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‘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. [...]

For Truckers, Springtime Means Soft Shoulders, Big Fines

April 12, 2016 By: Jeff Swan, HNI Tags: Blogs, Fleet Management, Regulations, Safety

With the return of spring we enter a period where road restrictions start making their annual appearance. Over the last few years, we have started seeing a trend in increased prohibitive signage popping up in various communities, counties, and townships. If not followed, these signs could cost you big time. [...]

Preventing Cargo Theft Entails More Than Just Crossing Your Fingers

March 31, 2016 By: Denise Banks, HNI Tags: Blogs, Fleet Management, Safety

Trucking companies can take a number of actions to improve their chances of preventing cargo theft, including using high-tech devices to locate stolen vehicles or low-tech padlocks on trailer doors to deter theft. What we offer here are four ideas that can go a long way in assisting your fleet [...]

Is Your Trucking Fleet Protecting its Temporary Drivers?

March 16, 2016 By: Kyle Meinert, HNI Tags: Blogs, Fleet Management, Safety

Whether temporary or permanent, all workers have a right to a safe and healthy work place. Each year fatal accidents occur due to a number of avoidable instances caused by their work environment. Looking a little deeper into these unfortunate losses, one key demographic always pops up: the temporary worker. [...]

Trucking’s ELD Mandate — Part 2: The WHEN and the WHY

March 2, 2016 By: Jeff Swan, HNI Tags: Blogs, Regulations

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of a two-part blog series that addresses the basics and alleviate the concerns of anyone who is confused by the new ELD mandate. Earlier, we discussed the WHO and the WHAT of these regulations that apply to motor carriers and drivers required to keep [...]

Trucking’s ELD Mandate Part 1: The Who and the What

February 22, 2016 By: Jeff Swan, HNI Tags: Blogs, Regulations

By now, most everyone even marginally connected to the trucking industry has heard of the FMCSA’s new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate. And while some operations are probably way ahead of the curve in preparation for ELDs, others might still be wondering if it even applies to their business. This [...]

Finding the Best Care for Your Fleet’s Injured Truck Drivers

February 8, 2016 By: Jody Mathy, HNI Tags: Blogs, Fleet Management, Regulations, Safety

The workers’ compensation system in each state provides a mechanism to make medical care available to individuals when they have a work-related injury. Some states allow employers to direct care while others allow the injured worker to choose a physician. Most states provide unlimited care to cure or relieve the [...]

FMCSA Scores Removed from Public View. So Now What?

January 25, 2016 By: Donald Jerrell, HNI Tags: Blogs, Fleet Management, Regulations

Late last year, President Obama signed into law the latest highway bill, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or FAST Act. Later that same day, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s FMCSA released the following statement: “Pursuant to the FAST Act of 2015, much of the information previously available on the FMCSA [...]

How 2016 Looks for Trucking Depends on Taxes, Regs and Security

January 19, 2016 By: Jim Donnelly, All Services Leasing Tags: Blogs, Fleet Management

It’s that time of season when we reflect on the past year, look forward to the coming year, and if you have a business, start to make a list of those issues that cause concern or relief. When it comes to the trucking and truck leasing industry in general, there [...]

Is Your Fleet Operation Coercing Truck Drivers? 

January 12, 2016 By: Donald Jerrell, HNI Tags: Blogs, Regulations

Late last year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a new driver rule entitled Prohibiting Coercion of Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers. The new rule gives commercial truck and bus drivers additional protection from being coerced into violating federal motor carrier safety regulations (FMCSRs) and it goes into effect [...]