In the United States, about 26 million students ride school buses daily. In addition, there are about 480,000 school buses that transport United States students to school. Since millions of students use the school bus as a form of transportation, it’s your job to keep them safe. This means your school bus fleet has very little room for error and must always be operating efficiently.
In the United States, about 2 million people experience injuries due to a CMV crash. Although there are many causes for accidents such as roadway problems, brake issues, speeding, distracted driving, and more, the most common cause is truck driver fatigue. The 34-hour reset is one of the rules designed to help reduce fatigue and allow drivers and companies to allocate their hours responsibly. What
As customers expect faster delivery times and service, accurate shipment tracking, and better customer service, you must keep up with the growing demand for GPS tracking systems. The benefits of using passive GPS trackers are invaluable to any fleet business. Tracking each vehicle ensures you can make better decisions by increasing productivity, lowering costs, and improving safety. What is a Passive GPS Tracker? Passive GPS
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 or commercial motor vehicle is operated for business or commercial
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 to know regarding the sleeper berth rule and how you
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 ensure they don’t run into major problems on the road.
For those looking to run a successful trucking company, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the dot 16 hour rule exemption and other regulations to ensure your fleet remains in good standing with the DOT. Tracking the hours of service is typically one of the most time-consuming tasks that truck drivers must complete daily. The Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety
The easiest way to receive a fine is failing to fill the driving logbooks for the truck drivers. According to the FMCSA, all commercial drivers must have electronic logging devices (ELD). However, there are still circumstances where you’ll need to know how to properly fill out a driver log to comply with the hours of service regulations. In this article, we’ll cover: What is the
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 program or tweak your existing one, we’ve come up with
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 teams of enterprise sized fleets easily. Without a GPS vehicle