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...

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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: 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,...

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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 and...

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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: 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: August 24, 2017 In: Company News Comments: 0
By: DickinsonFleet On: July 17, 2017 In: Company News Comments: 0

Are you a Fleet Manager with a nationwide fleet of trucks? Then you know how big of a deal it is to make sure everything is running smoothly. Downtime = loss of revenue and loss of revenue = not good. The challenging part is, not only do you need...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: June 12, 2017 In: Company News, Industry news, Press Release Comments: 0

Indianapolis, Indiana:  Dickinson Fleet Services (“DFS” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Reliable Mobile Service of Chicago, Illinois. DFS, along with majority shareholder Ridgemont Equity Partners, completed the acquisition on June 1, 2017. Reliable Mobile Service has over 20 years of experience servicing light, medium...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: May 19, 2017 In: Industry news Comments: 0

Press a button. Get a load. Can it really be that simple? Uber is now officially in the trucking game and this is the promise it makes. But will it disrupt the trucking industry like it has the taxi cab business? There’s now doubt the original target market is...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: May 16, 2017 In: Industry news Comments: 0

On-board cameras, increased connectivity to the highway, self-driving trucks and more. As technology continues to progress, we’re approaching the “gamification” of trucking. But is that such a good thing? Soon nearly every move will be monitored, in real-time. Whether it’s the driver actually behind the wheel or riding co-pilot,...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: April 07, 2017 In: Industry news Comments: 0

Spring has sprung and it appears the warm weather is finally here. That also means as the Winter is behind us, the rain is moving in as the temps (finally) begin to rise. For many people ,this means it’s time for some “Spring cleaning” around the house. But for...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: March 23, 2017 In: Industry news Comments: 0

Transport Topics recently had a live video broadcast all about reaching millennials in truck driving. Whether the subject be recruiting or retaining drivers, the panel seemed to agree that this generation is different. During this broadcast, there were several hot topics discussed including the intrastate vs. interstate age limitations,...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: March 08, 2017 In: Industry news Comments: 0

Will drone deliveries disrupt trucking? That’s the question. The transportation industry has been buzzing about drones for quite some time. But just how big of an impact will these flying robots have? As big players such as Amazon, Google, UPS and DHL begin to enter this space, only time...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: January 10, 2017 In: Company News, Truck Maintenance Comments: 0

The new year is here. One thing is for sure, there are a number of advancements in our services that I’m excited about as we gear up to make the coming months as successful as possible for our clients. At the top of that list are our new mobile...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: December 09, 2016 In: Truck Maintenance Comments: 0

How do you know when it’s time to hire a new fleet maintenance provider? How do you know when you aren’t getting the repair attention you deserve? What if everything is just kind of status quo?

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By: DickinsonFleet On: November 22, 2016 In: Company News Comments: 0

Thanksgiving is here. Once again, it seems the holidays have crept up on all of us again this year. Soon, the hustle and bustle of closing out the year will be in full force. But for now, it’s this time where we like to pause for a moment to...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: September 01, 2016 In: Company News Comments: 0

Dickinson Fleet’s Top Technicians are ready to compete at TMC SuperTech in Raleigh, North Carolina from September 18th – 21st. And we hope you’ll join us in cheering them on!  To help give these fantastic technicians the recognition they deserve, we will be featuring this ad in the Sept...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: July 21, 2016 In: Company News Comments: 0

The Regional Semifinals of the 2016 Dickinson Top Tech Competition are in the books and the finals are here! In late June, the semifinals were held at the DFS branches in Atlanta and Indianapolis. 28 technicians competed across both locations to narrow the field down to the top 10....

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By: DickinsonFleet On: May 23, 2016 In: Truck Maintenance Comments: 0

Tires. Tires are flat out important when it comes to the performance of your fleet. There’s just no way around it. There’s a reason the upcoming CSVA inspections are focused on tires. And there’s a reason companies are going so far as to evaluate the performance of self-inflating tire...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: March 31, 2016 In: Truck Maintenance Comments: 0

Could you be saving money on your truck maintenance? I know. I know. It’s kind of a strange question for a truck repair and maintenance company to ask, right. I mean, you’d think we would want you to spend MORE. Honestly, the question kind of reminds me of the...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: March 15, 2016 In: Mobile Truck Repair Comments: 0

We’ve covered a lot of technology updates lately here on the Dickinson Fleet blog. Everything from wearables in trucking… to transportation management systems… to wellness seats… and, of course, self-driving trucks. Blinded by Shiny Tech Gadgets

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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: 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: November 25, 2015 In: Company News Comments: 0

This time of year, we can’t help but pause to take a moment to share all that we we thankful for here at Dickinson Fleet.  Here are 3 things that come to mind as we look back on the first 11 months of this year…  1. Our Customers We’re...

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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: August 17, 2015 In: Company News, Press Release Comments: 0

Technicians Committed To Safety Dickinson Fleet Services would like to proudly recognize a select group of mobile technicians for their outstanding commitment to safety. These professionals not only perform their job in all weather conditions, but also maintain a dedication to doing things the right way and as safely...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: August 03, 2015 In: Press Release Comments: 0

Performance Food Group (www.pfgc.com) has partnered with Dickinson Fleet Services (DFS) to handle its truck repair and maintenance needs.  As the parent company to a leading family of food service distributors, Performance Food Group (PFG) delivers food and food-related products to more than 150,000 independent and national chain restaurants, quick-service...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: July 02, 2015 In: Company News Comments: 0

Whew!  It’s hard to believe it’s already June of 2015.  This year is flying by and in the blink of an eye it’ll be half way over. 2015 has been a busy and incredible year so far here at Dickinson Fleet Services, that’s for sure.  I want to take...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: June 12, 2015 In: Press Release Comments: 0

Proud To Be A SmartWay Transport Partner   Dickinson Fleet Services, LLC recently joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership; becoming the first mobile fleet maintenance provider to ever do so. This is a partnership in which freight carriers and shippers commit to benchmark operations, track fuel consumption and improve performance annually.  As...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: June 02, 2015 In: Mobile Truck Repair Comments: 0

Understanding Mobile Truck Repair Mobile truck repair and maintenance may be a new concept for some fleet managers out there.  In fact, you may be wondering what exactly mobile truck repair really is, how it works and if it makes sense for your company.  While there are many reasons...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: May 27, 2015 In: Mobile Truck Repair Comments: 0

A Mobile App for a Mobile Industry Scheduling mobile truck repair and maintenance services has never been more convenient.  Designed for an industry that’s always on the move, Dickinson Fleet Services has rolled out a new iPhone and Android app.  Our new app makes requesting service or repair for...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: May 07, 2015 In: Reviews Comments: 0

What Is A True Business Partnership? At Dickinson Fleet Services, we understand that the best way to help our customers is to form a true business partnership.  What we mean by this is our team will act as an extension of your business.  By having an assigned account manager...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: April 28, 2015 In: Press Release Comments: 0

We are pleased to announce that Dickinson Fleet Services, LLC (DFS) is an active member of ISNetworld (ISN). ISN is a global resource for connecting safe and reliable contractors.  We have centralized our compliance data within ISNetworld and streamlined our reporting process, making it easier for current and potential...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: April 24, 2015 In: Mobile Truck Repair Comments: 0

As the leader in mobile truck repair and maintenance, Dickinson Fleet Services is committed to providing our customers with the best experience possible.  In order to do that, we must continue to give our team of technicians the industry leading tools needed to do their job.  It’s for this...

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