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Is Tire Testing Worth It for Large Fleets?

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Tires are the second-highest expense for fleets after fuel. Choosing the right tires for a fleet can save an operation thousands of dollars in reduced fuel consumption and maintenance. However, no two fleets are similar, and each operation will need to find the optimum tire model and brand.

Will We Be Riding Electric Trucks in the Near Future?

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Heavy diesel trucks made their debut in the 1930s, and now almost all commercial trucks on the road are diesel-powered. However, the future of trucking is upon us as battery, and fuel-cell trucks become more viable.

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7 Things You Need To Know Before Buying Insurance (Guide for Truckers)

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Commercial trucking insurance is always a headache for truck drivers. Whether you have company insurance or you’re an owner-operator, getting insured is never easy. There are many things you need to consider before you decide on an insurance provider.

How to Take Care of Your Hygiene When You Can’t Shower On the Road

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Taking care of personal hygiene isn’t easy for truckers spending days on the road. Truckers need to stay prepared and get creative to maintain good hygiene. While there are showers available at truck stops and terminals, you may not have enough time to stop and use them.

Webinar on Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.

Driver Shortage Is Still the Biggest Challenge In The Trucking Industry

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Across the USA, the driver shortage ranks as the number one issue in the trucking industry. It’s a problem that has plagued the trucking industry for at least the past 15 years. With the pandemic making the shortage worse, is there a way to increase driver retention over the coming years?

What You’re Hauling Determines Your Success in The COVID-19 World

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COVID-19 has changed the dynamics of the commercial trucking industry practically overnight. Now, what you’re hauling could determine the success of your business. Some commodities have nearly cratered in demand while others have skyrocketed.

10 Recommendations for Truck Drivers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Truck Drivers have been vital for keeping the country supplied with food, medicine, and goods during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the task hasn’t been easy, and truck drivers face new challenges in an already difficult job.

5 Reasons Why Every Trucker Should Have a Will

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No trucker wants to think about getting into a severe collision, much less the possibility of a fatal one. Truck driving is a notoriously dangerous job, yet many truckers don’t have a written will. Most people think that a will is exclusively for wealthy people with a lot of assets.

Everything You Need to Know About Truck Drivers’ Medical Requirements

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Truck driving is a tough job that requires drivers to be at peak mental and physical capability. After all, the essential safety feature in a truck is the driver.

Perfect Delivery: The New Rules for Survival, Innovation, and Growth

As supply chain complexity increases, so do challenges to achieving the perfect order. ARC Advisory Group shares: hurdles faced in achieving the perfect order, opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and reduce costs, and how cloud SCM contributes to operational flexibility.

How to Correctly Set Goals for Your Trucking Business

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Setting goals is crucial for the success and growth of your trucking company. However, setting the right goals makes all the difference in the world. Often, we set unrealistic goals and become disappointed when we don’t achieve them.

The Newest Safety Technology for Truck Drivers and Fleet Operators

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Truck driving can be a dangerous job. About 13% of all traffic fatalities come from heavy trucks. Furthermore, COVID-19 has added a lot of new challenges to the world of trucking. Whether you’re a truck driver or a fleet operator, things are different than they used to be.

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The Art of Mindfulness and Meditation for Truck Drivers On the Road

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It’s no secret, trucking driving is a very tough job and is considered a high-risk occupation. Truckers deal with long periods of isolation, substandard living conditions, lack of sleep, time pressure, and more.

11 Interesting Stats Describing the Current State of The Trucking Industry

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2020 has been a year of upheaval for the trucking industry. The pandemic has put a lot of stress on a trucking industry already being put to the test. However, it hasn’t all been bad news. Continue reading below to see 11 interesting statistics about the current state of the trucking industry.

How Does Your Inventory Optimization Process Compare to Peers?

The 15-question assessment takes only 5 minutes to complete. Take it now to see how your inventory optimization process scores and benchmark it against peers. Responses are aggregated and kept anonymous. We hope it serves as a thought-provoking exercise to improve your approach!

Shipping In The Time of Covid-19

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Produce shipping has always had a lot of variables to tend with, in the best of times. Traditionally, the summer months bring in some added considerations.

