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Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
FTR's Trucking Outlook: What the Numbers Say About Freight, Rates, and Drivers

Economic growth and freight rates are expected to remain solid well into 2022, according to transportation analysis firm FTR, but the struggle to find...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10150820/ftrs-trucking-outlook-what-the-numbers-say-about-freight-rates-and-drivers
Categories: Drivers
Drug Testing and the Driver Shortage

In the future, will we decide that someone can use cannabis and still be a safe, desirable driver for the trucking industry? The answer is complicated, HDT...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10147001/drug-testing-and-the-driver-shortage
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
How One Fleet Took Healthcare Costs into its Own Hands

Captive insurance companies are becoming more popular as a way for motor carriers to keep auto and liability insurance costs down. L&F Distributors, a...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10144368/how-one-fleet-took-healthcare-costs-into-its-own-hands
Categories: Drivers
How U.S. Xpress is Using Artificial Intelligence to Recruit Drivers

How U.S. Xpress is using AI to speed the process of hiring truck drivers -- and to appeal to a more diverse workforce.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10129905/how-u-s-xpress-is-using-artificial-intelligence-to-recruit-drivers
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, Fleet Management, Maintenance, Operations, Safety & Compliance, Technology
6 COVID-19 Takeaways from Fleets

Executives from Hub Group, M&W Logistics, and U.S. Xpress share how their fleets dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic, from creating business continuity plans...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/358691/6-covid-19-takeaways-from-fleets
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
$350,000 on Hand Sanitizer: How Werner is Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

How one of the country's largest transportation and logistics companies is responding to the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic, from free telemedicine and...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/356592/350-000-on-hand-sanitizer-how-werner-is-responding-to-the-covid-19-pandemic
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, Legal/Legislative
Trucking Looks for Solutions to California's Stringent New Independent Contractor Law

You run a trucking business that uses owner-operators in California. What are your options now that the state has passed legislation that may make it...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/343049/trucking-looks-for-solutions-to-californias-stringent-new-independent-contractor
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Is There a Better Way to Drug Test?

DOT-Required urine testing has known shortcomings but in an industry faced with difficulty finding and keeping qualified drivers, some worry that stricter...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/341811/is-there-a-better-way-to-drug-test
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
7 Things You Need to Know About the New Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

Starting January 2020, fleets that employ commercially licensed drivers will be required to use the FMCSA's new Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. What will be...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/340409/7-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-drug-and-alcohol-clearinghouse
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Digging Into Truck Driver Drug Use

A recent study found a higher rate of drug use by prospective drivers than was previously believed to be the case. Part three of HDT's Trucking Under the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/340132/digging-into-truck-driver-drug-use
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
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.truckinginfo.com/333567/truckers-drugs-and-safety
Categories: Drivers
Women Drivers Take on Oversize Freight at Lone Star Transportation

Not everyone’s cut out for the world of hauling flatbed, oversized, and extreme over-dimensional freight. But at Lone Star Transportation, it’s a...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/328775/women-drivers-take-on-oversize-freight-at-lone-star
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
What’s Happening with the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration appears to be making progress in meeting the January 2020 deadline for implementation of its CDL Drug and...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/327223/whats-happening-with-the-drug-and-alcohol-clearinghouse
Categories: Drivers, Safety
Commentary: Taking a Closer Look at Drivers’ First Days on the Job

We talk a lot about recruiting and retaining drivers and about how we can bring more drivers into the industry. But are we doing enough to address the weak...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/327095/commentary-taking-a-closer-look-at-drivers-first-days-on-the-job
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, 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, 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, Fleet Management
Longtime Truck Driver Reflects on Being a Woman on the Road

When Stephanie Klang’s then-husband taught her to drive a truck in 1980, allowing her to escape the poverty she grew up in, she never expected that one day...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/311750/longtime-truck-driver-reflects-on-being-a-woman-on-the-road
Categories: Drivers, Legal/Legislative
Commentary: California’s new ‘ABCs’ Spell Bad News  for Owner-Operator Fleets

A California Supreme Court decision has made it much tougher for trucking companies to use owner-operators in the state, some groups say it will effectively...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/305683/commentary-californias-new-abcs-spell-bad-news-for-owner-operator-fleets
Categories: Drivers
How One Alabama Fleet is Finding Quality Truck Drivers

