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Categories: Drivers
5 Ways to Reduce Drivers’ Holiday Stress [Commentary]

The holiday season usually means added stress for most of us. But for truck drivers, the holidays can take stress to an entirely different level.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/346409/5-ways-to-reduce-drivers-holiday-stress
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Technology
iGen: Appealing to a New Generation of Drivers

Between drivers retiring without enough recruits to take their place, and demand rapidly growing, the need for qualified professionals is expected to...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/343356/igen-appealing-to-a-new-generation-of-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
The Front Lines of the Battle Against Truck Driver Detention [Commentary]

Driver detention is a major cause of concern because of the cascading bad effects that come from severe delays. Anecdotal reports indicate that there has...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/343510/the-front-lines-of-the-battle-against-truck-driver-detention
Categories: Drivers, Safety
FedEx Freight Driver Takes Top Honors at National Truck Driving Championships

Scott Woodrome, a FedEx Freight driver with 25 years in the industry, was named Grand Champion of the American Trucking Associations' 2019 National Truck...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/338457/fedex-freight-driver-takes-top-honors-at-national-truck-driving-championships
Categories: Connected Fleets, Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Technology
Advanced Safety Tech Annoys Drivers, J.D. Power Finds

A new J.D. Power survey finds car buyer demand for semi-autonomous safety technology is threatened by overbearing alerts that are causing many to disable...

https://www.fleetforward.com/339369/nanny-state-new-safety-tech-annoys-drivers
Categories: Drivers
How Human Touch Could Improve Driver Health [Commentary]

Human touch is far more profound and connected to our mental and physical well-being than most of us think or realize.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/341732/how-human-touch-could-improve-driver-health-commentary
Categories: Drivers, Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance
New ATA Policy Addresses Marijuana Challenges in Trucking

More than 93 million Americans now live where marijuana is legal for recreational use – what's a safety-sensitive industry like trucking to do? The American...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/342089/new-ata-policy-addresses-marijuana-challenges-in-trucking
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Trucking Alliance: Driver Drug Use a Top Trucking Safety Issue

A safety-focused group of trucking and logistics companies has released the results of what it calls a first-of-its-kind study showing “compelling evidence...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/333760/trucking-alliance-truck-driver-drug-use-top-safety-issue
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
How Drivers Can Stay Safe During George Floyd Protests

Some truck drivers have reported looting of packages, bricks being thrown, and other dangerous situations sometimes encountered when they are in areas where...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/359843/how-drivers-can-stay-safe-during-george-floyd-protests
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, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Q&A: Talking ELDs with FMCSA's Top Compliance Expert

We spoke with Joe DeLorenzo, director of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance, to get an update on how the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/335328/qa-talking-elds-with-fmcsas-top-compliance-expert
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
IIHS Urges Caution on Younger Truck Driver Pilot Programs

IIHS is urging FMCSA to use caution before any expansion of its pilot program allowing truck drivers under 21 to participate in interstate commerce.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/336625/iihs-urges-caution-on-younger-truck-driver-pilot-programs
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Fleet Fined for Firing Driver Who Voiced Safety Concerns

OSHA has fined Brindi Trailer Sales and Services for illegally terminating a driver who brought up safety concerns about his truck.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/133422/fleet-fined-for-firing-driver-who-voiced-safety-concerns
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Truck Driver Work-Related Fatalities at Six-Year High

Fatal work-related injuries to commercial truck drivers last year reached their highest level in six years, per a summary of preliminary results from the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/131564/truck-driver-work-related-fatalities-at-six-year-high
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
Smokey Point Distributing Honored Again for Safety Efforts

Arlington, Wash.-based Smokey Point Distributing, a Daseke company, has been named the Washington Trucking Association’s “Safety Fleet of the Year” in the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/136166/smokey-point-distributing-honored-again-for-safety-efforts
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
ATA Names 33 America’s Road Team Finalists

American Trucking Associations has named 33 professional truck drivers as finalists to become captains on the 2017-2018 America’s Road Team.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/137413/ata-names-33-americas-road-team-finalists
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
ATA Safety Council Honors Fleets, Safety Director, Drivers

