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fuel efficiency

Fuel Efficiency Best Practices for Fleets

Improving the fuel efficiency of a company’s fleet of vehicles can have many financial and environmental benefits, especially with fuel prices on the rise. Fuel can be one of the largest and most difficult expenses to predict and control. Therefore, it’s important for vehicle fleet managers to conserve fuel, maximize efficiency and reduce vehicle emissions by implementing fuel-efficient policies, technology, and maintenance strategies.

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Hot Weather Tips for Truckers

Hot Weather Tips for Truckers

Summer is finally here and in full swing. Unfortunately, driving during the summer months can be brutal. Therefore, truck drivers in particular must be cautious when temperatures reach record level highs. This is because truck drivers spend all their time behind the wheel of their vehicle or loading/unloading their goods. In short, this means there’s no escaping the sun for them.

If you’re looking to stay cool this summer and keep your truck up and running then here are some hot weather hacks.

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dataq request

What’s a DataQ Request?

As a motor carrier, it’s crucial you know how to manage inspection reports and violations. After all, the goal of every trucking business is to protect their CSA score. Therefore, if you wish to challenge a violation, you’ll want to submit a DataQ request.

In this article, we’ll explain the benefit of DataQ requests when it comes to inspections, accidents, and other driving violations. Also, we’ll share how to properly submit your request. Let’s begin.

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screening truck drivers

A Guide to Screening Truck Drivers

While hiring new truck drivers, you have to follow strict industry standards regulated by the US Department of Transportation (DOT). The organization evaluates the transportation and trucking industry to ensure they follow firm safety guidelines. Thus, during the hiring process, you need to screen the truck drivers so you can identify who would be a good fit.

If you don’t know how to go about it, here’s a beginner’s guide. After reading this post, you’ll know how to identify good quality truck drivers that obey the DOT’s regulations.

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retain your drivers

How to Retain Your Drivers

It’s no secret there’s a massive truck driver shortage. The American Transportation Research Institute ranked it as the number one issue in the trucking industry for the third year in a row.

Unfortunately, this issue worsened due to the coronavirus. Now there’s a shortage of over 63,000 drivers. To make matters worse, driver turnover can end up being pretty expensive for trucking companies.

This is because advertising a job opening, interviewing candidates, and training them requires both time and money. Instead of driving your costs up, focus on creating a culture where drivers are taken care of and valued.

Here are 5 ways to create an excellent company culture so you can retain qualified drivers.

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prevent cargo theft

How to Prevent Cargo Theft

Truckers are responsible for hauling valuable cargo to their designated drop-off location. Therefore, they’re often targeted by groups of individuals who resell the goods to make a hefty profit. As a result, trucking businesses need to take major precautions to reduce the chances of their cargo being stolen.

This is an ongoing problem and we need better solutions to prevent this from happening. In this article, we’ll discuss ways trucking businesses can prevent cargo theft.

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trucking in snow

Safety Guide for Trucking in Snow

Trucking in the snow is more challenging since overall visibility and control over your vehicle are reduced. Driving a semi in the snow requires a certain set of skills, experience, and expertise. This is because the chances of getting into an accident increase significantly in the winter.

Not to mention, truck drivers are having to operate large and heavy vehicles in these conditions, which makes it even more difficult. Being aware of the risks can help you avoid an accident while trucking in the winter.

In this article, we’re going to discuss some safety tips for truckers hauling goods in the winter.

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transporting hazadous materials

Tips for Transporting Hazardous Materials

Statistics reveal that nearly 3 billion tons of hazardous material are transported in the US every year. Interestingly, most of these materials are transported with the help of trucks. Although these trucks are equipped to safely transport hazardous substances, there’s still a chance you can get into an accident.

Since many of these substances are toxic or flammable, you must ensure they’re safely transported. We will mention some of these tips for your guidance and help you maximize protection against any unwanted incidents.

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loading dock

Loading Dock Safety Tips

If you’re a truck driver, you’ll be spending at least some of your days at a loading dock either dropping off goods or picking them up. The loading dock can be a dangerous place as trucks, trailers, and forklifts are typically moving at the same time. There are risks for pinch point injuries from rolling doors, fall hazards from elevated docks and truck beds, and accidental collisions between equipment and workers—among other hazards.

Even if you aren’t the one doing the loading/unloading, it’s everyone’s job to make sure injuries and accidents are avoided. As a truck driver, you’re responsible for your safety and the safe transport of your load.

Therefore, in this article, we’ve provided some vital safety tips for truck drivers at the loading dock.

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