In 2012, Verst Group Logistics had zero Department of Transportation recordable accidents. In 2013, to prove the previous year wasn’t just a fluke, Verst only had one DOT-recordable accident. How did this Kentucky-based logistics provider, with a fleet of 90 power units and 250 trailers, attain such a low number of accidents?
Tips for vinyl signage and images, plus refurbishing trailers.
After traveling more than 124 million miles in space, the Space Shuttle Endeavour had one more 14.2-mile journey to make through the streets of Los Angeles to its final resting space at the California Science Center.
As fleets everywhere work on cutting fuel expenses, one strategy is shedding pounds anywhere they can stand to lose them. “Most fleets that are fuel conscientious are weight conscientious. The heavier the unit weighs, the higher cost per mile to operate it."
One of the best ways to lower your worker's comp costs is by reducing the number of incidents. Being proactive about safety is a fleet's best defense against worker's comp claims.
When it comes to trimming the fat out of a fleet's budget, the largest focus tends to be on the largest costs on the balance sheet: fuel, equipment and drivers. But these are not the only areas where dollars can be saved. This web-only series offers tips for savings in insurance, worker's comp and healthcare costs.
From federal regulations to spec’ing a new liquid tank trailer, there are many specific concerns for the liquid bulk tank truck industry.
When it comes to maintaining your dry van hardwood or composite trailer floor, fleet maintenance managers should follow the Boy Scout motto: Be prepared.
From a very young age, Ralph Moyle was drawn to trucking. So when given the chance, he didn’t let the lack of a driver’s license – or the fact that he was only 14 years old – stand in his way.
While natural gas has pushed its way to center stage in the alternative fuels discussion, the investment in equipment and infrastructure make it less than appealing to many fleets. However, anyone who is currently running on diesel fuel can easily switch to a greener alternative without that type of up-front investment. They simply have to fill up their fuel tank with biodiesel.