‘Trucking News’ Category

ELDs and the Rising Issue of Truck Parking

It’s hard not to notice the increase in number of trucks parked at roadside rest areas or Walmart parking lots these days, especially if you’re driving by in the evening hours or early morning. I drive by one of each (a Walmart parking lot and a rest area) on my way to work each morning at 7 o’clock and have definitely noticed more trucks over the... Read More

DOT Regulation Updates You Need to Know in 2018

DOT Regulation Updates

Regardless of which section of the transportation industry you’re in, it’s important to understand how changes to the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations affect your business. Some drastic changes occurred to various regulations to comply with the ELD Mandate passed in Dec. 2017. To avoid hefty fines, it’s up to you to familiarize... Read More

Using Online Training for Corrective Action Training

Corrective Action Training Online Vertical Allinace Image

Truck drivers work incredibly hard. Many put in well over 70 hours per week away from the comfort of loved ones and friends. The pay has been one of the most attractive factors of the business.

The consistency of the transportation industry is another. In 2016, trucks transported 10.55 billion tons of freight. That was all moved by skilled truck... Read More

Webinar Recap: How to Improve Employee Engagement through Online Communication & Training

Employee Engagement with Truck One

For our March 2018 webinar we hosted, Jay Winegardner, CEO of Truck One, and had a lively conversation. He gave tips on how to use the system to create custom content for more effective employee engagement and communication.

To find out how he uses the Infinit-I Workforce System for Trucking to improve his growing fleet, read... Read More

CSA Violations: Are You Prepared for an Audit?

DOT Compliance Audit Prepartion

Imagine the Department of Transportation (DOT) has informed you that you will have a DOT Compliance Audit. Are you ready? If not, bad audits can warrant fines for your company and drivers, and in a worst-case scenario lead to the closure of your business. But proper preparation and attention to detail can help keep you avoid such harsh... Read More

5 Tips for Truck Driver Fatigue Management

Truck Driver Fatigue Management

Hauling freight is a heavy responsibility. Highly-skilled truck drivers outperform their counterparts by a significant margin. Research shows they have a 35 percent better miles-per-gallon performance. But drivers of all skill levels deal with driver fatigue.

To combat this, FMCSA safety regulations limit drivers to 70-hour weeks. This marked a... Read More

Webinar Recap: How to Get Safety Ideas Out of the Boardroom & Implemented Into Your Culture

Webinar Recap Making Safety Happen

In the past, Vertical Alliance Group hosted a free monthly webinar. Various guests joined us to discuss different aspects of the trucking business, especially safety.

In February, our newest expert partner, Brian Fielkow, CEO of Jetco Delivery was our guest. Many companies “talk” about safety, but draw out the implementation process. Fielkow... Read More

How to Create a Uniform & Consistent Training Program with Less Manpower

Custom Content for a Training Program with Less Manpower

As a safety director, you know the value of time. You’re tasked with creating custom content for safety, orientation and onboarding. There never seems to be enough manpower to process all the paperwork. This can make it difficult to track behaviors, which result in corrective action. It’s a serious problem.

Or is it? If your paperwork... Read More

Five Reasons Why Short Videos are Essential for Online Truck Driver Training

Micro-learning Videos Benefit Employee Online Training

As a safety manager, do you feel overwhelmed coordinating safety meetings? You’re not alone. From ensuring training materials are correct to coordinating drivers’ schedules and ensuring documentation; the task can be monumental. This coordination is not only hard work, but it also takes time away from other business-critical items.

There... Read More

Take the Fast Track: A Brief Introduction to the Infinit-I FasTrac Intensive Training

Infinit-I FasTrac Learning Management System Overview Image

Discovery is complete, necessary approvals are in, the contract is signed, and your company is almost ready to roll out your newly purchased learning management system. Whether your company invested in the Infinit-I Workforce System to build a better company culture, to improve employee performance and awareness, or to increase profits through training,... Read More