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...

Read more
By: DickinsonFleet On: September 05, 2018 In: Company News, The Hub Comments: 0

On this episode of The Hub, Director of Safety, Health & Environmental, Michael Renforth, talks about creating a safety culture here at Dickinson Fleet Services. In order to create this safety culture, it’s important to make safety the #1 priority at every level of the organization and Michael explains how...

Read more
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...

Read more
By: DickinsonFleet On: August 19, 2018 In: Company News, Press Release Comments: 0
By: DickinsonFleet On: August 16, 2018 In: Company News, Industry news Comments: 0

Fleet Owner recently published an article on the best practices for recruiting and retaining 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, we...

Read more
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...

Read more
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...

Read more
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...

Read more
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....

Read more
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 19,...

Read more
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,...

Read more
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...

Read more
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...

Read more
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....

Read more
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...

Read more
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...

Read more
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...

Read more
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...

Read more
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...

Read more
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 and...

Read more
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....

Read more
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...

Read more
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...

Read more
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...

Read more
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...

Read more
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...

Read more
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...

Read more
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...

Read more
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...

Read more
By: DickinsonFleet On: January 17, 2018 In: Industry news Comments: 0

It’s happening. Just look all around… “Trucking firms offer up to $8000 bonus and other deals to lure drivers” “Truck lines toss cash at drivers to ease turnover, shortages” “Roehl Transport Announces Significant Driver Pay Increase” “More TL pay package, bonus plans on the way” News of trucking companies...

Read more
By: Brien Richmond On: January 15, 2018 In: Uncategorized Comments: 0
By: DickinsonFleet On: January 03, 2018 In: Industry news Comments: 0

One of the biggest stories to come out of 2017 was, of course, the autonomous truck. While it’s clear that this is the direction the industry is headed, what’s unclear is exactly what it means for everyone involved – especially CDL drivers. But there is one big thing that...

Read more
By: DickinsonFleet On: December 26, 2017 In: Industry news Comments: 0

Technology Trends 2018 Staying up-to-date with technology is a big deal in the transportation industry. When it comes to logistics having information and data available in real time is everything…and technology allows just that. At Dickinson Fleet Services, we invest in technology internally and are committed to keeping our...

Read more
By: DickinsonFleet On: December 14, 2017 In: Company News Comments: 0

Wow…it’s hard to believe 2017 is going to be coming to a close very soon. What a year it has been for all of us here at Dickinson Fleet Services! Let’s take a look… 20th Anniversary Celebration Earlier this year, our company celebrated its 20th anniversary in beautiful St....

Read more
By: DickinsonFleet On: December 07, 2017 In: Industry news Comments: 0

Thank a Trucker Thanksgiving may have come and gone, but the season to “ Thank a Trucker ” is far from over. It’s during the holidays that truck drivers have one of the most demanding jobs out there. Tight deadlines, inclement weather, increased traffic and more. Needless to say,...

Read more
By: DickinsonFleet On: November 29, 2017 In: Industry news Comments: 0

Electric Trucks When it comes to electric trucks, most are saying it’s not a matter of IF but WHEN? When we will see electric semi trucks reach widespread status? It might be sooner than we think.  According to Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, production of the new electric...

Read more
By: DickinsonFleet On: November 22, 2017 In: Company News Comments: 0

Typical Thanksgiving day tools might be your fork, carving knife and other utensils. But here at Dickinson Fleet Services, we have our own set of tools. You might think we’re talking about wrenches, screwdrivers and all that good stuff. But really we’re talking about something more. Over the years,...

Read more
By: DickinsonFleet On: November 15, 2017 In: Industry news Comments: 0

This is that time of year when it’s always good to put out some Winter safety reminders among your drivers. While many of the items listed below may seem like basic things, they’re also among the most commonly overlooked. Let’s take a moment to review… Keep Tabs on Weather...

Read more
By: DickinsonFleet On: November 10, 2017 In: TRAIT Comments: 0

It’s that time of year when change is in the air. The weather is more unpredictable. The days are shorter. Wetter road conditions are more likely. There’s increased traffic as the holiday season is upon us. Let’s just say, traffic and weather changes during Fall can bring about challenges...

Read more
By: DickinsonFleet On: October 31, 2017 In: Industry news Comments: 0

Just last week, the folks from the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released their annual report on the “Top 10 Issues” facing the trucking community. This report includes the findings of a survey that is conducted each year and compares it to the...

Read more
By: DickinsonFleet On: October 25, 2017 In: Industry news Comments: 0

Some Fleet Managers have embraced it. Others have resisted over the years due to cost and the factors. But come December of this year, 2017, all CDL drivers required to keep a Record of Duty Status (RODS) must use an Electronic Logging Device (ELD) to document their compliance with...

Read more
By: DickinsonFleet On: October 17, 2017 In: Industry news Comments: 0

CVSA Safe Driving Enforcement Week is upon us. You don’t want any driver in your fleet to get hit with a ticket or violation. It can be deterimental for the record and hit  the pocketbook hard. Likewise, it’s good to make sure that other motorists are aware of these...

Read more
By: DickinsonFleet On: October 09, 2017 In: Company News Comments: 0

In 2016, Dickinson Fleet Services become the Official Service Provider and Fleet Management Company for Andretti Autosport. It has been a true partnership since the beginning and we’ve been very fortunate to work with such a great company. A huge milestone for both of us took place recently at...

Read more
By: DickinsonFleet On: October 02, 2017 In: Company News Comments: 0

The 2017 TMC SuperTech competition is in the books. For the 2nd consecutive year, we’re pleased to announce that all technicians representing Dickinson Fleet Services advanced to the Finals. We’re also particularly proud of the fact that both technicians who were returning for the 2nd consecutive year, Jeff and...

Read more
By: DickinsonFleet On: September 25, 2017 In: Industry news Comments: 0

With Hurricane Harvey, Irma and the fires, many people throughout our nation have been hit with hard times. These extreme weather conditions have caused thousands to be displaced and without the necessities. During these times that humanity tends to band together to help one another out. With Dickinson Fleet...

Read more
By: DickinsonFleet On: September 19, 2017 In: Industry news Comments: 0

We’re pleased to announce that the 2017 TMC SuperTech Competition road will continue for both technicians from Dickinson Fleet! Stay tuned – the final results will be announced the evening of September 19th, 2017 at the awards banquet. These technicians each began their journey at our 2nd Annual Top...

Read more
By: DickinsonFleet On: September 15, 2017 In: Industry news Comments: 0

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week was technically Sept. 10-16th. But, I would tell you that truck driver appreciation week came early this year. As we all know, Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have hit our country hard. And it’s during extreme times of need like these when we’re all...

Read more
By: DickinsonFleet On: September 12, 2017 In: Company News, Industry news Comments: 0

You can be the fastest car in the world, but if you’re not going to finish races it doesn’t matter. In other words, speed is important but reliability is a necessity. And both speed and reliability are at the very foundation of our partnership with Andretti Autosport. WATCH: Dickinson...

Read more
By: DickinsonFleet On: September 05, 2017 In: Industry news Comments: 0

We’ve talked about distracted driving quite a bit. More specifically, we’ve placed emphasis on the use of phones while driving. Texting while driving is certainly something we are constantly monitoring among our own fleet of mobile technicians and likely something you’ve addressed with yours as well. When it comes...

Read more

We keep you on track

Dickinson Fleet Services is your one-stop shop for fleet maintenance and management