How Is Pandemic Idling Complicating Truck Maintenance?

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How Is Pandemic Idling Complicating Truck Maintenance?

Many trucking companies saw a dramatic downswing in maintenance costs for CY-2020 compared to the previous year. Stay-at-home orders halted all non-essential drivers, which left many commercial vehicles sitting unused for long stretches of time. However, underutilized vehicles are creating new maintenance headaches for fleets. New Problems for Idle Trucks The most common issues for

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5 Dangers Distracted Truck Drivers Pose for Fleets

Distracted driving is a problem for all fleets. Trucking companies have to remain vigilant for risky drivers, conduct regular safety training, and ensure their managers have the tools they need to enforce distracted driving policies. Technology helps to curb the effects of distracted driving, but lane keeping and automatic emergency braking are Band-Aids to a

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How to Defend Your Fleet Against Staged Accidents

Staged accidents are one of many ways fraudsters try to scam fleets and their insurance companies. These individuals manipulate vehicles to ensure an accident happens and then file fraudulent insurance claims or lawsuits. Commercial vehicles are prime targets as they can produce a lucrative payout. Fraudsters running this kind of scam use a variety of

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6 Truck Driver Assistance Technologies That Save Lives

              Many newer model trucks come equipped with certain driver assistance technology, such as lane departure warnings. The goal of these systems is to reduce accidents, injuries, and fatalities on the road. Given that human error causes many crashes, driver assistance technology helps address this issue. Lane departure warnings.

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Post-COVID Trucking Maintenance Trends Affecting Your Fleet

The trucking industry experienced a notable decrease in maintenance costs during 2020. COVID forced many people to work from home and side-lined most fleets that didn’t qualify as essential in the early months of the pandemic. As COVID restrictions ease and the economy recovers, trucking companies need to be aware of the following maintenance trends:

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CVSA 2021 Operation Safe Driver Week: July 11-17

This year’s Operation Safe Driver Week is scheduled for July 11-17. Law enforcement will be paying particular attention to commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in risky driving behaviors. Data suggests that traffic stops and interactions with law enforcement help reduce problematic driving behaviors. This year there will be special emphasis on

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5 Data Trends Transforming Trucking Fleets

Connected fleets, intelligent fleets, and data-driven fleets are buzzwords that underscore the transformative effect of technology on the modern trucking industry. Fleets have been able to harness data to improve safety, efficiency, and more. With connected vehicles and burgeoning technology, the trucking industry is poised to make an evolutionary leap. The following are some of

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8 Things Your Fleet Needs to Know About Operation Safe Driver Week

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will hold its annual Operation Safe Driver Week from July 11-17, 2021. The one-week enforcement and educational event is part of CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver program, and this year’s event will focus on speeding. The event highlights unsafe driving behaviors in an attempt to reduce the number of highway

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3 Critical Facts About Fatal Work Zone Crashes Involving Large Trucks

The Bureau of Labor Statistics examined safety trends across all industries and identified trucking and construction among the most dangerous. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) also noted troubling trends when these two industries occupy the same space. Work zones are particularly dangerous for drivers and construction workers alike. The FMCSA is urging drivers

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