MAP-21 became law in 2012 – and one of its provisions was the electronic log requirement. These logs are used to enforce hours-of-service regulations and thus improve driver safety by reducing fatigue. There have been some fears amongst truckers that the new requirement will force smaller carriers out of business. However, those already following safe practices will benefit, and so will everyone else who shares the road with them.
There are some exemptions:
Continue reading Dealing With the USDOT Mandatory Electronic Log Requirement – Best Practices
When you’re driving all the time, what seems like ‘perfectly normal’ fuel prices for everyone else can stack up to a really large expense. Fleets with trucks are among the largest fuel consumers in the modern world no matter how much you optimize your vehicles, your policies, and your shipping routes. At that point, it’s up to the drivers to optimize how the truck runs on the road in order to minimize unnecessary fuel usage without reducing the quality of the trip for the driver. Whether you’re on your own dime or your fleet is asking you to improve your mileage, here are six great tips you can apply to every trip to help meet that goal.
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Crude oil prices gained another 6% during November and closed the month at just over $57/barrel. Prices briefly topped $59 near the end of the month and then receded slightly. Prices have now increased 21% from the start of September. The following graph shows the daily price movements over the past three months:
Continue reading Fuel Flash – December 2017