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Category: Driver Performance

Appreciating your drivers is not just the right thing to do, it’s also the most economical!

Today kicks off National Driver Appreciation Week for 2019! We love this time of year. It is our mission at LinkeDrive to consistently give drivers positive feedback to help them improve; so what’s better than a whole week dedicated to acknowledging their efforts! After all, America’s professional truck drivers are the lifeblood of our economy. The reality is that most people outside of the transportation industry don’t realize how tough of a job our nation’s truck drivers have on a…

Helping Drivers Deal with Severe Weather

We all understand how stressful it is for any driver to have to go through blizzard conditions … after all LinkeDrive is located in the Northeast, home of the dreaded “Nor’easter”. When really severe weather hits, it is especially important to have a system that can easily identify drivers who may be affected and allows the driver managers or safety managers to get in touch with the drivers at a moment’s notice. The LinkeDrive Driver Performance Management platform is designed…

LinkeDrive Driver Spotlight with TJ Powers

For LinkeDrive’s fourth article in the driver spotlight series, we’re thrilled to introduce you to TJ Powers!  TJ is an individual that not only highlights the growth in our owner operator business, but his gains also showcase the positive impact that LinkeDrive products and services can have on an individual!   Our passion from day one has been on improving the lives of truck drivers, providing drivers and organizations with innovative and leading-edge products and services to ensure a level…

LinkeDrive Driver Spotlight at Hell Bent Xpress

For our second article in the LinkeDrive driver spotlight blog series, we bring to you Jamie “Hell Bent” Hagen of Hell Bent Xpress.  Jamie started Hell Bent Xpress 8 years ago as an owner-operator with big aspirations, a love for trucking, and a keen focus on fuel efficiency and performance.  If you happen to be one of his over 7,000 and growing Twitter followers (Mack Lovin @hellbenthagen, https://twitter.com/hellbenthagen), you know that he is a staunch Mack supporter and is in…

Fundamentals in Reaching Your Organizational Goals

At LinkeDrive, we have the pleasure of working every day with some of the top performing drivers and transportation organizations in the industry, with a core focus of offering solutions in saving fuel, reducing accidents, and retaining drivers.  We specialize in providing solutions that cut across organizations, empowering not only your operational teams, but also in providing other divisions in your organization such as HR and Training with the right tools and technologies to put the best programs in place to help you achieve your overall organizational goals.  To…

CCJ: App developers sharpen focus on driver performance

LinkeDrive’s CTO JD Doyle is featured in this recent CCJ article, where CCJ author Aaron Huff focuses on how PedalCoach and our Driver Performance Management (DPM) platform is creating gamification in the driver scorecard space. The article goes into detail on best practices of what we’re doing to create not only a healthy competition amongst among drivers, but promoting best in class performance throughout your overall organization and RESULTS amongst drivers. This methodology, combined with our patented PedalScore Score, gives companies…

Your Driver Performance Bonus: 5 things you are (probably) doing wrong

Marc Pitcher, LinkeDrive’s VP of Sales and Business Development, shares some of his major concerns within the transportation industry regarding driver performance and bonus programs. Is your business constantly battling employee retention, balancing compensation plans and creating transparency in the vehicle? See what LinkeDrive is doing to help solve these problems with our Driver Performance Management solutions. Marc Pitcher’s article on driver performance can be seen here.…

Using Real-time Driver Coaching to Obtain Better Fuel Economy from Under Performing Trucks

Today’s post is written by Chad Kosterman, LinkeDrive’s Director of Client Services and Operations.  Chad manages all customer service activities including onboarding and driver coaching. Two of the leading concerns faced in the trucking industry today are ways in which to improve fuel efficiency and retain drivers. In this industry, drivers face long hours and difficult challenges in their travels, so drivers often leave one job for another when they become dissatisfied with the compensation or their relationship with fleet managers.…

Better Fuel Economy? Drivers Hold the Key.

In trucking, 70% of achieved fuel economy has nothing to do with the driver.  It is simply the specification and maintenance level of the truck, the location where it is operated, and the weight of the load.  It comes down to the raw chemistry and physics of converting fuel into kinetic energy thru a machine to perform work.  Reduce weight, reduce resistance, burn all fuel injected into the cylinder:  improve MPG.  The OEMs and suppliers are largely doing a great…