<img height="1" width="1" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=737313050390762&amp;ev=PageView%20&amp;noscript=1">

AvatarFleet's Transportation Blog

Learn how to keep your trucks full of safe drivers with the latest news and resources.

Compliance A-Suite Comply

The 11-Step Guide for Switching to A-Suite Comply

Transitioning your DQ Files from paper or a local drive to software may seem like a daunting leap. It’s a common feeling if you're not tech-savvy or h...

Recruiting A-Suite Recruit

Introducing AvatarFleet's New Candidate Landing Page

You want the best drivers lining up to work for you. And, you want to spend less time sorting through leads so you can build your fleet of all-stars.


The Triple-Threat Formula Proven to Reduce Driver Turnover By 40%

Managing your trucking company is complicated and stressful - no matter the size of your operation. You have to recruit new drivers, ensure your compl...


How to Develop a Custom CDL Driver Training Program

Many transportation companies can greatly benefit from an off-the-shelf or “plug-and-play” CDL driver training program. Programs like our Bus Safety C...


Overcoming Common Challenges of Truck Driver Training

When done well, training your CDL A truck drivers results in reduced accidents, a more efficient operation, lower cost of loss, and saved lives.

Light-Duty Vehicle Safety Training

Strategies to Avoid OSHA Violations

OSHA violations cost light-duty fleets hundreds of thousands of dollars every year. Worse yet, these violations lead to accidents, injuries, and even ...

Make Every Week Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Make Every Week Driver Appreciation Week

When was the last time you showed your drivers how valuable they are to your company? Are you waiting for driver appreciation week?

4 reasons to consider a mobile training app for cdl drivers

4 Reasons to Consider a Mobile Training App for CDL Drivers

Training CDL drivers often comes with wasted time, big budgets, and mixed results. Of course, not providing adequate training is an even worse option....

AdobeStock_90724354 600.jpg

Truck Driver Appreciation Week: Be Thoughtful and Practical

Truck Driver Appreciation Week is almost upon us, so if you aren’t yet prepared, it is time to figure out how to show your thanks to your drivers and ...

Bus Safety

What You Need to Know About ELDT for Bus Drivers

Entry-Level Driver Training is necessary for every new bus operator you train to qualify for their CDL. ELDT went into effect in February of 2022. Thi...

Bus Safety

How to Use Bus Driver Training to Create a Culture of Safety & Compliance

Your bus or motorcoach company can reduce accidents and save money when you create a workplace culture focused on safety.

Solving The Driver Problem Podcast

Honoring The Heroes Who Serve Behind The Wheel & On The Battlefield with Ron Patterson of Puryear Tank Lines

Whether it's on the highways or in the military, heroes are among us, selflessly dedicating their lives to serving our country. Among these heroes is ...

Bus Safety

What’s Included in an Effective Bus Driver Training Program?

If you own a fleet of transit buses or motorcoaches, you’re legally obligated to train them. However, that is NOT the main reason to train your bus op...

Recruiting Retention

The Time Has Come For Topgrading in Trucking

Struggling to attract, hire, and retain quality drivers? You’re not alone.

How much does it cost to hire a truck driver?

How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Truck Driver?

It depends on who you ask, but most folks throughout the industry say it costs $5,000 to hire one professional driver. Other clients say it’s north of...

Product Updates

Truly Solve Your Driver Problem With AvatarFleet's Improved Platform

Driver Recruiters: you've been lied to.

Light-Duty Vehicle Safety Training

How to Implement a Driver Safety Training Program

A professionally-made driver training program can drastically reduce your accidents and injuries. In fact, some have such an impact that the cost of l...


How to Recruit Recent CDL Graduates

If you’re a trucking company in America, you’re likely suffering from the driver problem. Driver turnover/churn is almost 90%. Worse yet, the trucking...

20180809-DQ Item Checklist

The 2023 Driver Qualification File Checklist You Need to Pass a DOT Audit

[Updated March 2023]

Light-Duty Vehicle Safety Training

Proper Lifting Techniques for Fleet Drivers

Accidents cost you time and money. However, we aren’t just talking about driving accidents. We’re also talking about accidents that lead to personal i...

