October 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
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.
August 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
While lowering the age of drivers may cause panic in the media, being smart about training young drivers can significantly reduce the risks.
August 2015, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
Trucking companies hiring inexperienced drivers may be opening themselves up to more risk than it's worth.
July 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Department
At Hirschbach Motor Lines, an 850-truck-and-growing refrigerated fleet based in East Dubuque, Ill., the goal is “to become the most fuel-efficient fleet in the trucking business while providing best-in-class service to our customers."
June 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
The right equipment for the job improves the fleet’s and the driver’s chances for success. Part 6 in HDT's Driver Dilemma series on the driver shortage.
May 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Start with the basics when training drivers – but it may pay to look back to bring them ahead. Part 5 in HDT's Driver Dilemma series on the driver shortage.
December 2014, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
When you have 2,600 trucks and nearly 3,000 professional drivers on the road you need to make sure that not only are your clients’ products making it to their destination on time, but that they are also making it there safely.
September 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Department
Although driving simulators have been around for a long time, the current technology is more sophisticated, takes up less space and more affordable.
September 2014, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
Driving simulators today are more sophisticated, take up less space and are more affordable. How do you make sure you're choosing the right one for your company and getting the most you can out of it?
August 2014, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
We don't have to tell you how important driver recruiting is to the success of your company — hiring truck drivers is priority No. 1 for nearly every transportation company. HNI shares some "don'ts" to keep in mind when recruiting drivers.
July 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Department
Few things will impact your overall recruiting, driver qualification, and safety results more than the quality of new drivers you bring into the organization.
July 2014, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
SCHAUMBURG, IL — Fleets should prepare for and practice what to do in the event of a serious accident just like they do for fire drills – from top management to dispatchers to drivers, said Don Jerrell, a safety expert at HNI Risk Services, to attendees of the Fleet Safety Conference Tuesday.
June 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Department
Fleets need a company-wide protocol for dealing with severe weather, and watching forecasts can suggest areas to be avoided.
June 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
There’s hardly a fleet out there that wouldn’t like to save money on fuel costs. Maybe you’re not sure where to start. Maybe you feel like you’ve picked all the low-hanging fruit and you’re looking for new ideas. Here’s help. From the equipment you spec and maintain, to the fuel you buy, to driver training and incentives, you’ll find tips for nearly any type of fleet.
June 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
From the equipment you spec and maintain, to the fuel you buy, to driver training and incentives, you’ll find tips for nearly any type of fleet.
May 2014, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
Refuse fleets are one of the fastest growing markets for compressed natural gas, primarily because of the significant fuel cost savings that can be realized. The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute offers these key factors refuse fleets need to examine when considering upgrading to CNG.
May 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
From collision avoidance to cameras, from rollover prevention to analytics, technology is rapidly changing the safety landscape.
November 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
OSHA wants you to train your workers in Hazard Communication, and wants you to do it by Dec. 1 of this year. The trick? It’s a totally new curriculum. Hazard Communication — more commonly known as the “Right to Know” rule about hazardous chemicals in the workplace — is the most frequently cited rule in OSHA.
November 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
The time to plan how you’re going to respond at the scene of an accident is before you are involved in an accident. How a truck driver responds on the scene has a major impact on the outcome of any claims that may follow.
August 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Cargo Transporters, Claremont, N.C, wasn’t doing much re-occuring driver training other than a few defensive driving classes, but in 2010 decided to require six hours of either online or classroom training. It was so successful that in 2011 they increased it to eight hours, according to President Dennis Dellinger.
May 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
New hours of service rules go into effect July 1. Are you ready? The American Trucking Associations has published an easy-to-use, free tipsheet to help you help your drivers understand the new HOS rules.
May 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
Whenever there's a panel discussion about driver turnover and the coming driver shortage, low pay is always pointed to as a culprit. Yet when it comes to making drivers happy, pay often takes a backseat to the bigger picture.
February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
Swindlers are using carrier data to steal from trainees.
September 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Driver training should be a never-ending process, and most fleets fully understand and acknowledge that notion.
April 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Each year, government's primary regulatory focus falls more intensely on the driver.
Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor
March 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
Senator proposed retread ban and six years of training to drive trucks in Florida.
September 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
Taking a cue from the airlines and the military, trucking is looking at high-tech driver simulators to improve safety training.
September 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
TREAD-1 computer training is a convenient classroom for drivers and a valuable risk management tool for fleets.