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Categories: Drivers
Commentary: California’s new ‘ABCs’ Spell Bad News  for Owner-Operator Fleets

A California Supreme Court decision has made it much tougher for trucking companies to use owner-operators in the state, some groups say it will effectively...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/305683/commentary-californias-new-abcs-spell-bad-news-for-owner-operator-fleets
Categories: Drivers
Q&A: Finn Murphy, Truck Owner-Operator and Author of 'The Long Haul'

Finn Murphy, author of "The Long Haul, a Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road," looks back over three decades of driving and the future of trucking.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/311066/qa-finn-murphy-author-of-the-long-haul
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, Maintenance, Safety & Compliance
What Exactly Constitutes an Underinflated Truck Tire?

Why should we worry about defining underinflation? Because of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability)...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152961/what-exactly-constitutes-an-underinflated-truck-tire
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
Don't Get Busted with 'Guilty' Incentive Based Wellness Programs

Getting in trouble with the law is pretty much the last thing on someone’s mind when starting a wellness program, right? But there are some legal issues to...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/155192/dont-get-busted-with-guilty-incentive-based-wellness-programs
Categories: Drivers, Maintenance
Why You Need to Pay Attention to Your Air Dryer

It's more important than ever to protect a truck's air system from contamination, because there are more and more on-vehicle technologies making use of that...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152756/why-you-need-to-pay-attention-to-your-air-dryer
Categories: Drivers
Celadon Named Healthy Trucking Fleet

The first-ever Healthy Trucking Fleet of the Year award, a collaboration between FusionHealth and Navistar, was presented to Celadon Group at their...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152111/celadon-named-healthy-trucking-fleet
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
The Impact of Truck Driver Wellness Programs

Executives at several large long-haul fleets talk about their efforts to keep drivers healthy and happy through wellness programs in the final installment...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156430/the-impact-of-truck-driver-wellness-programs
Categories: Drivers, Equipment, Maintenance
Not Your Father's Air Filter

There was a time when fleet managers and owner-operators specified many components on their new trucks and tractors, but that's been seriously curtailed by...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152731/not-your-fathers-air-filter
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Changing Entry-Level Driver Training Requirements

Changes to the entry-level driver training requirements are so substantial that they may be unrecognizable to some, requiring communication to drivers,...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/338905/changing-entry-level-driver-training-requirements
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
How Important is Driver Pay?

Truck driver pay is rising at a record rate. Is it the answer to the driver shortage? The second in a series on the driver shortage. Part 2 in HDT's Driver...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/155947/how-important-is-driver-pay
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, 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.automotive-fleet.com/346013/put-down-the-phone-battling-distracted-driving
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, Fleet Management
4 Ways Technology Can Improve Fleet Operations

Information technology permeates all parts of a successful trucking fleet's operations today, and sessions at ALK's Transportation Technology Summit last...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156087/4-ways-technology-can-improve-fleet-operations
Categories: Drivers, Equipment
How Nice Cabs Can Affect Driver Satisfaction

Whatever the reason for their discontent, the driver turnover rate for 2014 wound up at over 95%. Perhaps a newer, better mattress would help them sleep...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156232/how-nice-cabs-can-affect-driver-satisfaction
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Finding and Keeping Drivers With The One-Two Punch: Pay & Respect

Recruiting and retention. It’s akin to bailing water out of a boat that has a hole in it. You really have to plug the hole first, otherwise you’re...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/154967/finding-and-keeping-drivers-with-the-one-two-punch-pay-respect
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.businessfleet.com/326468/how-to-keep-drivers-happy
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Dealing with Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Trucking

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association suspects that about 28% of the commercial driver population may be suffering from some degree of obstructive...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/279732/dealing-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-trucking
Categories: Drivers
The Driver Series

How trucking companies are approaching the recruiting, retaining and training of truck drivers in the midst of an ever-changing industry.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/279677/the-driver-series
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Five Ways Private Fleets Keep Drivers Longer

In 2012, driver turnover at large truckload carriers averaged 98%, according to figures from the American Trucking Associations. At smaller truckload fleets...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/155019/five-ways-private-fleets-keep-drivers-longer
Categories: Drivers, Equipment, Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Improving Truck Ergonomics for Driver Safety

