Freightliner's Team Run Smart community tops 15,000 members

| 2/4/2014

Freightliner Trucks announced this week that it has surpassed 15,000 members for Team Run Smart.Team Run Smart is an open online community, offering a wealth of industry resources and helps owner-operators, company drivers and fleet managers advance in the business of trucking.

Launched in 2012, Team Run Smart is accessible through a dedicated website, mobile site, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. It features interactive industry tools that focus on everything from keeping operating costs low to staying healthier on the road. The community also includes contributions from third-party industry experts, and a selected group of drivers named the “Team Run Smart Pros” – Bob and Linda Caffee, Henry Albert, Jeff Clark, Joey Slaughter and Jimmy Nevarez. The Team Run Smart Pros are all OOIDA members.

The community fosters interaction with other trucking industry professionals. The Team Run Smart website contains an extensive number of articles and blogs that are easy for users to access and comment on, including Truck Smart, Fuel Smart, Business Smart and Health Smart.

Truck Smart provides tips on reducing operating costs; maximizing uptime; record keeping; and information on driving resale value.

Fuel Smart: With fuel costs being among the largest expense, the Fuel Smart forum features ideas on how drivers can optimize fuel consumption and improve efficiency.

Focused on the business side of trucking, the Business Smart forum includes useful information on maximizing revenue while minimizing expenses.

Health Smart features tips to help drivers maintain a healthy lifestyle on and off the road.

“The Team Run Smart community is the definitive guide to help business-minded drivers succeed,” said Mary Aufdemberg, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks. “Surpassing the 15,000-member milestone demonstrates that drivers value the ability to interact and learn from each other in this community, and are utilizing the wealth of industry resources the site provides.”

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