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GPS tracking for landscaping companies

GPS Tracking for Landscaping Companies: Worth It?

Some landscapers believe that GPS tracking for landscaping companies is too expensive for them. Several leading companies have proven that is not true—and they’re bringing more to the bottom line as a result. Landscape Development Improved Driver Safety and Performance with FleetLocate Landscape Development, Inc. is an industry-leading, integrated site and landscape services company serving …

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COVID-19 and Trucking

COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for August 12

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of August 12, 2020: FMCSA Extends Emergency Declaration Scopelitis Transportation Consulting Late yesterday, FMCSA again extended its emergency declaration that was set to expire August 14, 2020. The notice extends the emergency declaration to September 14, 2020 and returns food, paper products and …

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COVID-19 and Trucking

COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for August 4

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of August 4, 2020: Trucking After the Pandemic: Lessons from Homebuilders Trucks.com After an unprecedented boom, a crisis struck suddenly sparking a cascade of bankruptcies that wiped out the long-tail of small businesses that were the backbone of the industry — the same …

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COVID-19 and Trucking

COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for July 30

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of July 30, 2020: Second-quarter GDP plunged by worst-ever 32.9% amid virus-induced shutdown CNBC The U.S. economy saw the biggest quarterly plunge in activity ever, though the plummet in the second quarter wasn’t as bad as feared. Gross domestic product from April to …

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COVID-19 and Trucking

COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for July 28

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of July 28, 2020: Pandemic Forces Some Fleets to Furlough Drivers, but Others Have Been Quick to Hire Them Transport Topics As the coronavirus pandemic took hold, it disrupted freight demand in many segments of the economy, forcing some carriers to furlough drivers …

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COVID-19 and Trucking

COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for July 21

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of July 21, 2020: FMCSA extends HOS emergency declaration until Aug. 14 Fleet Equipment The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is continuing the extension of Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002, which gives commercial motor vehicle drivers responding to COVID-19 relief from hours of service regulations. This extension …

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COVID-19 and Trucking

COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for July 15

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of July 15, 2020: FMCSA Extends COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Scopelitis Transportation Consulting FMCSA extended its COVID-19 Emergency Declaration exempting from 49 CFR Parts 300-399 motor carriers providing direct assistance in support of relief efforts. It is a clean extension of the Declaration currently …

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COVID-19 and Trucking

COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for July 7

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of July 7, 2020: FMCSA to provide ‘flexibility’ for random drug testing FreightWaves Carriers struggling with their random drug and alcohol testing obligations because of the coronavirus pandemic can expect enforcement leniency from federal regulators. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced …

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COVID-19 and Trucking

COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for July 6

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of July 6, 2020: Canadian Border Officials Collecting Truckers’ Personal Information HDT Truckinginfo Commercial drivers crossing the border into Canada at some border checkpoints are being asked by Canadian officials to divulge personal email addresses and cell phone numbers. The requests for personal …

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FMCSA Crash Preventability Program Report

Report: FMCSA’s New Crash Preventability Program

We’re pleased to announce that a new report on the FMCSA’s New Crash Preventability Program from Scopelitis Transportation Consulting is now available. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced the creation of a Crash Preventability Demonstration Program (i.e., a pilot program) in 2017, as part of its larger Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) oversight program. …

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