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Categories: Drivers
How to Identify and Address Driver Burnout

Do you know these three signs of stress and burnout that can quickly lead to driver turnover?

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10159907/how-to-identify-and-address-driver-burnout
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Driver Retention: Get Shippers on your Side

Find out the top four ways fleet managers can work with shippers to create a driver-friendly environment.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10154458/driver-retention-get-shippers-on-your-side
Categories: Drivers
2021 HDT Fact Book: Driver Trends Remain Consistent

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down spending in many industries in 2020, the demand for trucking remained strong. So did the demand for drivers....

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10150145/2021-hdt-fact-book-driver-trends-remain-consistent
Categories: Drivers, Equipment, Fleet Management
Fleet Invests in Premium Trucks to Attract Drivers

When Fresh Freight, a refrigerated fleet servicing the West Coast, decided to buy its own trucks, it went for a premium spec right out of the box. And the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10136441/premium-equipment-brings-higher-caliber-drivers
Categories: Drivers
How to Create a New Year’s Challenge That Works

Typical corporate New Year's health challenges don't work. What does? Sergio Rojas has advice for trucking companies.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10133518/how-to-create-a-new-years-challenge-that-works
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Safety, Safety & Compliance, Technology, Telematics
5 Ways to Coach Truck Drivers Using Telematics

Using telematics as a driver coaching tool can improve driver performance, boosting fleet fuel economy and reducing idling. It can also improve safety.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10133141/5-ways-to-coach-truck-drivers-using-telematics
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
Are Your Drivers Getting Enough Sleep?

There's much more to preventing tired or drowsy driving than just complying with hours of service. A sleep expert and author offers a few tips on how to...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10129640/are-your-drivers-getting-enough-sleep
Categories: Drivers
More Lessons Learned from COVID-19 [Commentary]

The novel coronavirus and its spread throughout the globe have shined a bright light on the importance of a strong and healthy immune system, as well as on...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10128908/more-lessons-learned-from-covid-19-commentary
Categories: Drivers, Safety
Make the Most of Learning Styles When Training Drivers

It’s a natural instinct for driver trainers to teach according to their preferred learning style, but not everyone learns in the same way.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10128047/making-the-most-of-learning-styles-when-training-drivers
Categories: Autonomous Technology, Drivers, Equipment, Safety & Compliance
Inside the Cab of an Autonomous Truck

Testing autonomous trucks is more complex than it seems. The men and women sitting in the left seat of the nation's burgeoning fleet of robotic trucks are...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10125146/inside-the-cab-of-an-autonomous-truck
Categories: Drivers
Caffeine: Beyond Hydration [Commentary]

Caffeine is the most widely used psychoactive drug in the world. For many truck drivers, it can feel as essential as food and air. But is it safe? How much...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10124451/caffeine-beyond-hydration-commentary
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
3 Ways Drivers Can Boost Their Immune Systems [Commentary]

The coronavirus has put an added strain on the trucking world for both drivers and fleet owners. But as with every challenge, there are lessons to be...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10121488/3-ways-drivers-can-boost-their-immune-systems
Categories: Drivers
Becoming an Owner-Operator in the Age of COVID-19

When Roger Mansfield turned 40 last year, he decided the time was right to pursue his dream of becoming an owner-operator.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10120093/becoming-an-owner-operator-in-the-age-of-covid-19
Categories: Drivers
Sick With COVID-19: A Trucking Team Shares Their Story

Lease-operator couple Chanté and Chris Drew came down with COVID-19 in March, nine days and more than 1,000 miles from home. Getting back home was just half...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10118416/sick-with-covid-19-a-trucking-team-shares-their-story
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
Ice Road Truckers’ Lisa Kelly Talks Trucking, Reality TV

Lisa Kelly was a professional driver before the cameras began to roll on Ice Road Truckers – the reality TV show that brought Alaska’s Dalton Highway into...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/357414/ice-road-truckers-lisa-kelly-talks-trucking-reality-tv
Categories: Drivers
 One Truck Driver’s COVID-19 Nightmare

On April 25, professional driver Nicole Folz took her first steps in 15 days outside a makeshift COVID-19 camp at an undisclosed airport hotel in Toronto.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/357267/one-truck-drivers-covid-19-nightmare
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, 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
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, 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: Autonomous Technology, Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Technology
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.truckinginfo.com/355042/qa-ai-expert-talks-autonomous-trucks
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, 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, Technology
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
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, Fleet Management, Safety
How to Make Driver Orientation Sing for You

Nobody likes to be talked at, least of all people who have places to go and freight to haul. Yes, we’re talking about driver orientation meetings — and how...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/346349/how-to-make-driver-orientation-sing-for-you
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.truckinginfo.com/345858/testing-positive-for-marijuana-one-drivers-story
Categories: Drivers
Inside the Best Fleets to Drive For Competition

It's not enough for a trucking fleet to simply care about its drivers. There is a lot more that goes into being chosen as a Best Fleet to Drive For. Part...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/344691/inside-the-best-fleets-to-drive-for-competition
Categories: Drivers
How Trucking is Widening the Driver Pool

How trucking is looking beyond traditional demographics and filling empty seats with minorities and women.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/344627/how-trucking-is-widening-the-driver-pool
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, 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
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, 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, 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, Safety
ABF Freight Helps Veterans Ease Into Civilian Life

In an effort to help veterans, ABF Freight’s driver training program eases the transition into civilian life.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/338299/abf-freight-helps-veterans-ease-into-civilian-life
Categories: Drivers
How Truck Drivers Can Stay Hydrated – and Why it's Important [Commentary]

When it comes to hydration, truck drivers seem to have a conflict of interest. Most drivers believe they cannot drink much water because it will lead to...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/337860/how-drivers-can-stay-hydrated-and-why-they-need-to
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Legal/Legislative, Safety & Compliance
When Is a Truck Driver an Employee or a Contractor?

The law regarding independent contractors in California has drastically changed over the past year, potentially creating a substantial amount of monetary...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/336980/is-a-truck-driver-an-employee-or-a-contractor
Categories: Drivers
Truck Drivers Play a Crucial Role on Indy Car Teams

While the Indy race car drivers get the glory, they'd be high and dry without the team of drivers that get the race cars to the event.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/336279/truck-drivers-play-a-cruicial-role-on-indy-car-teams
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, 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.truckinginfo.com/335508/the-art-science-of-mountain-driving
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Operations, Technology
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, 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, Fuel Smarts, Safety
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
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, Fuel Smarts, Safety
In-Cab Coaching Apps Can Coax Better Fuel Economy

Encouraging drivers to drive more efficiently through coaching tools and reviews will get fleets further than limiting or taking away performance features.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/332079/how-in-cab-coaching-apps-can-coax-better-fuel-economy-from-drivers


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