Safety & Environment

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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Watch Ryder Destroy A Truck. And Re-build It.

Maintenance, Safety & Environment
September 21, 2015

Ryder recently unveiled a maintenance challenge to highlight the skills of our 5,000 plus technicians. What was the challenge? We destroyed a new truck and challenged a select team of technicians to re-build it in less than 24 hours.   Nicknamed ...

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New Natural Gas Fuel Tanks Balance Small Size, Longer Distance

Alternative Fuels / Natural Gas Vehicles, Fuel Services, Safety & Environment
September 4, 2015

Balancing natural gas tank size and weight with sufficient capacity to deliver longer range has been a challenge since CNG was first introduced as a fleet fuel. The answer to boosting range has been to add more tanks to the cabinet or increase the ca...

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4 Strategies for Staying Ahead of Changing Emissions Regulations

Engine Technology, Maintenance, Safety & Environment, Transportation Management
August 25, 2015

This blog is the first in a five-part series examining the maintenance landscape facing today’s fleet operators. Future posts will focus on the technician shortage, the emergence of automatic manual transmissions, the hidden maintenance costs in yo...

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Tracking and Traceability: The Supply Chain’s Answer to Food Safety

Food & Beverage, Safety & Environment, Supply Chain
July 29, 2015

The prevalence and impacts of food-borne illness are costly to the nation and the food industry. Each year, food-borne outbreaks cause 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths, notes the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Pre...

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FMCSA CSA Proposal Heightens Vehicle Maintenance

Maintenance, Safety & Environment
July 22, 2015

When the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposed changes to its Safety Measurement System (SMS) Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program, the goal was to improve the identification of motor carriers and drivers who pose t...

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New Engine Technology in Used Trucks: A $mart Choice

Engine Technology, Fleet Management, Fuel Services, Safety & Environment, Vehicle Sales
July 2, 2015

As clean engine technology has rolled out—first as government policy, then as new OEM equipment—it has sometimes appeared like the Big Bad Wolf to the trucking industry. Why? Because, many times, newer “greener” engines can come with higher s...

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Fast Forward: Leasing Natural Gas Powered Fleets in Texas and Beyond

Alternative Fuels / Natural Gas Vehicles, Fleet Management, Leasing, Safety & Environment
June 25, 2015

2010 - The Texas Clean Transportation Triangle (TCTT) initiative started in 2010 to provide the foundation for a wide scale deployment of natural gas vehicles.  The goal: strategically planned high volume, publicly accessible natural gas fueling sta...

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Special Report: Food Safety and the Supply Chain

Food & Beverage, Safety & Environment, Supply Chain
June 18, 2015

If the new Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) can be summarized in a single phrase, it will transform the food supply chain from reactive to proactive – preventing food safety problems rather than reacting to them after they occur. That’s t...

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Oil and Gas Load Securement Standards Make Roads and Sites Safer

Oil and Gas, Safety & Environment, Supply Chain
June 15, 2015

The roads that serve as lifelines to the oil and gas exploration and production industry, as well as the well sites themselves, can be dangerous places for truck drivers. According to NIOSH statistics, fully 40% of all fatal injuries in upstream oil ...

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