🛠️ Reduce Fleet Expenses & Improve Uptime with AI

🛠️ Reduce Fleet Expenses & Improve Uptime with AI

AI can help keep your fleet road ready.

Fleet managers are inundated with vehicle data - from tire tread life to engine wear, from driver performance to fuel mileage and everything in between. It's almost too much information to synthesize, especially if your team is small. But AI driven software can help.

Today's Inside Lane exclusive feature story dives into what and how AI power can help you keep your fleet on the road and stay ahead of costly repairs as much as possible. Read the story and let us know what your thoughts are about AI for data.

Also, the Inside Lane is attending the TMC's Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition in New Orleans this week. Stay tuned and check us out on Instagram for daily updates.

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Inside today's newsletter

🚫 Five ELDs got the boot from FMCSA for not measuring up.
✉️ One Chicago driver pleads for ELD exemption, eyes safety tech.
🛣️ Tennessee smooths the way with a universal 70mph limit.
🔍 Roadcheck 2024 zeroes in on booze and brakes - be ready!
⛽ Hunting the perfect fuel card for your mini fleet? Stay tuned.

AI revolutionizes fleet management, balances inventory needs

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming U.S. fleet management by enabling proactive strategies that reduce costs and minimize downtime. The powerful data analysis predicts maintenance needs, optimizes inventory levels, and avoids both excess stock and shortages.

How can AI play in addressing inventory challenges? AI predicts repair needs, allowing for an optimal balance between inventory cost and availability. This helps with keeping vehicles on the road and costs down.

How does predictive maintenance outperform traditional methods? Predictive maintenance detects early failure signs, preventing breakdowns and optimizing inventory management through AI-driven data analysis.

Read more exclusively in The Inside Lane.


RXO is claiming 30% shorter wait times and improved accuracy by introducing an AI-automated check-in solution. The technology uses live video feeds, which were already installed at warehouse and distribution centers, to read DOT or unit numbers from trucks on entry and match them to appointments.

CCJ Digital


The FMCSA has revoked approvals for five electronic logging devices (ELDs) for not meeting its standards. Carriers have until April 29 to replace non-compliant units, or they will be placed out of service. Drivers have been advised to revert to paper logs in the meantime.

Land Line

Chicago driver seeks ELD waiver, opts for safety training

A Chicago-based owner-operator has requested an exemption from ELD requirements until October, claiming the technology is better suited to fleet operators.

Writing to the FMCSA, Arbert Ibraimi said investing his “limited funds” in safety training and ADAS technology would have bigger benefits. ELDs became mandatory in December 2017, or two years later where carriers had already been using them, but carriers can apply for individual exemptions.

Freight Waves

Tennessee announces new 70 mph speed limit

Tennessee DOT has scrapped its split speed limits on I-81, introducing a flat 70mph limit for cars and commercial vehicles from March 4. The change follows studies of crash data and feedback from law enforcement and the public, which suggests it could improve safety.

Several other states are working towards similar changes, with the OOIDA arguing that the difference in speed makes collisions more likely.

CDL Life

Roadcheck 2024 focuses on intoxication, tractor valves

Roadcheck 2024 is only a few weeks away, with intoxication and tractor protection valves at the top of the CVSA’s hit-list. The cost of violations can escalate quickly, with long-term impacts for safety scores, insurance rates and customer relations. However, there are steps carriers can take to breeze through inspections, or avoid them in the first place.


Quote of the Day:

“If you know there are issues with the truck and you can get ahead of it, you're not pigeonholed into buying the part from the guy that can get it there fastest, which can often cost a fleet more money."

Jim Rice, President of Uptake

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