By: DickinsonFleet On: March 08, 2017 In: Industry news Comments: 0

Will drone deliveries disrupt trucking? That’s the question. The transportation industry has been buzzing about drones for quite some time. But just how big of an impact will these flying robots have? As big players such as Amazon, Google, UPS and DHL begin to enter this space, only time...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: February 10, 2017 In: Industry news Comments: 0

“Years ago, when I saw people driving how I’m seeing them drive today, my first thought was, ‘They’re drunk’ . . . Today, you pretty much think, ‘They’re playing with their phone.’” This is what Herschel Evans, a seasoned Holland truck driver had to say in a recent FleetOwner.com...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: February 02, 2017 In: Industry news Comments: 0

Self-driving trucks. This is a major trend going on right now in the transportation industry. But is this digital disruption good or bad for trucking? Well, that depends upon who you ask. Some drivers and Fleet Managers see mainly an upside. Others are more intimidated by the technology and...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: January 27, 2017 In: Industry news Comments: 0

It’s that time of year again. We’ve talked about it before. Truck driver health. Right NOW is the time to be thinking about it. But don’t just stop at the thinking, consider the DOING as well. A recent transportation industry report shows 21 percent of drivers who left the...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: January 17, 2017 In: Industry news Comments: 0

Fleet Managers have a lot on their plate. There’s no doubt about that. Continually working to improve things such as fuel efficiency, driver satisfaction and vehicle maintenance are just a few things involved in the day-to-day. All of these things are important and they all can be controlled. But...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: December 21, 2016 In: Industry news Comments: 0

Tires can impact so much when it comes to fleet performance. And it’s not just about the equipment, but driver satisfaction/performance as well. There’s so much riding on the tires of your fleet, literally. Let’s take a closer look… Tires Impact Fuel Performance Underinflation will absolutely destroy your fuel...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: November 30, 2016 In: Industry news Comments: 0

At Dickinson Fleet Services, we spend a lot of time studying the latest technology trends in the transportation industry. We’re committed to keeping our readers informed about what’s working and what isn’t. Prior to introducing new technology, it’s important to reflect on how the market is currently responding to...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: November 01, 2016 In: Industry news Comments: 0

As 2016 comes to a close, you can’t help but notice the mobile maintenance trends that are shaping the transportation industry. The message is clear -more Fleet Managers than ever are making the progression toward using a mobile truck repair and maintenance provider. When you stop to think about...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: October 25, 2016 In: Industry news Comments: 0

Are you looking to upgrade your Fleet Management System in 2017? Better yet, SHOULD You Be? Even if things are cruising along great, it might be time to consider the upgrade now. Especially if your current FMS is 3-5 year old. Reason being, competition is out there and regulations...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: August 29, 2016 In: Industry news Comments: 0

Many fleets are shifting away from from manual transmissions. But why? The reasoning is simple, fully automatic transmission mean improved fuel performance, less maintenance requirements, and less strain on the driver. And as the transmission continues to improve, there is another theme developing here – the “thinking” transmission. A...

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