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With the ELD Mandate quickly approaching, it is necessary to make sure that you and your drivers are properly prepared. If you are looking for an electronic logging device, look no further! Here at Quality, we have partnered with Geotab, a leading telematics company, to bring you an ELD device from a company you have come to know and trust. Geotab has manufactured a device called the Geotab GO7 to evolve and grow with your fleet, along with other changes and regulations in the future while still being affordable for fleets of all sizes.

If you are unfamiliar with the upcoming mandate, the ELD rule is intended to help create a safer work environment for drivers, and in turn, accurately track faster, manage, and share records of duty status (RODS) data. The mandate was first published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in December 2015, this was considered Phase One of the mandate. [...]

When building your vehicle fleet, the thought of filling it quickly with qualified, reliable new drivers can seem daunting. With the immense amount of driver turnover and the ongoing problem with driver shortage, finding skilled drivers is difficult especially when you are just starting out as a fleet owner. This post will explore some of the ways you can quickly fill your fleet without incurring unnecessary headaches like fast turnover and early employment confusion. This post will conclude by indicating Quality’s commitment to providing top notch recruiting services to clients.

Find a Driver Placement Service

One of the ways that you can quickly fill your fleet is by finding a Driver Placement Service that can work directly with you and your fleet to find dependable and consistent drivers. Since finding qualified drivers is one of the more difficult tasks of starting your own fleet, a Driver Placement Service can be extremely helpful and can take [...]

A battle is looming on the horizon of the trucking industry. This future war has high stakes and promises to change trucking forever. Within the next 3 years’ competitors will vie for the right to put diesel-free trucks on the road. Nikola Motor Company and Tesla have both revealed their perceived future for trucking in the form of Hydrogen Fuel Cells (Nikola) and Electric Battery Powered (Tesla). Both these units ambitiously aim to replace diesel powered trucks in the coming years. While the results will not be known for years both offer lots of benefits and a few possible negatives.

Nikola Motors Hydrogen Fuel Powered Semi-Truck

Nikola Motor Company’s Nikola One (Sleeper) and Nikola Two (Day Cab) both have estimated release dates of early 2020. Hydrogen fuel cells fully power Nikola trucks, eliminating diesel dependency forever. Nikola Trucks claim double fuel efficiency from the standard 7.5 MPG (diesel) to 15.4 MPG of Hydrogen Fuel. Additionally, [...]

Driver Tech: The Benefits of Putting a Camera in Your Rig

The Benefits of Putting a Camera in Your Rig

In America, you are innocent until proven guilty, unless you are a professional truck driver. As a professional driver, the burden of proving yourself to be in the right is all too common.

In the last few years’ cameras have become an increasing staple of the trucking industry. While there are a lot of gimmicks and snake-oil marketed to drivers, cameras are very useful and can offer lots of benefits.

Understanding Your Options

There are two types of cameras drivers can purchase to help cover them on the road; both offer different benefits and some possible negatives. Front facing cameras are extremely popular because they offer a similar perspective to the one the driver sees. These are mounted either on the dashboard, looking forward, or placed inside the grill. Driver facing cameras are much more controversial and offer a mixture of benefits and negatives.

Front Facing Cameras

These cameras have gotten drivers [...]

Team and Solo Driving

Making the Right Choice for Your Career

The life of a truck driver is full of big decisions and long lasting consequences. In no other industry are decisions as “make or break” as in the world of heavy-haul trucking. Drivers face a variety of big decisions: equipment, carrier, and what type of freight they will haul. Once all these important decisions are made, drivers have one last choice they must make: will they be more or less successful running as a team?

Team and solo driving afford drivers vastly different lifestyles. The solo driver endures long hours, lots of stress, and a lot of hard work. Team drivers share the same difficulties, but must additionally be wary of another person’s needs, personality, and most importantly, their work ethic. This article will explore some of the Pros and Cons of team driving to help you decide if this option is a good fit for your career.

Driving is a means to an end. [...]

With the holiday season fast approaching, we all find ourselves feeling a little more rushed; the transportation industry is no different. As ice and snow build up on our roadways it’s important to follow some simple and safe tips for operating in hazardous winter conditions.

The first and most important step is preventative maintenance. We strongly urge drivers to make a checklist of potential problems as well as regular maintenance items to check. All drivers, regardless of weather, should regularly check:

  • Wiper Blades – Are they in good condition? Do you have a spare set in the event they need to be changed unexpectedly over the road? Checking wiper blades one monthly takes less than a minute but can keep you safe and rolling.
  • Fluids – Are all your necessary’s at least half way full? Do [...]
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