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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 or commercial motor vehicle is operated for business or commercial use. A commercial

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Best Fleet Tracking Apps

Are you looking to manage your fleet better and streamline your business operations? As business owners, saving time and money is always at the forefront of our mind. A fleet management software aims to cut costs, improve efficiency and reduce potential risks of your driver. Before we discuss what the best fleet tracking apps are, let’s dive into what a fleet management system is and

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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 to know regarding the sleeper berth rule and how you

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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 ensure they don’t run into major problems on the road.

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Dot 16 Hour Rule Exemption in 2021

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

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How to Fill Out a CDL Driving Log Book

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

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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 program or tweak your existing one, we’ve come up with

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benefits of gps tracking

14 Benefits of GPS tracking in 2024

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

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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. Dash cams are cameras, usually mounted inside the car, which

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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 that fleet vehicle operators operate these vehicles safely so they

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