The American Trucking Associations' Safety Management Council recognized fleets, drivers and safety directors for their contributions to fleet safety at the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/137474/ata-safety-council-honors-fleets-safety-director-drivers
Categories: Drivers
Trucker Saves Fellow Driver From Rising Flood Waters

A driver for Melton Truck Lines was named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for saving another driver whose tractor trailer was struck...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/136723/trucker-saves-fellow-driver-from-rising-flood-waters
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
OOIDA Once Again Opposes Younger Truck Driver Bill

With the recent reintroduction of a bill that would lower the driving age for heavy-duty truckers operating in interstate commerce, the Owner-Operator...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/326094/ooida-once-again-opposes-younger-truck-driver-bill
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Offers Online CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Resource

The FMCSA released new online resources regarding the upcoming implementation of its CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse for commercial vehicle industry...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/326754/fmcsa-offers-online-cdl-drug-and-alcohol-clearinghouse-resource
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Truck Driver in Hockey Team Bus Crash Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison

The driver involved in Humboldt Broncos bus crash last April, Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, was sentenced to serve eight years in prison. He will be deported back...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/327846/truck-driver-in-hockey-team-bus-crash-sentenced-to-8-years-in-prison
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management
72% of Commercial Drivers Admit to Distracted Driving

More than 90% of commercial drivers believe that reading a text while behind the wheel of their company vehicle is considered distracted driving, yet nearly...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/328369/72-of-commercial-drivers-admit-to-distracted-driving
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management
Defensive Driving Program Focuses on Distracted Drivers

Instructional Technologies Inc., announced a new defensive driving program called Pro-Defense that focuses on the increasing amount and types of...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/141661/defensive-driving-program-focuses-on-distracted-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management
Trucking Alliance Adopts AAA Advanced Safety Tech Recommendations

The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, commonly known as the Trucking Alliance, announced that its carrier members must use four truck-safety...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/142870/trucking-alliance-adopts-aaa-advanced-safety-tech-recommendations
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
NTSB to Investigate Latest Autonomous Vehicle Crash

Despite human error appearing to be the cause of the crash of an autonomous shuttle van in Las Vegas earlier this week, the National Transportation Safety...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/142992/ntsb-to-investigate-latest-autonomous-vehicle-crash
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
ATA Recognizes Top Safety Director and Driver of the Year

American Trucking Associations’ Safety Management Council has named Curtis Carr, of Estes Express Lines, as the winner of the 2017 National Safety Director...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/143087/ata-recognizes-top-safety-director-and-driver-of-the-year
Categories: Drivers, Equipment, Fleet Management, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance
ZF Brings Reax Electronic Steering System to Heavy Truck Market

ZF's new Reax electronic steering system reads sensors from a wide array of vehicle systems and provides drivers with augmented control automatically...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/141793/zf-brings-reax-electronic-steering-system-to-heavy-truck-market
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Hub Group Adopts SmartDrive Video Safety Platform

Hub Group has adopted the SmartDrive video-based safety platform for its fleet of more than 2,600 tractors, with the aim of improving driver safety and fuel...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/142032/hub-group-adopts-smartdrive-video-safety-platform
Categories: Drivers
Southeastern Trucker Recognized for 50 Years of Safe Driving

Southeastern Freight Lines recognized truck driver Malcom Bryant for 50 years of accident-free driving during the company’s annual Safety and Service Awards.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/316589/southeastern-trucker-recognized-for-50-years-of-safe-driving
Categories: Drivers, Operations

Scott Woodrome of FedEx Freight as the Bendix Grand Champion took home the title of Bendix Grand Champion at the American Trucking Associations’ 2018...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/311160/fedex-freight-driver-wins-national-truck-driving-championships
Categories: Drivers, Telematics
Least-Traveled Roads Named in Each State

Alaska's Dalton Highway (State Route 11) has been named the most scenic and quiet route in the U.S., according to a new analysis from Geotab.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/279122/least-traveled-roads-named-in-each-state
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
UPS Driver Goes 55 Years Without Accident

