By: Derek On: May 24, 2019 In: Company News Comments: 0

The 4th Annual Dickinson Fleet Top Tech Finals are upon us. The competition will take place June 3rd-7th with 30 finalists competing in the Heavy-duty Truck, Light/Medium-duty Truck, Semi-Trailer divisions. These technicians are the best of the best; each looking to claim the title of Top Tech in their...

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By: Derek On: May 15, 2019 In: Industry news Comments: 0

What is Blockchain? What does it ultimately mean for the trucking industry? These are the two main questions we’re going to answer as we take a closer look at the latest buzzword in the world of transportation What is Blockchain? Blockchain was originally developed as the accounting platform for...

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By: Derek On: May 07, 2019 In: Industry news Comments: 0

It’s about that time again…Roadcheck 2019 is almost here! The question is: are you ready?   If not, it’s time to start preparing your fleet for this year’s International Roadcheck from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) taking place from June 4-6, 2019.  This year, the special area of...

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By: Derek On: April 23, 2019 In: Industry news Comments: 0

When we think about health, typically the main focus falls on the physical aspect.  Yet, the mental side of health is just as important.  This is especially true when it comes to truck driving.   Truck drivers deal with a lot of stress and isolation which can lead to...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: April 22, 2019 In: Company News, Industry news Comments: 0

Fleet Owner recently published an article on the best practices for recruiting and retaining truck technicians. As you might imagine, this is a topic we have been focused on at Dickinson Fleet Services. Not only do we want to attract top talent to work as part of our team,...

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By: Derek On: April 15, 2019 In: Industry news Comments: 0

It comes up every year…but has any progress really been made??? That’s the real, burning question. Is truck driver health still in a crisis situation? MOST Fleet Managers would tell you, “yes.” It’s one thing to feel unhealthy or be carrying some extra weight around. It’s another to see...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: April 03, 2019 In: Company News Comments: 0
By: Derek On: March 22, 2019 In: Uncategorized Comments: 0

A key element to the success of our company at Dickson Fleet Services is surrounding ourselves with partners and suppliers to help take care of the needs of our customers. Together, we’re all able to each fill an important role in making sure we are able to provide the...

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By: Derek On: March 15, 2019 In: Company News Comments: 0

Dickinson Fleet Services will be Exhibit #3261 at the TMC (Technology & Maintenance Council) event on March 18-21, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.  We invite you to come to visit us to experience our new Mobile Trailer Repair truck for yourself! The new innovative design of our Mobile Trailer Repair truck...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: February 12, 2019 In: Company News Comments: 0

Indianapolis, IN (February 12, 2019) – Dickinson Fleet Services (“Dickinson” or “DFS”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Highway Express Trailer Repair Company, continuing Dickinson’s rapid growth trajectory and further solidifying DFS as the leader in the dynamic Chicagoland and broader Illinois markets. Highway Express marks the sixth...

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By: Derek On: February 01, 2019 In: Industry news Comments: 0

Where are you going to park? It’s a question truckers face each time they take a break. Whether that be a mandatory 30 min DOT mandatory break, 34-hour reset or just shutting down for the night, finding a trucking space is a big deal. While there is no way...

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By: Derek On: January 17, 2019 In: Industry news Comments: 0

At CES (Consumer Electronics Show), you expect to hear about industry trends, expert insights and future forecasting from leaders in the consumer technology industry. You expect to see the latest gadgets and breakthroughs in electronics from all of the big name manufacturers. But what you might not expect, is...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: January 15, 2019 In: Industry news Comments: 0
By: Derek On: January 10, 2019 In: Industry news Comments: 0

Can you feel it? Winter weather is in the air. The temperature is dropping and you know that means it’s only a matter of time until snow and freezing rain are falling from the sky. In the transportation industry, this can mean a logistical nightmare for drivers, shippers, receivers,...

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By: Derek On: January 02, 2019 In: Truck Maintenance Comments: 0

The new year is here and it’s not too late to put a plan in place to make 2019 the best yet. Maybe thinking back to 2018, there were some maintenance issues that crept up on you? Could those have been avoided? More importantly, could you have saved money...

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By: Derek On: December 21, 2018 In: Industry news, The Hub Comments: 0

Safety…this always comes up around the holidays. There’s more traffic, so there’s more focus on creating safer roadways for all of us. But what if we ALL were to focus on safety ALL year round. Then what would happen? Well, that’s the very approach we took at Dickinson Fleet...

