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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

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.truckinginfo.com/157773/new-defense-system-addresses-defensive-driver-training
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.truckinginfo.com/157614/scuttling-of-sleep-apnea-screening-proposal-draws-heated-reactions
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.truckinginfo.com/157618/special-report-canadas-new-mandatory-driver-training-law
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, 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.worktruckonline.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.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, 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
FMCSA Doubles Random Drug-Testing Percentage for 2020

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is doubling the minimum annual percentage rate for random controlled substance testing for commercial motor...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/347513/fmcsa-doubles-random-drug-testing-percentage-for-2020
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Doubles Random Drug-Testing Percentage for 2020

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is doubling the minimum annual percentage rate for random controlled substance testing for commercial motor...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/347513/fmcsa-doubles-random-drug-testing-percentage-for-2020
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Doubles Random Drug-Testing Percentage for 2020

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is doubling the minimum annual percentage rate for random controlled substance testing for commercial motor...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/347513/fmcsa-doubles-random-drug-testing-percentage-for-2020
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
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, 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, 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.truckinginfo.com/343356/igen-appealing-to-a-new-generation-of-drivers
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.worktruckonline.com/343356/igen-appealing-to-a-new-generation-of-drivers
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 & Compliance
The Front Lines of the Battle Against Truck Driver Detention [Commentary]

Driver detention is a major cause of concern because of the cascading bad effects that come from severe delays. Anecdotal reports indicate that there has...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/343510/the-front-lines-of-the-battle-against-truck-driver-detention
Categories: Autonomous Technology, Drivers, Equipment, Safety & Compliance
Inside the Cab of an Autonomous Truck

Testing autonomous trucks is more complex than it seems. The men and women sitting in the left seat of the nation's burgeoning fleet of robotic trucks are...

https://www.fleetforward.com/10125146/inside-the-cab-of-an-autonomous-truck
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.worktruckonline.com/333567/truckers-drugs-and-safety
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
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
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, 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, 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
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.truckinginfo.com/336625/iihs-urges-caution-on-younger-truck-driver-pilot-programs
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
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
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
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.fleetforward.com/339369/nanny-state-new-safety-tech-annoys-drivers
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.automotive-fleet.com/339369/nanny-state-new-safety-tech-annoys-drivers
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.truckinginfo.com/339369/nanny-state-new-safety-tech-annoys-drivers
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.businessfleet.com/339369/nanny-state-new-safety-tech-annoys-drivers
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
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, 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 & 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
How Human Touch Could Improve Driver Health [Commentary]

Human touch is far more profound and connected to our mental and physical well-being than most of us think or realize.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/341732/how-human-touch-could-improve-driver-health-commentary
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, 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.truckinginfo.com/342089/new-ata-policy-addresses-marijuana-challenges-in-trucking
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, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Q&A: Talking ELDs with FMCSA's Top Compliance Expert

We spoke with Joe DeLorenzo, director of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance, to get an update on how the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/335328/qa-talking-elds-with-fmcsas-top-compliance-expert
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Q&A: Talking ELDs with FMCSA's Top Compliance Expert

We spoke with Joe DeLorenzo, director of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance, to get an update on how the...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/335328/qa-talking-elds-with-fmcsas-top-compliance-expert
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.businessfleet.com/10133141/5-ways-to-coach-truck-drivers-using-telematics


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