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.
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:
Big Data is likely a word you’ve heard before. However, it seems to be an abstract term for some to understand. Big Data refers to large volumes of varied data that is received at a fast rate. Usually there is reference to the three Vs:
As you know, there are regulations that govern the driving hours of drivers of commercial goods vehicles and passenger carrying vehicles. These regulations go by different names depending on where your fleet operates but their goal is ultimately the same and that is to reduce driver fatigue and the accidents related to it.
The risks associated with fatigue in the transportation industry is noteworthy. According to the National Safety Council, 13% of all fatal truck crashes and 28% of single commercial vehicle crashes involve fatigue. Learn how driver fatigue management software can help.
Most fleet owners are concerned about how to effectively track and manage their assets. Considerations such as safety, compliance, efficiency and security spring to mind and help shape their decision when choosing fleet asset management solutions.
Although asset tracking has been around for some time, advancements in technology has grown leaps and bounds. It’s never been easier or more important to protect your assets from theft and other variables which may negatively impact your investment potential.
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.
The application of game mechanics, such as rules of play and point scoring, to non-game contexts is changing the landscape of B2B applications, which have traditionally been used to formalize processes within a business.
The use of apps is becoming more and more prevalent in the world of business. And for good reason. Employees who work for mobile-focused companies are more productive, creative, satisfied and loyal than those who don’t1.
Many 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.
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.
If you own and manage multiple third-party systems, you risk losing control of valuable data. It’s likely that you have employees that manually input data into each of these systems but this way of doing can be extremely time-consuming and not very efficient.
Good customer service is often a defining factor in achieving competitive advantage. Having a solution that supplies your employees with a steady data flow and immediate access to information can enable your employees to timeously address enquiries and meet the specific needs of your customers.
Operating a fleet can be expensive and, fuel tends to be one of the largest costs for organizations to manage and control. Thankfully, FTC software makes it hassle-free to obtain a fuel tax credit for truck drivers and fleet managers.
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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.
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?
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.