Posts Tagged ‘trucking companies’

Why Do Trucking Companies Use Dash Cameras on Their Fleets?

Friday, September 18th, 2020
Why Do Trucking Companies Use Dash Cameras on Their Fleets?

More and more, drivers and trucking companies are using dash cameras, and it’s crucial to think about why that is the case.

The trucking industry sure doesn’t look like it used to. One area where that’s increasingly evident is the increased use of technology, like dash cameras being deployed by trucking companies. The use of dash cameras can impact so many different parts of trucking: your insurance, driver training, and overall safety. Deciding whether or not you should use dashboard cameras can be an expensive, challenging endeavor, though it isn’t a process without its benefits. More and more, drivers and trucking companies are using dash cameras, and it’s crucial to think about why that is the case. (more…)

How Trucking Companies Can Deal with Uncertain Times

Friday, August 21st, 2020
How Trucking Companies Can Deal with Uncertain Times

Here are some tips trucking companies follow to manage their fleet and truck drivers during these times of uncertainty.

As a result of COVID-19, we know that the trucking industry has experienced major disruptions and may continue to do so throughout the upcoming seasons. Working in trucking and transportation can already be a stressful job under normal conditions, but now trucking companies are trying to cope during these uncertain times. Trucking companies need to help their fleet navigate this “new normal,” Some are rising to the occasion. Here are some tips trucking companies follow to manage their fleet and truck drivers during these times of uncertainty. (more…)

3 More Health Tips for Drivers of Trucking Companies

Friday, July 17th, 2020
3 More Health Tips for Drivers of Trucking Companies

As a product of their lifestyles, drivers for long-distance trucking companies often have more health problems than those in other careers.

Long-distance routes and trucking on the road can be challenging. As a product of their lifestyles, drivers for long-distance trucking companies often have more health problems than than those in other careers. There are numerous aspects of trucking that can impact a driver’s health. Let’s look at a few tips to help limit the effects of these aspects on drivers’ health. (more…)

4 Ways Telematics Help Trucking Companies

Friday, May 8th, 2020
4 Ways Telematics Help Trucking Companies

By using telematics systems with a trucking companies’ fleet of commercial vehicles, managers can leverage this technology to keep an eye on their many trucks and drivers on the road.

Telematics is nothing new to most modern trucking companies. What is telematics, you ask? It refers to a field of study that encompasses telecommunications and vehicle technologies, like GPS and diagnostic systems, to send data about vehicle location, travel speed, and internal vehicle conditions to a central management system. Basically, telemetry’s practical uses are applied to monitor where in the world a vehicle is and where it’s traveling.

Now more than ever, trucking companies and their drivers are under immense pressure to keep the transportation and supply chain moving along efficiently. By using telematics systems with a companies’ fleet of commercial vehicles, managers can leverage this technology to keep an eye on their many trucks and drivers on the road.  (more…)

How to Hire a Reliable Trucking Service

Friday, January 24th, 2020
How to Hire a Reliable Trucking Service

How do you find a trucking service you can trust? Look for these signs.

With so many trucking services and companies available out there today, it can be difficult to choose not only the most reliable service but also the one that best suits your business needs. In the trucking business, safe and prompt deliveries are high-priorities to satisfy customers. However, many business owners are interested in hiring the lowest-price service to decrease overhead. Owners need to hire a reliable trucking service that meets the criteria for safety, dependability, and costs. (more…)

Trucking Across the Nation

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Although we see trucks on the road everyday, the average person does not take the time to think of how important of a role the transportation industry plays in our daily lives. Trucking

From the clothes you put on in the morning to the dinner you prepare, these goods reach us by the truckers driving all over the nation. Providing such vital services, the transportation industry is the backbone of our economy.

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The Uberization of Freight

Monday, April 6th, 2015

With technology making communication so easily accessible, standard industries are being rocked by new services. With the creation of Uber, the taxi industry is taking a heavy hit with business. Now, major freight companies are bracing themselves for the possibility of an Uberization of freight.

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If you haven’t heard of Uber yet, here’s a brief summary. An application on your smart device allows you to send for a car driven by an independent contractor. The fees for the drive are charged directly to the credit card of the individual and are cheaper than the typical rate of taxis. Because of the convenience of the application along with the cheaper rates, taxi drivers are noticing a dip in business

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Preventing Virginia Truck Driver Fatigue

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Being a safe truck driver is more than just using turn signals and maintaining a safe speed; it is also about being awake and alert when you’re behind the wheel. Fatigue happens to the best of us, but it is important to know ways to curb and prevent that feeling in order to maintain the ultimate goal of truck driver safety. The beautiful countryside of Virginia is hilly and can be treacherous for truck drivers who are not one hundred percent awake and alert throughout the day. So how can Virginia truck drivers and truck drivers throughout the country prevent the familiar feeling of fatigue?

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