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Data and Trucking Operations

The trucking industry runs on fuel, but it relies on data. Mileage, diesel, delivery times, hours—everything is tracked. It’s time to come to terms with how data is affecting trucking. While it can be challenging for many fleet managers to harness the power of that...

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People in the News

Congratulations to our president, Corey Murphy, for recently being elected as vice chair on HCC Foundation Inc.'s board of trustees. HCC Foundation Inc. is the nonprofit fundraising arm of Holyoke Community College. The foundation marked its 50th anniversary in 2018....

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Tire Pressure and Cold Weather

If your tire pressure warning light seems to be going off more during the winter, it's probably not your imagination. Air contracts when it’s cold, causing tire pressures to drop between one and two psi for every 1-degree decrease in temperature. Your tires could be 5...

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Preventing Ice Dams On Your Roof

Ice dams are a fact of life in snowy areas of the country. Insurance companies pay millions of dollars for claims involving ice dams that cause roof leaks every year, but it's never enough to cover the time and aggravation of getting things fixed correctly. The good...

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Safety and the Law

As we move into the winter months, bad weather and accidents will become more common. Here are some safety tips and the laws about them. If your windshield wipers are on due to bad weather, your lights must be on. That means actively turning on all your vehicle's...

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Trick-or-Treating Safety

It's the time of year when costumes are everywhere, candy and other treats flow like water, and spirits abound. Halloween is a fun time for most, but there are some things you should do to help keep everyone safe. Plan ahead. Figure out how far your kids want to go...

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Our Favorite Halloween Candies

Halloween is almost here, and to celebrate, we asked our staff to tell us their favorite Halloween candies. The answers we got: Jolly Ranchers Skittles M&M’s Twizzlers Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Snickers Twix Before you ask if we're all hyped up or in a...

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How Not to Be an Idiot When Driving In the Rain

The folks over at Popular Mechanics rounded up six super simple safety tips to keep you and your passengers safe on wet roads—aka "how not to be an idiot while driving in the rain." The nutshell summary: 1. Check your tires. 2. Check your windshield wiper blades. 3....

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Smartphones and Small Business

You don't need crazy expensive technology and resources to run your small business nowadays. You can do almost everything from your tablet or smartphone. Check out this article from Rhonda Abrams for several useful tips to save time and money by running your small...

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