November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Jim Beach, Contributing Editor & Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief
Driver monitoring has evolved tremendously in recent years. Some carriers still rely on reports from a 1-800 "how's my driving" number to find out when a driver is driving poorly, but many more are putting technology to wor
By Rolf Lockwood, Editor at Large
One definition of success in driving any sort of vehicle is getting where you're going without hitting stuff. Doing that involves the coordinated use of brakes and throttle and steerin
By Tom Nunlist, Contributor & Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor
In late 2005 and early 2006, two J.B. Hunt drivers were involved in accidents that claimed three lives. Both drivers had clean records, but both tested positive at the scene for cocaine. The Arkansas-based transportation and logistics company decided it was time for a change.
October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Tom Nunlist, Associate Editor
Technology is not only changing what the driver looks for in the job, but also what the job looks for in the driver
June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Rob Moseley, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
Last May, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration began its pre-employment screening program service, or PSP. The PSP service compiles information regarding driving records of commercial drivers for use by motor carriers in making employment decisions
May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Jim Park, Equipment Editor
That trucking is about to experience its worst labor shortage ever should as come no surprise. Our fate was cast years ago, though a few cruel twists have conspired to make it worse than it otherwise would have been.
February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
FleetMind Solutions, Inc., has released a white paper called "Waste Fleet Safety: Tips and Tools to Ensure Safe Driving" that discusses strategies for improving waste fleet safety
January 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor
The 34-hour restart gives daytime drivers a chance to catch up on their rest, but it does not work as well for night drivers. In fact, it may even be detrimental to driver performance
December 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Back in 2001, Dupre Logistics had a problem. The Louisiana fleet was having too many accidents, some of them fatal
November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Truckinginfo.com Staff
A fleet safety study recently released by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety, suggests that companies that strictly enforce their no-cell-phone policies have a lower crash rate than companies with milder enforcement policies
By Deborah Lockridge, Editor
At a time when we're dealing with more acronyms than ever from the U.S. Department of Transportation - CSA 2010, HOS, EOBRs - there's one that may be getting overlooked: PSP, or pre-employment screening program
Sleep apnea is a public health problem and a truck safety problem that could soon morph into a legal problem for the trucking industry
July 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
By Deborah Lockridge
The right driver screening can help find and keep the cream of the crop.
Tags: Drivers, Recruiting, driver screening, Hiring
April 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Oliver Patton
Each year, government's primary regulatory focus falls more intensely on the driver.
Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor
Tags: Drivers, Driver Training, FMCSA
April 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
By Doug Condra, President
Federal report targets truckers with criminal records. Irresponsible reporting has no place here.
Tags: Drivers, Department of Homeland Security, TWIC
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