Driving a truck can be a lonely, stressful job. But no driver has to be completely isolated in the age of social media. Facebook, in particular, can be a powerful tool in making drivers feel like they’re part of a team and connected to family and friends even on the road.
A truck driver can drive down a mountain 100 times too slowly, but only once too fast. An inexperienced driver on a steep grade could spell disaster unless properly trained.
Many executives fear social media because of the damage an irate poster can inflict. But if handled properly, even bad posts can be a good thing for your fleet. (Part of a three-part series on how fleets can use Facebook to recruit and retain drivers.)
We spoke with Joe DeLorenzo, director of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance, to get an update on how the changeover from AOBRDs to ELDs is going.
How do we keep drivers from driving too fast through curves or descending mountain slopes? By showing them precisely how fast they should be driving. A new app called Road-Aware can do just that.