Year End Review – C10

  Did you get a chance to see the C10’s Year End Review for 2017? In 2017, the C10 ran throughout the United States, hauling a variety of freight with dozens of drivers. Here are some details. Overall Fuel Economy – 9.5 MPG Top Gear Fuel Economy – 10.3 MPG CO2 Saved – Over 98,000 lbs. Miles Traveled – […]

Time to Finalize Your Accident Documentation for 2017

From the Idealease Safety Bulletin dated 1/12/2018. All motor carriers operating CMV’s over 10,000 lbs MGVWR, transporting HM in placardable quantities or transporting passengers are required to record accidents on a register by calendar year. Even if no accidents were incurred by the motor carrier, an accident register is required. First, we need to establish […]

CSA Game Plan Coming Soon, FMCSA Official Says

From the Idealease Safety Bulletin The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will soon release its plan to overhaul the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) scoring system, the agency’s chief of enforcement announced on January 9. Upgrading the CSA Safety Measurement System (SMS) will be a multi-year process, said Joe DeLorenzo, director of FMCSA’s Office of […]

A26 Engine Test Drive

Did you see this article over in HDT about Navistar’s new A26 engine? “With the industry’s appetite for smaller-displacement engines on the rise, International’s new A26 is nicely sized, and well positioned to pick up a good chunk of the company’s truckload carrier business. At 12.4 liters, it’s a little under the 13L wire, but […]

Wishing our customers, employees, friends and family

A happy and safe holiday! And for a bit of holiday fun, here’s a round up to share with family and friends: Holiday Traditions Around the Globe – check out this gallery and compilation of how people celebrate around the globe! Here’s a list of 35 Bizarre Christmas Traditions. Can you name a lyric from […]

Be Prepared for Inclement Weather

Winter weather is here, even if the temperatures in Nashville don’t always seem like it. Be aware: Find out about the latest weather-related driving conditions and stay alert to changing road/weather conditions as you travel. Be informed: Make informed decisions as you plan your day. Drivers can easily do this, by using their state traveler […]

Know Your Road Conditions!

Driving too fast for conditions is defined as traveling at a speed that is greater than a reasonable standard for safe driving. Examples of conditions where drivers may find themselves driving too fast include: Wet roadways (rain, snow, or ice) Reduced visibility (fog) Construction zones Curves Intersections Heavy traffic The Large Truck Crash Causation Study […]

Driver Tip

ALWAYS KEEP YOUR DISTANCE Always leave enough space between you and the vehicle in front of you. If you hit someone from behind, you are typically considered “at fault,” regardless of the situation. Additionally, large trucks require more stopping distances than other vehicles. Take advantage of your driving height, and anticipate braking situations.

One of the Most Stressful Times of the Year

The holidays, while filled with family and fun, are a very stressful time of the year for most folks. If you’re not aware of your stress levels you might find yourself pulling your hair out!  Here are a few ways to de-stress as we make our way into 2018. Eat and drink sensibly. Abusing alcohol […]

10th Run MPG Stats

NextGen C10 is fresh off its latest test run and performing as well as Santa and his reindeer on Christmas Eve. And considering Santa and his reindeer run off cookies, milk and carrots, that’s extremely impressive! Over 12,494 miles, NextGen C10 was able to achieve overall fuel economy of 9.54 miles per gallon. During the […]