Safety

It is the job of a fleet manager to ensure the safety, efficiency, and profitability of their fleet. Rising costs impact every aspect of business, including transportation.  Taking care of your fleet is the best thing a business can do to get the most out of every trip and every gallon. Being consistent with regular… Read More


According to the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), National Tire Safety Week 2017 is coming up: May 28th – June 3rd.  They describe this week as an, “initiative to rally the tire industry in a focused effort to help drivers learn simple yet essential steps to maintain their tires.” Tires are one of the biggest investments… Read More


The Car Care Council has declared April National Car Care Month. The start of spring is a great time to take care of any issues that you may have put off addressing during winter months. Since April is traditionally a wet month, it is important to make sure your car is ready for traveling on… Read More


When snow and freezing rain fall you may find the site of the salt truck rolling down your street to be very comforting. Salting is an effective and quick way to make roadways safer for travel. But a look at your shoes after walking through salty slush will remind you of the damaging effects of… Read More


For drivers in the Midwest, winter driving means dealing with ice and snow on the roads, and an increased risk for accidents. Unfortunately wrecks are not the only risk involved with winter driving. Extreme temperatures can also leave your car vulnerable to internal problems that could leave you stranded. Planning ahead can mean all the… Read More


Today’s vehicles are equipped with amazing onboard technology. These features are extremely helpful for proper vehicle maintenance and heading off expensive auto repairs. Among these advanced systems is the integrated tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). While your vehicle’s TPMS is a reliable way to make sure you are driving on properly inflated tires, there is… Read More


A dead car battery is a major inconvenience that can strike at any time. As the temperatures get colder, the likelihood of a dead car battery increases, since low temperatures cause batteries to become more sluggish. Fortunately, a jump start is usually all it takes to revive a dead battery. It is important to be… Read More


If your operation serves the northern states, Midwest, or any other area that’s affected by the seasons, now is a good time to start thinking about getting your fleet ready for the winter driving.  Dropping temperatures, icy roads, and heavy snowfalls all create increased problems for drivers.  The key to managing these challenges is preparation.… Read More


Now is traditionally the time of year when everyone goes back to school. If you have a young driver, or a student who’s just received a learner’s permit in your life, now is a good time to educate them about safe driving. In addition to being educated on things like safe following distance, how to check… Read More


One of the most dangerous situations a driver may encounter on the road is having to quickly stop a vehicle on a wet or icy road. This is because instead of making contact with the road and gaining traction, the vehicle’s tires slide across the surface of the road. Since the late 70’s, auto manufacturers… Read More