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How ELDs Could Cut the High Cost of 'Crash Harm'

A pilot study by Oregon State University illustrates the high economic cost of having too few safe places for commercial truck drivers to park and rest — but an indirect solution may be on the horizon. Analysis by Business Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge.

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Latest Innovations in Retread Tires

Long a staple of the replacement tire market for trucks and vans as well as tractor-trailers, aircraft, and buses, new advances in manufacturing and technology have made retreaded tires an attractive choice for fleet owners and operators.

Kathy Close, transportation editor at J. J. Keller &amp;amp; Associates,

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ELD Mandate: Day of Reckoning Arrives

In this, the “eleventh hour,” many companies still have last-minute questions on ELD implementation. Find out some areas of consideration including how to find an acceptable device and how to handle short-haul drivers.

Image courtesy of Pirelli Tires

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Tire Prices Experience Upward Pressure

For many vocational truck fleets, price is the key factor when selecting the type of replacement tire. As shown in the past, when replacement tire prices increase, the retread industry benefits since retreads are significantly cheaper.

This truck demonstrates uneven treads on dual tires. Photo by Les Smart.

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Tire Maintenance: It’s Not Just Checking Tire Pressure

For proper tire care, it’s also important to make sure that each tire has adequate tire tread left and to check that the sidewalls have no cuts or damage.

Photo: J.J. Keller &amp;amp; Associates

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Don't Miss This Critical Step in ELD Implementation

There’s more to complying with the electronic logging device mandate than putting the devices in your trucks. Will your new ELD policies and procedures pass FMCSA’s scrutiny as adequate safety management controls?

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Can Fleets Subscribe to a Vehicle?

For fleets, technology is enabling a more efficient way to use vehicles, increase utilization, and more precisely match the type of vehicle to usage.

Deborah Lockridge

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Commentary: A Whirlwind of Last-Minute ELD Preparations

The ELD mandate requiring electronic logging devices to track driver hours goes into effect Dec. 18. Yet a surprising number of fleets have not yet adopted them.

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Ready or Not: 5 Important Questions in the Countdown to ELDs

Fred Fakkema, VP of compliance at Zonar Systems, and Annette Sandberg, former administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, answer in depth five pressing questions of concern to fleets as the Dec. 18 ELD mandate compliance deadline looms ever closer.

Photo courtesy of Terminix.

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Terminix Makes Safety a Core Value

Safety is a core value at Terminix, and the pest control company demonstrated its importance by awarding one of its safest drivers a Ford F-150.

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