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7 ways to extend the life of your fleet vehicles

Oct 6, 2022 12:16:00 PM / by Jacquelyn Pack posted in Safety, Maintenance, Idle, Trucking, Fleet, Well Being, Business Management

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You want to get the most out of your fleet vehicles, avoid unscheduled downtime, and keep them as long as possible. Here are some tips on how to lengthen the longevity of your vehicles and avoiding maintenance issues that generate DOT fines.  

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5 ways to boost driver retention: beat the truck driver turnover rate

Aug 24, 2022 11:34:32 AM / by Jacquelyn Pack posted in Driver Retention, Business Management

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What you need to know about green logistics

Aug 10, 2022 10:19:37 AM / by Jacquelyn Pack posted in Fleet, Health, Growth, Business Management

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As consumers and brands grow more environmentally conscious, carriers and fleets may wonder how they can contribute by considering green logistics. But what exactly is green logistics and why is it so important? 

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How to choose a great ELD provider

Oct 26, 2021 11:36:44 AM / by Tiffney Lopez posted in ELDs, Business Management, DataQ, HOS

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There isn't much worse than not getting value out of something you've paid for and are required by law to have. When the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate was implemented it left truck drivers with few options and even fewer ways to deal with it. Selecting the wrong ELD provider is one of the main problems with ELD.

An ELD provider should keep the driver's best interest a priority. Those priorities include making sure their ELD is easy-to-use, there's a knowledgeable support team ready for any questions they have, and there are no hidden or extra costs to any services provided.  

There are a number of reasons carriers and drivers are ready to switch ELD providers. Some of those top stresses include:

1. Equipment malfunctions and failures

2. Poor customer service

3. Costly and lengthy contracts

So what should you do when you’re ready to drop your provider and get a better one?

First things first, plan ahead at least 60-90 days. You want to make sure that you have plenty of time to vet new ELDs before you existing contact is going to end so you can easily make the transition.

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How ELDs Can Benefit the Exempt

Aug 17, 2021 11:15:13 AM / by Tiffney Lopez posted in Blue Ink Technology, ELDs, Saving, Business Management, IFTA

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John hauls corn and soybeans and can't imagine doing anything else. Although the work is tedious and exhausting, he's motivated to find something for his company that will help streamline some of the work so he and his team can be more productive. 

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