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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.truckinginfo.com/10133141/5-ways-to-coach-truck-drivers-using-telematics
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
Do You Have a DQ File?

The driver qualifications regulations, which are found in Part 391 of the FMCSA regulations, apply to all interstate drivers and most intrastate drivers...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152677/do-you-have-a-dq-file
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.chargedfleet.com/343049/trucking-looks-for-solutions-to-californias-stringent-new-independent-contractor
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: Autonomous Technology, Drivers, Safety & Compliance
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
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 & 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, 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.truckinginfo.com/157755/dont-miss-this-critical-step-in-eld-implementation
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
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
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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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: Autonomous Technology, Drivers, Safety & Compliance
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.fleetforward.com/355042/qa-ai-expert-talks-autonomous-trucks
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, 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 & 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, 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
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, 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, 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
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
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, 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, 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, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
Why the ELD Mandate is a Problem for Temp Drivers

For drivers working for a driver service or temporary driver pool, how do they transfer their logs from one carrier to another? The short answer is, they...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157598/why-the-eld-mandate-is-a-problem-for-temp-drivers
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, 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, 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, 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, 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
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, Safety & Compliance
Answers to Your Questions About the New Hours of Service Rules

Since the new hours-of-service rules went into effect July 1, there have been many questions asked of experts both inside and outside of the Federal Motor...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/153034/answers-to-your-questions-about-the-new-hours-of-service-rules
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Expect Big Impact on Workers Comp from Obesity Classification

The reclassification this summer by the American Medical Association of obesity as “a disease state” effectively declared that one-third of all Americans...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/153381/expect-big-impact-on-workers-comp-from-obesity-classification
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.fleetforward.com/10125146/inside-the-cab-of-an-autonomous-truck
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
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: 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
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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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
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
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


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