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Starting a Trucking Company

how to successfully start a trucking business

Are you thinking about starting a trucking company? With driver shortages increasing, demand for trucking services will continue to grow. If done right, becoming an owner-operator of a trucking company could be a successful venture.

Whether you already own a trucking company and are looking to increase your fleet, or you are just starting out, launching your own business is never easy. The best way is to start with a business plan, just like any other business.

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How Much Does a GPS Tracker Cost?

What does it cost to track a fleet with GPS?When looking at GPS fleet management pricing, there's a lot to consider. Price is just one aspect. It's not how much does a GPS tracker cost that is the most important aspect, but how much it does. The challenge is to find the sweet spot between price and function for your fleet.

The price spectrum for GPS fleet management pricing is so broad because there are so many factors to consider, such as:

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3 Key Factors for Choosing the Right Trailer Tracking Solution

Keeping track of moveable assets is imperative for any fleet business. As such, trailers form an important part of this type of business and aspects such as understanding where your assets are at any given time, how often they’re being used and whether your cargo is being unloaded on time and in the right place with an effective trailer track system, are tantamount to the effective running of your business.

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Unexpected Benefits of Using In-Cab Video Monitoring in Your Fleet

Fatigue management and driving hours regulation softwareMany people will say that the main benefit of in-cab video is increased fleet safety. Of course, the safety benefits of in-cab cameras are very substantial. In-cab cameras in trucks allow you to track and monitor drivers on the road to ensure that their behavior is safe and does not increase the risk of crashes. It also gives you the opportunity to see what safety measures to put in place when a crash does occur by reviewing video footage. No more second-hand information.

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How in-cab video & truck safety technology improves fleet safety

According to data published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there were approximately 450,000 police-reported crashes involving large trucks in 2017. Of these crashes, 4,237 were fatal and 344,000 resulted in injuries1. The impact of fatalities and injuries related to crashes can be overwhelming. Not only does it decrease the safety of your fleet but it can also have an impact on efficiency and costs. Truck safety technology exists that helps improve such behavior and gives fleet managers more control over their fleets.

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Steps for Risk Assessment for Fleet Management

Region: Africa, Australasia, Brazil, Europe, Middle East, North America, South America
Benefit: Compliance

Transportation accidents encompass 40% of all workplace deaths and is thus the leading cause of job fatalities. Employers within this sector (and anywhere fleets are involved) should be cognizant of their duty to ensure the safety of their drivers and put appropriate measures in place. A fleet risk assessment for vehicles is a good place to start.

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The Top KPI's Fleet Managers Should Be Tracking

Benefit: Safety, Efficiency, Compliance

Telematics and the need for ELDs have made it infinitely easier for fleet managers to collect data. However, the amount of data received on a daily basis can feel overwhelming. So, the question is: how do you know what's most important?

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Still haven’t moved to ELDs? Here’s what to expect when you do

Region: North America
Benefit: Compliance

On December 18, the now-infamous ELD mandate came into effect. A survey conducted in October of last year found that 60% of for-hire fleets have yet to switch from paper logs to electronic logging devices (ELDs). Among private fleets, the number was zero. Since the process can be lengthy, these results indicate that there are many fleets that likely didn't make the deadline for ELD implementation.

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