By: DickinsonFleet On: April 04, 2016 In: Industry news Comments: 0

The Mid-America Truck Show, or “MATS” is a chance for companies in the trucking industry to unveil new products, showcase new trucks, all while connecting with drivers. From its website, “MATS is the largest annual heavy-duty trucking industry event in the world. Held each year at the Kentucky Exposition...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: March 24, 2016 In: Industry news Comments: 0

How much does preventative maintenance really cost? As a Fleet Manager it’s so important to understand the truth behind the answer to that question. Understanding the CSA Compliance Program

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By: DickinsonFleet On: February 23, 2016 In: Industry news Comments: 0

What does the next generation of truck drivers look like? Admit it.  If you’re a Fleet Manager, this is a question you’ve entertained. As more and more drivers continue to approach retirement age, it seems the younger generation just can’t come into the transportation industry quickly enough.  And those...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: February 22, 2016 In: Industry news Comments: 1

Admit it. If you’re in the trucking industry, you’ve wondered if the Uber concept could really work.  On the surface, you might simply think that if an app can connect a “taxi” driver with a passenger, then why couldn’t it connect a company needing freight to be moved with...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: February 16, 2016 In: Industry news Comments: 0

Fuel economy is a big deal in trucking.  Just ask any Fleet Manager.  Odds are, if you’re a Fleet Manager you’ve spent time reviewing it and are always trying to improve upon your collective MPG.  Even the slightest enhancements in MPG can mean millions of dollars in savings for...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: February 08, 2016 In: Industry news Comments: 0

January is now a memory and 2016 is well underway.  This means it’s the time of year that we find the conversation switching from new year’s resolutions to tax returns and deductions.  Oh yes, fleet managers and truck drivers, it’ll soon be time to get those taxes filed for...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: January 28, 2016 In: Industry news Comments: 0

We have covered truck driver turnover rates and strategies for retaining drivers previously on our blog.  Recently, The Washington Post wrote an article about a company that is retaining more drivers by giving them a voice.  It’s strategy is simple: listen to drivers and help solve their issues.  Let’s take...

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

We have spent quite a bit of time here on the Dickinson Fleet site discussing technology and the future of fleet management.  We’ve covered the overall theme of better connecting the drivers to the road and the road to the drivers.  But one thing we have yet to drive...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: January 14, 2016 In: Industry news Comments: 0

If you are a Fleet Manager, the health of your drivers is quickly becoming as important as the health of your trucks.  Because, just like when your trucks break down, your drivers breaking down means increased costs for repair.  Truck driving is one of the deadliest professions.  There’s really...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: January 06, 2016 In: Industry news Comments: 0

Some are called transportation management systems (TMS), and some fleet management systems (FMS), but they essentially do the same thing – deliver data to Fleet Managers and drivers. The point in delivering this information is, of course, to enable both parties to make better decisions. Decisions that are quicker,...

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