Forward Thinking Blog

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5 Modern Advancements of the Police Cruiser

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 the latest tools to get the job done. The introduction of the first police car in Akron, Ohio in 1899 was a game-changer for…

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5 Things You Might Not Know About Fire Trucks

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 is the result of centuries of development and innovation. Here are five interesting things you might not know about the evolution of fire trucks. 1)…

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How to Stay Compliant with AOBRDs Until You Switch to ELD

There’s a lot of confusion about using grandfathered AOBRDs in the ELD Age. Here’s what you need to know, and need to do, if you’re waiting to make the switch.

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4 Ways Bad Driving Habits Affect Your Bottom Line

Green driving isn’t just about helping the environment, it’s about making sure your fleet is running as efficiently as possible while sending the right message to the community about your business.

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6 Ways You Can Help Your Employees Sleep Better

37% of working U.S. adults only get six hours or less of sleep a night, putting lives at risk and costing companies thousands of dollars a year. Here are six ways you can help your employees fight fatigue and be more productive on the job.

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You could be pulled off the road if you’re not compliant with the ELD rule

The ELD rule’s “soft enforcement” period has ended, and if you’re not exempt, or you’re not ready, your vehicle could be pulled out of service. That’s because the ELD rule is being fully enforced as of April 1, 2018. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, which is made up of the officers who enforce trucking and…

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Customer Success Story: BEST Transportation

From monitoring driver behavior, to better serving customers who need last minute pickups, BEST Transportation is finding ways to continue outpacing the competition with Forward Thinking.

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Field Warrior® ELD Registered and Approved by FMCSA – Now What?

Our ELD solutions for Garmin and Android are officially registered and approved by the FMCSA. In this post we discuss what’s next for our current customers that are preparing to switch to ELDs.

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Important ELD Tips, Checklists, Training, and More

Finding answers to your ELD questions isn’t always difficult. But finding accurate answers from a reliable source often is. With so many self-proclaimed ELD experts, it’s hard to know who to trust. This resource makes it easier for you.

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Customer Success Story: Imperial Express

With a rapidly growing fleet, and the ELD mandate approaching, Dale Briggs, Partner at Imperial Express, set out to find a better fleet tracking solution.

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