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Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Do You Have What it Takes to be a 'Best Fleet to Drive For'?

It has been a dozen years since the Best Fleets to Drive For program was launched at the depth of the economic crisis. Here's a look at how far the program...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/341125/how-carriersedge-and-tca-find-the-best-fleets-to-drive-for
Categories: Drivers, Operations, Technology
How to Use Facebook to Retain Drivers

Driving a truck can be a lonely, stressful job. But no driver has to be completely isolated in the age of social media. Facebook, in particular, can be a...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/336027/how-to-use-facebook-to-retain-drivers
Categories: Drivers
What’s Trending from the ‘Best Fleets to Drive For’

Here’s a look at what “trending” programs the Best Fleets have implemented to improve driver workplace satisfaction and are seeing results from.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/337343/whats-trending-from-the-best-fleets-to-drive-for
Categories: Drivers
Federal Agencies Taking More Business-Friendly Tack on Independent Contractor Classification

Even as multiple developments in California have made it harder for trucking companies to use owner-operators, at the federal level, the Trump...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/325879/federal-agencies-taking-more-business-friendly-tack-on-independent-contractor-cl
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Steel Hauler Jump Starts Driver Training

The small steel-hauling fleet received a safety-related wake-up call that something needed to change. Documented driver training has made a difference.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/333955/back-on-track-dean-cartage-jump-starts-driver-training
Categories: Drivers
Behind the Scenes of the Best Fleets to Drive For

From a pool of 115 nominees, Boyle Transportation and Nussbaum Transportation were revealed as the overall winners of the Truckload Carriers Association’s...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/353371/behind-the-scenes-of-the-best-fleets-to-drive-for
Categories: Drivers, Technology
Judging TCA's Best Fleets to Drive For

It’s a chilly January morning, but things are heating up around the kitchen table at Mark Murrell and Jane Jazrawy’s Newmarket home, where scoring is...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/350338/judging-tcas-best-fleets-to-drive-for
Categories: Drivers
Help Your Truck Drivers Prevent Heart Disease [Commentary]

February is American Heart Health month, and heart disease remains the leading cause of death in America.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/350529/help-your-truck-drivers-prevent-heart-disease
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety, Technology
Commentary: Can Autonomous Trucks Help You Attract Fresh Talent?

We tend to shake our heads and roll our eyes at the breathless coverage in the mainstream and tech media about “driverless trucks”. But there’s one good...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157682/commentary-can-autonomous-trucks-help-you-attract-fresh-talent
Categories: Aftermarket, Biofuels, Clean Diesel, Drivers, Electric, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Fuel, Fuel Smarts, Funding, Gasoline, Green Fleet, Hybrids, Hydrogen, Leasing, Maintenance, Mobility, Natural Gas, Neste MY Renewable Diesel, Operations, Police, Procurement, Products, Propane Autogas, Remarketing, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management, Software, Telematics, Telematics & Technology, Upfitting, Utility Fleet, Vehicle Research
Can Fleets Subscribe to a Vehicle?

For fleets, technology is enabling a more efficient way to use vehicles, increase utilization, and more precisely match the type of vehicle to usage.

https://www.government-fleet.com/157752/can-fleets-subscribe-to-a-vehicle
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Technology, Telematics
Don't Miss This Critical Step in ELD Implementation

There’s more to complying with the electronic logging device mandate than putting the devices in your trucks. Will your new ELD policies and procedures pass...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157755/dont-miss-this-critical-step-in-eld-implementation
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance

While the concept of defensive driving has been around for 50 years, in-cab driver training company Instructional Technologies Inc., makers of Pro-Tread,...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157773/new-defense-system-addresses-defensive-driver-training
Categories: Drivers
Commentary: It's Time to Think About Hourly Pay

Seriously evaluating how we pay drivers is something trucking needs to do as the industry faces a worsening shortage, suggests Editor in Chief Deborah...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157821/commentary-its-time-to-think-about-hourly-pay
Categories: Drivers
Daseke Gives Drivers a Stake in the Company

By awarding drivers with stock in the company, Daseke hopes to give them a sense of pride and ownership in their work - and improve retention.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157884/daseke-gives-drivers-a-stake-in-the-company
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Safety & Compliance
One Fleet's ELD Journey

No dispatcher wants to admit they didn’t know where their drivers were and how many hours they have left, says Paul Hamilton, director of transportation for...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157903/one-fleets-eld-journey
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Safety & Compliance
ELD Mandate Transition: 4 Takeways So Far

