Those in the trucking business regularly experience a shortage of experienced drivers, especially during the busy season. This has led to the hasty hiring of unqualified drivers who often underperform, leading to losses. If you’re in charge of managing a team of drivers, you know how tough it can be to find reliable, skilled staff members. Rather than recruiting new drivers, however, you should focus on keeping the excellent drivers you already have. The following are just a few things you can do to improve your driver retention rate and motivate your existing team. >> Continue Reading

In the commercial vehicle fleet industry, compliance with DOT regulations isn’t just a good idea—it’s the law. To avoid time-consuming audits and expensive penalties, it’s important that you and your drivers follow all mandates and regulations issued by the DOT this year. Make an effort to make DOT compliance a goal that your whole fleet works towards. To help, we’ve created the following 2017 DOT compliance checklist for commercial vehicle fleets: >> Continue Reading

Female drivers are entering the trucking and transportation industry in record numbers and have more opportunities than ever to work as long-haul drivers. Although male drivers currently dominate the driver pool in the trucking industry, many operations have gradually started attracting more female truck drivers. Is it time for more female drivers to consider truck driving as a career option? >> Continue Reading

The world of liability risks can be full of countless what-ifs and endless sources of confusion for fleet managers. Without a talent for clairvoyance, it’s impossible to predict exactly what liability issues may arise in your fleet’s future and is thus impossible to prepare for all of these. That doesn’t mean, however, that you cannot prepare for the most common issues that may arise. While you could dwell on distant possibilities and hypothetical scenarios when trying to figure out how to limit fleet liability, using some actionable strategies to limit sources of exposure will generally yield much better results. >> Continue Reading