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Kathy Close, transportation editor at J. J. Keller & 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

The Eugene Water & Electric Board tested the visibility of two dozen of its work trucks with backup cameras. Photo courtesy of EWEB

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How Effective Are Your Trucks’ Backup Cameras?

Fleets are already installing backup cameras on work trucks to improve safety. But with no guidelines to follow, do they actually provide the optimal field of view? One Oregon utility set out to fix this problem.

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Tips to Secure Your Rooftop Load

Roof racks are a great way to carry extra gear; however, when it comes to carrying equipment on the roof, or any loads for that matter, there is a right and a wrong way to do it.

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Top 5 Questions on DOT Crashes

CMV crashes capture the nation’s attention and perpetuate the stereotype that commercial trucks cause or are involved in more fatal accidents than others. To mitigate risk and shatter this misconception, your team should be familiar with what is required of them and how a crash affects the motor carrier.

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Distracted Driving Whitepaper – Understanding Your Fleet’s Risk and Liability

This 14 page whitepaper examines the deadly practice of driving while using a mobile device and the impact such behavior can have on a fleet’s liability. It also addresses innovative solutions that are being developed in response to the growing problem.


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