Safety & Environment

Have Questions About the ELD Mandate? Here are your Answers

Fleet Management, Safety & Environment, Transportation Management
February 2, 2017

When the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued its final rule in December, 2015 requiring the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) to record hours of service (HOS) for commercial drivers, the agency did more than just demand ...

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Don’t Leave Your Fleet out in the Cold

Fuel Services, Maintenance, Safety & Environment
January 24, 2017

The New Year has arrived, and so too has the bitter chill of winter. According to weather forecasters, in the coming weeks, below-average temperatures are predicted to spread across the majority of the U.S., with the northern Plains and Rockies expec...

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Beat Winter Driver Fatigue With These 10 Tips

Dedicated Transportation, Fleet Management, Safety & Environment
January 5, 2017

Driver fatigue is a serious safety issue, particularly in the winter. Driver fatigue isn’t just about falling asleep – it’s about tiredness, weariness, or exhaustion. Fatigue slows reflexes and affects a driver’s ability to concentrate and re...

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Autonomous Trucks Will Be in Service Faster Than Many Predict

Engine Technology, Fleet Management, Safety & Environment
December 27, 2016

There is much debate over how close we are to seeing fully autonomous fleets of commercial vehicles traveling along America’s highways. With a host of technological and regulatory hurdles still to overcome, many prognosticators believe it will be a...

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Top 5 Tips to Keep Your Driver Safe This Winter

Fleet Management, Safety & Environment
December 9, 2016

Do your drivers know what to do with their trucks when cold weather strikes? Will they be prepared when bad weather hits while they’re on the road? In the United States, extreme weather is associated with 7,000 fatalities, 800,000 injuries and m...

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Winter Warning: Don’t Risk Your Fleet to Any Fuel

Fleet Management, Fuel Services, Maintenance, Safety & Environment
November 8, 2016

As the temperatures around the country drop, having the wrong fuel in your trucks can put your fleet and drivers at risk. But being prepared for harsh Winter temperatures doesn’t just begin with the fuel you put in your tanks. Proper maintenance of...

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Winter Is Here but Accidents Don’t Have to Follow

Fleet Management, Safety & Environment
November 2, 2016

Nearly one quarter of all the vehicle crashes each year in the United States are related to adverse weather conditions, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). On average, nearly 6,000 people are killed annually and over 445,000 are...

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Having Vehicle Safety Equipment Can Lower Your Protection Cost

Fleet Management, Safety & Environment
October 11, 2016

Companies that commit to fleet safety have more tools than ever before to aid their efforts. Technology has enabled most of these newer, preventive innovations that aim to reduce the possibility of vehicle accidents. Having them can also yield saving...

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How to Comply with the Sanitary Transportation Act

Food & Beverage, Safety & Environment, Supply Chain, Transportation Management
August 30, 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Sanitary Transportation Act went into effect on April 16, 2016. The purpose of the legislation was to put controls in place that prevent contamination or adulteration of food while it is being transport...

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Understanding Greenhouse Gas Phase 2 Regulations and Reaching Desired EPA Targets

Alternative Fuels / Natural Gas Vehicles, Dedicated Transportation, Engine Technology, Fleet Management, Leasing, Safety & Environment
August 16, 2016

As the transportation industry reaches full compliance on greenhouse gas (GHG) phase 1 mandates, GHG Phase 2 is right around the corner. How will the industry approach the next set of requirements to comply with carbon efficiency standards? What do p...

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