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: 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: 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,...

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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: August 24, 2017 In: Company News Comments: 0
By: DickinsonFleet On: August 24, 2017 In: Industry news Comments: 0

We live in a world of now, now and now. Customers want and expect near immediate gratification when it comes to most things, especially receiving goods. This theme has only been reinforced as online retailers such as Amazon continue to grow. A speedy delivery on goods is no longer...

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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 02, 2017 In: Industry news Comments: 0

With Memorial Day behind us and school out of session, the realization is hitting that SUMMER IS UPON US! Now that means different things for different people, but one thing is true for ALL of us: we’re going to encounter more drivers on the road. Summer holidays, Summer vacations,...

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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: May 01, 2017 In: Company News Comments: 0

Dickinson Fleet Services was recently recognized as a 2017 Freedom Award Nominee by the Department of Defense. In partnership with ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve), the Freedom Award is given in recognition to those who exhibit exemplary support of National Guard and Military reserve members.

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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 28, 2017 In: Industry news Comments: 0

The annual commercial vehicle inspection push is coming. It will be here before you know it and NOW is the time to start preparing. That’s right, June 6th -8th DOT Inspectors will be conducting numerous roadside inspections and many CDL drivers are not going to be prepared. Are yours?...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: February 28, 2017 In: Company News Comments: 0

Dickinson Fleet Services recently celebrated its 20th anniversary in beautiful St. Petersburg, FL. Our company was founded on 2/1/1997 and just wrapped up another record breaking year in 2016. Coming together at the Trade Winds Island Resort in Florida was the perfect way to create a memorable gathering for...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: January 17, 2017 In: Industry news Comments: 0

Fleet Managers have a lot on their plate. There’s no doubt about that. Continually working to improve things such as fuel efficiency, driver satisfaction and vehicle maintenance are just a few things involved in the day-to-day. All of these things are important and they all can be controlled. But...

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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: November 17, 2016 In: Company News, TRAIT Comments: 0

Your business is about moving products across the nation as quickly, safely and efficiently as possible. When your fleet isn’t moving, it isn’t making any money. At Dickinson Fleet, our primary objective is to keep your fleet moving. We offer the industry’s best preventative maintenance service delivered with the...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: November 08, 2016 In: Truck Maintenance Comments: 0

Winter is upon us and NOW is the time to think about your truck maintenance needs. Taking care of critical maintenance and repairs before the Winter weather hits can be a lifesaver. Not just from a cost perspective, but from a safety standpoint as well. Some simple preventative maintenance...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: November 01, 2016 In: Industry news Comments: 0

As 2016 comes to a close, you can’t help but notice the mobile maintenance trends that are shaping the transportation industry. The message is clear -more Fleet Managers than ever are making the progression toward using a mobile truck repair and maintenance provider. When you stop to think about...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: September 07, 2016 In: Mobile Truck Repair, Truck Maintenance Comments: 0

Wouldn’t it be nice to make just one single call for all of your truck maintenance and repair needs? Wouldn’t it be nice to know that someone was dedicated to your business and had your fleet’s best interests in mind? At Dickinson Fleet Services, you get all of that....

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By: DickinsonFleet On: June 30, 2016 In: Company News Comments: 2

Dickinson Fleet Services is kicking off an inaugural program here in 2016 to recognize its most talented technicians. Things are heating up as the regional competition and qualifiers for the Top Tech Finals have been going throughout the month of June, with the finals taking place in Indianapolis in...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: June 13, 2016 In: Truck Maintenance Comments: 0

You’re on your way to another on-time delivery. It’s sunny out. Traffic is light. Overall, it’s a good day out on the road. Then, suddenly, you see flashing lights in the rear view mirror. Here it comes – the dreaded DOT roadside inspection. Nothing can derail an otherwise perfect...

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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: May 05, 2016 In: Mobile Truck Repair Comments: 0

Truck repair and maintenance can give Fleet Managers some serious headaches. There’s no doubt about that. Especially if you’re trying to employ your own technicians. There are 3 big areas that can really creep up on you and make your head pound are: technology, hiring/training and performance. So, why...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: April 26, 2016 In: Industry news Comments: 0

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck will be June 7-9, 2016. And the big question this year will be: are your tires safe? A Focus On Tires That’s right, each year International Roadcheck places special emphasis on a category of violations. The special emphasis for 2016 International...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: April 18, 2016 In: Industry news Comments: 0

I recently saw a Student Driver Placement magazine and couldn’t help but notice the headline on the cover: “Trucking is almost out of technicians!” As you can imagine, that’s pretty attention grabbing for a company that provides mobile truck repair and maintenance services. It all comes back to numbers....

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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 11, 2015 In: Mobile Truck Repair Comments: 0

Self-Driving Trucks Have Arrived Self-driving trucks have been all of the buzz over the last couple of months in the trucking industry.  The first self-driving commercial truck has been licensed to hit the public roads in the state of Nevada.  As one might imagine, there are a lot of...

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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 28, 2015 In: Mobile Truck Repair, Press Release Comments: 0

Dickinson Fleet Services (DFS) has opened a new mobile truck support location in beautiful Miami, Florida.  While DFS has been providing managed onsite mobile truck repair services in the Greater Miami location for several years now, the company has reached the point to where a new support shop was...

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By: DickinsonFleet On: July 13, 2015 In: Truck Collision Repair Comments: 0

Truck Collision Repair Services In addition to providing mobile truck repair and maintenance, Dickinson Fleet also offers full collision repair services.  In fact, it’s in collision repair where we actually got our start.  Many members of our team have grown up in auto body repair shops and are among...

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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 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: 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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