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There has been a growing trend in the trucking industry that many businesses don’t understand. It often goes unreported because the victims are reluctant to admit they’ve been duped. However, this trend affects businesses in many different industries, from the manufacturers, to shippers to commercial fleet owners. Cybercrime in the Trucking Industry Consumers and businesses […]

The transportation industry has experienced of number of shifts in the past several months, from regulatory changes to growing driver shortages. Staying current with the issues can help your fleet to avoid non-compliance penalties, common hiring mistakes, operational pitfalls, and more. Here are a few of our most popular blog articles on these and other […]

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics released the 2015 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) recently. It shows that there was an increase in fatal work related injuries across the board. The highest work injury rate was in the driver and truck driver occupation. This means an increase in costs for business and commercial fleet […]

In the last year, work-related truck driver fatalities rose to their highest level since 2008, according to a recent report from the Department of Labor. About 725 heavy vehicle or tractor-trailer drivers died on the job last year, accounting for well over half of the 1,289 fatalities in the “transportation/material moving” classification. Occupations in that group […]

Every day in the US over 1,000 people are injured and nine people are killed by distracted drivers. These drivers are behind the wheel of personal vehicles, company cars and tractor-trailers. Do you know what your employees are doing when they are behind the wheel of your business vehicles? Most People Don’t Know They Are […]

If current trends continue, the nation’s trucking industry could face a shortage of 174,500 drivers by 2024, a situation that would cause “severe supply chain disruptions,” warns the American Trucking Associations in a new report. The result would be “significant shipping delays, higher inventory carrying costs, and perhaps shortages at stores.” By next year, the […]

Nearly three out of ten commercial drivers suffer mild to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) – and most don’t even know it. That’s one reason this respiratory disorder poses such a vexing problem for commercial carriers. Thinking the daytime sleepiness they’re experiencing is normal, many drivers have no idea they have a medical condition that […]

Although fleets will have two years to equip their vehicles with Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) when the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issues its final rule on the devices October 30, businesses should start planning now to implement a solution well before the deadline. As many as 3.1 million trucks and 3.4 million drivers […]

You may have heard of a Safety Climate. This new term has become popular as a way to reduce injuries in manufacturing and other industries. Commercial trucking businesses can adapt this popular trend as a way to improve the safety of the drivers in your fleet. What is a Safety Climate? A Safety Climate is […]

New drivers need to learn how to drive safely and become valuable employees at your organization. Current employees need to know that your company appreciates them and they are an important part of the organization. By creating a mentorship program for your commercial fleet, your company can instill proper driving habits in your new employees […]

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