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Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Survey Finds 81% of Commercial Drivers See Rise in Distracted Driving

Netradyne released findings from a recent online survey of commercial drivers that indicates commercial drivers feel safe but acknowledge they could be...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/356237/survey-finds-81-of-commercial-drivers-see-rise-in-distracted-driving
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management
U.S. Postal Service Using VR to Train Drivers

The U.S. Postal Service has begun using a virtual reality-based simulator to train drivers in its Brooklyn, New York, and Tampa, Florida, districts,...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/142781/u-s-postal-service-using-vr-to-train-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Telematics, Telematics & Technology
Fleets Seeing Less Road Congestion Due to COVID-19

Average commercial vehicle speeds have increased and time spent at intersections for drivers has reduced, indicating reduced congestion following regional...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/355789/fleets-seeing-less-road-congestion-due-to-covid-19
Categories: Connected Fleets, Drivers, Fleet Management, Products, Telematics
Ford Launches Real-Time Driver Coaching

The new tools from Ford include real-time driver coaching through its SYNC 4 voice assistant that alerts drivers anytime they exceed a speed limit, rapidly...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/10130223/ford-launches-new-ev-monitoring-and-vehicle-monitoring-tools
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Eye-Opener Report: FMCSA Should Boost Driver-Fatigue Research

A new report prepared by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine advises the FMCSA to improve data and research methods “to support a...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/134124/eye-opener-report-fmcsa-should-boost-driver-fatigue-research
Categories: Drivers, Vehicle Research
How a Future Truck Will Intelligently Adapt to Its Drivers

In the future, your truck will know who you are, how you want things set up, where you’re going, and when you need to get there.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/331774/how-future-trucks-will-intelligently-adapt-to-their-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Operations
FMCSA Looking at Wider Pilot to Study Allowing Younger Interstate Truck Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking public comment on a “potential” pilot program that would allow drivers ages 18 to 20 to operate...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/331870/fmcsa-looking-at-wider-pilot-to-study-allowing-younger-interstate-truck-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Bill to Lower Interstate Truck Driving Age Reintroduced

The reintroduced DRIVE-Safe ACT would allow drivers as young as 18 years old to drive heavy-duty trucks in interstate commerce.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/325912/bill-to-lower-interstate-truck-driving-age-is-reintroduced
Categories: Drivers, Electric, Fleet Management, Operations
UPS Tests Drone Launched From Atop Truck

UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from atop one of its package cars, the company announced. The system is designed to autonomously deliver a...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/139164/ups-tests-drone-launched-from-a-delivery-truck
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Operations
FMCSA Clarifies Issuance of Commercial Learner’s Permits

Guidance just issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Administration clarifies that a state may accept applications for commercial learner’s permits and...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/141575/fmcsa-clarifies-issuance-of-commercial-learners-permits
Categories: Drivers, Operations, Safety
Bulk Hauler Boosts Driver Wellness

Highway Transport is using the newly enhanced gamification experience in the Rolling Strong driver wellness platform to promote driver awareness of ...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/323655/transport-fleet-boosts-driver-wellness
Categories: Drivers, Operations, Safety
Traffic Congestion Costs Americans $166 Billion Annually

Texas A&M Transportation Institute recently published its 2019 Urban Mobility report and the picture it paints is of an urban gridlock issue that has only...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/338932/traffic-congestion-costs-americans-166-billion-annually
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Truckers Against Trafficking Reveals Custom Kenworth

In coordination with National Human Trafficking Awareness month, Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) unveiled its 2019 Everyday Heroes Kenworth T680.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/323590/truckers-against-trafficking-reveals-custom-kenworth
Categories: Drivers, Operations, Safety
Increasing Number of State, Local Governments Order People to Stay Home

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, an increasing number of state and local governments have issued orders restricting public gatherings and even told...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/353835/state-by-state-current-stay-at-home-and-shelter-in-place-ordinances
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.fleetfinancials.com/142870/trucking-alliance-adopts-aaa-advanced-safety-tech-recommendations
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Products, Telematics
Transflo Engage Lets Fleets Measure Driver Satisfaction

Transflo has introduced Transflo Engage, giving fleets the ability to measure driver satisfaction from within the Transflo Mobile+ app using the People...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/341950/transflo-engage-lets-fleets-measure-driver-satisfaction
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Seven GOP Lawmakers Signal Support for Hair-Testing Truckers

A letter signed by seven Republican Congressmen lays out their unequivocal support of a petition calling for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/140379/seven-gop-lawmakers-signal-support-for-hair-testing-truckers
Categories: Drivers, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Operations, Products
Eaton Stirs up Medium-Duty Market with Dual-Clutch Transmission

