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Categories: Drivers
Commentary: The Delicate Truck Driver

Lots of drivers manage a very fine balance between simple frustration and outright anger and executive contributing editor Rolf Lockwood believes they...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157238/commentary-the-delicate-truck-driver
Categories: Drivers
Driver Wellness Starts at Work

Building a healthy lifestyle can be hard work – especially for truck drivers, who are constantly on the go and constantly under pressure to be on the go....

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157241/driver-wellness-starts-at-work
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Technology
A New Frontier in Driver Health

Very soon, integrated and automated vehicle systems will work together to keep drivers alert and healthy. But that technology will come at a cost.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157243/a-new-frontier-in-driver-health
Categories: Drivers
ATA Adopts New Position on Sleep Disorder Screening and Testing

LAS VEGAS - Seeing disturbing indications that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration may plan to address the issue of sleep apnea among truck...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152352/ata-adopts-new-position-on-sleep-disorder-screening-and-testing
Categories: Drivers
Prime Drivers Compete in Olympic Distance Triathlon

Driving tanker, flatbed, and refrigerated trailers, seven Prime drivers recently arrived in Anderson, S.C., to compete in the Revolution 3 Olympic-distance...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152375/prime-drivers-compete-in-olympic-distance-triathlon
Categories: Drivers
Ahead of the fitness curve: Q&A with Bob Perry, founder of Rolling Strong

Bob Perry has been trying to help drivers be healthier for about 25 years, but he was way ahead of the curve. It's only in the past couple of years that the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152427/ahead-of-the-fitness-curve-qa-with-bob-perry-founder-of-rolling-strong
Categories: Drivers
Goodyear Highway Hero Makes Healthy Living a Priority

You might recognize Mike Schiotis's name from the harrowing tale of how he saved a woman from her gun-wielding boyfriend and was named Goodyear's Highway...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152500/goodyear-highway-hero-makes-healthy-living-a-priority
Categories: Drivers
Getting Your Trucking Business Ready for Tax Season

Have you been trucking since 1912 or earlier? If so, you are a true trucking pioneer, have an incredible fitness regimen and once earned an income without...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152505/getting-your-trucking-business-ready-for-tax-season
Categories: Drivers, Equipment, Maintenance
Tires & Wheels: 5 Ways to Stretch Your Tire Budget

If stretching your tire budget means buying cheaper tires, you may be cheating yourself. You'll get more tires for less money — and that looks good up front...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152595/tires-wheels-5-ways-to-stretch-your-tire-budget
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Fuel Smarts

Highway funding, driver respect and fixing CSA are on HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge's wish list for 2013.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152618/a-trio-of-trucking-resolutions
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Bridging The Funding Gap

The highway law that took so much effort over the past five years is just six months old, but now it's time to start again. As the U.S. Department of...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152621/bridging-the-funding-gap
Categories: Drivers, Equipment, Fleet Management
Class 8 Update: The latest models and trends

"Uncertainty" is the word people at most truck builders used to describe this year's business mood. Sales started strong, then slacked off in the summer as...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152624/class-8-update-the-latest-models-and-trends
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
How Not to Lose Sleep over Apnea

Despite sleep apnea’s devastating impact on highway safety and personal well-being, truck drivers can be easily and affordably treated for this common...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156540/how-not-to-lose-sleep-over-apnea
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, 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, Operations
Commentary: College Is Not the Only Answer

With tuitions skyrocketing maybe it’s not surprising that there seems to be some progress when it comes to young people recognizing that skilled trades are...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/325193/commentary-college-is-not-the-only-answer
Categories: Drivers
Commentary: Bringing Millennials Into the Trucking Industry

There are many reasons why trucking should be an exciting career choice for Millennials - solid pay, new technologies, a strong community, sense of purpose....

https://www.truckinginfo.com/325792/commentary-bringing-millenials-into-the-trucking-industry
Categories: Drivers
Federal Agencies Taking More Business-Friendly Tack on Independent Contractor Classification

Even as multiple developments in California have made it harder for trucking companies to use owner-operators, at the federal level, the Trump...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/325879/federal-agencies-taking-more-business-friendly-tack-on-independent-contractor-cl
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.truckinginfo.com/326327/cbd-oils-may-result-in-dot-testing-violation
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, Operations, Safety
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, 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, Safety
Commentary: Taking a Closer Look at Drivers’ First Days on the Job

