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Category: General Update

Late Night Driving and Fatigue for Commercial Drivers Lead to Accidents, New Study Shows

Late Night Driving and Fatigue for Commercial Drivers Lead to Accidents, New Study Shows

| October 17, 2018

A leader in connected fleet technology has just release  recent findings from a model to assess levels of threats for drivers based on underlying behavior and external factors.  According to the source, Azuga: Accident risk surges by 9.1 percent for every mile driven during high risk hours (between midnight – 3 a.m.) Accident risk increases […]

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Gas Prices Move Down

Gas Prices Move Down

| October 17, 2018

According to the latest Fleet News, fuel prices moved down. This week, the price of Regular nationwide was $2.879 vs. $2.911 one week ago but up from $2.465 last year at this time. The news in fuel prices for Diesel was the opposite.  One gallon of Diesel stands at $3.298 up from $3.286 last week […]

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RJ & Sons Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary with Expansion Into Mexico

RJ & Sons Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary with Expansion Into Mexico

| October 17, 2018

This year marks the 10th anniversary of RJ & Sons, a minority-owned asset-based carrier providing specialized transportation services throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico.  Having started in 2008 with just three employees and one truck, RJ & Sons has grown into an international organization with offices in the United States and Mexico. The exponential growth of RJ & Sons can be […]

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Fleet Safety Solution Focuses on Life-saving Commercial Driving Sector

Fleet Safety Solution Focuses on Life-saving Commercial Driving Sector

| October 17, 2018

With the added pressures on commercial drivers in their roles as first responders, firefighters and EMS workers, it is clear that a lot is riding on these pros. The stakes are high.  Consider: the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says 94 percent of vehicle collisions involve driver error and are largely preventable. To assist its […]

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Dickinson Fleet Services Grows Footprint in South Florida

Dickinson Fleet Services Grows Footprint in South Florida

| October 17, 2018

Dickinson Fleet Services  has announce the acquisition of Fleet Technology & Maintenance Corporation and Truck City Body Company, continuing the company’s planned growth trajectory and boosting its position in the south Florida fleet services market.  Dickinson Fleet Services, along with majority shareholder Ridgemont Equity Partners, announced the acquisition on October 16, 2018. The acquisition will […]

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New Survey Highlights Costs of Driver Turnover

New Survey Highlights Costs of Driver Turnover

| October 16, 2018

Driver iQ, provider of background screening and driver monitoring services to the trucking industry, announced that carriers taking part in its Q3 2018 Recruitment & Retention Survey must offer innovative packages to attract and retain drivers. “In addition to offering additional driver compensation, 60% of the carriers are offering scheduled pay increases, 25% are offering […]

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