Truck Drivers

March 2015, - 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, - 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, - 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, - 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, - 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, - 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, - 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, - 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: DOT, Driver Safety, Truck Drivers, Seat Belts



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