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  It’s crucial for truck drivers and fleet operators to have well maintained trucks, optimized for fuel efficient operation. Great maintenance requires dependable and professional service technicians. Here are some tips on what to look for when finding a service provider that best fits your needs.   1.    Make sure they are legitimate. Review their […]

Video recording safety systems are a fairly new addition to the slew of on-board safety performance tools for fleets and independent owner-operators. The number of fleets and independent owner-operators that are installing event-recorder video safety systems is steadily on the increase because they help protect drivers as well as provide useful data on driver habits […]

It can happen to any driver, including truck drivers. Who hasn’t locked their keys in the cab, or gotten a flat tire, or had a breakdown on the highway and needed a tow? No matter who or where you are, there is always a possibility that you may need roadside assistance. Fortunately AAOO offers the […]

  Many are aware of the serious data breaches at large, well-known companies such as TJX, Heartland, Anthem, Yahoo and eBay. We’ve also seen data security issues at federal entities such as the DOJ, the IRS and of course the highly publicized email hack at the Democratic National Committee. So what’s this got to do […]

By: James Jaillet l August 27, 2016 The U.S. Department of Transportation Aug. 26 released a proposed rule that would require trucks weighing more than 26,000 pounds to be equipped with speed limiting devices (also known as speed governors or speed limiters), but the regulatory body did not propose a speed to which trucks would […]

At Alexander & Alexander, we know how important it is to stay abreast of the latest safety trends, regulatory compliance rulings, and other critical news items relating to the transportation industry. That’s why we leverage this blog to share our knowledge and engagement with the rest of the trucking community. Visit often to stay current […]

Trucking industry trends are often difficult to determine. So many possibly bad occurrences often have a positive side, while what may look like a positive trend could have bad results. For example, the strong US dollar has brought many benefits across the board, including for the trucking industry. The downside of a strong dollar however, […]

Diesel prices are on the rise again. In the beginning of May, diesel gas rose to an average $2.26 a gallon. That is the highest week to week increase that has occurred since March and the highest diesel prices have been since December 2015. The Midwest saw their gas price increase 7.6 cents a gallon, which […]

OTR trucking is among the industries with the highest turnover rates. As commercial carriers try to woo and keep experienced truckers, industry leaders search for ways to attract new blood in the field. But according to the ATA Chief Economist, there is hope. Carriers can cut their turnover in half if they can retain new […]

Commercial fleets that institute safety measures above federal requirements are one step closer to being recognized by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The FMCSA is in the process of enacting another edict that was included in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act passed last year. Beyond Compliance Program The FMCSA is required […]

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