Safety & Environment

Top 10 Tips to Battling Winter Driving Fatigue

Safety & Environment
December 18, 2015

Driver fatigue is a serious safety issue year-round, but even more so when drivers must work in below-freezing temperatures, deal with frost, snow, slush, black-ice, and the stress of a nor’easter or two. People often think driver fatigue means ...

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New Five-Year Highway Bill Brings Changes to Transportation and Logistics Industry

Dedicated Transportation, Fleet Management, Safety & Environment, Supply Chain, Transportation Management
December 8, 2015

Congress cleared a five-year, $305 billion highway funding bill on December 4 providing funding for freight projects, changes to Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (CSA) regulations, and a pilot program to ease the professional truck driver short...

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6 Tips for a Successful Transition to Natural Gas

Alternative Fuels / Natural Gas Vehicles, Engine Technology, Food & Beverage, Fuel Services, Safety & Environment
November 30, 2015

It’s a persistent challenge for food and beverage transportation managers: How to squeeze the last drop of fuel efficiency from each mile traveled, while also avoiding fuel price volatility and complying with changing government regulations. Throug...

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The Dangers of Driving in Severe Winter Weather

Fleet Management, Safety & Environment
November 19, 2015

In the United States, extreme weather is associated with 7,000 fatalities, 800,000 injuries and more than 1.5 million crashes annually, with an estimated economic toll of $42 billion, according to the University of California, Berkeley. Last year...

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Which New Trucking Laws Affect the Secondary Market?

Fleet Management, Safety & Environment, Vehicle Sales
November 13, 2015

It’s been quite a year for new trucking industry regulations. In the first half, truckers came under increased legal scrutiny for everything from stricter Medical Examiner’s Certifications to heightened CDL Testing and CLP Standards. And it doesn...

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Keep Your Fleet and Drivers Safe this Winter

Fleet Management, Safety & Environment, Supply Chain
November 9, 2015

Severe winter weather can wreak financial havoc on your business. With record-shattering snow last year, drivers and fleet managers relied on Ryder’s Winter Preparedness Hub to remain informed of best practices surrounding fleet maintenance, proact...

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7 Ways Safety, Efficiency, LEAN Are Linked Across the Oil & Gas Supply Chain

Lean Guiding Principles, Oil and Gas, Safety & Environment
November 6, 2015

A safe work environment is larger than the Safety Department. Creating a LEAN culture of continuous improvement as a method of driving results and sustainability has a strong connection to a safe and efficient environment. As organizations seek to dr...

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Create Safer Frac Site Logistics by Linking Technology and Personnel

Oil and Gas, Safety & Environment, Supply Chain
October 28, 2015

The frac environment can be a dangerous – or safe – place. It depends on the attention fleet managers pay to logistics operations, vehicle technology, and driver habits. Most worksites in the upstream oil and gas business can be dangerous plac...

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Beverage Distributor Taps 3 Green Benefits in Move to Natural Gas

Alternative Fuels / Natural Gas Vehicles, Fleet Management, Food & Beverage, Leasing, Safety & Environment
October 16, 2015

When Golden Eagle Distributors moved much of its fleet from diesel to compressed natural gas, the company did more than lower its costs and carbon footprint. It increased transportation efficiency – and raised environmental awareness across the Ari...

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Oil & Gas Logistics Safety: Root-Cause Analysis Analyzes, Defines, Fixes

Lean Guiding Principles, Oil and Gas, Safety & Environment
October 14, 2015

It is often said that the only good thing that can come out of a workplace injury is that we learn how not to have a repeat occurrence. This learning is only possible when a thorough analysis is performed to determine the root causes of the incident....

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