Safety & Environment

The Benefits of Natural Gas Vehicles

Alternative Fuels / Natural Gas Vehicles, Fleet Management, Fuel Services, Safety & Environment, Sustainability
May 3, 2013

Organizations are increasingly focused on corporate sustainability. Their reasons include: reduced carbon footprints, impacts to the environment, increased efficiencies resulting in savings to the bottom line, and responsibility to their consumers, w...

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The Importance of Your CSA Scores

Safety & Environment, Supply Chain
April 29, 2013

What’s in a number? When it comes to improving your CSA score, a lot. It was one of the great Greek philosophers who observed, “A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.” However, when it comes to CSA scores, our friend Plato, ...

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Strategic Keys to Supply Chain Crisis Management

Safety & Environment, Sustainability
April 24, 2013

Want to head problems off at the pass? Have a smart crisis management strategy and plan in place. If you’re moving freight through a global supply chain, then you know only too well the potential for something to go wrong. You also probably know ...

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Why It Pays to Put Safety in the Driver’s Seat

Dedicated Transportation, Fleet Management, Safety & Environment, Supply Chain
April 22, 2013

Steer your transportation operation in the right direction: Screen drivers before you hire to build a safety-driven culture. If you’re running a fleet, one of the most important hiring decisions you make has to do with the drivers sitting behind ...

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Preventing Cargo Theft by Fraudulent Carriers

Fleet Management, Safety & Environment, Transportation Management
April 9, 2013

The trucking industry has been a long-time target of opportunistic and organized crime – from vehicle hijackings to robberies at delivery points. Both carriers and shippers have spent countless resources to prevent this cargo theft. However, crimin...

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5 Ways to Ensure a Safe Supply Chain Environment

Safety & Environment, Supply Chain, Sustainability
January 31, 2013

The responsibility of ensuring a safe supply chain environment and the challenges that come with it fall with logistics professionals across all industries. The transportation and logistics industry face a particular challenge because its business d...

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Top 10 Reasons Truck Accidents Happen: Know Them to Prevent Them

Fleet Management, Fleet Management, Safety & Environment
January 22, 2013

Although many accidents that happen today are caused by improper driving, the underlying reasons are often preventable. Last year alone, there were over 500,000 large truck and commercial vehicle accidents. Commercial drivers who are well trained and...

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Do’s and Don’ts of Retro-Reflective Sheeting

Fleet Products, Safety & Environment
February 21, 2012

Written by Ryder Fleet Products With the introduction of CSA, there has been an increased focus on Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation 571.108 Standard No. 108, which covers lamps and reflective devices, with a specific emphasis on retro-refle...

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Practical Ways to Go Green and Improve Your Bottom Line

Fleet Products, Maintenance, Safety & Environment
February 14, 2012

In these tough economic times when you're looking for ways to save your "green", why not consider "Going Green"? Going Green not only saves our environment, but can save you fuel, resources and money.  Whether you're a fleet manager or an owner/oper...

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Counterfeit Truck Parts: Can You Tell the Difference?

Fleet Management, Fleet Products, Safety & Environment
February 7, 2012

Counterfeit automotive and truck parts are estimated to generate $3 billion in the United States, according to Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA).   With a flood of sub-standard, counterfeit parts in the market, it’s important for fl...

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