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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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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