Fleet Management

Brian McLaughlin


Data Critical to Transportation Productivity

Knowledge is always power, and in the trucking industry, access to driver and vehicle performance data helps management make decisions that squeeze every ounce of profit out of their fleets

Dart contractor Perry Famularo was skeptical, but fell in love with electronic logs during the company's pilot program. (Photo by Kristin Ries)


Electronic Logs: The End of the Comic Book?

Perry Famularo, a longtime independent contractor for Dart Transit, was "one of those die-hards who said I would retire before I would use a computer for log purposes.

While the yard is usually the last place to automate, now might be the time to consider yard management solutions.


Yard Management: The Virtual Clipboard

When fleets look to automate operations, one of the last places they look is the yard. For most carriers, yard management is still a manual process, with a fleet manager walking around performing yard checks, keeping track on a clipboar


Looking Back: 2009 Fuel Management in Review

In 2009, things started off like a lamb and at times felt like a lion, but we certainly didn't see the scary lions in fleet fuel buying, as we did in 2008


Be Safe, Not Sorry With Fuel Management During the Holidays

We are less than a week away from the full-blown holiday season. As part of your company's fleet management program, are your trucks ready to be sitting still for several days during the back-to-back holiday weeks


Japanese Truck Market: Takeaways for the North American Trucking Industry

The Japanese economy has remained in a state of recession for the better part of this current decade. The Japanese truck industry therefore has come to rely on export sales to not only remain stable but also to grow


Dispatchers and Overtime: Forty Miles of Bad Road

The latest threat to the transportation industry is not rising fuel costs or clogged highways, but rather, the inevitable wave of lawsuits by dispatchers claiming that they are entitled to overtime pay

Photo courtesy of MTS Driver Recruiters


Get Ready For Onslaught of New Rules From OSHA

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has made it clear that it's back in the rulemaking business, with a sling of new labor rules in the pipeline for 2010 that trucking companies ought to be aware of


Canadian Interest in EOBRs Remains Strong Despite Delays and Official Apathy

Even as the U.S. trucking industry awaits the final rule on EOBRs from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Canada's trucking industry has been battling with some of the same questions


Put Your Fleet Fueling Policy in Place For 2010, Part II

In last week's Friday Fuel, we talked about how to put your fleet fueling policy in place. Today, we have eight tips that will make your fuel management program more effectiv

Driver Incentives that Work
The right driver incentives can have a powerful impact on safety. Learn from safety leaders at three organizations how to engage drivers with rewards and incentives that work. Optimize your own program with remedies for 6 common challenges.

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