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How to manage a trucking fleet using video telematics with dashcams

Jan 16, 2023 4:23:48 PM / by Mike Riegel posted in Fleet, telematics

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Technology is evolving at an incredible rate every year. The world works completely differently than it did 10 years ago, and the trucking industry is no different. A trucking business owner can know where any truck or trailer in their fleet is at any given time from anywhere in the world. This has helped smaller carriers operate on the same playing field as mega carriers have been at a fraction of the cost.

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What to know about the RP1226 diagnostic port

Jan 12, 2023 2:04:17 PM / by Mike Riegel posted in ELDs, Fleet, Growth, Business Management

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Over the years, as trucks have become more sophisticated, so have their onboard communication systems. The Controller Area Network (CAN) bus monitors and controls almost every aspect of a truck today form motoring the firing temperatures of each piston on the engine to telling if the seat belt is plugged in.

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Preventing water from getting in the air lines of a truck and trailer

Jan 10, 2023 12:15:00 PM / by Mike Riegel posted in Safety, Maintenance, Owner Operator

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Moisture is the enemy to any piece of mechanical equipment and can cause a mess of problems. Water can make hoses and gaskets brittle, impact oil and lubricants, and the list goes on. Making sure your air lines are clear of moisture and buildup is critical for your safety.

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What is double brokering in trucking?

Dec 27, 2022 1:15:46 PM / by Mike Riegel posted in FMCSA, Business Management, Shipper, New brokers

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Double brokering can be a shady practice in the logistics industry that occurs when shipment gets hauled by an unauthorized carrier that was not originally intended to carry the load. There are many different instances that double brokering can happen.

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How to prevent a truck from rolling over

Dec 22, 2022 4:33:27 PM / by Mike Riegel posted in Safety, FMCSA, DOT

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It is not uncommon to see a truck that has rolled over on its side. This is an occurrence that happens more than it should and it is a terrifying event for everyone involved. Heavy duty loaded trucks are most likely to roll over because they have a higher center of gravity than other vehicles. This means that the point on the truck and trailer where everything is perfectly balanced is up high. 

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