Tom Camp has driven more than 1 million miles for UPS without an accident and achieved a feat no other company driver has achieved — a spotless 55-year...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/142756/ups-driver-goes-55-years-without-accident
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Watch: Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Topic of NTSB, NSC Panel

The National Safety Council and the National Transportation Safety Board hosted a roundtable discussion prior to the 2017 Fleet Safety Conference in...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/154692/watch-advanced-driver-assistance-systems-topic-of-ntsb-nsc-panel
Categories: Drivers, Products, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Instructional Technologies, Netradyne Launch Automated Training Program

Instructional Technologies and Netradyne's new automated driver training program uses data from Netradyne's Driveri video program to make automatic course...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/319162/instructional-technologies-and-netradyne-launch-automated-training-program
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Trucker Declared Imminent Hazard After Killing 2 Pedestrians

Ohio-licensed truck driver Doug A. Jones has been declared an imminent hazard to public safety by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration after...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/324251/trucker-declared-imminent-hazard-after-fatally-striking-two-pedestrians
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Top Cellphone-While-Driving Roads Identified

Roads with the highest observed cell phone use from commercial drivers in 2018 were located in the Los Angeles port complex, Tennessee's second largest city...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/325772/nations-top-cellphone-using-roads-identified
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, 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, Safety & Compliance

The American Transportation Research Institute has just released research findings that looked into variations in safety trends across different classes of...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/111850/new-research-into-truck-safety-trends
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
FMCSA Extends Deadline for Student Art Contest

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is extending the submission deadline for the 2015 “Be Ready. Be Buckled” student art contest until March 16,...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/128239/fmcsa-extends-deadline-for-student-art-contest
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Fight Over 34-Hour Restart Heats Up as Deadline Nears

With Congress up against a December 11 deadline to pass an appropriations bill, trucking interests and safety groups are battling over an amendment that...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/126853/fight-over-34-hour-restart-heats-up-as-deadline-nears
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
Tempest Arises from Review of Size and Weight Study

A preliminary review by the Transportation Research Board indicates possible weaknesses in the Department of Transportation’s Comprehensive Truck Size and...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/117451/tempest-arises-from-review-of-size-and-weight-study
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Survey Ranks the States with the Rudest Drivers

A survey asking drivers to rank the states with the rudest drivers found that the worst offenders were from Idaho.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/125370/survey-ranks-the-states-with-the-rudest-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
UPS Turns to Virtual Reality to Train Drivers

UPS will begin using cutting-edge virtual reality technology to train drivers at UPS Integrad training facilities.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/141718/ups-turns-to-virtual-reality-to-train-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Driver Charged with Killing Cyclists Declared Imminent Hazard

A truck driver who has been charged with fatally hitting five people with his truck while on methamphetamine has been declared an imminent hazard by the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10133503/driver-charged-with-killing-cyclists-declared-imminent-hazard
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Battling Distracted Driving

Accident management is challenging, and with the growing adoption of smartphones and in-vehicle technology, one way to make a big difference is by changing...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/346013/put-down-the-phone-battling-distracted-driving
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Extends Entry-Level Driver Training Rule Compliance Date

The new entry-level driver training rule, originally scheduled to go into effect Feb. 7, now will have to wait another two years because the government...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/349951/fmcs-extends-entry-level-driver-training-rule-compliance-date
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
3 Fleets on the Benefits of Hair-Testing for Drugs

Trucking fleets that have implemented hair testing for illegal drugs in addition to the DOT-mandated urine testing for commercial drivers say not only is it...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10122450/3-fleets-on-the-benefits-of-hair-testing-for-drugs
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance

Did you hear about the driver who backed into the transformer for a huge regional mall, shutting it down for a Saturday during the Christmas shopping season?

https://www.truckinginfo.com/153040/avoiding-common-parking-lot-crashes
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management

The forklift driver plays a vital role in material handling and there are certain characteristics you should look for the next time a driver takes the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/290830/5-qualities-of-an-efficient-forklift-driver


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