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Stop Playing Hide and Seek With Your Fleet’s Data Security

August 24, 2016 By: Dominique Beaudin, HNI Tags: Blogs, Fleet Management, Technology

When mistakes are made or policies are not followed, people have a tendency to “hide” the event and try to clean up the mess on their own instead of alerting someone who could help mitigate a potentially bigger problem. Employees often think, “What they don’t know, won’t hurt ’em,” and [...]

Your Truck Fleet’s Great CSA Scores Shouldn’t Invite Complacency

August 10, 2016 By: Don Jerrell, HNI Tags: Blogs, Fleet Management, Regulations

The “driver coercion” rule has changed the focus for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), causing the agency to move complaints from the bottom of their list to the top. While following up on these complaints they may not be finding the coercion claimed, but after going through the [...]

84% of Trucking Fleets Claim Detention Among Top 5 Business Woes

July 18, 2016 By: Don Thornton, DAT Solutions Tags: Blogs, Fleet Management, Owner Operators, Regulations

If there’s one area where carriers, freight brokers and shippers can agree, it’s that more productivity is good for business. Unfortunately, the loading dock — where shippers and carriers literally come together — is the area where much productivity gets lost. At DAT Solutions, we surveyed 257 carriers, and nearly [...]

How Does a Fleet Choose a Transportation Technology Partner?

July 1, 2016 By: John Simms, HNI Tags: Blogs, Fleet Management, Technology

Does your trucking operation want to become an early adopter, or to go with the established player? When it comes to choosing a technology partner, this question looms large for many transportation companies. Should we invest in big box technology that has dominated the marketplace for years, or should we [...]

Bring Fleet Safety to the Forefront During National Safety Month

June 10, 2016 By: Cindy Gross, HNI Tags: Blogs, Fleet Management, Safety

Observed each year, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on roads, and in our homes and communities. By bringing light to important issues that often get pushed aside or overlooked, employers are encouraged to join in the celebration by sharing important information [...]

Logistics Leaders: Can You Drive Home the Results?

May 31, 2016 By: Keith Martino, CMI Tags: Blogs, Fleet Management

Perhaps no other industry is more dependent on dedicated employees, capital investment and tangible teamwork than the transportation sector. As a result, the logistics industry is blessed with a fleet of people-savvy leaders. And the best fleet leaders know how to navigate sharp turns and accelerate results. Leadership in a [...]

A Millennial’s View: Bringing Younger Talent to Trucking Industry

May 19, 2016 By: Brian McMahon, Fleet Advantage Tags: Blogs, Fleet Management

By now, the shortage of incoming talent to the trucking and transportation industry has been well documented. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is on record saying we’re 35,000 drivers short, and this could grow to about 240,000 by 2020. What’s more, turnover is approaching 97 percent. However, the talent shortage [...]

Truck Fleets: Examine FMCSA’s New Medical Exam Form for Errors

May 9, 2016 By: Donald Jerrell, HNI Tags: Blogs, Fleet Management, Safety

As of last month, all certified medical examiners are required to use new medical certification forms for commercial motor vehicle drivers. With some help from  Thomas Bray of J.J. Keller and Associates, what we’re offering fleets below are a few tips for their drivers who are preparing to take a DOT physical These [...]

With New Truck Drivers, What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

April 26, 2016 By: Scott Marzec, NationaLease Tags: Blogs, Fleet Management

Everyone talks about the driver shortage, but your problems aren’t resolved the minute you’ve  made the necessary hires. For the past few years, the focus of the trucking industry has been on the ongoing driver shortage, and that’s as is should be. But once you’ve found the drivers you need to move [...]

‘Uberization’ and ELDs Could Help Small Fleets Optimize Loads

April 19, 2016 By: Victoria Kresge, NationaLease Tags: Blogs, Fleet Management

A recurring meme in the transportation industry over the past year has been the “uberization of trucking.” Based on Uber’s success of matching passengers with private car service, some in the logistics and transportation industry envisioned a way to use mobile apps to match unassigned shipments with existing empty loads. [...]