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What does IRP mean in the transportation industry?

Mar 27, 2023 11:19:23 AM / by Mike Riegel posted in ELDs, Trucking, FMCSA, IFTA


The trucking industry is vital to the global supply chain, transporting goods across long distances and connecting shippers to consumers. To make sure that this industry operates efficiently and effectively, regulations and systems have been established to manage trucking fleets, including the International Registration Plan (IRP).

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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


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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Is your 3G ELD about to be obsolete?

Nov 1, 2021 8:20:46 PM / by Tiffney Lopez posted in ELDs, Trucking, FMCSA


As the trucking industry continues to change and develop with the best of technology, the old and antiquated is simply unneeded. It’s time to say goodbye to 3G networks. Mobile carriers announced devices using the 3G networks will be out of service and, now, more improved networks will now be used, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

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7 Qualities of a Great Fleet Manager

Jul 26, 2021 11:04:17 AM / by Tiffney Lopez posted in Trucking, Fleet, Driver Retention, Growth


The most effective way to optimize the life of vehicles, equipment, and driver retention is through great fleet management.

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5 Ways Being Overloaded Cost Drivers

Jul 23, 2019 10:25:16 AM / by Mike Riegel posted in Air Scale, Overloaded, Scale ticket, BIT Air Scale, Blue Ink Tech, Blue Ink Technology, Gross vehicle weight, Truck Scale, Fines, Trucking, Owner Operator


If you have been driving a truck for any amount of time then you have probably found yourself overloaded at some point. Shippers are moving more cargo faster than ever and many times it is the driver that has to deal with the consequences. With weight limits and road restrictions it's hard for drivers to know how much they are actually hauling. Trying to figure out how much a truck weighs is a job itself. Mechanical pressure gauges read different from trailer to trailer and trying to remember calibrations is almost impossible. If a driver finds out they are overweight the whole day can be wasted trying to fix the issue. Below are some of the cost that are hidden when being overloaded.

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