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App Fatigue’s Wearing on Drivers. Heres how Fleets can take Action.
The saturation of smartphone apps and other software marketed at and adopted by fleets is quickly erasing the efficiency and time-saving gains the sought to make in the first place. The inundation of apps and platforms leaves drivers and in-office fleet personnel burned out and longing for a simpler way. the good news is — there is one.
Important Update – Obsolete ELD Notice & Info
With 3G sunsetting already under way by major wireless carriers, the time in now to pre-register to secure your fleet’s ELD replacements and make room for faster 4G connectivity.
Vehicles still using 3G devices (including the Transflo T7 ELDs) need a plan ASAP to replace them with 4G models (aka Transflo T-9 devices). Many carriers and drivers have already requested new devices, are installing them, or on a waiting list… Continue reading here.
What America’s “Miracle on Ice” Can Teach Us About Truck Driver Retention
At the height of the Cold War, there’s a story that will forever live on in the hearts and minds of Americans. Well, at least for those of us who are old enough to remember….
On that fateful day in February 1980, a team of unlikely champions won big by working together. Every player performed a vital role, and everyone on the team was gunning for the same thing: the gold medal. You can think of truck driver retention in the same way: when your team is working hard and believes in something bigger, everyone wins. Read the full article here.
How to Avoid Costly Mistakes When Extending Asset Life Cycles
Motor carriers are holding onto used assets until new equipment arrives. Recently the wait has been taking longer than anticipated. Build slots for new trucks and trailers are filled through 2022 amid unprecedented demand for capacity and a manufacturing backlog caused by global shortages of chipsets and other materials. Maximize your assets here.
Trucking News: Truckers Income and Tech use Increase, and Wage Raises
Owner-operator business services firm ATBS said the average income of its clients was just over $70,000 a year from June 2020 to June 2021, according to a new survey released by the company. That’s a 10.2% increase over the prior 12 months.
ATBS president Todd Amen called the current freight market “the best trucking environment I’ve seen in 30-plus years.” Aided by stratospheric rates on the spot market and an abundance of freight, dry van operators averaged… Continue Reading Here.
Two Ways Fleets Should be using ELD Data to Manage Risk
Trucking companies are a big target in today’s litigious society. The number of billboards, TV commercials, and clickbait ads from plaintiff attorneys prove it.
The legal system uses tort law and/or negligence to settle claims and the associated damages regarding auto crashes. to be held negligent, a party must be shown to have breached the duty of safe vehicle operations that “reasonable person” would typically observe. Start minimizing risk here.