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Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
IIHS Urges Caution on Younger Truck Driver Pilot Programs

IIHS is urging FMCSA to use caution before any expansion of its pilot program allowing truck drivers under 21 to participate in interstate commerce.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/336625/iihs-urges-caution-on-younger-truck-driver-pilot-programs
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Trucking Alliance: Driver Drug Use a Top Trucking Safety Issue

A safety-focused group of trucking and logistics companies has released the results of what it calls a first-of-its-kind study showing “compelling evidence...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/333760/trucking-alliance-truck-driver-drug-use-top-safety-issue
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
OOIDA Once Again Opposes Younger Truck Driver Bill

With the recent reintroduction of a bill that would lower the driving age for heavy-duty truckers operating in interstate commerce, the Owner-Operator...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/326094/ooida-once-again-opposes-younger-truck-driver-bill
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
ATA Safety Council Honors Fleets, Safety Director, Drivers

The American Trucking Associations' Safety Management Council recognized fleets, drivers and safety directors for their contributions to fleet safety at the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/137474/ata-safety-council-honors-fleets-safety-director-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
ATA Names 33 America’s Road Team Finalists

American Trucking Associations has named 33 professional truck drivers as finalists to become captains on the 2017-2018 America’s Road Team.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/137413/ata-names-33-americas-road-team-finalists
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, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Extends Entry-Level Driver Training Rule Compliance Date

The new entry-level driver training rule, originally scheduled to go into effect Feb. 7, now will have to wait another two years because the government...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/349951/fmcs-extends-entry-level-driver-training-rule-compliance-date
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Top Cellphone-While-Driving Roads Identified

Roads with the highest observed cell phone use from commercial drivers in 2018 were located in the Los Angeles port complex, Tennessee's second largest city...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/325772/nations-top-cellphone-using-roads-identified
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Fleet Fined for Firing Driver Who Voiced Safety Concerns

OSHA has fined Brindi Trailer Sales and Services for illegally terminating a driver who brought up safety concerns about his truck.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/133422/fleet-fined-for-firing-driver-who-voiced-safety-concerns
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, 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, 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, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Offers Online CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Resource

The FMCSA released new online resources regarding the upcoming implementation of its CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse for commercial vehicle industry...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/326754/fmcsa-offers-online-cdl-drug-and-alcohol-clearinghouse-resource
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management
Defensive Driving Program Focuses on Distracted Drivers

Instructional Technologies Inc., announced a new defensive driving program called Pro-Defense that focuses on the increasing amount and types of...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/141661/defensive-driving-program-focuses-on-distracted-drivers
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, Fleet Management
FMCSA Extends Deadline for Student Art Contest

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is extending the submission deadline for the 2015 “Be Ready. Be Buckled” student art contest until March 16,...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/128239/fmcsa-extends-deadline-for-student-art-contest
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
App Helps Prevent Rollovers, Brake Fade on Grades

How do we keep drivers from driving too fast through curves or descending mountain slopes? By showing them precisely how fast they should be driving. A new...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/335010/app-helps-drivers-through-curvy-descending-slopes
Categories: Connected Fleets, Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Advanced Safety Tech Annoys Drivers, J.D. Power Finds

A new J.D. Power survey finds car buyer demand for semi-autonomous safety technology is threatened by overbearing alerts that are causing many to disable...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/339369/nanny-state-new-safety-tech-annoys-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.worktruckonline.com/335508/the-art-science-of-mountain-driving
Categories: Drivers, Safety
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, Telematics
Least-Traveled Roads Named in Each State

Alaska's Dalton Highway (State Route 11) has been named the most scenic and quiet route in the U.S., according to a new analysis from Geotab.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/279122/least-traveled-roads-named-in-each-state
Categories: Connected Fleets, Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Advanced Safety Tech Annoys Drivers, J.D. Power Finds

A new J.D. Power survey finds car buyer demand for semi-autonomous safety technology is threatened by overbearing alerts that are causing many to disable...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/339369/nanny-state-new-safety-tech-annoys-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Hub Group Adopts SmartDrive Video Safety Platform

Hub Group has adopted the SmartDrive video-based safety platform for its fleet of more than 2,600 tractors, with the aim of improving driver safety and fuel...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/142032/hub-group-adopts-smartdrive-video-safety-platform
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
UPS Driver Goes 55 Years Without Accident

Tom Camp has driven more than 1 million miles for UPS without an accident and achieved a feat no other company driver has achieved — a spotless 55-year...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/142756/ups-driver-goes-55-years-without-accident
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.automotive-fleet.com/328369/72-of-commercial-drivers-admit-to-distracted-driving
Categories: Connected Fleets, Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Advanced Safety Tech Annoys Drivers, J.D. Power Finds

