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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By: DickinsonFleet On: December 28, 2015 In: Industry news, Truck Maintenance Comments: 0

Year after year, statistics show that truck driver turnover is at an all time high.  And, on the other side of the equation, demand for qualified drivers continues to be at an all time high as well.  This has created a shortage in the transportation industry that’s unlike any...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: December 17, 2015 In: Industry news Comments: 0

With Winter here and snowy conditions following soon behind, many Fleet Managers are starting to think about preventative maintenance.  Fine tuning your fleet now, can help make sure you minimize downtime in the cold of winter.  Basic things include inspecting the battery, making sure there’s plenty of coolant as...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: November 16, 2015 In: Industry news Comments: 0

The holidays are upon us.  Along with all of the joy this time of year brings comes some stress from the hustle and bustle of trying to get everything done. Driver Stress During The Holidays This is even more true in the transportation industry.  As Fleet Managers know, making...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: November 16, 2015 In: Industry news, Mobile Truck Repair, Truck Maintenance Comments: 0

Let’s get right to it.  Here are 3 quick truck maintenance questions I’d like for you to consider… 1. What’s your plan for handling truck repair and maintenance in 2016?  2. Better yet, how have things gone so far in 2015?  3. And finally, does anything need to change?...

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