OSHA regs require an employer to provide a workplace (which includes upfitted work vehicles) free from recognized hazards. The best way to make a work truck...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/157341/improving-truck-ergonomics-for-driver-safety
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
TCA Encourages Smokers to Ditch Cigarettes

As part of this year's National Truck Driver Appreciation & Wellness Week, the Truckload Carriers Association has designated Sept. 20 as "Ditch the Pack" day

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152250/tca-encourages-smokers-to-ditch-cigarettes
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
Commentary: Don't Blame the Driver, Blame the Watermelon

In an era when the customer is king, the solitary truck driver is always the one at the end of the line.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156886/commentary-dont-blame-the-driver-blame-the-watermelon
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, Fleet Management
In Search of Owner-Operators

After a difficult recession caused many to give up trucking, owner-operators are on the rise again and fleets are doing all they can to recruit and retain...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156048/in-search-of-owner-operators
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
ELDs Can Open the Door to Big Data

Why settle for simple electronic logging when it can serve as a total fleet management solution in a box?

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157623/elds-can-open-the-door-to-big-data
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
How Fleets Can Implement Gamification into Safety Training

Gamification takes training and adds an element of competition in order to spark behavior changes. In the fleet amnagment world this means making safe...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/279744/how-fleets-can-implement-gamification-into-safety-training
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance

Trucking companies, drivers and the general public who share the road with trucks would all benefit from an approach that treats truck driver health as an...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/153076/taking-the-driver-physical-to-a-new-level-1
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
The FMCSA, OSHA, EEOC & You

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Safety, Compliance and Accountability enforcement program is one of the major legal and regulatory issues...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/154934/the-fmcsa-osha-eeoc-you
Categories: Drivers, Equipment, Safety & Compliance
Quick Spin: ZF’s Reax Electronic Steering System

ZF's Reax is a smart, electronic control system that takes input data from various sensors around the vehicle, including the driver, and either loosens, or...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157633/quick-spin-zfs-reax-electronic-steering-system
Categories: Drivers
Becker Trucking Capitalizes on a Happy Workforce

After the 2008 recession, Becker Trucking changed its focus and started hiring drivers more suited to the work it wanted to do - with satisfying results.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/304326/becker-trucking-capitalizes-on-a-happy-workforce
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, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
The Effects of the New Hours of Service

Early experience with the hours-of-service changes bear out expectations that 24-7 truckload carriers will come under pressure to add personnel, change...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/153066/the-effects-of-the-new-hours-of-service
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Digging Into Truck Driver Drug Use

A recent study found a higher rate of drug use by prospective drivers than was previously believed to be the case. Part three of HDT's Trucking Under the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/340132/digging-into-truck-driver-drug-use
Categories: Drivers
Commentary: Don't Leave Trade Schools out of 'Free College' Debate

The skyrocketing cost of college tuition is indeed a problem. But at risk of being overlooked is the need to get more students into the nation’s trade schools.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156367/commentary-dont-leave-trade-schools-out-of-free-college-debate
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
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.truckinginfo.com/343356/igen-appealing-to-a-new-generation-of-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Commentary: Can Autonomous Trucks Help You Attract Fresh Talent?

We tend to shake our heads and roll our eyes at the breathless coverage in the mainstream and tech media about “driverless trucks”. But there’s one good...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157682/commentary-can-autonomous-trucks-help-you-attract-fresh-talent
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

The first results of what is said to be the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the health effects of exposure to new technology diesel engines has...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152113/study-finds-few-effects-from-diesel-exhaust-from-epa-07-engines
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, 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, Equipment, Fleet Management
Alternative Fuels: Many Options

Natural gas. Biodiesel. Dimethyl ether. Hybrid. Electric. Algae-based diesel. Hydrogen fuel cells. There’s a virtual smorgasbord of available and potential...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/153086/alternative-fuels-many-options
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, Equipment
Test Drive: WorkStar 7600

The sloped hood on International's WorkStar 7600 was first shown off at the World of Concrete show in 2010, but with vocational-truck business seriously...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152608/test-drive-workstar-7600
Categories: Drivers
Daseke Gives Drivers a Stake in the Company

By awarding drivers with stock in the company, Daseke hopes to give them a sense of pride and ownership in their work - and improve retention.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157884/daseke-gives-drivers-a-stake-in-the-company


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