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Roadchecks Cracking Down on Trucking Companies

A common problem for trucking companies is their trucks getting fines during routine inspections which can often result in fines.  There are a variety of reasons for these tickets at roadchecks.  However, the most common infractions are for failure to secure truck equipment, damaged tie-downs, insufficient tie-downs, and loose tie-downs.  These fines can be expensive …

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Should Trucking Fleets Ban Cell Phone Usage?

Cell phones offer truck drivers useful information such as weather and delivery points which can significantly ease their jobs. However, cell phones in fleets also present the risk for distracting drivers.  Distraction leads to accidents.  The wrecks can result in thousands of dollars in ruined materials and numerous injuries and/or fatalities.  Cell phone usage while …

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Safety and Savings in Trucking: Platooning

This year, Omnitracs, a transportation software company, invested $60 million in Peloton Technology, which specializes in automated vehicle software. What would justify that $60 million investment?  The answer is the ability to utilize truck platooning.   What is Truck Platooning? Peloton’s truck platooning uses “forward collision avoidance system and vehicle-to-vehicle communication to allow two trucks …

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New Truck Unveils from Volvo, International, and more!

Newer doesn’t always mean better, but oh boy, these new trucks!  Recently Volvo Truck North America and International Trucks unveiled new regional trucks.  Both makers have listened to their client base and made new trucks they feel will improve goods transportation.  This includes improved fuel efficiency.  They’ve also kept their drivers in mind when making …

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