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.
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.
The trucking industry in one of the most competitive industries in the market today. There are over 4.5 million trucks on the road and over 85% of carriers in the industry belongs to owner/operations (1-6 truck fleets). With this many carriers looking for loads to haul, spot rates can get low and profit margins thin.
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.