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Help Improve Fleet Safety With Investments in Fleet Maintenance and Drivers

Posted in Fleet Safety & Regulatory Compliance on June 29, 2016

Safety is one of the C-suite’s top priorities. This isn’t just altruism; fleet executives are making practical bottom-line calculations. While prioritizing fleet safety calls for significant investments – in advanced technologies,  training and maintenance – those investments can pay off in both direct savings and avoided expenses.

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Improving Safety with Service Relationship Management (SRM)

Posted in Fleet Safety & Regulatory Compliance on June 2, 2016

Safety is a top concern for everyone in trucking, from drivers to executives to employees and managers at all levels. For those with a stake in fleet management, safety campaigns need not be complicated: one of the most direct ways to ensure that vehicles are as safe as possible at all times is to implement effective inspection and preventive maintenance (PM) programs. A good inspection and PM program helps find and fix potentially unsafe conditions before they cause accidents.

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Telematics and eDVIRs: A Match Made in Efficiency

Posted in Fleet Safety & Regulatory Compliance on May 30, 2016

Commercial vehicle drivers are required to perform pre- and post-trip inspections, which are documented with driver vehicle inspection reports (DVIRs). The requirement dates back to 1939, though the form itself and the regulations concerning it have undergone numerous changes since.

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How an SRM System Can Help You Avoid CSA Violations

Posted in Fleet Safety & Regulatory Compliance on October 2, 2015

Over the last two years, the Vehicle Maintenance BASIC category has accounted for more than 64 percent of all CSA violations recorded, according to Vigillo's Athena reports. And during the June CVSA Roadcheck, violations in that category reached 70 percent.

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The Biggest Challenges Affecting Fleet Operations Today

Posted in Fleet Safety & Regulatory Compliance on September 18, 2015

Ask fleet owners and managers what's on their minds these days and you'll likely hear about e-logs, speed limiters, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions rules and Hours of Service regulations. All of these are having or will have an impact on fleet productivity.

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Is Your Fleet Ready for Brake Safety Week?

Posted in Fleet Safety & Regulatory Compliance on August 31, 2015

Brake Safety Week is just around the corner. Is your fleet ready?

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Get Ready for Operation Safe Driver Week

Posted in Fleet Safety & Regulatory Compliance on October 22, 2014

It's time to shine the spotlight on truck safety. Through Saturday, Oct. 25, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), along with other transportation safety organizations, are sponsoring Operation Safe Driver Week.

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How to Reduce CSA Maintenance Violations by 75 Percent with Better Inspections

Posted in Fleet Safety & Regulatory Compliance on October 8, 2014

CSA violations not only cost you money from the fines they generate — they also cost you customers if your scores lead shippers to take their business elsewhere.

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How Might Wireless Inspections Impact Enterprise Truck Fleets?

Posted in Fleet Safety & Regulatory Compliance on August 22, 2014

The more time your drivers spend driving, the more profitable you'll be and the happier they'll be. Unfortunately, inspections that take trucks off the road are necessary and routine. But some big changes could be coming based on the pending outcome of testing by the U.S. Department of Transportation on wireless inspections of truck fleets.

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Ready for the Next Wave of CSA Requirements? Why Fleet Maintenance Must Remain a Priority

Posted in Fleet Safety & Regulatory Compliance on August 15, 2014

Just when you think you understand the nuances of CSA regulations, it looks like change is on the way. Jeff Davis, principal officer for Fleet Safety Services, told attendees at the recent CCJ Summer Symposium that a new wave of CSA requirements is on the way.

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