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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By: DickinsonFleet On: November 06, 2015 In: Industry news Comments: 0

Driver fatigue… According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drowsy/fatigued driving accounts for 72,000 crashes per year and more than 800 deaths. Driver fatigue is a concern among “regular” drivers, but it’s even more of an issue for commercial drivers.  Why?  Because research indicates that commercial drivers only...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: October 27, 2015 In: Industry news Comments: 0

As any Fleet Manager knows, driver safety is a top priority no matter the size of the company.  Over the last few years, a hot topic in the way of safety has been on-board driver cameras.  This has been somewhat of a controversial subject as it raises questions regarding...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: September 23, 2015 In: Industry news Comments: 0

What if our highways were smarter?  What would that mean to you?  What would it mean to fleet managers everywhere? Smarter Highways = Smarter CommunicationImagine the highway able to communicate traffic information, pavement conditions or accidents up ahead.  Imagine if the highway itself knew deer were nearby and sent...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: September 20, 2015 In: Industry news Comments: 0

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW) is upon us (September 13-19, 2015).  This is a time when all of us at Dickinson Fleet take a moment to honor the hard working men and women who keep our country moving (literally).  As fleet managers know, these individuals work some of...

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

FleetOwner.com recently published its “Trucking By The Numbers” report.  One thing we always pay special attention to at Dickinson Fleet Services is the breakdown on economics; specifically as it relates to companies with fleet operations.  It’s highly important for us to understand things from our customer’s point of view....

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

There’s a movement going on in the transportation industry among fleet owners and managers.  This movement is called the “big data” movement.   Simply put, it’s an effort to use technology to gather as much information as possible about each truck/vehicle in a fleet; then use that data to make...

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