By: Brien Richmond On: May 08, 2018 In: Industry news Comments: 0

Is virtual reality the future of commercial truck driver training? There is a very real question to consider as companies such as VRMotion continue to develop their virtual reality training simulators. In fact, some companies such as UPS are already beginning to implement this technology among their new hires....

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By: Brien Richmond On: May 02, 2018 In: Industry news Comments: 0

According to CVSA, if the tread depth on a steer tire is less than 2/32 of an inch in two adjacent grooves, then the vehicle is placed out of service until the tire is replaced. The tires on all other wheel positions must have a tread depth of at...

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By: Brien Richmond On: April 18, 2018 In: Industry news Comments: 0

This is a great question. Do you know the answer? In addition to distracted driving, driver fatigue is right up there among the top causes for concern when it comes to truck driver accidents. Getting good amounts of sleep as a CDL driver just isn’t easy. If you’ve ever...

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By: Brien Richmond On: March 19, 2018 In: Industry news Comments: 0

No one likes problems. But wouldn’t you rather address a potential problem early than react to a costly one later? If you’re a fleet manager or owner…the answer should always be yes. The rising costs of fleet maintenance have been a hot topic lately with all signs pointing to...

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By: Brien Richmond On: February 06, 2018 In: Industry news Comments: 0

Self-driving trucks. Autonomous vehicles. We’ve talked a lot about this topic which, along with the ELD mandate, has dominated headlines in the transportation industry. We took a closer look at what self-driving trucks might mean for technicians. We also examined the ins and outs of how it might actually...

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By: Brien Richmond On: January 31, 2018 In: Industry news Comments: 0

The ELD mandate has arrived, but how are fleets responding? While some are embracing the new technology, other smaller operations are avoiding it like the plague. And when it comes to the truckers themselves, if you were to ask two different truckers – you’d likely get two complete different...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: January 17, 2018 In: Industry news Comments: 0

It’s happening. Just look all around… “Trucking firms offer up to $8000 bonus and other deals to lure drivers” “Truck lines toss cash at drivers to ease turnover, shortages” “Roehl Transport Announces Significant Driver Pay Increase” “More TL pay package, bonus plans on the way” News of trucking companies...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: January 03, 2018 In: Industry news Comments: 0

One of the biggest stories to come out of 2017 was, of course, the autonomous truck. While it’s clear that this is the direction the industry is headed, what’s unclear is exactly what it means for everyone involved – especially CDL drivers. But there is one big thing that...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: December 26, 2017 In: Industry news Comments: 0

Technology Trends 2018 Staying up-to-date with technology is a big deal in the transportation industry. When it comes to logistics having information and data available in real time is everything…and technology allows just that. At Dickinson Fleet Services, we invest in technology internally and are committed to keeping our...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: December 07, 2017 In: Industry news Comments: 0

Thank a Trucker Thanksgiving may have come and gone, but the season to “ Thank a Trucker ” is far from over. It’s during the holidays that truck drivers have one of the most demanding jobs out there. Tight deadlines, inclement weather, increased traffic and more. Needless to say,...

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