. People spend a lot more time outside and on the road, and businesses like pool cleaners, landscapers and pest control are in heavy demand. So it only makes sense that those types of companies should take advantage of having all those potential new customers walking and driving by their… 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 »

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 »

Benchmarking in Trucking

Benchmarking with TrendSource app

The practice of industry benchmarking — comparing your company’s performance to industry averages or leaders — is not new. Long before it had a name, good business people knew to keep an eye on the competition. But today’s digital environment means that the amount of detailed information available through Big Data can make it far… Read more »

Unique Ways for Truck Drivers to Stay Connected

Tips for truck drivers: Mother and children connect with husband on tablet device

For truck drivers, being away from home can be the most difficult part of the job. It can feel like you’re missing out on the lives of your family and friends – graduations, weddings, soccer games — even as you’re earning money to support yourself or your family. But in today’s high-tech world, there are… Read more »

OPEC Announcement Pushes Crude Oil and Gasoline

OPEC influence on fuel costs

The start of the fourth quarter has seen retail gasoline prices in the U.S. rise marginally with October prices starting in the $2.22 per gallon area. The stronger start for gasoline prices has a lot to do with crude oil prices that are at some of the highest levels seen since late June and early… Read more »