Forward Thinking Blog

Practical Fleet Management & Tracking Advice

How to Attract and Retain Drivers in the Face of Driver Shortage

By Ashley Benjamin | December 6, 2018

A comprehensive view of the truck driver shortage and what’s behind it, along with a list of steps you can take to attract new drivers while keeping the ones you have happy, healthy and on the road.

Many Drivers and Carriers Still Confused Between AOBRDs and ELDs

By Ashley Benjamin | November 5, 2018

What’s the difference between an AOBRD and an ELD? We talk about the key differences between the two electronic logging devices and how the changes impact you.

Improve Fleet Safety and Driver Performance with Vehicle Tracking

By Ashley Benjamin | October 24, 2018

Studies show that fleet safety improves when on-board monitoring systems are installed in a vehicle and the driver is given proper training and continued coaching.

Customer Success Story: T.J. Morgan Heating and Cooling

By Ashley Benjamin | October 4, 2018

A heating and cooling company in Texas has never looked back after switching over to Forward Thinking Systems. Managers at T.J. Morgan say these handy products have already made a difference, and the customer service they’ve received has been second to none.

3 Benefits of Using Maintenance Automation for Fleet Owners and Automotive Service Professionals

By Ashley Benjamin | September 26, 2018

Maintenance Automation is a tool designed to simplify the lives of fleet owners and the automotive service professionals overseeing all those vehicles. With everything from automated maintenance reminders to real-time alerts when problems arise, we’ve outlined the three benefits of adding maintenance automation to your fleet’s toolbox.

Avoiding the Most Common Safety Violations Contractors are Cited For

By Ashley Benjamin | September 19, 2018

Officials say hundreds of lives could be saved every year by reducing the four biggest risks construction works face on the job site. These are the best ways to avoid the most common violations while keeping your crew, your budget and your reputation safe.

FTS Internships Give Students A Glimpse Into the World of Professional Software Development

By Ashley Benjamin | August 31, 2018

Forward Thinking Systems continues to the future with its summer internship program; bringing on talented young people to work on important projects with fresh eyes and new ideas while experiencing life in a professional, fast-paced work environment.

3 Things Officers Want Drivers to Do During (and Before) Roadside Inspections

By Ashley Benjamin | June 5, 2018

The CVSA’s annual International Roadcheck runs from June 5th through June 7th this year. We reached out to inspection agencies across the country to see how you can prepare for this year’s ramp up.

5 Modern Advancements of the Police Cruiser

By Ashley Benjamin | May 17, 2018

Fighting crime is one of our society’s oldest and most noble professions. It’s also one that has dramatically evolved over the years, staying on the cutting-edge of technology and using…

5 Things You Might Not Know About Fire Trucks

By Ashley Benjamin | May 4, 2018

Fire trucks are one of our society’s oldest and most recognizable vehicles. But its look and functions have dramatically changed over the years. The fire truck as we know it…