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5 Mistakes that put New Carriers Out of Business

Nov 21, 2022 10:31:35 AM / by Mike Riegel posted in Maintenance, Growth, FMCSA, DataQ

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Trucking is one of the most competitive industries to be in. There are over 4.5 million trucks on the road in the US and they are all looking for loads to haul. With the amount of available trucks able to take loads the competition is high and the profit margins are low. New carriers have a lot working against them while trying to build a reputation for themselves and earn their way to consistent steady work.

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The Vehicle Maintenance Violations Basic

Oct 29, 2022 11:02:23 PM / by Mike Riegel posted in Maintenance

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The Vehicle Maintenance Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) is one of seven categories that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) uses to determine how a motor carrier ranks relative to other carriers with a similar number of safety events (i.e., inspections, violations, or crashes). This is used to determine a carrier's CSA score.

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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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The Importance of Air Compressor Maintenance

Nov 11, 2021 7:59:01 AM / by Tiffney Lopez posted in BIT Air Scale, Blue Ink Technology, Maintenance

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Carl noticed something after he got a set of Air Scale on his truck. His readings were inaccurate and then, eventually, both Air Scale stopped working. 

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What Does an Overloaded Truck Cost Carriers?

Jul 15, 2021 11:02:49 AM / by Tiffney Lopez posted in Air Scale, Overloaded, Overweight ticket, Truck Scale, Fines, Maintenance, FMCSA

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Drive your business to success: What to know before you take your next load.

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