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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.worktruckonline.com/326327/cbd-oils-may-result-in-dot-testing-violation
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.chargedfleet.com/336980/is-a-truck-driver-an-employee-or-a-contractor
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, 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, 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: 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, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Telematics
Don't Miss This Critical Step in ELD Implementation

There’s more to complying with the electronic logging device mandate than putting the devices in your trucks. Will your new ELD policies and procedures pass...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/157755/dont-miss-this-critical-step-in-eld-implementation
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, 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, 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
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, 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
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.truckinginfo.com/326327/cbd-oils-may-result-in-dot-testing-violation
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
Commentary: The Delicate Truck Driver

Lots of drivers manage a very fine balance between simple frustration and outright anger and executive contributing editor Rolf Lockwood believes they...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157238/commentary-the-delicate-truck-driver
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, 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
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, 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, 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, Fleet Management
The Roadside Dietitian: Love Your Heart

February is American Heart Month for one really good reason. Heart disease is the number one killer in this country, accounting for about a quarter of all...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152668/the-roadside-dietitian-love-your-heart
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 & 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, 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, 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, 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, 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
Reassessing the Independent Contractor

Truck driver classification should be weighed in light of current waged hour laws, safety regulations and the Affordable Care Act

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156259/reassessing-the-independent-contractor
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
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, 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.truckinginfo.com/336027/how-to-use-facebook-to-retain-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
Dec. 1 OSHA Training Deadline Looms

OSHA wants you to train your workers in Hazard Communication, and wants you to do it by Dec. 1 of this year. The trick? It’s a totally new curriculum....

https://www.truckinginfo.com/153379/dec-1-osha-training-deadline-looms
Categories: Drivers
How Do Your Drivers Measure Up?

The face of your company that customers (and often, their customers) see most is not that of the CEO, CFO, or even the fleet manager. It’s that of your...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/153501/how-do-your-drivers-measure-up
Categories: Drivers, Maintenance
Fleets Find Benefits in Factory-Installed Inverters

In Joe Egan’s office, a framed picture shows a long-haul tractor, or more precisely, its charred remains. “It’s not one of our trucks, but it illustrates...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/153500/fleets-find-benefits-in-factory-installed-inverters
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, Safety & Compliance
What's the Best Diet for Truck Drivers?

While some drivers over-eat regularly, the majority do not – including most overweight and obese drivers. Yet many drivers continue to gain weight and...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/325524/commentary-whats-the-best-diet-for-truck-drivers
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
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, 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: 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
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, 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
How to Keep Drivers Happy

Since fleet drivers spend most of their workdays on the road, they may feel more detached from their companies. Managers can help drivers feel more...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/326468/how-to-keep-drivers-happy
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 & 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
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, 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 & 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
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
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, 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


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