We talk a lot about recruiting and retaining drivers and about how we can bring more drivers into the industry. But are we doing enough to address the weak...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/327095/commentary-taking-a-closer-look-at-drivers-first-days-on-the-job
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
What’s Happening with the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration appears to be making progress in meeting the January 2020 deadline for implementation of its CDL Drug and...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/327223/whats-happening-with-the-drug-and-alcohol-clearinghouse
Categories: Drivers, Safety
Commentary: Why You Should Care About Driver Wellness

Trucking companies care about driver turnover rates and safety, but most have yet to make the connection between these concerns and driver wellness.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/316203/commentary-why-you-should-care-about-driver-wellness
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.truckinginfo.com/318254/driver-safety-behavior-insights-gleaned-from-lytx-data
Categories: Drivers

Call it what you will, the trucking industry is having trouble finding enough qualified drivers. But a crucial part of solving the shortage will require...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/303547/commentary-a-driver-shortage-by-any-other-name
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
How One Alabama Fleet is Finding Quality Truck Drivers

Alabama Motor Express is finding success in cutting its driver turnover using an online test that provides a behavioral assessment to identify the best...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/304486/how-one-alabama-fleet-is-finding-quality-truck-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Technology
Commentary: Are Autonomous Trucks Job Killers?

We’re on a path where tech developers and big companies decide what technologies get introduced, while workers and the public bear the cost.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/314890/commentary-are-autonomous-trucks-job-killers
Categories: Drivers
Women Drivers Take on Oversize Freight at Lone Star Transportation

Not everyone’s cut out for the world of hauling flatbed, oversized, and extreme over-dimensional freight. But at Lone Star Transportation, it’s a...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/328775/women-drivers-take-on-oversize-freight-at-lone-star
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, 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.truckinginfo.com/331034/loves-brings-75-jobs-51-parking-spaces-to-illinois
Categories: Drivers
Mattress Made for Over-the-Road Truckers

Estee Bedding has created a mattress designed exclusively for over-the-road truck drivers, designed to help truckers get enough rest after a long day of...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/331157/mattress-made-for-over-the-road-truckers
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Operations
Hub Group Improves Pay for Regional Truck Drivers

Hub Group says regional truck drivers can make $75,000 a year under its new pay package for regional drivers, which offers better compensation, benefits,...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/331327/hub-group-provides-new-pay-package-for-regional-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Safety
Entry-Level Driver Training Rule: To Be Continued?

Word inside the Beltway indicates that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will delay implementation of its final rule on national...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/345654/entry-level-driver-training-rule-to-be-continued
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Leavitt’s Freight Service Commits to Safety

The Pacific Northwest freight transportation fleet turns to video for reduced accidents and increased driver safety.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/345692/leavitts-freight-service-commits-to-safety
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Technology
 Konexial  Releases Updated My20 ELD Telematics System

My20 ELD automatically logs a driver’s location, hours-of-service and available capacity—in-cab, independent of connectivity—to fulfill FMCSA compliance rules.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/345857/koneaxial-releases-updated-my20-eld-telematics-system
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.worktruckonline.com/345858/testing-positive-for-marijuana-one-drivers-story
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.automotive-fleet.com/345858/testing-positive-for-marijuana-one-drivers-story
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, 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.truckinginfo.com/346013/put-down-the-phone-battling-distracted-driving
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, 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, 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.truckinginfo.com/339933/sears-seating-updates-seats-for-refuse-trucks
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.government-fleet.com/339933/sears-seating-updates-seats-for-refuse-trucks
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Hemp Hauling Truckers to Receive Lighter Sentence

Three truck drivers who were arrested for hauling industrial grade hemp through Idaho are likely to take a plea deal that would have them serving no jail time.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/340186/hemp-hauling-truckers-to-receive-lighter-sentence
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.worktruckonline.com/340409/7-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-drug-and-alcohol-clearinghouse
Categories: Drivers, Legal/Legislative, Operations
California Governor Signs Law That Threatens Independent Contractor Status

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sept. 18 signed Assembly Bill 5 into law, a measure that trucking interests in the state say will wipe out the ability to...

https://www.businessfleet.com/340607/california-governor-signs-law-that-threatens-independent-contractor-status
Categories: Drivers, Legal/Legislative, Operations
California Governor Signs Law That Threatens Independent Contractor Status

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sept. 18 signed Assembly Bill 5 into law, a measure that trucking interests in the state say will wipe out the ability to...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/340607/california-governor-signs-law-that-threatens-independent-contractor-status


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