Since enforcement of the electronic logging device mandate started in mid-December, J.J. Keller reports that it is seeing problems with confusion whether a...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157926/eld-mandate-transition-4-takeways-so-far
Categories: Drivers, Safety
Commentary: Driver Training Shouldn't End

Data suggests that training drivers is only effective if it includes refresher courses to reinforce good practices and address weaknesses. Commentary by...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157930/commentary-driver-training-shouldnt-end
Categories: Drivers, Maintenance, Safety & Compliance
Regular Tire Inspections Save Time in the Long Run

National Tire Safety Week is more for consumers and passenger car drivers, but given tires' third-place ranking in trucking fleets' operating costs, we...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157442/regular-tire-inspections-save-time-in-the-long-run
Categories: Drivers
Q&A: Swift's New Driver Engagement VP

Swift Transportation's new vice president of driver engagement talks about how the truckload giant plans to make sure its drivers are truly its "driving force."

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157486/qa-swifts-new-driver-engagement-vp
Categories: Drivers
Commentary: Large and Small, Fleets Focus on the Driver

At Halvor and Swift, a focus has been placed on the driver to improve retention, writes Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157551/commentary-large-and-small-fleets-focus-on-the-driver
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management
ELDs Don't Have to Be a Productivity Killer

There are steps fleets can take to offset productivity losses that can occur with the mandatory move to electronic logging devices.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157569/elds-dont-have-to-be-a-productivity-killer
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
10 Things Drivers Do to Get Pulled Over

A longtime state patrol officer offers his real-world observations on the most common reasons drivers get pulled over.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157573/10-things-drivers-do-to-get-pulled-over
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Driver Assistance Technology as a Co-Pilot

Advanced driver assistance systems, like the ones that sound an alarm if you’re tailgating or even apply vehicle brakes automatically, are proving...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157580/driver-assistance-technology-as-a-co-pilot
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Commentary: Is Your Lease-Purchase Program a Problem?

There are plenty of horror stories out there about owner-operator lease-purchase programs, and not just at the ports, explains Editor in Chief Deborah...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157613/commentary-is-your-lease-purchase-program-a-problem
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Scuttling of Sleep Apnea Screening Proposal Draws Heated Reactions

The Trump administration's move to halt progress on a proposal that would have required sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers was met...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157614/scuttling-of-sleep-apnea-screening-proposal-draws-heated-reactions
Categories: Drivers, Safety
Special Report: Canada's New Mandatory Driver Training Law

Canada has increased its mandatory requirements for entry-level driver training with mixed results so far.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157618/special-report-canadas-new-mandatory-driver-training-law
Categories: Drivers
Commentary: The Delicate Truck Driver

Lots of drivers manage a very fine balance between simple frustration and outright anger and executive contributing editor Rolf Lockwood believes they...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157238/commentary-the-delicate-truck-driver
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
ELDs Can Open the Door to Big Data

Why settle for simple electronic logging when it can serve as a total fleet management solution in a box?

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157623/elds-can-open-the-door-to-big-data
Categories: Drivers, Equipment, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Technology
Quick Spin: ZF’s Reax Electronic Steering System

ZF's Reax is a smart, electronic control system that takes input data from various sensors around the vehicle, including the driver, and either loosens, or...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157633/quick-spin-zfs-reax-electronic-steering-system
Categories: Drivers
What To Do If The IRS Comes Knocking

April 15 has come and gone, so you can breathe easy for another year -- that is, unless the IRS decides to audit you and become a major pain in your life....

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152792/what-to-do-if-the-irs-comes-knocking
Categories: Drivers
Is a Fuel- and Weight-Saving 6x2 for You?

It’s still an oddball spec in road tractors and you’re not likely to consider it, but the 6x2 – a single drive axle with two powered wheels among six total...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152793/is-a-fuel-and-weight-saving-6x2-for-you
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts
Owner-Operator Seeks Out Truckstop Electrification

How bad does owner-operator Matt Purtee want truckstop electrification? “Bad enough where I know a few truckstops that have light poles with plug-ins at...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152794/owner-operator-seeks-out-truckstop-electrification
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Five Trends Affecting Today's Owner-Operators

Owner-operators are far from dead, but the population is experiencing some changes, according to Todd Spencer, vice president of the Owner-Operator...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152795/five-trends-affecting-todays-owner-operators
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management

