As scorching heat and violent storms rip through the Midwest this spring and early summer, fleet managers are looking for any extra intel they can find to keep drivers safe, reduce delays and keep supply chains intact. That’s where GPS tracking technology comes in.
It’s easy enough to use the comprehensive driver monitoring tools available from a vendor like GPS Trackit to enforce company safety and equipment management policies. A good fleet management platform will tell you when and how every truck—and driver—on your team is performing in real-time.
Why the Trucking Industry Needs Younger Cross-Country Drivers
The Senate recently approved an infrastructure bill that includes language which permits legal adults under the age of 21 to drive Class 8 trucks across state lines, according to the Wall Street Journal. <sup> 1</sup> Read More
How to Handle Fleet Truck Tire Blowouts
Proper preventive maintenance practices for trucking fleets cover a wide gamut of vehicle components that should regularly be evaluated, repaired or replaced.
What Is the Correlation Between Speeding, Hard Braking and Higher Accident Rates?
Accidents are often preventable through the right mix of training, education, and tracking. Over a 10-year period there was a 12-percent increase in the total number of people killed in large-truck crashes, from 4,245 fatalities in 2008 to 4,761 fatalities in 2017 according to a report released in 2019 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Trucking accidents can be costly, both in terms of money and lives lost. Ensuring the safety of your fleet drivers and the community you serve should always remain top-of-mind. Accidents are costly and can be a major issue, so make sure you’re doing everything in your power to reduce the chances of incidents.
The Experts Weigh In: 2021 Trucking Trends
What trucking industry trends can we expect to see from a new year and a new administration at the helm of the U.S. government? What sort of legislation can we expect in a post-Trump America?
Pandemic in review: What is the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on the trucking industry?
When the temperature plunges to five degrees, even the most experienced of truckers can have a hard time managing the icy roads. Poor visibility coupled with reduced traction makes the job of a big rig driver extremely challenging. However, by implementing preventive safety skills for driving in icy conditions, you can sail through the winter season without any major problems. Here are 10 winter driving tips for truck drivers that can help you stay safe this winter.