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Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Telematics
FMSCA to Exempt Short-Term Truck Rentals from ELD Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected to announce on Oct. 11 that it will grant an exemption from being required to use an electronic...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/142556/fmsca-to-exempt-short-term-truck-rentals-from-eld-rule
Categories: Drivers, Safety
Trucker Who Saved Motorist After Crash Named Goodyear Highway Hero

A Canadian truck driver who administered first aid to a motorist who had been pierced through the neck by a broken steering wheel after a crash is the 35th...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/279289/trucker-who-saved-motorist-after-crash-named-goodyear-highway-hero
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, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management
Seat Belt Use by Commercial Drivers Hits All-Time High

According to a survey conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 86% truck and bus drivers now regularly use their safety belts while...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/143015/seat-belt-use-by-truck-and-bus-drivers-rises-to-an-all-time-high
Categories: Drivers, Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance
UrgentCare Travel Partners with ERoad on Driver Health

UrgentCareTravel and ERoad have partnered to offer health services to ERoad customers.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/10123966/urgentcare-travel-partners-with-eroad-on-driver-health
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Progressive Partners with 'Fittest Trucker in America'

Through a newly formed partnership with Siphiwe Baleka, the "fittest truck driver in America," and healthy living tips and tricks on Progressive's...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/136761/progressive-partners-with-fittest-trucker-in-america
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety, Safety & Compliance
New Report Sounds Wakeup Call on Dangers of Drowsy Driving

A report issued by the Governors Highway Safety Association on the “extreme danger posed by tired drivers” includes a new NHTSA estimate that pegs the...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/136308/new-report-sounds-wakeup-call-on-dangers-of-drowsy-driving
Categories: Drivers, Operations
NYC to Test Ban on Curbside Deliveries

The city will also be expanding its off-hour delivery program for businesses that are interested in receiving deliveries during less busy times.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/142783/nyc-to-test-ban-on-curbside-deliveries
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
2019 CVSA Safe Driver Week Focuses on Speeding

During the week of July 14-20, the CVSA will hold Operation Safe Driver Week event, with law enforcement personnel being on the lookout for commercial...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/330850/2019-cvsa-safe-driver-week-focuses-on-speeding
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Alabama to Allow Younger Truck Drivers

The state legislature of Alabama has passed a bill that will allow the state to issue Class A commercial driver’s licenses to applicants as young as 18...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/332289/alabama-to-allow-younger-truck-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Operations
Independent Contractor Bill Signed into Law in New York

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law the New York State Commercial Goods Transportation Industry Fair Play Act, drastically changing how the state...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/115904/independent-contractor-bill-signed-into-law-in-new-york
Categories: Drivers, Operations
FMCSA Looking at Wider Pilot to Study Allowing Younger Interstate Truck Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking public comment on a “potential” pilot program that would allow drivers ages 18 to 20 to operate...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/331870/fmcsa-looking-at-wider-pilot-to-study-allowing-younger-interstate-truck-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Report: Self-Driving Trucks Could Put Best-Paying Jobs at Risk

Autonomous trucks could have a significant impact on the less-than-truckload sector of trucking and drivers could be left behind unless industry and public...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/312496/report-self-driving-trucks-could-put-best-paying-jobs-at-risk
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Fuel, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Suspends Rules in 26 States to Help Fuel, Supplies Flow after Harvey

To aid in the effort to bring supplies and fuel to areas affected by Hurricane Harvey, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the State of...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/141983/government-lifts-restrictions-to-help-fuel-supplies-flow-into-houston
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.worktruckonline.com/349951/fmcs-extends-entry-level-driver-training-rule-compliance-date
Categories: Drivers, Fuel
Love's Brings 75 Jobs & 51 Parking Spaces to Illinois

Love’s Travel Stops announced it is now serving Customers in Decatur, Ill., thanks to a new travel stop.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/331034/loves-brings-75-jobs-51-parking-spaces-to-illinois
Categories: Drivers, Equipment, Fleet Management, Operations
Daimler Trucks Unveils Long-Term Plan for Autonomous-Driving Trucks