Light-Duty Vehicle Safety Training

How to Prevent Distracted Driving

If you put employees behind the wheel, their most important job is to be defensive drivers who prevent accidents. This makes you a more efficient oper...


Recruiting Truck Drivers Using Social Media

Are you struggling to fill empty seats with the right drivers? Like you, we used to wonder where all the good drivers are hiding. Your driver problem ...

Compliance Recruiting

Trends in the Driver Market for 2023

We’re over a month into 2023, so it’s time to take the pulse of the trucking industry. Unfortunately, it appears that the industry’s crystal ball is f...


Ideas to Improve Truck Driver Onboarding

The first week after you hire a new truck driver is make or break. It can be the difference between drivers sticking with you for years to come or lea...


How To Create Compelling Driver Recruiting Ads

Editors Note: We're giving away our driver recruiting secrets! Check out our free video series to double your hires without spending more on ads: [Vid...

Best Places to Advertise and Find Truck Drivers

The Best Places to Advertise & Find Truck Drivers

When people find out about the success we've had recruiting drivers, they always ask “where are the best places to advertise for truck drivers?” Unfor...


Replacing PEV Drug & Alcohol Inquiries with the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Query in 2023

The FMCSA is making changes to 49 CFR 391.23 which outlines the requirements for Previous Employer Verifications.

Recruiting Retention Solving The Driver Problem Podcast

Truck Driver Recruiting & Retention Strategies for 2023

The truck driver shortage isn’t getting any easier to solve. With experienced drivers retiring and fewer young people entering the profession, truckin...

Recruiting Retention

What Truck Drivers Want

The trucking industry is facing an existential crisis. Companies have freight collecting dust. They have empty seats they can’t fill. And they have ju...

Light-Duty Vehicle Safety Training

3 Ways Municipal Fleets Can Save Money with Safety Training

Accidents are costing your municipal fleet time and money. Worse yet, they’re common.

20180419-Top 5 Reasons Drivers Quit

Top 5 Reasons Why Truck Drivers Quit Your Company

As a carrier, your business cannot exist without truck drivers. This seems obvious, yet the industry faces an existential crisis: clogged shipping doc...

Compliance Solving The Driver Problem Podcast

Stop Plaintiff Attorneys Before They Take Your Fleet to Court

Light-Duty Vehicle Safety Training

How to Keep Your Pest Control Fleets & Drivers Safe

Pest control fleet drivers are at risk for injury and illness from workplace hazards, chemicals, and sprays. The good news is, these risks are top of ...

FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Answers to Common Questions

FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse: Answers to Common Questions

In the first week of operation, the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse identified nearly 8,000 substance abuse violations in professional drivers. T...

Light-Duty Vehicle Safety Training

The 5 Most Common OSHA Violations for Light Duty Fleets

Your light-duty vehicle drivers are at risk of serious accidents and injuries due to OSHA violations. This also means that your company is at risk.

Recruiting Retention

The First Step To Driver Retention: How You Recruit Drivers

If you’ve read our articles before, you’ve heard this one many times: there’s no silver bullet to solving your driver problem. You struggle to find, r...

Compliance Recruiting

Transitioning From PDF Applications to Digital Files: A How-To Guide

Excel spreadsheets, downloadable PDFs, and website form captures aren’t the industry standard anymore. These processes are cumbersome, take a lot of e...


New DOT Physical Requirements for 2022

The DOT driver physical is an important part of keeping America’s roads and highways safe. That being said, it can be a hurdle for companies and drive...

Light-Duty Vehicle Safety Training

Delivery Driver Accidents On The Rise - How Can You Protect Your Drivers?

If you have delivery drivers, you’re at risk of losing tens of thousands of dollars in cost of loss per year. Perhaps you’re at risk of losing million...

7 Great Ideas for Truck Driver Appreciation Week

7 Great Ideas for Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Next week is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, so hopefully, you’ve been thinking of ways to show your gratitude to the hardworking people who ...

Recruiting Safety

Hiring Drivers With No Experience: What Should You Do?

