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FAQs about Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs)

Posted by Paige Stewart on April 27, 2017 - 8:29 AM

What you should know about electronic logbooks

Since 1938, commercial truck drivers have been required to track their Hours of Service (HOS) via paper logs or logging software.

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How to Keep Your Truck Cab Clean

Posted by Paige Stewart on April 5, 2017 - 8:26 AM

Cleaning the inside of a semi-truck

Over-the-road drivers frequently spend weeks away from home, and most of that time is spent inside the vehicle. Along with driving long hours to deliver a shipment, their time is typically spent eating, sleeping and relaxing in the truck’s cab. Living in a confined space can make tidying up a difficult task, but it’s important to take the time and effort to keep the inside of a vehicle clean and organized. Maintain your truck’s interior by learning how to care for it properly.

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How Preventive Maintenance Saves Companies Money

Posted by Paige Stewart on April 4, 2017 - 9:47 AM

Control maintenance costs with routine check-ups

Like with any car or passenger truck, heavy-duty vehicle components simply last longer with routine care. Failing to maintain equipment could result in the immediate need for repairs or replacements — costs many fleets aren’t prepared for on short notice. A preventive maintenance (PM) program can be budgeted throughout the year in small, regular installments, and help you avoid paying for repairs at unscheduled times.

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How Truck Repair Works with FleetNet America

Posted by Paige Stewart on March 30, 2017 - 8:03 AM

Managing fleet breakdowns

Roadside breakdowns are inconvenient and can result in unexpected downtime, delayed deliveries and unhappy customers. When emergency roadside events occur, it’s important to contact a repair service that can get you up and running quickly and efficiently. FleetNet America® is dedicated to reducing repair time and turning chaotic situations into order.

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What is a CSA Score?

Posted by Becca Soard on March 6, 2017 - 2:02 PM

How the CSA program keeps roads safe

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), “More than 5 million truck and bus drivers share America’s roads with more than 250 million motorists.” With that many heavy-duty vehicles and personal cars on the road, safety is a major concern. To help protect all drivers, the FMCSA developed the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program to monitor commercial carriers and encourage better on-road performance.

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Maintaining Commercial Truck Batteries

Posted by Becca Soard on March 2, 2017 - 12:17 PM

Understanding heavy duty truck batteries

Truck batteries are primarily responsible for powering the starting system, but they also supply energy to all electrical components. When they aren’t operating correctly, everything from cab light outages to complete system failure can occur. It’s important to maintain battery health in each vehicle to keep your fleet running efficiently.

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What is Preventive Maintenance?

Posted by Becca Soard on February 24, 2017 - 1:53 PM

Starting a fleet maintenance program

Every minute a fleet vehicle is inoperable on the side of the road is money off of your bottom line. Fortunately, many roadside failures are preventable if you plan ahead and anticipate problems. Reduce downtime by implementing a preventive maintenance (PM) program that will help you find and resolve issues before your fleet ever hits the road.

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How to Stay Safe During a Roadside Breakdown

Posted by Becca Soard on February 17, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Emergency breakdown safety tips

Every roadside breakdown results in lost time and money. When trucks and drivers are at a standstill, customers have to wait longer for their deliveries, fleets have to spend more time on a single job, and both parties lose production time. Along with these issues, driver and equipment safety can become a major concern. To keep your assets safe, it’s important to properly train drivers on how to handle breakdown situations.

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Understanding Tire Pressure

Posted by Becca Soard on February 10, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Why tire pressure is important for heavy-duty vehicles

Before a truck hits the road, drivers perform maintenance checks to ensure that every piece of the vehicle is operating as it should. While testing components like the lights, batteries and brakes is essential, it’s important to not overlook the tires when doing a pre-trip inspection. Properly pressurized tires help support the load, optimize fuel efficiency, and keep the equipment and driver safe.

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Tractor trailer driving tips for winter weather

Posted by Becca Soard on February 2, 2017 - 1:25 PM

Winter driving tips for heavy duty vehicles

Hitting the road in winter weather is risky for any driver, but particularly for truck drivers pulling trailers over long distances. Winter brings elements like snow, ice, slush and gusting winds — all of which can lead to hazardous driving conditions. Drivers who are dedicated to southern states typically don’t have as much risk, but they should still pay attention to the weather reports and warnings for the route ahead. Those in the north or who run all 48 states have a greater chance of driving in winter conditions.

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