Daimler Trucks on Thursday shared its vision of the future of trucking trucks that can drive themselves, saying they could help solve the driver shortage...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/119040/daimler-trucks-unveils-long-term-plan-for-autonomous-driving-trucks
Categories: Drivers, Products, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management
Omnitracs Links In-Cab Video to Critical Event Recording, Electronic Logs

Omnitracs says its new Critical Event Video is a fully integrated in-cab video solution that ties into the company’s Critical Event Reporting as well as...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/136427/omnitracs-links-in-cab-video-to-critical-event-recording-electronic-logs
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Finally Issues Final Rule on Driver-Training Standards

A very long-awaited final rule on national minimum training standards for entry-level applicants seeking to obtain a commercial driver’s license or certain...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/138047/fmcsa-finally-issues-final-rule-on-driver-training-standards
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Amazon App Helps Get Drivers In and Out of Warehouses Faster

The new app, called Relay, is Amazon's first attempt at automating the truck delivery process.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/143131/amazon-launches-mobile-app-designed-to-get-drivers-in-and-out-of-warehouses-faster
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Safety & Compliance, Telematics
Spending Bill Stretches ELD Exemption for Livestock Haulers

Updated: Livestock haulers will get a respite from complying with the electronic logging device rule thanks to the omnibus funding measure passed by...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/279282/spending-bill-stretches-eld-exemption-for-livestock-haulers
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, 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, 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, Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Trucking on the Front Line in Fight Against COVID-19

As an increasingly aware United States mobilizes to contain the spread the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19, the trucking industry is uniquely...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/353078/trucking-finds-itself-on-the-front-line-in-the-fight-against-covid19
Categories: Drivers, Equipment, Safety, Upfitting
Sears Seating Updates Seats for Refuse Trucks

Sears Seating, manufacturer of off-road and over-the-road suspension seating, launched its updated seating for the refuse industry.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/339933/sears-seating-updates-seats-for-refuse-trucks
Categories: Drivers, Operations, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Offers ELD Rule Webinars to Help Fleets Comply

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration National Training Center has announced two webinars about the new electronic logging device mandate to help...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/133378/fmcsa-offers-eld-rule-webinars-to-help-fleets-comply
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety, Safety & Compliance
DOT Changing Drug Testing to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic

The Department of Transportation plans to add four prescription opioids – hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone and oxycodone – to the existing DOT...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/142991/dot-changing-drug-testing-to-address-opioid-abuse-epidemic
Categories: Drivers, Operations, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Announces Electronic Logs Mandate

By early December 2017, an estimated 3 million commercial drivers will have thrown out their paper logbooks. A long-anticipated rule requiring electronic...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/132773/fmcsa-announces-electronic-logs-mandate
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Top 5 CDL Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse FAQs

Despite the three-year lead time of the final rule, the CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is on track to launch Jan. 6, 2020. The top five questions are...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/344153/top-5-cdl-drug-alcohol-clearinghouse-faqs
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Instructional Technologies, SambaSafety Ink Training Partnership

Instructional Technologies and SambaSafety announced a partnership the companies say will let customers evaluate driver performance, identify safety issues,...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/352284/instructional-technologies-and-sambasafety-ink-driving-training-partnership
Categories: Drivers, Operations
FedEx Settles Independent Contractor Suit for $228 Million

FedEx Ground reached an agreement with plaintiffs in an independent contractor lawsuit to settle for $228 million.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/129946/fedex-settles-independent-contractor-suit-for-228-million
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.worktruckonline.com/279122/least-traveled-roads-named-in-each-state
Categories: Drivers, Safety
Military Vet Wins Goodyear Highway Hero Award for Helping Family in Fatal Accident

Truck driver Paul Mathias was recognized as a Goodyear Highway Hero for stepping in to help a family whose SUV was struck by another vehicle in what turned...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/328453/military-vet-wins-goodyear-highway-hero-award-for-helping-family-in-fatal-accide
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.worktruckonline.com/331774/how-future-trucks-will-intelligently-adapt-to-their-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance
OOIDA Seeks to Exempt ‘Small-Business Truckers’ from ELD Rule

