While practically everyone in the US is enjoying the holiday season and participating in festive activities, the transportation industry is generally undergoing the most frantic time period of the entire year. Given the fact that retailers always kick off their biggest sales starting before Thanksgiving, it means that a tremendous increase in product shipping goes...
Fleet maintenance is an integral part of managing a productive business. Without a proper fleet maintenance management program in place, you risk compromising the safety of your vehicles as well as your employees. Unplanned downtime, costly emergency repairs, and failing FMCSA inspections are some other downfalls of avoiding effective fleet maintenance management. Read on to...
If you’re the person responsible for a fleet of vehicles, it is essential to be sure that they are all fully operational and have no functional problems as you approach the holiday season. There’s always a lot of traffic on the roads during that time, and it’s much easier to be involved in some kind...
You will need both proper and thorough oversight of your organization’s vehicle fleet maintenance activities to ensure the overall value and health of your fleet assets. This responsibility typically falls on the organization’s fleet manager. As a general rule, most fleet management plans and policies include routine inspections of the vehicles as per their working...
Tires are the only part of the car that has direct contact with the road. Tires affect vehicle handling, ride, braking, and safety. For optimum performance, tires must have the correct air pressure, tread depth, balance and the wheels of the vehicle must be properly aligned. Checking the tires on a regular basis is an...
There are a lot of vehicles that are now equipped with advanced driver-assistance systems or ADAS. These include blind spot monitoring, surround view, pedestrian protection, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and collision avoidance. Today, vehicles are the safest they have ever been, thanks to these technologies. Likewise, engine technology advancements mean that vehicles of...
Vehicle inspections offer an opportunity to take a close look at some of our vehicle’s components to determine if they are functioning at satisfactory levels. Some states mandate yearly inspections that are designed to ensure that emission and safety standards are being met by the vehicle undergoing the process. Vehicles represent a substantial financial investment...