A new J.D. Power survey finds car buyer demand for semi-autonomous safety technology is threatened by overbearing alerts that are causing many to disable...

https://www.businessfleet.com/339369/nanny-state-new-safety-tech-annoys-drivers
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.automotive-fleet.com/10130223/ford-launches-new-ev-monitoring-and-vehicle-monitoring-tools
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, Safety & Compliance
Driver Safety Behavior Insights Gleaned from Lytx Data

Could drivers be more drowsy on Tuesday mornings because of Monday Night Football? And what does wearing a seat belt have to do with the likelihood of...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/318254/driver-safety-behavior-insights-gleaned-from-lytx-data
Categories: Drivers, 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, Fleet Management
Truck Driver Work-Related Fatalities at Six-Year High

Fatal work-related injuries to commercial truck drivers last year reached their highest level in six years, per a summary of preliminary results from the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/131564/truck-driver-work-related-fatalities-at-six-year-high
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management
Defensive Driving Program Focuses on Distracted Drivers

Instructional Technologies Inc., announced a new defensive driving program called Pro-Defense that focuses on the increasing amount and types of...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/141661/defensive-driving-program-focuses-on-distracted-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Trucking Alliance: Driver Drug Use a Top Trucking Safety Issue

A safety-focused group of trucking and logistics companies has released the results of what it calls a first-of-its-kind study showing “compelling evidence...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/333760/trucking-alliance-truck-driver-drug-use-top-safety-issue
Categories: Drivers, Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance
New ATA Policy Addresses Marijuana Challenges in Trucking

More than 93 million Americans now live where marijuana is legal for recreational use – what's a safety-sensitive industry like trucking to do? The American...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/342089/new-ata-policy-addresses-marijuana-challenges-in-trucking
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
UPS Driver Goes 55 Years Without Accident

Tom Camp has driven more than 1 million miles for UPS without an accident and achieved a feat no other company driver has achieved — a spotless 55-year...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/142756/ups-driver-goes-55-years-without-accident
Categories: Drivers, Operations

Scott Woodrome of FedEx Freight as the Bendix Grand Champion took home the title of Bendix Grand Champion at the American Trucking Associations’ 2018...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/311160/fedex-freight-driver-wins-national-truck-driving-championships
Categories: Drivers
FedEx Freight Driver Takes Top Honors at National Truck Driving Championships

Scott Woodrome, a FedEx Freight driver with 25 years in the industry, was named Grand Champion of the American Trucking Associations' 2019 National Truck...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/338457/fedex-freight-driver-takes-top-honors-at-national-truck-driving-championships
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
ATA Recognizes Top Safety Director and Driver of the Year

American Trucking Associations’ Safety Management Council has named Curtis Carr, of Estes Express Lines, as the winner of the 2017 National Safety Director...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/143087/ata-recognizes-top-safety-director-and-driver-of-the-year
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Fight Over 34-Hour Restart Heats Up as Deadline Nears

With Congress up against a December 11 deadline to pass an appropriations bill, trucking interests and safety groups are battling over an amendment that...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/126853/fight-over-34-hour-restart-heats-up-as-deadline-nears
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
UPS Driver Goes 55 Years Without Accident

Tom Camp has driven more than 1 million miles for UPS without an accident and achieved a feat no other company driver has achieved — a spotless 55-year...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/142756/ups-driver-goes-55-years-without-accident
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, Telematics
Least-Traveled Roads Named in Each State

Alaska's Dalton Highway (State Route 11) has been named the most scenic and quiet route in the U.S., according to a new analysis from Geotab.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/279122/least-traveled-roads-named-in-each-state
Categories: Drivers, Products, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Instructional Technologies, Netradyne Launch Automated Training Program

Instructional Technologies and Netradyne's new automated driver training program uses data from Netradyne's Driveri video program to make automatic course...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/319162/instructional-technologies-and-netradyne-launch-automated-training-program
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
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance

Did you hear about the driver who backed into the transformer for a huge regional mall, shutting it down for a Saturday during the Christmas shopping season?

https://www.truckinginfo.com/153040/avoiding-common-parking-lot-crashes
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
Trucker Declared Imminent Hazard After Killing 2 Pedestrians

Ohio-licensed truck driver Doug A. Jones has been declared an imminent hazard to public safety by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration after...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/324251/trucker-declared-imminent-hazard-after-fatally-striking-two-pedestrians
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.fleetforward.com/10130223/ford-launches-new-ev-monitoring-and-vehicle-monitoring-tools
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, Safety & Risk Management
Defensive Driving Program Focuses on Distracted Drivers

Instructional Technologies Inc., announced a new defensive driving program called Pro-Defense that focuses on the increasing amount and types of...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/141661/defensive-driving-program-focuses-on-distracted-drivers


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