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Proactively Preventing Food Contamination

As the final piece of the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is set to take effect, small fleets are assessing ways to switch from a manual recording of temperature inside refrigerated units to an automated process.

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Amazon Begins Building Its Last-Mile Delivery Fleet

Amazon is launching a program that will help entrepreneurs build their own companies delivering Amazon packages. Successful owners can earn as much as $300,000 in annual profit operating a fleet of up to 40 delivery vehicles.

Convoy Launches Universal Trailer Pool for Small Carriers

Convoy has announced a new Power-only and Universal Trailer Pool that would allow small carriers to haul pre-loaded trailers potentially increasing access to more loads that would otherwise require a fleet with a large number of trailers.

California Trucking Association Launches Small Fleet Program

The California Trucking Association has launched a program designed exclusively for small fleet owners. CTA says the new Small Fleet Program helps small carriers compete by offering a broad range of member resources that companies can use to strengthen their compliance, advocacy, safety, and leadership efforts.

Bonus Blues: What Trucking Company Owners Can Learn About Sharing Success

When it comes to rewarding employees, both context and optics matter. A lot. Senior Editor Jack Roberts takes a bit of a departure in his Truck Tech blog to write about how one successful business owner just lost a valued employee.

CARB Loses Appeal in Lawsuit over Emissions Compliance

California's Fifth District Court of Appeals has affirmed a ruling from 2014 that the California Air Resources Board overstepped its authority in allowing small trucking companies to delay complying with certain emissions regulations.

Inside the Small Fleet

Small fleets make up the vast majority of trucking companies. Comdata shares some research into their challenges and habits.

DAT Releases Load Board for Small Fleets and Owner-Operators

DAT Solutions has launched DAT TruckersEdge Pro, a load board designed for small fleets and owner-operators with access to more than 485,000 load posts per business day.

The Gig Economy Comes to Trucking

Owner-operators and small fleets have been pronounced DOA many times over the past several years. But if new technology like Uber Freight can breathe much-needed life into the owner-operator market, that can only be a good thing for trucking, says Jack Roberts in his Truck Tech blog.

Verizon Launches Fleet Management for Small Businesses

Verizon Networkfleet has launched Expressfleet, a fleet management solution designed for small businesses.