5 Tips to Improve Sleeping on the Road

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5 Innovative Comfort Gadgets for the Long Haul Trucker

            Truck drivers spend hours of their day on the road. Several factors that come with the job such as sitting for prolonged periods, cold coffee, and lukewarm food can lead to massive discomfort in a short amount of time. However, with the help of innovative tools and helpful apps,

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5 Tips to Keep Fleets Clean & Safe in a COVID-19 Environment

With the trucking industry working on the frontlines of emergency relief efforts, it’s more vital than ever that existing truck drivers stay healthy. The shortage of drivers compounds this issue as trucking companies try to keep hospitals, grocery stores, and other essential services stocked in the supplies they need. Maintaining six feet of distance from

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FMCSA Expands Coronavirus HOS Exemptions

On March 18, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) expanded existing exemptions to further aid emergency relief efforts as the nation grapples with supply shortages. Fleets and commercial vehicles providing direct assistance in emergency relief support efforts benefit from the expanded exemptions. Examples of emergency relief support include: Delivering medical tools and supplies to

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FMCSA Issues National Emergency Declaration for HOS Relief

The DOT (U.S. Department of Transportation) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a national emergency declaration to provide HOS relief (hours-of-service regulatory relief) to commercial vehicle drivers who are transporting emergency relief in response to the coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19). FMCSA’s declaration provides for regulatory relief for commercial motor vehicle operations providing direct assistance supporting

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Best Practices to Protect Your Fleet from the Coronavirus

As more cases of the coronavirus crop up across the country, fleets need to have procedures in place to prevent workplace exposures, business interruptions, and more. The CDC has issued several guidelines that can help fleet managers implement best practices to keep their truck drivers healthy and their fleets operational. These practices work well for

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Accelerating Technology — Is Your Fleet Ready?

The rate of technological advances has kicked into overdrive and many concepts which were once the subject of science fiction, are much closer to becoming reality. Is your fleet ready to handle these changes? Let’s look at two major potential technology disrupters which are expected to impact the transportation industry. Autonomous Fleets Things like lane

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Discarding the Progressive Discipline Model Can Improve Fleet Safety

What is progressive discipline? Progressive discipline is a practice used to deal with job-related behavior which does not meet expected job performance standards. The purpose of the progressive discipline model is to help the employees understand how to modify their behavior to improve performance issues. Many industry experts think that progressive discipline is an outmoded

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