Category: Guidance

  • Diesel Price Update and Ways to Improve Fuel Efficiency

    Diesel Price Update and Ways to Improve Fuel Efficiency

    The current average diesel price in the United States is $5.35 per gallon. Market analysts expect prices to stay above the current price until early 2023 when we could see a decline in price as per usual trends. One factor playing a role in the price predictions is the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and changing policy […]

  • Drug & Alcohol Testing Guidance – FMCSA Requirements

    Drug & Alcohol Testing Guidance – FMCSA Requirements

    This article aims to address some of the most commonly confused FMCSA requirements that regulated companies must follow when it comes to drug and alcohol testing their drivers based on specific circumstances. Companies that employ drivers that are required to have a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) are required to conduct regular controlled substance and alcohol […]

  • Data Integration: The Key to Trucking Company Success

    Data Integration: The Key to Trucking Company Success

    The possibilities of today’s modern data processing technology is nearly endless—until it isn’t. Currently, technology is being used to track vehicle health, driver behaviors, collisions, routing, dwell time, fuel costs, temperature sensors, asset locations, and so on. When back-office and in-cab technologies are unable to communicate with one another, fleets experience a pain point that […]

  • Factoring Helps Trucking Companies During Turbulent Times

    Factoring Helps Trucking Companies During Turbulent Times

    When you deliver a load, the receiving party signs a piece of paper that serves as your freight invoice. With their signature, they certify that they have received the load and that they would reimburse the owner-operator or business for the cost of transportation. Unfortunately, it can take anywhere from a week, if you’re lucky, […]

  • Tips for Driver Hiring and Management

    Tips for Driver Hiring and Management

    The need for drivers is rising, and a lot of fleets in many industries are trying to fill open positions to meet the demand. Your company must be able to quickly and thoroughly attract, recruit, interview, evaluate, and hire applicants in a competitive job market in order to survive.  Here are some recruiting recommendations for hiring drivers […]

  • Flood Inspection and Reconditioning Guidance

    Flood Inspection and Reconditioning Guidance

    Hurricane Ian’s deadly flooding in Florida will require enormous relief and reconstruction initiatives, many of which rely on the trucking industry and thousands of truck drivers. Bendix provides fleets and drivers with technical guidance on evaluating and perhaps reconditioning air brake, wheel-end, and other safety components that have been partially or entirely submerged for commercial […]