Truck driver fatigue is a very serious issue, as it is one of the top reasons for driver-related accidents. There are millions of trucks on the road transporting U.S. goods every day of the year, and despite an effort to implement rules to improve driver safety, there has been a 20% increase in the number of commercial truck accidents over the past decade. Continue reading to learn more about the connection between truck-related accidents and fatigued drivers.
Fleet management is a huge job that requires overseeing and controlling lots of different factors, from gas expenditures to speed monitoring. Anything that you can do to make the process more efficient will also make the job easier. One place to focus your attention is on your vehicle maintenance processes. Using these steps to establish a good maintenance process will help the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of your fleet management program overall.
One of the biggest factors that impacts the profit margins of your transportation company is the amount you spend on fuel. It’s such a central component to the success of your business that it’s necessary to use it effectively. Follow this guide for improving your fleet’s fuel management.
Fleet management is a huge job that requires overseeing and controlling many different factors, from gas expenditures to speed monitoring. Anything that you can do to make the process more efficient will also make the job easier. One place to focus your attention is on your vehicle maintenance processes. Using these steps to establish a good maintenance process will help the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of your fleet management program overall.
The days of using dedicated bays and creepers in your fleet maintenance facility are over! If you haven’t already, now is the time to make the transition over to mobile column lifts by SLEC. We can assure you that our products will allow you to maximize your facility’s space and allow you to make faster and easier repairs! We have decades of experience, and we firmly believe that we offer the best customer service in the entire industry. Continue reading as we discuss three significant advantages of choosing to be a SLEC customer.
When your business relies on a fleet of vehicles to get the job done, ensuring that they are all properly maintained and working well is critical to your success. Not only do you want to ensure that they look good to keep a professional image, but if they don’t work well, they may cause loss of profits due to lateness and other damages. By following these four tips, you can help keep your fleet on the road where you need it.
Gas prices have been extremely volatile over the last few decades. In addition to affecting the everyday driver, they have had a significant impact on transportation companies who are heavily dependent on fuel for their vehicles. Also, the average fleet manager needs to be concerned about the actions of their drivers for a few other important reasons. Keep reading and discover some of the major challenges fleet’s face today and reasons why fleet management software is a potential solution to many of these problems.
The transportation industry continues to evolve, and 2018 was no exception. For example, in the world of trucking, electronic logging devices (ELD’s) have offered a solution to monitoring a driver’s Hours of Service while on the road. Also, school buses have also advanced through the way in which newer models include high visibility markings, reinforced side panels, higher back seats for additional passenger protection, more emergency exit space, and alternative fuel source capabilities. Keep reading and discover a few transportation trends to keep an eye on in 2019!
SLEC is proud to announce that our recent advertisement has earned positive recognition as a 5th place ranking of a recent SIGNET study. This study was published on behalf of Mass Transit Magazine, where our advertisement was noted as comparable to ‘illustrious organizations as Proterra, MCI and BAE Systems’.
Diesel and gasoline have historically served as the primary fuel sources in the transportation industry for the last century. However, several alternative fuel sources are also readily available today. In addition to diversifying fuel sources, these new and innovative sources are also helping to reduce the output of pollution from the transportation industry. This list includes and is not limited to ethanol, propane, biodiesel, and electricity. Consider this brief overview of alternative fuel sources and their individual impacts on the world, as well as their implications for the transportation industry.
The U.S trucking industry has made significant progress in the last century. According to trucking.org, almost 71% of all the freight tonnage moved in the U.S. goes on trucks. We have become practically dependent on these large commercial vehicles to keep our economy in motion. Since we are always striving to better ourselves through technology, we can expect even more advancements to come from the world of trucking.
Electronic logging devices (ELDs) are game changers in the trucking industry. ELDS offer a solution to monitor a driver’s Hours of Service (HOS) while on the road. In addition to logging a drivers hours, they have several other capabilities as well. Here are some ways ELD’s can benefit truck drivers and the trucking industry as a whole.
With each SLEC rebuild subject to a stringent refurbishment process to ensure the highest quality product, value, and performance, our rebuilt lifts provide you with reliable equipment that is sure to look and run like new. Currently, we have factory rebuilt columns available in stock. Rated at 15,000lbs/per leg, these rebuilt columns each include 6-month parts and labor warranty.
SLEC is proud to announce the recent promotion of Raymond Decarlo as our new National Sales Manager.
SLEC proudly welcomes Chuck Laverdure to the team as our new Salesman. We could not be more excited to see where his wealth of experience and managerial success will take us this year.
Managing a truck fleet can seem like an uphill battle at times. There is a significant amount of pressure that comes along with maintaining a successful fleet. A fleet manager is responsible for selecting/purchasing vehicles, driver management, record keeping, and, of course, vehicle maintenance. It can be challenging to balance your workload while keeping your facility running efficiently. However, there are all sorts of steps you can take to put your fleet on the road to success! Consider the following and start improving your fleet operations today.
School buses have been around since the 19th century. Over the years, they gradually evolved into the buses we are all familiar with today. Their iconic yellow color and distinct shape make school buses one of the most recognizable vehicles on the road. Recently, however, there have been several advancements in the industry that could change school buses going forward.
Are you a truck driver or a fleet manager? If you are a veteran when it comes to trucking, you probably have seen or have had to deal with breakdowns at least a few times in your career. Being stuck on the side of a highway when you are trying to meet a tight deadline is a driver’s worst nightmare. The good news is that there are several steps you can take to prevent your truck from needing roadside repairs. Here are some best practices for preventing and handling truck breakdowns.
We are living in a digital age. Humans have come a long way since the industrial revolution where a plethora of manufacturing processes such as iron production, the usage of steam power and machine tools were unveiled to the world. Human beings are naturally curious and are always striving to find solutions to improve the current standard of living.
SLEC, Inc is your preferred mobile lift and accessory manufacturer. Our heavy-duty mobile lifts can be found in fleet maintenance garages all across the country. They are frequently utilized to lift transit buses and other large commercial vehicles. They are valuable because they maximize shop space, and allow technicians to make faster and easier repairs. Although SLEC mobile lifts are exceptionally reliable, vehicle lifts can become hazardous if they are not regularly inspected and maintained. We want to ensure that all of our customers stay out of harm’s way when utilizing our lifts, so here some of the most crucial vehicle lift safety practices that we encourage our customers to always follow.