January 2011, - Feature

Fatigue Study Provides Basis for 34-Hour Restart Proposal

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

Tags: Drivers

December 2010, - Feature

Taking Safety To A Higher Level: Fatigue Management Is About More Than Hours Of Service

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

Back in 2001, Dupre Logistics had a problem. The Louisiana fleet was having too many accidents, some of them fatal

Tags: Drivers

November 2010, - Feature

Studies Show Strict Fleet Cell Phone Policies More Effective Than State Cell Phone Laws

By 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

Tags: Drivers

November 2010, - Feature

Not Using PSP Could Be 'Huge Mistake'

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

Tags: Drivers

November 2010, - Feature

Sleeping Monster? Sleep Apnea Can Create Legal Risks for Trucking Companies

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

Sleep apnea is a public health problem and a truck safety problem that could soon morph into a legal problem for the trucking industry

Tags: Drivers

July 2008, - Cover Story

Driver Recruiting

By Deborah Lockridge

The right driver screening can help find and keep the cream of the crop.

Tags: Drivers, driver screening, hiring, Driver recruitment

April 2007, - Feature

The Ultimate Decision-Maker

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, - Editorial

Port Security: Scary Stuff, But Why Give Osama Ideas?

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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