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3 Effective Ways To Implement Delivery Truck Accident Management

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In the trucking industry, tragedy could happen in a flash. Ever since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) started tracking crash statistics, the number of trucking accidents has never declined and instead went up.  

According to NHTSA’s latest Traffic Safety Facts Report, 2019 saw a 17 percent increase in the number of injured occupants involved in large-truck crashes from 2018 and a 19 percent increase for non-occupants.

Of all the risks, drivers are the most significant factor, so trucking companies must focus their risk management efforts on this most vital asset.  Aside from having legal… Continue reading

How the Trucking Industry is Facing the Challenges During the Pandemic

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The trucking industry is being faced with a lot of challenges during the pandemic. Since many physical stores have closed, many people turned to home deliveries during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and relied on them to get their basic needs. The trucking industry is vital during any crisis because it helps get all kinds of goods to the people who need them. This is why many businesses need to adapt so they look for new delivery trucks or used delivery vans to cater to more consumers. In the U.S, 41 million used vehicles are sold annually, and the… Continue reading

4 Benefits Your Work Truck Fleets Can Get With A Maintenance Management Program

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Fleet maintenance is the practice of maintaining an organization’s fleet of commercial vehicles more proactively rather than simply repairing issues as they occur.  The end goal of this program is to enhance effectiveness and maintain the safety of all vehicles as they carry out commercial tasks like deliveries.

For a transportation business, the truck fleet is its heart and soul, which is why it’s essential to keep them up and running at all times.  Unfortunately, not many organizations find the necessity to partner with commercial box truck dealers to handle fleet maintenance.  The thing is, organizations… Continue reading

4 Things To Consider When Choosing A Vehicle For Your Food Truck Business

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Though starting a food business in 2021 might be frightening because of the classic restaurant industry’s crash in 2020 due to COVID-19, it might surprise you to know that food trucks are the perfect solution and compromise for food-lovers who long for the experience of dining out.  This is especially true as most brick and mortar restaurants nationwide have stayed closed or half-open.

So you want to start a mobile food business in 2021?

Here are four things you should consider before buying a truck for your mobile food business:

1. Financing Options

Money is the first thing… Continue reading

Risk Insights: Combating Lost Work Truck Productivity

Risk Insights: Combating Lost Work Truck Productivity

 

Fleet or work trucks are equipment you need to accomplish more in a shorter period of time. In short, it is a tool that can help to make you more productive and profitable. If your trucks don’t work efficiently, you won’t be able to achieve your targeted output and revenue. 

 

To avoid losing work truck productivity or resolve the issue when it happens, your first and foremost mission would be to identify its most common causes: 

1. Mechanical Issues of Old vehicles

Everything deteriorates with age including mechanical equipment like trucks and engines. Older vehicles have… Continue reading

Risk Insights: Does My Commercial Motor Vehicle Need a USDOT Number?

Does My Commercial Motor Vehicle Need a USDOT Number

As owner or manager of a company that operates a number of commercial vehicles that engage regularly in interstate or intrastate commerce, it is important for you to be aware of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Number system.

What is a USDOT Number?

A USDOT Number works as a unique identifier for certain types of vehicles. It is issued to companies that are engaged in interstate and in some cases, intrastate commerce, that is – if you are transporting hazardous merchandise.  USDOT Numbers are issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and they are intended to… Continue reading

4 Liftgate Options for Your Box Truck

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A liftgate is a platform on the back of a box truck used for raising and lowering goods via a hydraulic system. They’re either constructed from steel or aluminum with a variety of sizes and weight capacities.  They allow for safe and efficient loading and unloading of heavy cargo.

A crucial factor in a truck’s functionality, a liftgate is one of the most essential additional investments you could make for your truck.  They increase productivity and reduce the manpower needed for loading and unloading.  Generally, a good liftgate must be reliable, anti-slip, and quick to unfold and… Continue reading

Our Top 5 Used Medium Duty Trucks that are Perfect for Your Delivery Business

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The term “medium-duty truck” is a technical truck classification term used by people in the trucking industry. It refers to truck Classes 6-7 for trucks having a gross vehicle weight of 19,501 to 33,000 lbs.

Medium duty trucks are designed for various light-duty applications, especially the pick-up and delivery of merchandise.

If you want to buy a used medium-duty box truck, you should already have a rough estimation of its gross weight and size. But if you are not quite sure where to start, you should know that medium-duty trucks, which include box trucks and straight trucks, come in a… Continue reading