HGV Driver Shortage Plagues U.K.

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Never was the truck driver shortage realized more than during the recent fuel panic buying that resulted in lineups at gas stations across the nation with people waiting for hours to purchase fuel. Even jerry cans were brought up as members of the public felt the necessity to resort to stockpiling.. Was Britain running outContinue Reading

Heavy Truck Recalls

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Recalls on heavy trucks can be costly for truck owners. Fleets must deal with downtime and usually require an employee to drive the tractor to a dealer repair shop and wait while the unit is repaired, assuming replacement parts are in stock. If the shop has no stock, the vehicle sits dormant until parts arrive.Continue Reading

How’s Your CSA Score?

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) collects data on commercial motor vehicles (CMV)s operating under a US interstate Department of Transportation (DOT) number in order to arrive at all fleet or owner/operator trucks to assign each Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) scores. Wow, so many acronyms in trucking but we know it simplifies the alternatives.Continue Reading

Being a Dispatcher of Trucks

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When you look at an ad for a dispatcher wanted, you get all the usual required qualities and background, including education and experience, ability to work calmly in a high pressure environment, knowledge of the supply chain and its issues. And let’s not forget being personable and honest with drivers and management. It will helpContinue Reading

Appreciating Truckers Year Round

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Whether the general public knows it or not, we all rely on the trucking industry and all of its workers to bring us everything we want and need. The industry requires many spinoff jobs to support pickups and deliveries of all sorts of freight. Spinoff workers include persons responsible for packaging freight, warehouse persons, loadersContinue Reading

Tech Specialization

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Should We or Shouldn’t We? Fleet maintenance and repair shops and independent shops at some point will consider tech specialization as a means of increasing shop revenue. Maybe you have a tech that’s a hands down standout at some repairs. Maybe you have another who is primarily good at another handful of jobs. So youContinue Reading

Ongoing Saga of the Canadian ELD Mandate

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June 12, 2021 marked the official deadline for Canadian federally regulated trucks to comply with the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate. The mandate requires the affected vehicles to be equipped with an ELD approved by an authorized third party certifier for use in Canada. Unfortunately, on that date there was no certifier approved by TransportContinue Reading