With the new electronic logging device mandate set to take effect in less than four weeks, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has petitioned...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/143149/ooida-seeks-to-exempt-small-business-truckers-from-eld-rule
Categories: Drivers, Operations, Products
Rand McNally Offers Smaller ClearDryve 2-in1 Headphones

Rand McNally has debuted a smaller, lighter-weight model of its ClearDryve 2-in1 headphone lineup called the ClearDryve 180.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/338848/rand-mcnally-offers-smaller-cleardryve-2-in1-headphones
Categories: Drivers, Equipment, Operations
Peterbilt Gives 1 Millionth Truck to SuperFan

Peterbilt gave away a Model 567 Heritage truck at the Mid-America Trucking Show to Rick McClerkin of San Jose, California, for winning the company’s...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/279307/peterbilt-gives-1-millionth-truck-to-superfan
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Operations
Turnover Hits 5-Year Low at Large Truckload Fleets

Turnover at truckload fleets with more than $30 million in annual revenue dropped two points to 81% in the third quarter of 2016, according to American...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/138075/turnover-hits-5-year-low-at-large-truckload-fleets
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Bill to Lower Interstate Truck Driving Age Reintroduced

The reintroduced DRIVE-Safe ACT would allow drivers as young as 18 years old to drive heavy-duty trucks in interstate commerce.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/325912/bill-to-lower-interstate-truck-driving-age-is-reintroduced
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.worktruckonline.com/335010/app-helps-drivers-through-curvy-descending-slopes
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Survey Finds 81% of Commercial Drivers See Rise in Distracted Driving

Netradyne released findings from a recent online survey of commercial drivers that indicates commercial drivers feel safe but acknowledge they could be...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/356237/survey-finds-81-of-commercial-drivers-see-rise-in-distracted-driving
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Fuel, Fuel Smarts
Fuel Price Report Cancelled by Government Shutdown

The government shutdown has forced the Energy Information Administration to cancel publication of its gas and diesel price update, a key index for trucking...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/114269/fuel-price-report-cancelled-by-government-shutdown
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management
U.S. Postal Service Using VR to Train Drivers

The U.S. Postal Service has begun using a virtual reality-based simulator to train drivers in its Brooklyn, New York, and Tampa, Florida, districts,...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/142781/u-s-postal-service-using-vr-to-train-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Operations

HELP Inc., which provides PrePass weigh station bypass and other truck safety and efficiency services, announced the appointment of Terry Maple as the new...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/125961/help-inc-names-new-regional-director
Categories: Drivers, Equipment, Operations, Products
Navistar Executives Look to the Future

After a tough run earlier this decade, Navistar told trucking reporters it is "back in business," touting its new and improved product line, a booming...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/142571/navistar-executives-look-to-the-future
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Eye-Opener Report: FMCSA Should Boost Driver-Fatigue Research

A new report prepared by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine advises the FMCSA to improve data and research methods “to support a...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/134124/eye-opener-report-fmcsa-should-boost-driver-fatigue-research
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance, Telematics
3 Ways ELDs Should Help Prevent Driver Coercion

Drivers are at the heart of the electronic logging device mandate that kicks in just over four months from now. According to Pete Allen of MiX Telematics,...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/141668/3-ways-elds-should-help-prevent-driver-coercion
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Operations
Uber Freight Facility Insights Reinforce Need for Speed

Uber Freight published its first report delving into the results of its new Facility Ratings, reinforcing what we already knew -- keeping trucks and drivers...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/334503/uber-freight-facility-insights-reinforce-need-for-speed
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Truckers Greeted With Free Meals During COVID-19 Crisis

As reports have circulated about truckers having a hard time getting food on the road during the COVID-19 pandemic, some groups and companies have stepped...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/353868/truckers-greeted-with-free-meals-during-covid-19-crisis


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