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December 2017, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Upside of the Anti-Coercion Rule for Fleets

Screenshot via Maverick Transportation

By David Cullen

Given the headlong – and continuing – rush to comply with the electronic logging mandate that began kicking in last month, few carriers may be up to speed on the anti-coercion rule. However, fleets will want to be conversant with this rule because it can legally help drivers maximize their available driving hours.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Compliance, Hours of Service, ELDs, Driver Coercion

December 2017, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Driving During the Holidays

Photo courtesy of Today's Trucking

By RoadPro

While the rest of the working world takes time off, truckers are more likely to work even more hours, delivering all the goods that make the holidays possible. But what do truckers have to say about their experiences driving during the holidays?

Tags: Truck Drivers, Holiday Travel, Holiday Driving

December 2017, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Truck Cabs Designed With Drivers in Mind

A comfortable, quiet, productive and homelike cab was a major design priority for the new Volvo VNL highway tractor. Photo: Volvo Trucks<br />

By Jack Roberts

Even while headlines gush about advanced vehicle technologies, a great deal of the enhancements on the latest round of Class 8 trucks are primarily focused on making drivers more comfortable and productive while they’re on the road, as well as increasing their chances of coming home safe and sound.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Recruiting, Driver Comfort, Driver Retention, Sleepercab

December 2017, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

5 Ways Truckers Can Enjoy Holidays on the Road

Photo of Coca-Cola truck lit up in the holiday spirit courtesy of Wiki Commons: Stengaard

By RoadPro

No one likes to spend the holidays at work, let alone on the road, far from family and friends. But, that’s the fate of many truck drivers. It’s hard, no doubt about it, but there are things drivers can do to make these mobile holidays easier for themselves and their families.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Holiday Travel, Holiday Driving

July 2017, TruckingInfo.com - Department

10 Things Drivers Do to Get Pulled Over

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By Mark Abrahamson, HNI

A longtime state patrol officer offers his real-world observations on the most common reasons drivers get pulled over.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Traffic Violations, Police

June 2017, TruckingInfo.com - Department

How Truck Drivers Can Eat Healthy on the Road

A big challenge for drivers who want to eat healthy meals is just getting past the typical high-calorie fare to find inexpensive but healthy food choices while out on the road. Photos: J.J. Keller &amp;amp; Associates

By Terri Dougherty, J.J. Keller

The news came as a shock to Emily Plummer. Her blood sugar level had jumped, threatening to end her 18-year career as an interstate truck driver. Find out how she saved her career and learned to eat healthy on the road.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Driver Health, Health

March 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Department

Backing off Back Pain

While back pain is the bane of many whose jobs involve a lot of sitting, the misery is compounded when the sitting is behind the wheel of a truck.

By David Cullen

Back pain is the bane of many whose jobs involve a lot of sitting at a desk or other work station. But that misery is compounded when the sitting is behind the wheel of a truck.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Driver Health, Fatigue

March 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Department

Optimizing Engines To Improve Fuel Efficiency

Technicians can set various engine parameters with a laptop or a specialized reader, often dedicated to a particular engine maker. Generic tools are available as well. Photo: Jim Park

By Jim Park

The engine is an often underused fuel-saving device. Optimizing the engine parameters of new trucks could improve fuel efficiency by 5 to 8%.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Fuel Efficiency, Engines, NACFE

March 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Commentary: Would You Drive for Your Fleet?

Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

By Deborah Lockridge

Are you treating your drivers like employees?That may sound like an odd question. Unless you use owner-operators, of course your drivers are employees. But … do you really treat them like the rest of your employees?

Tags: Truck Drivers, Driver Shortage, Driver Pay, Driver Retention

September 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

Return To Limbo

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor; Deborah L.

A federal court's rejection of key provisions of driver hours of service rule throws the trucking industry into a too familiar regulatory quagmire.

Tags: Truck Drivers, FMCSA, American Trucking Associations

April 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

The Driver Debacle

By Deborah Lockridge

Trucks are already parked because there are not enough drivers to move them. Labor analysts warn that in a few years the driver crisis will be worse – much worse. This series will give you tools to cope.

Tags: Economy, Truck Drivers

April 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New faces Behind The Wheel

By Deborah Lockridge

Truck drivers have traditionally been mostly white males, but a growing need for drivers and a changing population means that notion must change.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Women in Trucking, Recruiting

June 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Trucking's 'Other' Problem

By Doug Condra, President

Finding drivers will get harder. How about taking the 'easy' way out?

Tags: Truck Drivers

May 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Knights Of The Road: They're Still With Us

By Doug Condra, President

Four professionals show the world that doing the right thing is the right thing.

Tags: Truck Drivers

February 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Safety Belt Non-Use: Let's Stop The Silliness

By Doug Condra, President

Truck drivers aren't getting the message, and it's costing lives – theirs.

Tags: Driver Safety, Truck Drivers, Seat Belts, U.S. DOT

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