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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 & 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
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, 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
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, 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: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment, Fleet Management, Fuel Smarts, Maintenance, Products, Safety & Compliance
Inside the Numbers Driving the Heavy-Duty Trucking Industry

There are many ways to tell a story – through words in books and magazines, pictures, videos, song, and more. With the inaugural issue of the HDT Fact Book,...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/155203/inside-the-numbers-driving-the-heavy-duty-trucking-industry
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Maintenance, Safety & Compliance
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
Tribe Express Takes the Long View on Driver Retention

Boasting a turnover rate as low as 33%, Tribe Express’ roster includes veteran truckers between 50 and 60 years old, as well as an increasing number of...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156755/tribe-express-takes-the-long-view-on-driver-retention
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
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, Safety & Compliance
CDL/Med Card Merger: The Deadline is Near

An important deadline is just around the corner for CDL drivers and their motor carriers. As of Jan. 30, 2014, all CDL holders must have supplied...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/153366/cdl-med-card-merger-the-deadline-is-near
Categories: Drivers
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, 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
Driver Dilemma: An In-Depth Series on the Driver Shortage

For 2015, as the trucking industry is dealing with the worst driver shortage and capacity crunch in its history, Heavy Duty Trucking is delving into the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/155908/driver-dilemma-an-in-depth-series-on-the-driver-shortage
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
5 Ways Truck Drivers Can Sleep Better

Lack of sleep impacts our mood, our ability to focus, and even our motor skills. Worse, it has been tied to multiple health issues. That's why getting...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/329304/commentary-how-truck-drivers-can-sleep-better
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, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Safety & Compliance, 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.businessfleet.com/10133141/5-ways-to-coach-truck-drivers-using-telematics
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
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: 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, 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
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
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, Fuel Smarts
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
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
5 Things Drivers Never Should Do at the Scene of an Accident

The time to plan how you’re going to respond at the scene of an accident is before you are involved in an accident. How a truck driver responds on the scene...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/153349/5-things-drivers-never-should-do-at-the-scene-of-an-accident
Categories: Drivers, 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, Safety & Compliance
How Fitness for Duty Exams Can Prevent Worker’s Comp Claims

There’s a simple way to avoid many worker’s compensation claims: Don’t put the wrong worker to work. The “wrong worker,” simply put, is anyone who is...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/154891/how-fitness-for-duty-exams-can-prevent-workers-comp-claims
Categories: Drivers
Accommodating Drivers' Religious Beliefs

Can you fire a driver who refuses to work on Sunday because of his religious beliefs? Better be careful -- such an action could violate the Civil Rights...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/154931/accommodating-drivers-religious-beliefs
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, Fleet Management
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, Equipment, Fleet Management
USA Truck Attracts Veterans with Training, Equipment

More than one-fourth of the drivers at USA Truck Capacity Solutions come from military backgrounds. Four of them are driving special military-themed Kenworths.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/323813/usa-truck-attracts-veterans-with-training-equipment
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, Fleet Management
Drivers: Hire Fewer, Keep More

With an industry-wide shortage of new truck drivers, it's tempting to just find and hire CDL holders as fast as they can be found. But one good way to hire...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/326842/drivers-hire-fewer-keep-more
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
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, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Safety & Compliance
What Owner-Operators and Small Fleets Need to Know about ELDs

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's electronic logging device mandate is causing a lot of confusion and concern among the smallest fleets and...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157599/what-owner-operators-and-small-fleets-need-to-know-about-elds
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, 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.worktruckonline.com/340409/7-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-drug-and-alcohol-clearinghouse
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
EOBRs Are now ELDs

An acronym transition and other things you should know about the pending rule mandating electronic logging devices.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/153058/eobrs-are-now-elds
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
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, Safety & Compliance
6 Tips to End Trucking Workplace Injuries

Trucking fleets focus much of their attention on minimizing risks on the road, but there are also risks when a driver is on his or her feet, due to the risk...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/329301/6-tips-to-end-trucking-workplace-injuries
Categories: Drivers, 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, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
Carriers Caught Between Conflicting Agencies on Hiring

Carriers are required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to take steps to prevent high-risk individuals from driving their trucks. But an...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/154956/carriers-caught-between-conflicting-agencies-on-hiring
Categories: Drivers
Ahead of the fitness curve: Q&A with Bob Perry, founder of Rolling Strong

Bob Perry has been trying to help drivers be healthier for about 25 years, but he was way ahead of the curve. It's only in the past couple of years that the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152427/ahead-of-the-fitness-curve-qa-with-bob-perry-founder-of-rolling-strong
Categories: Drivers, Safety
CBD Oils May Result in DOT-Testing Violation

Use of THC is forbidden for a regulated driver, no matter the source. As a result, medical and recreational marijuana and some CBD oils, even if legal under...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/326327/cbd-oils-may-result-in-dot-testing-violation
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
5 Ways Truck Drivers Can Prevent Cold-Weather Calamity

Every year we read about drivers who perish in their trucks during extended road closures where the driver goes off the road or runs into impassable...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/323957/5-ways-truck-drivers-can-prevent-cold-weather-calamity


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