As the year drew to a close, we looked back on the last 12 months, identifying the high points and low points, our challenges and triumphs, and hopefully,...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/153525/commentary-looking-back-looking-forward
Categories: Drivers
Prime Drivers Compete in Olympic Distance Triathlon

Driving tanker, flatbed, and refrigerated trailers, seven Prime drivers recently arrived in Anderson, S.C., to compete in the Revolution 3 Olympic-distance...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152375/prime-drivers-compete-in-olympic-distance-triathlon
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety
With Driver Training, Talk is Not Cheap

How you communicate with and train drivers can pay dividends in safe and efficient operations and in lower turnover.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/279660/with-driver-training-talk-is-not-cheap
Categories: Drivers, Safety
The Driver Series

How trucking companies are approaching the recruiting, retaining and training of truck drivers in the midst of an ever-changing industry.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/279677/the-driver-series
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Technology
Driver Safety Behavior Insights Gleaned from Lytx Data

Could drivers be more drowsy on Tuesday mornings because of Monday Night Football? And what does wearing a seat belt have to do with the likelihood of...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/318254/driver-safety-behavior-insights-gleaned-from-lytx-data
Categories: Drivers, Safety
Commentary: Reducing Driver Stress Can Pay Huge Dividends

Stress is a part of everyday reality. In fact, a certain amount is actually beneficial. But too much stress, or not learning to manage our stress, can...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/322034/reducing-driver-stress-can-pay-huge-dividends
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Technology
Easy Money: Driver Bonuses, Safety Go Hand-In-Hand at Vascor Transport

How one Kentucky fleet leveraged new technology to boost safety and driver pay.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/323216/easy-money-driver-bonuses-safety-go-hand-in-hand-at-vascor-transport
Categories: Drivers, Equipment, Fleet Management
USA Truck Attracts Veterans with Training, Equipment

More than one-fourth of the drivers at USA Truck Capacity Solutions come from military backgrounds. Four of them are driving special military-themed Kenworths.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/323813/usa-truck-attracts-veterans-with-training-equipment
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Commentary: College Is Not the Only Answer

With tuitions skyrocketing maybe it’s not surprising that there seems to be some progress when it comes to young people recognizing that skilled trades are...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/325193/commentary-college-is-not-the-only-answer
Categories: Drivers
Commentary: Bringing Millennials Into the Trucking Industry

There are many reasons why trucking should be an exciting career choice for Millennials - solid pay, new technologies, a strong community, sense of purpose....

https://www.truckinginfo.com/325792/commentary-bringing-millenials-into-the-trucking-industry
Categories: Drivers
Commentary: Money Is Not the Only Thing That Speaks to Truck Drivers

Pay is important, but oftentimes even more important are the things you do that make drivers feel valued and respected, observes Editor in Chief Deborah...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/279717/commentary-money-is-not-the-only-thing-that-speaks-to-truck-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Dealing with Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Trucking

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association suspects that about 28% of the commercial driver population may be suffering from some degree of obstructive...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/279732/dealing-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-trucking
Categories: Drivers, Maintenance, Operations, Safety
What Drivers Need to Know About Taking Care of Truck Tires

Drivers need to know more about their tires and be proactive when it comes to inspecting and maintaining them. But convincing drivers is never easy.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/279753/what-drivers-need-to-know-about-taking-care-of-truck-tires
Categories: Drivers
Better Trucks Make for Happier Drivers

Corliss Resources struggles with an aging workforce and a scarcity of young recruits. The company's solution: Haul more product in trucks that drivers like...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/301619/better-trucks-make-for-happier-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
Q&A: KeepTruckin Co-Founder Talks ELDs, Data and More

KeepTruckin is fast-growing company that specializes in providing electronic logging and fleet management solutions for owner-operators and small carriers....

https://www.truckinginfo.com/301914/qa-keeptruckin-co-founder-talks-elds-data-and-more
Categories: Drivers

Call it what you will, the trucking industry is having trouble finding enough qualified drivers. But a crucial part of solving the shortage will require...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/303547/commentary-a-driver-shortage-by-any-other-name
Categories: Drivers
Becker Trucking Capitalizes on a Happy Workforce

After the 2008 recession, Becker Trucking changed its focus and started hiring drivers more suited to the work it wanted to do - with satisfying results.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/304326/becker-trucking-capitalizes-on-a-happy-workforce


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