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Trucking During the Holidays

The holiday season is right around the corner and it’s time to make plans for parties, gatherings and family get-togethers. If you have a friend or family member that’s a trucker, those social functions may depend on a driving schedule. Here are some...

Lease or Own? How should you grow your fleet?

If you’re a fleet manager of a growing fleet, you might be looking to add vehicles to meet the demand. Whether you are looking for one truck or several, you’re bound to wonder if it’s more cost-effective to buy or lease. Since this...

How to Save Gas In The Trucking Industry

What’s the biggest variable cost in the fleet? You guessed it, fuel. So how can a fleet company save money on the necessity to keep their trucks, vans, and cars running?  Let’s look at a few ways you and your team can help...

Managing Stress in Trucking

Like in every job, stress is something truckers have to deal with on the job day today. Whether it’s a dispatcher, equipment not working, traffic, being away from family, or issues with shipping and receiving, there are sources of stress in several aspects...

Challenges of Small Fleets (And How to Combat Them)

Just because your fleet may be small, doesn’t mean it’s easier to manage. There are unique challenges in managing drivers in smaller fleets like limited manpower and financial resources. However, this should not limit you in providing the best service you can to...

Pros and Cons of Fleet Technology Changes

Fleet technology has come a long way from road maps and hand written logs. There are now small GPS devices as well as tracking software. For a fleet manager, the trick becomes choosing the right technology for the job. Sure, tools like the...

Beware of the Card Skimmer

Thieves have many ways of stealing credit card info from under your nose, including at the pump. Using credit card skimmers, thieves have figured a way to life your credit card info in just one swipe. According to the FTC “skimmers are illegal...

Protect Your Skin on the Road

As a truck driver, you understand the risks of the job.  Be aware of other drivers.  Drive slower in the rain. Stay vigilant on the road.  But one risk you may not be aware of is the threat of skin damage.  A few...

The Trucking Industry and the Environment

The condition of our environment and the factors affecting it are a major concern in the international community, especially within the transportation industry. Many assume that freight trucking and traffic congestion generate an excess of pollution but are necessary to the nation’s economy...

How to Lower Fleet Fuel Costs

When you look at fleet expenses, most often the biggest variable cost is fuel.  While the price per gallon does have an affect, maintenance and driver behavior are also a factor.   The Importance of Maintenance Fuel, oil, tires and maintenance account for...