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Categories: Drivers, Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Testing Positive for Marijuana: One Driver's Story

What happens to a commercial driver who tests positive for marijuana? A DOT-mandated return-to-duty process is the only hope they have of keeping their...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/345858/testing-positive-for-marijuana-one-drivers-story
Categories: Drivers, Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Testing Positive for Marijuana: One Driver's Story

What happens to a commercial driver who tests positive for marijuana? A DOT-mandated return-to-duty process is the only hope they have of keeping their...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/345858/testing-positive-for-marijuana-one-drivers-story
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.truckinginfo.com/346013/put-down-the-phone-battling-distracted-driving
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
Best Fleets to Drive For Nominees Face Intensive Interview Process

An intensive interview process is a key part of the process as the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge winnow down the best trucking fleets for...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/346567/inside-best-fleets-part-3
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
Can Millennials Solve the Truck Driver Shortage?

How can the right fleet tools attract younger drivers and help you solve the driver shortage for good?

https://www.truckinginfo.com/345310/can-millenials-solve-truck-driver-shortage
Categories: Drivers, Operations
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.businessfleet.com/336027/how-to-use-facebook-to-retain-drivers
Categories: Drivers
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: Autonomous Technology, Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Q&A: AI Expert Talks Autonomous Trucks

Richard Bishop, AI industry analyst and intelligent vehicle applications specialist, spoke with Jim Park about autonomous trucks for an episode of the HDT...

https://www.fleetforward.com/355042/qa-ai-expert-talks-autonomous-trucks
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Truck Driver Creates 3D Printing Group for Face Shields

Canadian truck driver Petko Ganachev has created a 3D printing group that is making face shields and mask straps to help ease shortages across the country...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/355265/truck-driver-creates-3d-printing-group-for-face-shields
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Fleets, Trucking Associations Work to Get Drivers Face Masks

Truck drivers increasingly need face masks to meet both CDC recommendations and some state and local restrictions meant to spread the slow of the COVID-19...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/355794/fleets-trucking-associations-trying-to-keep-drivers-covered
Categories: Drivers
Help Drivers Spring into Health, Deal with COVID-19 [Commentary]

With winter behind us and spring in bloom, there’s a great opportunity to make stronger connections with our drivers, helping with retention, as well as...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/356686/help-drivers-spring-into-health-deal-with-covid-19
Categories: Drivers
Drivers, Fleets Seek Healthier Lifestyles

When Jeff Clark's company offered drivers the option of getting paid for unloading instead of hiring lumpers, he joined the Y to get his back in shape. He...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152105/drivers-fleets-seek-healthier-lifestyles
Categories: Drivers

The International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, has classified diesel engine exhaust as carcinogenic to humans based...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152110/world-health-organization-says-diesel-exhaust-causes-cancer
Categories: Drivers
Celadon Named Healthy Trucking Fleet

The first-ever Healthy Trucking Fleet of the Year award, a collaboration between FusionHealth and Navistar, was presented to Celadon Group at their...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152111/celadon-named-healthy-trucking-fleet
Categories: Drivers

Truck safety regulators are about to post a new, long-awaited rule aimed at shoring up driver medical standards

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152112/new-rule-will-create-registry-of-certified-medical-examiners
Categories: Drivers

The first results of what is said to be the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the health effects of exposure to new technology diesel engines has...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152113/study-finds-few-effects-from-diesel-exhaust-from-epa-07-engines
Categories: Drivers
Con-way Truckload Requiring Agility Testing

Con-way Truckload is one of a growing list of carriers that are requiring pre-employment agility testing for drivers

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152114/con-way-truckload-requiring-agility-testing
Categories: Drivers
Weight Loss Showdown Gives Driver New Lease on Life

Carl Bailey's before and after weight-loss pictures make dropping 58 pounds look like magic

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152240/weight-loss-showdown-gives-driver-new-lease-on-life
Categories: Drivers

People who drive commercial vehicles could be incorrectly reporting their symptoms of sleep apnea due to fears of losing their jobs, according to a study...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152247/study-commercial-drivers-could-understate-sleep-apnea-symptoms
Categories: Drivers
TCA Encourages Smokers to Ditch Cigarettes

As part of this year's National Truck Driver Appreciation & Wellness Week, the Truckload Carriers Association has designated Sept. 20 as "Ditch the Pack" day

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152250/tca-encourages-smokers-to-ditch-cigarettes
Categories: Drivers
Going the Distance: Triathlon Trucker Helps Others Get Fit

It didn't take long on the road before Siphiwe Baleka realized he was getting a truckers gut. Baleka had just left a 15-year career working for nonprofit...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152264/going-the-distance-triathlon-trucker-helps-others-get-fit
Categories: Drivers
ATA Adopts New Position on Sleep Disorder Screening and Testing