The Pros and Cons of Using Diesel Fuel Additives During Winter Months

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Diesel fuel starts to get temperamental as the thermometer slides into freezing temperatures. During cold months, diesel can turn into gel, making cold starts incredibly difficult. A popular method for starting a diesel engine in the cold is to use diesel fuel additives.

How to Expand Your Knowledge with Online Training for Truckers

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Gone are the days where all you needed was a rig, commercial vehicle license, and a map. These days, truck drivers need to operate equipment, adapt their routes, drive efficiently, and be up-to-date with regulations. However, a truck is only profitable when it’s out on the road.

3-Step Guide to Surviving Tire Blowouts

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Tire blowouts may be one of the most frightening things a trucker can experience while out on the road. They can happen suddenly and require quick and decisive action to avoid losing control.

Ocean Supply Chain Visibility: Adapting and Thriving in a Rapidly Changing Global Economy

Building off of the lessons and challenges of 2020, what are global businesses and supply chains doing in 2021 to go beyond survival and truly thrive?

How to Pick the Best CB Radio (Ultimate Guide for Truckers)

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If you’re a trucker, you know that Citizens Band Radio Service (CB radio) is a vital tool when you’re on the road. The CB radio allows anyone to communicate with one another through a radio system.

How to Pay for Truck Driving School Training (Is It Worth It?)

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One of the biggest concerns about becoming a truck driver is getting the commercial driver’s license (CDL). To get a CDL, you’ll need to attend a truck driving school, which can be incredibly expensive.

The Shape of The Trucking Industry In the Post-COVID-19 World

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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted and changed almost every industry in the world. Even daily life has become different, practically overnight. Of course, the trucking industry wasn’t spared, and many aspects are different from the pre-COVID-19 world.

How to Celebrate The 2020 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

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Truck driving is an incredibly difficult job that’s vital to sustaining our way of life. Truck drivers spend long and stressful hours on the road to deliver virtually all the country’s goods and resources. As crucial as truck driving is, it can often be a thankless job.

GEP Outlook 2021 Report

It’s 2021, and many enterprises are still reeling from the unprecedented disruption of last year. Get a leg up with the GEP Outlook 2021 Report, featuring eight critical leadership themes that will help you navigate uncertainty and thrive in the new normal.

Simple Fleet Management Tips to Reduce Liability Risks

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Legal issues are one of a fleet manager’s worst nightmares, and unfortunately, they can happen anytime. Luckily, there are simple ways you can reduce liability risks. Of course, you can never be covered for everything, but a little bit of proactive management will go a long way.

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Get Ready – CVSA Brake Safety Week Will Focus on Brake Hoses & Tubing

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It’s that time of the year yet again – CVSA brake safety week. This year, the CVSA is making sure that inspectors will take a close inspection of your brake hoses and tubing. What do I need to do to be prepared, and why check brake hosing and tubing?

Are you Ready for Roadcheck? The Enforcement Event is Next Week!

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2020’s International Roadcheck was postponed back in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced at the beginning of August that the event would take place September 9-11, 2020. That’s next week! Basic Roadcheck Information.

Attention Drivers: Next Week is Brake Safety Week

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Are you prepared? If not, don’t worry – we’ve got all you need to know in this post! The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week is scheduled for August 23-29, 2020.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

What to do After You’ve Been in a Crash

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Being involved in a vehicle crash is a stressful experience. Whatever the circumstances, it is key to keep a level head. There are some steps that you must follow to ensure that all relevant information is recorded; it will make insurance proceedings (if necessary) much easier.

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How Facial Recognition and AI is Improving the Safety of Truck Drivers

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Driver app companies, such as 99. and Samsara , have developed a facial recognition tool that has its purpose to increase even more the safety of the driving experience.

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How UWT is Responding to COVID-19

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As we manage the uncertainty that the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) is causing in nearly all areas of our lives, the globe is facing unprecedented challenges. The spread of the virus has already had an impact on the domestic freight market due to supply chain disruptions and shifting consumer patterns.

Social Distancing Tips for Drivers

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COVID-19 has taken over all our lives, and during this pandemic, refrigerated truck drivers are providing the essential service of delivery food to grocery stores. It’s been a busy time, and we have all drivers on our mind during this time. Social distancing is key to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus; social distancing means limiting the amount of people you are in contact with,which is proven to lower the risk of catching the virus.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!