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Business, Technology, Safety

Questions Raised Over FMCSA Proposal for New Electronic Truck IDs

A plan for Unique Electronic Identification devices to be on most commercial vehicles would allow law enforcement to identify and monitor the condition of trucks and drivers on the highways. This raises concerns about privacy and the costs and benefits. 

November 1, 2022
Business, Technology

Improving Transportation Safety and Reducing Costs with Weather Intelligence

Transportation leaders are playing a game they cannot win with traditional weather sources. Business disruptions from weather are quickly growing both in frequency and complexity. Significantly better technology is needed to protect fleets and ensure operational efficiency. See how you can win using the power of weather intelligence!

November 1, 2022
Business, Fuel

Fuel Flash: 2021 4th Quarter Report: Oil, Diesel, Gas Price Trends 

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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
Government, Business, Fuel

Households Face Biggest Surge in Electricity Costs Since 2009

Households Face Biggest Surge in Electricity Costs Since 2009 A residential complex in New York lies under a blanket of snow. (John Moore/Getty Images)

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.

Josh Saul | Bloomberg News
November 10, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Planning, Hydration Can Protect Truck Drivers During Heat Waves

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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.

Gregory Van Tighem | Special to Transport Topics
August 20, 2021
Government, Business, Technology

Actionable Insights to Avoid Speeding for Conditions and Sitting Duck Situations

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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
Government, Business, Safety

Isaias Set to Hit Carolinas as Hurricane, Sweep New York

Holden Beach, N.C., ordered a mandatory evacuation of all non-residents. Holden Beach, N.C., ordered a mandatory evacuation of all non-residents over the July 31-Aug. 2 weekend, ahead of Isaiah's landfall. (Ken Blevins/Wilmington Star News via Tribune Content Agency)

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.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
August 3, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Cristobal Expected to Regain Strength After Storm’s Pass Over Mexico

Heavy winds whip palm trees during Hurricane Dorian in Myrtle Beach, S.C., in September 2019. Heavy winds whip palm trees during Hurricane Dorian in Myrtle Beach, S.C., in September 2019. (Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg News)

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.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
June 4, 2020
Business, Safety, Fuel

Cristobal Batters Mexico Before Heading North to Gulf Coast

Heavy winds whip palm trees during Hurricane Dorian in Myrtle Beach, S.C., in September 2019. Heavy winds whip palm trees during Hurricane Dorian in Myrtle Beach, S.C., in September 2019. (Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg News)

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.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
June 3, 2020
Safety

Adverse Conditions: Is Your Fleet Ready?

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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

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