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By: Derek On: November 20, 2018 In: Company News Comments: 0

As Thanksgiving quickly approaches and the holiday season is upon us, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on all that we are thankful for this year. It has been a HUGE year for our company and we have so many things to celebrate with all of you;...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: October 16, 2018 In: Company News, Press Release Comments: 0

INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dickinson Fleet Services (“Dickinson” or “DFS”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Fleet Technology & Maintenance Corporation (“FTM”) and Truck City Body Company, continuing Dickinson’s rapid growth trajectory and further solidifying the company’s position in the south Florida fleet services market. Dickinson Fleet Services, along with majority...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: October 08, 2018 In: Company News Comments: 0
By: Derek On: October 08, 2018 In: Company News Comments: 0

It’s more than just a game. On the third Saturday of December, two college football teams will meet in the AutoNation Cure Bowl to help raise awareness and money for Breast Cancer research. Taking place at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando, this bowl game has raised over 3.55...

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By: Derek On: September 25, 2018 In: Company News Comments: 0

Last week wrapped up the American Trucking Association’s annual TMC National Technician Skills Competition (SuperTech) held in Orlando Florida. For the 3rd consecutive year, we’re pleased to announce that all technicians (5 in total) representing Dickinson Fleet Services advanced to the Finals in their respective divisions. We’re also very...

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By: Derek On: September 24, 2018 In: Company News Comments: 0

Dickinson Fleet Services has been recognized by CIO Applications as a Top 10 Telematics Solutions Provider. A featured article is included in the CIO Applications Special Edition Magazine on Telematics. It includes a conversation with our very own Mike Dickinson, Executive Officer, and Pat Fife, CIO of Dickinson Fleet...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: September 10, 2018 In: Company News Comments: 0

Dickinson Fleet Services (DFS) is honored to announce that Mr. Ryan Elmlinger has received the Department of Defense Patriot Award. This prestigious award to recognize employers who support those serving in the military was presented in a ceremony on August 28th, 2018. Ryan was nominated by Nick Robinson, Cincinnati...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: August 28, 2018 In: Company News Comments: 0

Dickinson Fleet Services recently rolled out an Employee of the Month recognition program to honor those team members who are going above and beyond their usual job description. All hiring managers in the selected departments/disciplines were given the opportunity to recognize someone for their July 2018 performance. We’re pleased...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: August 19, 2018 In: Company News, Press Release Comments: 0
By: DickinsonFleet On: August 09, 2018 In: Company News Comments: 0

On this episode of The Hub, Executive Officer Mike Dickinson breaks down the 3 pillars to maintenance excellence that encapsulate all we do here at DFS. As we continue to grow our company, it’s important both existing team members and new hires understand what our culture is all about...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: August 01, 2018 In: Company News Comments: 0

Dickinson Fleet Services is launching a companywide employee recognition program to honor the hard working men and women who make up our company.  June 2018 is the first month for this program and we’re excited to kick things off with our first honor going to an incredible individual who...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: July 27, 2018 In: Industry news Comments: 0

The Truck Driver Appreciation Week dates have been set. This year, NTDAW it’s going to take place September 9th-15th. This will be a time where we can all come together to show some extra appreciation for the professional drivers who are out there delivering the things we want and...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: June 26, 2018 In: Industry news Comments: 0

We’re busy. And we’re only getting busier…all of us. On top of that, technology is advancing at an alarming rate when it comes to logistics. Speed was already important, but now it has become the name of the game. It’s becoming more convenient to order anything, anytime, from anywhere....

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By: DickinsonFleet On: June 19, 2018 In: Company News Comments: 0

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Indianapolis, IN (June 19, 2018) – Dickinson Fleet Services is pleased to announce the acquisition of Outsource Fleet Services with operations in Chicago, Columbus, Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth and Southern California. Dickinson Fleet Services, along with majority shareholders Ridgemont Equity Partners, announced the acquisition on June...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: June 07, 2018 In: Industry news Comments: 0

Semi truck aerodynamics have come a long way over the years. Tractors and trailers are now able to slice through the air much more effortlessly than previous generations. And when you add aftermarket devices to your equipment, aerodynamics can be improved even more. The result in all of this,...

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By: Brien Richmond On: May 30, 2018 In: Industry news Comments: 0

It’s just around the corner…are you ready??? If not, it’s time to start preparing your fleet for this year’s International Roadcheck from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) taking place from June 5-7, 2018. And, as you might have guessed with the ELD compliance mandate recently taking effect, the...

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By: Brien Richmond On: May 24, 2018 In: Company News Comments: 0

Dickinson Fleet Services is expanding our team in the northeast region and we want YOU to join us! That’s right, we’re looking for qualified diesel mechanic technicians in the northern New Jersey and New York area who want to be part of a growing company at our hiring event on...

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By: Brien Richmond On: May 16, 2018 In: Company News Comments: 0
By: Brien Richmond On: May 08, 2018 In: Industry news Comments: 0

Is virtual reality the future of commercial truck driver training? There is a very real question to consider as companies such as VRMotion continue to develop their virtual reality training simulators. In fact, some companies such as UPS are already beginning to implement this technology among their new hires....

