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Vaccination and Trucking – Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)

Vaccination and Trucking – Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) By P. Steve Keppler, Scopelitis Transportation Consulting LLC and Safety/Regulatory Consultant to Spireon, Inc. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on vaccination and testing on November 5. The ETS requires employers with at least 100 employees to ensure all employees …

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Einstein’s Solution to Driver Shortage?

By P. Sean Garney, Scopelitis Transportation Consulting LLC and Safety/Regulatory Consultant to Spireon, Inc. Some of you likely are aware of Einstein’s definition of insanity—doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. One can argue that in the trucking industry, Mr. Einstein’s views are applicable to how we are continually discussing the issue …

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Data & Insights from FMCSA’s Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

By P. Sean Garney, Scopelitis Transportation Consulting LLC and Safety/Regulatory Consultant to Spireon, Inc. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) CDL Driver Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse was implemented in 2020, and it’s clear to many that it’s already meeting its objective—to improve truck safety by helping motor carriers keep disqualified CDL holders off of our …

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Retain Drivers by Encouraging Health

Driver retention continues to be a long-standing issue in the trucking industry. According to the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), driver shortage and driver retention are the top two current concerns for motor carriers. That being said, keeping drivers on the road is critical, and so the industry can’t afford to lose CDL drivers to …

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Carriers are Learning to Take Advantage of New Hours of Service Flexibility

By P. Sean Garney, Scopelitis Transportation Consulting LLC and Safety/Regulatory Consultant to Spireon, Inc. As we approach the one-year anniversary of the publication of the latest changes to the Hours of Service rules, now might be a good time to reflect on the 8 months the rules have been effective and how fleets are using them …

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CVSA’s Annual International Roadcheck – May 2021

By Dave Osiecki, President of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting LLC and Safety/Regulatory Consultant to Spireon, Inc. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) annual International Roadcheck is fast approaching and it’s likely to bring far more inspections compared to last year’s pandemic-delayed and scaled back event. This year’s Roadcheck is scheduled for May 4-6, 2021 and, on average, 15 trucks or buses …

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A Trucking Regulatory Update – Uncertainty Abounds in Washington

By P. Sean Garney, Scopelitis Transportation Consulting When a new presidential administration comes to town, the Washington, D.C. housing market heats up and the pace of government slows down, at least for a little while (and that’s not all bad right…). Thousands of political appointees from the prior administration pack their bags and seek ‘other …

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Dangers of Distracted Driving

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

In today’s connected world, drivers are constantly being fed distractions through their smartphones and other in-cab technology. And when you’re managing a fleet and drivers, one minor mistake behind the wheel can ruin your whole business. With 60% of drivers saying they’d need to be involved in a fatal accident to be dissuaded from using …

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Curb the Cost of Trailers and Detention

Curb the Cost of Trailers

The cost of trailers is a common issue plaguing most carriers. From detention costs to maintenance and repair fees, these quickly add up as the top expense for carriers, averaging more than $500 per truck per week. Moreover, detention keeps trailers—and drivers—off the road instead of making money. Trailer detention leaves equipment temporarily unusable, and …

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GPS tracking for landscaping companies

GPS in the Green Industry: Can It Improve Profitability? [Webinar]

Lawn & Landscape is hosting a free upcoming webinar called “GPS in the Green Industry: Can It Improve Profitability?” Sponsored by FleetLocate, the webinar will review technologies that landscaping companies can use to increase the bottom line. Join Jim Kronenberger, technical field contact at Spireon, Inc., as he educates landscapers and lawn care operators on …

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