Here’s one of the most popular search terms from trucking companies: how to hire truck drivers.

Light-Duty Vehicle Safety Training

Tips for Fleets to Avoid Bloodborne Pathogen OSHA Violations

As a fleet owner or manager, bloodborne pathogens are likely not high on your list of concerns. That doesn’t mean they don’t present a risk to your dr...

Light-Duty Vehicle Safety Training

Brake Safety Week: A Focus on Safe Braking for Fleet Drivers

Brake Safety Week runs from August 21st through August 27th. This initiative is put in place by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) with the...

Recruiting Solving The Driver Problem Podcast

Recruiting and Marketing Tips for CDL Drivers with Ron Yazzetti from Work4

In July 2022, AvatarFleet president Scott Rea discussed recruiting and marketing to truck drivers with Ron Yazzetti from Work4.

Light-Duty Vehicle Safety Training

How Your Fleet Can Prevent Slips, Trips, And Falls

Slips, trips, and falls are the most common OSHA injury. This means you need to take action to prevent them for your fleet drivers.

Compliance Solving The Driver Problem Podcast

Go Beyond Compliance to Combat Runaway Nuclear Verdicts

For the most recent episode of Solving the Driver Problem, Scott Rea met with Bluewire’s CEO, Steve Bryan.

Light-Duty Vehicle Safety Training

Highway Accident Results in Explosion - Could it Have Been Prevented?

In May of 2022, an ODOT vehicle and a dump truck were involved in a serious accident on I-77 that resulted in an explosion. Luckily, no one was killed...


What You Missed at The AvatarFleet/Bluewire Connect Event

On June 22nd, 2022, AvatarFleet leaders Scott Rea and Mark G. Gardner discussed recruiting, compliance, training, and nuclear verdicts with Bluewire.

The ABC's of Defensive Driving

The ABC’s of Defensive Driving

This blog was updated on December 15, 2021.


How a Smooth Candidate Journey Can Help You Hire Drivers Faster

You’re spending loads of money to find, attract, select, and hire drivers. That makes it all the more painful when they disappear on you and go with a...

Light-Duty Vehicle Safety Training

3 Fleet Safety Tips for Utility Fleets

Your utility workers are at risk for serious accidents and injuries every day. However, their biggest risk doesn’t come from fixing downed lines, clim...


Safety and Compliance: Beat Nuclear Verdicts and Your Competition

It has never been more important to be safe and compliant. Such was the message driving Transport Topics’s webinar on nuclear verdicts and tort reform...

Safety Training for Fleet Management
Light-Duty Vehicle Safety Training

Why Safety Training Is Essential for Fleet Management Professionals

The goal of fleet safety training is to protect employees, reduce accidents, save the company money, and save everyone time and headaches dealing with...

Light-Duty Vehicle Safety Training

Night Driving Safety Tips for Fleet Drivers

If your company puts people out on the road for work - whether it’s delivering goods, providing services, or visiting job sites - you’re at risk of ma...

what to do if you can't get a candidate's employment verification

What to Do If You Can’t Get a Candidate’s Employment Verification

Hiring enough drivers to keep up with demand isn’t easy. It feels impossible most days. That’s why it’s all the more frustrating when you’re ready to ...

Light-Duty Vehicle Safety Training

3 Ways to Reduce Accidents for Tow Truck Drivers And Save Money

Tow truck drivers face the risk of accidents and injuries. The fact is, it’s a dangerous job. As the owner/manager of a tow truck company, that risk i...

How to Use Landing Pages to Hire More Drivers

How to Use Landing Pages to Hire More Drivers

What are your driver recruitment goals? Whatever they are, they’re tied directly to your success as a business. However, the more important question i...


FMCSA Eliminates Annual Record of Violations Requirement

There are major changes to the Annual Record of Violations Requirement. What does it mean for the transportation industry and companies like you?

Recruiting Retention

Creating a Career Path for CDL Truck Drivers

Do you have enough quality drivers in your fleet? That’s a rhetorical question because we know the answer is no. What if you could reduce accidents, l...

Load More