A new medium-duty, dual-clutch transmission from Eaton, called Procision, promises automatic-like driver feel and interface with the performance attributes...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/120118/eaton-stirs-up-medium-duty-market-with-dual-clutch-transmission
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Operations
Survey: Young Women Will Consider Autonomous Trucking Careers

About 45% of women surveyed indicated that they would be interested in an autonomous trucking career.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/10137743/survey-young-women-will-consider-autonomous-trucking-careers
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance, Telematics, Telematics & Technology
Telematics Offer Room for Improvement Beyond ELDs, Survey Finds

With the electronic logging device mandate top of mind this year, other potential uses of in-cab telematics may be overlooked, indicates a survey by ELD and...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/312026/telematics-offer-room-for-improvement-beyond-elds-survey-finds
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management
U.S. Postal Service Using VR to Train Drivers

The U.S. Postal Service has begun using a virtual reality-based simulator to train drivers in its Brooklyn, New York, and Tampa, Florida, districts,...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/142781/u-s-postal-service-using-vr-to-train-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Holland Launches Apprentice Program to Bring in LTL Truck Drivers

Holland, a regional less-than-truckload transportation provider, has launched a driver apprentice program to help it recruit those looking to earn a...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/310865/holland-launches-apprentice-program-to-bring-in-ltl-truck-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Operations
ATA Supports President’s Health Insurance Executive Order

The American Trucking Associations has praised President Trump for signing an executive order that will allow individuals to purchase health insurance...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/142582/ata-supports-presidents-health-insurance-executive-order
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Operations
House Bill Aims to Clarify Independent Contractor Status

A bill newly proposed in the House would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to change the classification of employers and employees. “Currently, it is...

https://www.businessfleet.com/141559/house-bill-aims-to-clarify-independent-contractor-status
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.truckinginfo.com/328369/72-of-commercial-drivers-admit-to-distracted-driving
Categories: Drivers, Legal/Legislative, Operations, Safety
Trucking Group Challenges California Independent Contractor Law

The California Trucking Association and two California-based owner-operators filed a lawsuit challenging the "ABC" employment test mandated by the state's...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/344609/california-trucking-association-challenges-states-new-independent-contractor-law
Categories: Drivers, Operations, Safety
Traffic Congestion Costs Americans $166 Billion Annually

Texas A&M Transportation Institute recently published its 2019 Urban Mobility report and the picture it paints is of an urban gridlock issue that has only...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/338932/traffic-congestion-costs-americans-166-billion-annually
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance, Telematics, Telematics & Technology
Telematics Offer Room for Improvement Beyond ELDs, Survey Finds

With the electronic logging device mandate top of mind this year, other potential uses of in-cab telematics may be overlooked, indicates a survey by ELD and...

https://www.businessfleet.com/312026/telematics-offer-room-for-improvement-beyond-elds-survey-finds
Categories: Drivers, Fuel, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Love's Fuel Handling Fleet Awards Drivers $1.8M

Gemini, the primary fuel hauler for Love's Travel Stops, honored more than 60 drivers through its Safe Driver Credits program this year.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/329322/loves-fuel-handling-fleet-awards-drivers-1-8m
Categories: Drivers, Legal/Legislative, Operations, Safety
Trucking Group Challenges California Independent Contractor Law

The California Trucking Association and two California-based owner-operators filed a lawsuit challenging the "ABC" employment test mandated by the state's...

https://www.chargedfleet.com/344609/california-trucking-association-challenges-states-new-independent-contractor-law
Categories: Drivers, Safety
Hot Shot's Secret Rolls Out Trucker Care Packages

Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret performance oils and additives, is stepping up their support for our nation’s truckers...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/356160/hot-shots-secret-rolls-out-trucker-care-packages
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management
Distracted Driving Focus Should Include More Than Cell-Phone Use

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Virginia Tech released new research examining crash risks associated with driver cell phone use and the...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/126127/driver-study-spending-more-time-on-phone-doesn-t-raise-crash-risk
Categories: Drivers, Legal/Legislative
California Meal and Rest Break Suit Dismissed on Basis of FMCSA Preemption Stance

A federal court has determined it lacks jurisdiction to rule on a class-action suit brought against U.S. Xpress that alleges the motor carrier violated...

https://www.chargedfleet.com/331323/calif-meal-and-rest-break-suit-dismissed-on-basis-of-fmcsa-preemption-stance
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Fuel, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Suspends Rules in 26 States to Help Fuel, Supplies Flow after Harvey