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By: Brien Richmond On: May 02, 2018 In: Industry news Comments: 0

According to CVSA, if the tread depth on a steer tire is less than 2/32 of an inch in two adjacent grooves, then the vehicle is placed out of service until the tire is replaced. The tires on all other wheel positions must have a tread depth of at...

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By: Brien Richmond On: April 24, 2018 In: Company News Comments: 0

On behalf of everyone at Dickinson Fleet Services, we are honored to announce that Mr. Charles Thomas has received the Department of Defense Patriot Award. This prestigious award was presented by Mr. Barney Hayes (IN-ESGR volunteer) in a recent ceremony.  Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a...

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By: Brien Richmond On: April 18, 2018 In: Industry news Comments: 0

This is a great question. Do you know the answer? In addition to distracted driving, driver fatigue is right up there among the top causes for concern when it comes to truck driver accidents. Getting good amounts of sleep as a CDL driver just isn’t easy. If you’ve ever...

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By: Brien Richmond On: April 11, 2018 In: Company News Comments: 0

Dickinson Fleet Extends Support as Technician Reports for Active Duty Dickinson Fleet Services would like to extend well wishes to our very own Aicardo Sanchez as he is deployed to Afghanistan for active duty. Sanchez is a fine technician at our shop location in Tampa, Florida and we’re honored...

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By: Brien Richmond On: April 05, 2018 In: Company News Comments: 0

Dickinson Fleet Services is expanding our team and we want YOU to join us! That’s right, we’re looking for qualified diesel mechanic technicians in the Chicago, IL area who want to be part of a growing company at our hiring event on Wednesday, April 11th. This is a special...

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By: Brien Richmond On: April 05, 2018 In: Company News Comments: 0

    Indianapolis, IN. (April 5, 2018) – Dickinson Fleet Services is pleased to announce the acquisition of Fleet Enterprises with operations in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. Dickinson Fleet Services along with majority shareholders Ridgemont Equity Partners announced the acquisition on April 5, 2018. The acquisition will expand...

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By: Brien Richmond On: March 28, 2018 In: Company News Comments: 0

Need fleet repair and maintenance services in the Ft. Worth, Texas area? We’ve got you covered. Our service area is continuing to grow and April marks the expansion of our mobile on-site maintenance offering in the Fort Worth area. We continue to look for strategic locations, such as Ft....

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By: Brien Richmond On: March 19, 2018 In: Industry news Comments: 0

No one likes problems. But wouldn’t you rather address a potential problem early than react to a costly one later? If you’re a fleet manager or owner…the answer should always be yes. The rising costs of fleet maintenance have been a hot topic lately with all signs pointing to...

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By: Brien Richmond On: March 05, 2018 In: Company News Comments: 0

When it comes to the transportation industry as a whole, SAFETY is always a topic of concern. At Dickinson Fleet Services, we’ve stressed the importance of safety for our technicians and clients since the beginning. In fact, a big part of the training we do at Dickinson Fleet revolves...

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By: Brien Richmond On: February 26, 2018 In: Company News Comments: 0

Vanair Named Most Valuable Partner of the Year. One of the keys to success at Dickinson Fleet Services is surrounding ourselves with partners and suppliers to help take care of the needs of our customers. Together, we’re all able to each fill an important role in making sure we...

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By: Brien Richmond On: February 21, 2018 In: Company News Comments: 0

Dickinson Fleet Services Partners with Triad Diagnostic Solutions. Indianapolis, IN. (February 21, 2018) – Dickinson Fleet Services is pleased to announce DFS has partnered with Triad Diagnostic Solutions of Fishers, Indiana to provide complete diagnostic solutions across all makes and models. The use of Triad’s products and software will allow...

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By: Brien Richmond On: February 14, 2018 In: Company News Comments: 0

At Dickinson Fleet Services, the fine individuals working in our Customer Care Call Center truly CARE about our clients. We’re firm believers in providing exceptional customer service, of course, but are also firm in training our representatives to act as an extension of YOUR team, not just OURS. This...

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By: Brien Richmond On: February 06, 2018 In: Industry news Comments: 0

Self-driving trucks. Autonomous vehicles. We’ve talked a lot about this topic which, along with the ELD mandate, has dominated headlines in the transportation industry. We took a closer look at what self-driving trucks might mean for technicians. We also examined the ins and outs of how it might actually...

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By: Brien Richmond On: January 31, 2018 In: Industry news Comments: 0

The ELD mandate has arrived, but how are fleets responding? While some are embracing the new technology, other smaller operations are avoiding it like the plague. And when it comes to the truckers themselves, if you were to ask two different truckers – you’d likely get two complete different...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: January 22, 2018 In: Company News Comments: 0

Indianapolis, Indiana, (January 22, 2018) In an effort to continue moving toward a sustainable, more environmentally friendly footprint in trucking, Dickinson Fleet has continued its partnership with the SmartWay Way program. Freight transportation is one of the fastest growing impacts on the environment and as consumer demand increases, DFS...

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