Alabama Motor Express is finding success in cutting its driver turnover using an online test that provides a behavioral assessment to identify the best...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/304486/how-one-alabama-fleet-is-finding-quality-truck-drivers
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, 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, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
One Thing You Need to Do if You're Using Grandfathered AOBRDs

If you’re using automatic onboard recording devices to track driver hours of service under the grandfather clause of the electronic logging device mandate,...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/279772/one-thing-you-need-to-do-if-youre-using-grandfathered-aobrds
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, 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
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, 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, Fleet Management
Trucking Legends Offer Insight Into Surviving Disruption

Trucking may be facing a level of “disruption” not seen since trucking deregulation in 1980, said four “trucking legends” who went through it – but basic...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157772/trucking-legends-offer-insight-into-surviving-disruption
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: 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
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
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
Surveys Yield Clues to Driver Satisfaction

Where can trucking companies improve driver satisfaction? It’s a question that has somewhat different answers for drivers at different stages of their...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157170/surveys-yield-clues-to-driver-satisfaction
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Commentary: The First Step in Fixing Detention Times

As if productivity and driver retention weren’t enough to make detention an important problem, it’s also a safety issue.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156880/commentary-the-first-step-in-fixing-detention-times
Categories: Drivers
Finding and Keeping Drivers in A. Duie Pyle's Dedicated Fleet Business

A. Duie Pyle's Customized Solutions Group aims to take the headaches of running a private fleet off of customers' hands. We talked to the head of CSG to...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156789/finding-and-keeping-drivers-in-a-duie-pyles-dedicated-fleet-business
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Commentary: Taking the First Step to Wellness

Fleets report they are losing drivers who can no longer re-certify to drive after health issues were uncovered under newer more stringent DOT physical...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156786/commentary-taking-the-first-step-to-wellness
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety, Technology
Taking It Slow on the Road to Autonomous Trucks

The circumstances behind the 2009 crash of a passenger jet illustrate why we should take it slow on the road to autonomous driving.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156746/taking-it-slow-on-the-road-to-autonomous-trucks
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety
Commentary: 10 Things to Take Away From the Year of the Driver

With another year behind us, Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge takes a look back at the year of the driver.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156479/commentary-10-things-to-take-away-from-the-year-of-the-driver
Categories: Drivers
One Woman Driver's Take on the Driver Shortage

Amanda Jones has been on the road with husband Art Johansson for 13 years and driving for a little less than a year, so she's got some interesting...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156046/one-woman-drivers-take-on-the-driver-shortage
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
The Latest Threat to the Owner-Operator Model

New guidance from the Department of Labor issued in July could pose a threat to the trucking industry's use of owner-operator drivers as independent...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156279/the-latest-threat-to-the-owner-operator-model
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
How Important is Driver Pay?

Truck driver pay is rising at a record rate. Is it the answer to the driver shortage? The second in a series on the driver shortage. Part 2 in HDT's Driver...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/155947/how-important-is-driver-pay
Categories: Drivers, Safety
Commentary: Don't Leave Trade Schools out of 'Free College' Debate

The skyrocketing cost of college tuition is indeed a problem. But at risk of being overlooked is the need to get more students into the nation’s trade schools.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156367/commentary-dont-leave-trade-schools-out-of-free-college-debate
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
How To Build An Engaged Driver Workforce

Want drivers who not only stay with your company long-term, but also go the extra mile to make sure it succeeds? The key may be “employee engagement.”

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156326/how-to-build-an-engaged-driver-workforce
Categories: Drivers, Safety
The Smart Road to Younger Drivers

While lowering the age of drivers may cause panic in the media, being smart about training young drivers can significantly reduce the risks.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156263/the-smart-road-to-younger-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Equipment, Safety, Technology
Can Autonomous Trucks Solve the Driver Shortage?

One thing the developers of autonomous technologies have emphasized is that they are not a “driverless truck.” So how can they help with the driver...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156215/can-autonomous-trucks-solve-the-driver-shortage
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety, Technology
Commentary: The Reality of Autonomous Trucks

If autonomous Trucks aren't driverless, what, then, are the potential benefits? Think of it as cruise control on steroids.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156158/commentary-the-reality-of-autonomous-trucks
Categories: Drivers
Do Sign-On Bonuses Work?

"In the second half of 2010, we had zero companies offering sign-on bonuses. We've gone from zero to nearly 50 percent of the companies offering some sort...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/155907/do-sign-on-bonuses-work


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