To aid in the effort to bring supplies and fuel to areas affected by Hurricane Harvey, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the State of...

https://www.businessfleet.com/141983/government-lifts-restrictions-to-help-fuel-supplies-flow-into-houston
Categories: Drivers, Operations
AscendTMS and TruckPark Ink Parking Reservations Deal

AscendTMS and TruckParkhave signed an agreement to allow truck parking reservations to be made directly inside the AscendTMS software platform by fleet...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/349962/ascendtms-and-truckpark-ink-parking-reservations-deal
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Progressive Partners with 'Fittest Trucker in America'

Through a newly formed partnership with Siphiwe Baleka, the "fittest truck driver in America," and healthy living tips and tricks on Progressive's...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/136761/progressive-partners-with-fittest-trucker-in-america
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance, Telematics
ELD Mandate: 10 Things You Need to Know as Full Enforcement Hits

The "soft enforcement" period for the new electronic logs mandate is over as of April 1. Here are 10 things that can help you make sure you're legal.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/279384/eld-mandate-10-things-you-need-to-know-as-full-enforcement-hits
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Operations, Safety & Compliance
Another House Bill Aims to Delay ELD Rule

Another Hail Mary Pass has been flung to try and slow the advance of the electronic logging device rule. Rep. Brian Babin has introduced the ELD Extension...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/141348/another-house-bill-aims-to-delay-eld-rule
Categories: Drivers, Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Woman Indicted for Impersonating CDL Medical Examiner

A federal grand jury in Harrisburg, Penn., has indicted Joann Wingate for wire fraud, submitting false documents and aggravated identity theft for...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/137388/woman-indicted-for-impersonating-cdl-medical-examiner
Categories: Drivers, Operations, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Eases Regulations for Learner's Permit Holders, CDL Applicants

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has eased the standards related to commercial learner’s permit holders...

https://www.businessfleet.com/354568/fmcsa-eases-regulations-for-cpl-holders-cdl-applicants
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Car Haulers Address the Capacity Challenge

With the upswing in the economy, times are good for the car hauler industry. But, the 2008-2010 recession left the industry with significant challenges that...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156351/car-haulers-address-the-capacity-challenge
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Top 3 Truck Driver Concerns in 2020

Commercial truck drivers most frequently mentioned topics related to logistics, equipment, and fleet employees when submitting feedback about their jobs,...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/10136341/top-3-truck-driver-concerns-in-2020
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Operations
Pam Transport Sends Custom Trucks to Deliver Wreaths

Pam Transport has sent four military-themed custom wrapped Peterbilt trucks to deliver wreaths to the Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/143443/pam-transport-sends-custom-trucks-to-deliver-wreaths
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.truckinginfo.com/141718/ups-turns-to-virtual-reality-to-train-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Operations
Flooding Closes Over 200 Roads in Missouri

Massive flooding caused by heavy rains in Northeastern Missouri has closed more than 225 roads in the state as the Mississippi River overruns its banks and...

https://www.government-fleet.com/133066/flooding-closes-over-200-roads-in-missouri
Categories: Drivers, Equipment, Operations
Peterbilt Gives 1 Millionth Truck to SuperFan

Peterbilt gave away a Model 567 Heritage truck at the Mid-America Trucking Show to Rick McClerkin of San Jose, California, for winning the company’s...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/279307/peterbilt-gives-1-millionth-truck-to-superfan
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Operations, Safety & Compliance
Indiana Wants ELD Rule Delayed

In an 11th-hour request, the attorney general of Indiana has proposed that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration delay implementation of the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/143250/indiana-wants-eld-rule-delayed
Categories: Drivers, Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance
More Truckstop Chains Mandate Masks

Following the announcement from Love’s Travel Stops requiring the use of masks by all employees and customers last week, both the Pilot Company and...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/10122083/more-truckstop-chains-mandate-masks
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Amazon App Helps Get Drivers In and Out of Warehouses Faster

The new app, called Relay, is Amazon's first attempt at automating the truck delivery process.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/143131/amazon-launches-mobile-app-designed-to-get-drivers-in-and-out-of-warehouses-faster
Categories: Connected Fleets, Drivers, Fleet Management, Products, Telematics
Ford Launches Real-Time Driver Coaching

The new tools from Ford include real-time driver coaching through its SYNC 4 voice assistant that alerts drivers anytime they exceed a speed limit, rapidly...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10130223/ford-launches-new-ev-monitoring-and-vehicle-monitoring-tools


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