FleetRisk uses extensive trucking data, such as drivers’ starting times or change in empty miles relative to fleet average, to help fleets with safety, retention and workers comp.
Fleets have long used performance data in driver scorecards to help identify and address problems. Now, with the help of companies that specialize in predictive analytics, fleets are trying to head problems off before they ...
Clearly the “A” in CSA isn’t working when the data being accounted for paint a distorted picture. The result is a system where too many small carriers are assumed guilty until proven innocent.
One great scene from the rock’n’roll mockumentary “This Is Spinal Tap” has dim-witted musician Nigel Tufnel showing off his amplifiers to another character. Tufnel notes one amp with control knobs that peak at 11 instead of ...
A driver's quick thinking helps mitigate damage on an icy road.
Terry Smith’s focus on safety, health, biz produces balance of disciplined professionalism, vibrant lifestyle
Terry Smith of Miramichi, New Brunswick, has five rules for safety that have helped him to drive 4.75 million accident-free miles in his 42-year career. The fruits of his fifth rule, which impacts more than ...
An Overdrive poll in late 2013 showed half of our readers believe industry changes have made it more difficult to get your operating authority and be profitable.
If you've forgotten where your truck is parked, you’ve got something in common with most four-wheelers.
Max Heine is editorial director of Overdrive and writes regularly for the Overdrive Extra blog. A CDL holder, he joined Overdrive in 1998 after more than two decades of newspaper work. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 205-248-1038.
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