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

Spring has sprung and it appears the warm weather is finally here. That also means as the Winter is behind us, the rain is moving in as the temps (finally) begin to rise. For many people ,this means it’s time for some “Spring cleaning” around the house. But for...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: March 28, 2017 In: Industry news Comments: 0

The annual commercial vehicle inspection push is coming. It will be here before you know it and NOW is the time to start preparing. That’s right, June 6th -8th DOT Inspectors will be conducting numerous roadside inspections and many CDL drivers are not going to be prepared. Are yours?...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: March 23, 2017 In: Industry news Comments: 0

Transport Topics recently had a live video broadcast all about reaching millennials in truck driving. Whether the subject be recruiting or retaining drivers, the panel seemed to agree that this generation is different. During this broadcast, there were several hot topics discussed including the intrastate vs. interstate age limitations,...

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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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