Ice Storm Cuts Power, Scraps Flights, Coats Roads
More than 800,000 homes and businesses across the upper Midwest were in the dark on the morning of Feb. 23 after a dangerous ice storm coated roads and knocked down power lines.
Fuel Flash: 2021 4th Quarter Report: Oil, Diesel, Gas Price Trends
Oil prices have crept back into the $70s, wholesale prices continued to fall, but not much has changed with demand and supply. As we get into 2022 and the winter weather, prices will reach back into the $80s.February 1, 2022
Households Face Biggest Surge in Electricity Costs Since 2009
U.S. consumers faced the biggest jump in their energy bills in more than a decade in October, with costs soaring for electricity, natural gas and fuel oil as cooler weather approaches.
Planning, Hydration Can Protect Truck Drivers During Heat Waves
As a series of extreme heat waves settled over large swaths of the country this summer, professional truck drivers were at times exposed to temperatures well over 100 degrees as they worked to deliver the nation’s freight.
Actionable Insights to Avoid Speeding for Conditions and Sitting Duck Situations
What if you could provide assistance to your driver who is parked in an unsafe location but may not realize it? By bringing you real-time actionable insight, SmartDrive has solved two of the riskiest situations your drivers are facing today.September 10, 2020
Isaias Set to Hit Carolinas as Hurricane, Sweep New York
Isaias could cause $1.5 billion in losses as it picks up speed and strength, likely becoming a hurricane before hitting the Carolinas and posing the second tropical threat to New York in a month.August 3, 2020
Cristobal Expected to Regain Strength After Storm’s Pass Over Mexico
The hills of the Yucatan Peninsula sapped Tropical Storm Cristobal of some of its power on June 4, but forecasters warn it will likely gain strength as it heads north across the Gulf of Mexico to the U.S coast, where it could bring downpours, high winds and rough surf.June 4, 2020
Cristobal Batters Mexico Before Heading North to Gulf Coast
Tropical Storm Cristobal brought heavy rain to southern Mexico June 3, and with a forecast that has it re-entering the Gulf of Mexico within a day, oil-platform workers are already being evacuated.June 3, 2020
Adverse Conditions: Is Your Fleet Ready?
Studies have shown that 21% of all motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. are weather-related. And while we can’t control the weather, we can control fleet preparedness. Recent research has proven that the number and strength of extreme weather events in the US – from blizzards to floods – have increased over the last fifty years. With that fact in mind, all companies need to take special note of any extreme weather conditions, and take steps to mitigate the risks that come along with them.April 16, 2020
Help Your Fleet Drive Safely in Adverse Weather Conditions
Adverse weather conditions, like heavy snow or heatwaves, can happen to any fleet. In this white paper we look at ways you can properly prepare for these conditions to avoid crashes, breakdowns and unnecessary costs, and keep your drivers safe.March 11, 2020