LAS VEGAS - Seeing disturbing indications that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration may plan to address the issue of sleep apnea among truck...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152352/ata-adopts-new-position-on-sleep-disorder-screening-and-testing
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Hours of Service Hot Button Questions, Part 1

Every year, hours-of-service questions from drivers and carriers make up the vast majority of inquiries concerning the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/155799/hours-of-service-hot-button-questions-part-1
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Hours of Service Hot Button Questions, Part 3

Every year, hours-of-service questions from drivers and carriers make up the vast majority of inquiries concerning the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/155800/hours-of-service-hot-button-questions-part-3
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Hours of Service Hot Button Questions, Part 2

Every year, hours-of-service questions from drivers and carriers make up the vast majority of inquiries concerning the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/155801/hours-of-service-hot-button-questions-part-2
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
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: 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, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Changing Entry-Level Driver Training Requirements

Changes to the entry-level driver training requirements are so substantial that they may be unrecognizable to some, requiring communication to drivers,...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/338905/changing-entry-level-driver-training-requirements
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Changing Entry-Level Driver Training Requirements

Changes to the entry-level driver training requirements are so substantial that they may be unrecognizable to some, requiring communication to drivers,...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/338905/changing-entry-level-driver-training-requirements
Categories: Drivers, Safety
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
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.worktruckonline.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, Safety & Compliance
App Helps Prevent Rollovers, Brake Fade on Grades

How do we keep drivers from driving too fast through curves or descending mountain slopes? By showing them precisely how fast they should be driving. A new...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/335010/app-helps-drivers-through-curvy-descending-slopes
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.worktruckonline.com/335328/qa-talking-elds-with-fmcsas-top-compliance-expert
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Operations
Dealing With the Dark Side of Social Media

Many executives fear social media because of the damage an irate poster can inflict. But if handled properly, even bad posts can be a good thing for your...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/335485/avoiding-the-dark-side-of-social-media
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Operations
Dealing With the Dark Side of Social Media

Many executives fear social media because of the damage an irate poster can inflict. But if handled properly, even bad posts can be a good thing for your...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/335485/avoiding-the-dark-side-of-social-media
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
The Art & Science of Mountain Driving

A truck driver can drive down a mountain 100 times too slowly, but only once too fast. An inexperienced driver on a steep grade could spell disaster unless...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/335508/the-art-science-of-mountain-driving
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Truckers, Drugs and Safety

Amid national trends such as the rapid rise of marijuana legalization and a continuing opioid abuse crisis, trucking faces some disturbing trends of its...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/333567/truckers-drugs-and-safety
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts
Fuel-Efficient Drivers: Slow Down and Plan Ahead

One owner-operator shares his advice on how and why he maximizes his fuel efficiency while on the road. Part of our "MPG Top Guns" series.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/333817/fuel-efficient-drivers-slow-down-and-plan-ahead
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.truckinginfo.com/333955/back-on-track-dean-cartage-jump-starts-driver-training
Categories: Drivers
Commentary: How Truck Drivers Can Fit in Fitness on the Road

Most truck drivers believe there’s no time or space to fit fitness into their lifestyle but in reality, drivers do have the time and space to fit fitness...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/333466/commentary-how-truck-drivers-can-fit-in-fitness-on-the-road
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: Batteries/Tech, Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Products
Say Goodbye to Booster Cables

Next to the clang of your cell door slamming shut, there are few sounds more disheartening than the "click, click, click" of a starter that's not getting...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152859/say-goodbye-to-booster-cables
Categories: Drivers, Equipment, Fleet Management, Fuel Smarts
Making the Case for Fuel-Efficient Tires

You get 30% less tread on some fuel-efficient tires, they cost 15% less up front and they run fewer miles to take-off, but does the money saved on fuel...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152945/making-the-case-for-fuel-efficient-tires
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts
IdleAir Looks to Set Up Locations at Fleet Terminals

After working to revitalize the network of the truckstop electrification service provider IdleAir since purchasing it three years year ago, Convoy Solutions...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152953/idleair-looks-to-set-up-locations-at-fleet-terminals
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts
Are You On Top of Your Fuel Buying Program?

Pilot, the largest truckstop chain in the country with more than 650 outlets and $29 billion in annual revenues, is being investigated for allegedly...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152970/are-you-on-top-of-your-fuel-buying-program
Categories: Drivers
Buy Used, Build Equity

Here are two things you need to know about buying a truck: it takes big bucks to play with big trucks, and there no such thing as a free lunch. Keep those...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/153000/buy-used-build-equity
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
The Effects of the New Hours of Service

Early experience with the hours-of-service changes bear out expectations that 24-7 truckload carriers will come under pressure to add personnel, change...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/153066/the-effects-of-the-new-hours-of-service


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