Engine Overhaul or Replace? How to Know When It’s Time to Do Each

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Uh-oh. The check-engine light turned on. And the engine is jumping, sputtering, and smelling that funky gasoline smell again. This could mean you’re having issues with the engine in your vehicle. Fortunately, if you’re reading this, your engine might need a replacement or overhaul. What exactly is the difference between the two, though? And how […]

The Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) and Form Made Simple

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Fleet managers and carriers have different responsibilities. That’s why they might not always see eye to eye. While they may not always agree on the best way to use these reports, they certainly can both agree on one thing: the driver vehicle inspection report (DVIR) is crucial for running a safe, productive fleet. For all […]

Drivers: Must-Know Warning Signs That Your Transmission Has Problems

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It’s late at night. You’re driving on the interstate with a cup of your favorite beverage when you start to feel a lurch. Your engine’s been doing that an awful lot lately. I know I didn’t plow through a patch of ice just now, because it’s the middle of July, you might be thinking. Why […]

What’s Causing My Truck To Leak Oil (Reasons, Effects, and Fixes)?

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Your handy truck is emitting a funky smell. It’ll go away, though, right? Is it time to bring it to the shop?  If you’ve ever asked or thought of any of these questions, your truck is likely showing signs of a classic oil leak. While you might want to write off the small puddle under […]

What to Expect for Your Annual DOT Inspection (and How to Pass It)

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The dreaded DOT inspection: it’s an annual affair for an inspector — and a nail-biter for commercial vehicle drivers. Don’t sweat it. Certified Fleet’s got your back. If you’re wondering about the 5 W’s (who, what, where, when, and why) of DOT inspections — and how to pass this inspection with flying colors — come […]

How Much Does a DOT Truck Inspection Cost?

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The annual DOT truck inspection is something that every fleet manager is familiar with. It comes around every year like clockwork. But still, even managers with years in the business tend to feel a little stressed every time they roll around. It’s normal to want your vehicles to perform well during inspections. Especially since a […]

Driver Safety Tips For Your Fleet

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Staying safe on the road is a top priority for drivers and fleet managers alike. No matter the approach you take toward fleet management, minimizing accidents and increasing driver safety will always be important. Regardless of weather conditions, distances being driven, and vehicles being used, drivers should be operating their vehicles safely. Fleet managers have […]

Benefits of Fleet Management

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The benefits of fleet management are far and wide. It’s no wonder that businesses are looking to get on such programs to help them grow. Staying on top of managing a fleet can get challenging. There are so many components to consider and closely monitored if you want to maximize efficiency. Everything from real-time vehicle […]