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Nussbaum Transportation stresses communication with drivers. Photo: Nussbaum
How To Build An Engaged Driver Workforce
By Deborah Lockridge
Want drivers who not only stay with your company long-term, but also go the extra mile to make sure it succeeds? The key may be “employee engagement.”
Photo by Jim Park
The Latest Threat to the Owner-Operator Model
By Deborah Lockridge
New guidance from the Department of Labor issued in July could pose a threat to the trucking industry's use of owner-operator drivers as independent contractors, with the American Trucking Associations calling it "an aggressive departure from prevailing classification standards."
Editor in Chief, Deborah Lockridge
The Smart Road to Younger Drivers
By Deborah Lockridge
While lowering the age of drivers may cause panic in the media, being smart about training young drivers can significantly reduce the risks.
The Risks of Hiring Inexperienced Drivers
By Denise Banks, HNI
Trucking companies hiring inexperienced drivers may be opening themselves up to more risk than it's worth.
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Reassessing the Independent Contractor
By Robert F. Dow and Douglas A. Smith
Truck driver classification should be weighed in light of current waged hour laws, safety regulations and the Affordable Care Act

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FMCSA Ends Restart Study Data Collection
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has concluded data collection for the congressionally-mandated study on the effects of hours-of-service restart regulations.
Amazon Flex Program is Like Uber for Last-Mile Delivery
By Deborah Lockridge
Amazon has unveiled what some are calling Uber for last-mile delivery, after the fast-growing service that replaces traditional taxis with an app that links riders and drivers.
Josh Elmore (left) and Jason Levreault. Photos via TCA
TCA Names Truckers Highway Angels for Helping Strangers
Jason Levreault of Manitoba, Canada and Josh Elmore of Lincolnton, N.C., are the most recent truckers recognized for their helpful acts in dangerous situations.
Photo: Werner
Werner Veteran Apprenticeship Program Extended
Werner Enterprises is extending its Professional Truck Driver Apprenticeship Program from 12 to 24 months, after getting approval from the Department of Veteran Affairs.
The NPTC's National Driver All-Stars. Photo: NPTC
NPTC Recognizes National Driver All-Stars
The National Private Truck Council recognized 18 private-fleet truck drivers with its National Driver All-Stars award for excellence in customer service, safety, community service and adherence to company and regulatory standards.
Chart: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Truck Driver Work-Related Fatalities at Six-Year High
By David Cullen
Fatal work-related injuries to commercial truck drivers last year reached their highest level in six years, per a summary of preliminary results from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries for 2014 just released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Truckers Like Reserved Parking — But Not Paying for It
By David Cullen
Truck drivers are most interested in being able to reserve a parking space near major metropolitan areas. But nearly half of those recently surveyed are unwilling to pay to reserve any space.
Photo: Celadon
Celadon Announces Driver Wage, Productivity Initiatives
Celadon Trucking's WageLock pay program and FleetWire mobile application are new initiatives aimed at improving the working lives of its drivers. and FTR Launch Advanced Trans4Cast
By Jim Park
The reinvented Trans4Cast provides a deeper dive into the spot marketplace. Freight professionals are now able to see information that’s more relevant to their business, viewing spot market data by freight equipment type and region.
Teamsters Receive $4.6 Million for Apprenticeship Program
The Teamsters Union will use a 4.6 million grant from the Department of Labor to establish an apprenticeship program for the trucking industry.


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McLeod Offers ‘Branded’ Driver App for Fleets McLeod Software launched a “customer-branded” mobile app, the Carrier Driver App, which lets drivers interact with the carrier’s McLeod LoadMaster transportation management system to get information on their next load and their settlements, scan documents, capture signatures, report accidents and more.
Premium Seats for Class 7 and 8 Trucks Bostrom Seating brand is introducing the Wide Ride Core seat, a premium all-makes option for Class 7 and 8 commercial trucks.
EpicVue Offers inMotion Satellite TV Drivers can now record a TV show while the truck is in motion with EpicVue's new inMotion option.
KeepTruckin eLog App is Redesigned KeepTruckin’s Electronic Logbook App has been redesigned with a new interface, features and expanded support.
Wisconsin Releases 511 Travel Information App The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has launched the 511 Wisconsin app that provides statewide travelers with information on traffic conditions.
Are You Scared of Driver Monitoring Myths?
The gap between myth and reality of driver monitoring and safety can make a huge impact on your business' risk exposure. Learn how you can avoid three common myths that can put your business at risk.
Improve Fleet Performance by Changing Driver Behavior
GPS vehicle tracking provides a powerful tool for managing your vehicles more effectively, helping you control fleet costs and improving productivity. Fleet operation isn’t just about the vehicles but also the people who drive them.


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