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What’s Best for Your Fleet? Own, Lease or a Managed Maintenance Program

What’s Best for Your Fleet? Own, Lease or a Managed Maintenance Program

December 30, 2021

In a recent survey by the National Private Truck Council, there was an open-ended question that asked: “What is the primary reason your company operates a private fleet?” For most, the answer wasn’t surprising. More than 90% responded it was “customer service.” In the same survey, many respondents viewed their fleet as a core competency. This all means running reliable, top-notch equipment and hiring industry-best drivers. The question is, what’s the best way to make it all work?...

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It’s Getting Cold Out There! Have You Done Your Winter Maintenance?

It’s Getting Cold Out There! Have You Done Your Winter Maintenance?

November 19, 2021

It’s not unusual for professional truck drivers to experience a range of weather on their routes. It is especially common when running routes through multiple states or provinces. With extreme weather occurrences across North America, it is imperative your drivers are prepared for all types of driving conditions. Planning ahead is essential and making sure your fleet is prepared for winter in regions with severe conditions is a top priority....

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Work Zone Safety

Work Zone Safety

August 10, 2021

Summer is here and construction is in full swing, from road construction to new building construction and everything in between. It is important to pay attention and stay safe while traveling through work zones for both you and the crew working these jobs. Protect workers in constructions zones by giving workers extra room, slow down, and be prepared to stop. Avoid all distractions including but not limited to cellphones, CB radio, eating, drinking, GPS, chatting with passengers or playing with the radio. Keep your eyes on the road and be alert to work zone signage and work zone crews. According to Work Zone Safety, 115,000 total crashes happened in work zones in 2019, and 22,000 crashes in work zones were truck-involved....

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Is Your Fleet Prepared for CVSA Brake Safety Week Aug. 22-28th?

Is Your Fleet Prepared for CVSA Brake Safety Week Aug. 22-28th?

July 29, 2021

As summer is passing and fall is around the corner, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Brake Safety Week is quickly approaching. Brake Safety Week is set for the week of August 22-28. In order to help your fleet and drivers prepare, here’s what you should know first: During Brake Safety Week, commercial motor vehicle inspectors throughout North America inform motor carriers about the importance of proper brake maintenance and the risks of receiving brake system violations. The CVSA will conduct North American Standard Inspections focusing on brake systems and components with particular attention to hoses/tubing of commercial vehicles identifying vehicles with violations. If any vehicle inspected has a violation identified as an Out-of-Service brake violation, it will be removed off the road until the violation is corrected....

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CVSA Operation Safe Driver Week Announced for July 11-17th

CVSA Operation Safe Driver Week Announced for July 11-17th

June 24, 2021

Are your drivers prepared for the CVSA Operation Safe Driver Week to be held July 11th -17th, with an emphasis on speeding? In spite of the miles driven dropping 13% over the last year, it is estimated that about 42,060 people died in vehicle crashes in 2020 according to the National Safety Council. This is a 24% increase over the previous year, and the highest estimated year-over-year spike since 1924, with an estimated 4.8 million serious injuries caused by motor vehicles. The CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Program was created to reduce the number of crashes that involve commercial motor vehicles and passenger vehicles due to unsafe driver behavior....

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