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What is a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV)? What is a Non-CMV? Regulations?

Understanding the definitions of what a commercial motor vehicle is and what it’s not, along with the requirements associated with a CMV, is critical to ensure you’re following the FMCSA regulations for your fleet of vehicles. We’ll break down the differences between the two and the regulations. What is a Commercial Motor Vehicle? A CMV …

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Sleeper Berth vs. Off-Duty Time – What’s the Difference?

One way that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) tries to reduce accidents, injuries, and fatalities in trucks and other commercial motor vehicles is to issue and enforce the hours of service regulations for all truck drivers in the United States. In this article, we’ll provide all of the information and answers you need …

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Winter Driving Tips for Truck Drivers

When temperatures plunge to sub-zero degrees, truck drivers need to perform safe practices when it comes to driving on dangerous road conditions like snow and black ice. Reduced traction on the roadway along with poor visibility will make any winter driving miserable. Every truck driver should follow the proper safety tips for winter driving to …

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Truck Driver Incentive Programs

When you’re designing your safety incentive program for truck drivers, you’ll want to keep a few things in mind. Consider the perceived benefit to your drivers and how it could help achieve your company goals. The best driver incentive programs strike a balance between the two. Whether you’re looking to create your first driver reward …

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14 Benefits of GPS tracking in 2021

Curious what the benefits of GPS tracking are? The transportation industry has become increasingly competitive in today’s market. Businesses are looking for a logistics solution that can provide an edge with faster shipping times, tracking information and location data, and quality customer service. Now fleet managers can utilize GPS tracking software to manage their remote …

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Does Having a Dash Cam Lower Insurance Premiums?

How much does a dash cam reduce insurance? That’s a question that many people are asking because studies show how dash cams can lower accident rates. This article will go through the benefits of having a dash cam and how it can save you money on your insurance premiums by reducing the incidence of fraud. …

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How Fleet Video Monitoring Can Prevent Unsafe Driving Practices

Fleet vehicles are used in a wide range of industries, with millions of businesses relying on them every single day. With the increasing globalization of the economy, more businesses rely on fleet vehicle operators for transporting their goods across long distances. For this reason, transportation companies are the lifeblood of this country and it’s important …

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Benefits of Using Video Telematics to Manage Your Fleet

Lack of insight into driver operation of fleet vehicles can be costly. Road safety is a major concern, but the more basic problem can be loss of productivity due to vehicles not being driven in the “right” way. How beneficial can using video telematics be? According to a 2016 study conducted by Fleet Owner, using …

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