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Categories: Drivers, Safety
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.globalfleetmanagement.com/338457/fedex-freight-driver-takes-top-honors-at-national-truck-driving-championships
Categories: Connected Fleets, Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Technology
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.globalfleetmanagement.com/339369/nanny-state-new-safety-tech-annoys-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Safety, 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.globalfleetmanagement.com/340132/digging-into-truck-driver-drug-use
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.globalfleetmanagement.com/336625/iihs-urges-caution-on-younger-truck-driver-pilot-programs
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.globalfleetmanagement.com/335508/the-art-science-of-mountain-driving
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.globalfleetmanagement.com/349951/fmcs-extends-entry-level-driver-training-rule-compliance-date
Categories: Drivers, Safety, 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.globalfleetmanagement.com/157773/new-defense-system-addresses-defensive-driver-training
Categories: Drivers, Safety, 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.globalfleetmanagement.com/157614/scuttling-of-sleep-apnea-screening-proposal-draws-heated-reactions
Categories: Drivers, Safety
Special Report: Canada's New Mandatory Driver Training Law

Canada has increased its mandatory requirements for entry-level driver training with mixed results so far.

https://www.globalfleetmanagement.com/157618/special-report-canadas-new-mandatory-driver-training-law
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Technology
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.globalfleetmanagement.com/318254/driver-safety-behavior-insights-gleaned-from-lytx-data
Categories: Drivers, Safety, 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.globalfleetmanagement.com/329304/commentary-how-truck-drivers-can-sleep-better
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.globalfleetmanagement.com/335010/app-helps-drivers-through-curvy-descending-slopes
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.globalfleetmanagement.com/333567/truckers-drugs-and-safety
Categories: Drivers, Safety, 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.globalfleetmanagement.com/153040/avoiding-common-parking-lot-crashes
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.globalfleetmanagement.com/346013/put-down-the-phone-battling-distracted-driving
Categories: Drivers, Safety, 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.globalfleetmanagement.com/341811/is-there-a-better-way-to-drug-test
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Technology
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.globalfleetmanagement.com/343356/igen-appealing-to-a-new-generation-of-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
How Drivers Can Stay Safe During George Floyd Protests

Some truck drivers have reported looting of packages, bricks being thrown, and other dangerous situations sometimes encountered when they are in areas where...

https://www.globalfleetmanagement.com/359843/how-drivers-can-stay-safe-during-george-floyd-protests
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Safety, Safety & Compliance, Technology, 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.globalfleetmanagement.com/10133141/5-ways-to-coach-truck-drivers-using-telematics
Categories: Connected Fleets, Drivers, Fleet Management, Products, Sustainability, Telematics, Vehicle OEM, Vehicle Research
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.globalfleetmanagement.com/10130223/ford-launches-new-ev-monitoring-and-vehicle-monitoring-tools


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