Still using AOBRDs under the ELD mandate's grandfather clause? File photo: Schneider

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One Thing You Need to Do if You're Using Grandfathered AOBRDs

If you’re using automatic onboard recording devices to track driver hours of service under the grandfather clause of the electronic logging device mandate, there’s something very important you need to do by mid-June, says a former commercial vehicle enforcement official who’s now a transportation consultant.

Drivers should perform weekly pressure checks on a truck they are familiar with. Daily checks should be done on any vehicle they don’t drive every day. Photo: Michelin

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What Drivers Need to Know About Taking Care of Truck Tires

Drivers need to know more about their tires and be proactive when it comes to inspecting and maintaining them. But convincing drivers is never easy.

FR8Star CEO Matt Kropp says data is moving from the domain of large fleets into the hands of smaller carriers. Photo: FR8Star

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Q&A: FR8Star CEO Matt Kropp on Using the Data from ELDs and More

FR8Star CEO Matt Kropp brings an outsider's fresh perspective to trucking technology. In this exclusive interview, he shares his thoughts on ELDs, autonomous trucks, blockchain, and more.

Gamification takes training and adds an element of competition in order to spark behavior changes. Photo: Mix Telematics

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How Fleets Can Implement Gamification into Safety Training

Gamification takes training and adds an element of competition in order to spark behavior changes. In the fleet amnagment world this means making safe driving into a competition, complete with prizes.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association suspects that about 28% of the commercial driver population may be suffering from some degree of obstructive sleep apnea. Photo: Safety First Sleep Solutions

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Dealing with Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Trucking

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association suspects that about 28% of the commercial driver population may be suffering from some degree of obstructive sleep apnea.

Deborah Lockridge

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Commentary: Money Is Not the Only Thing That Speaks to Truck Drivers

Pay is important, but oftentimes even more important are the things you do that make drivers feel valued and respected, observes Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge.

While fleets and truck drivers try to stay compliant are they actually doing anything to address driver fatigue? Photo: iStockphoto.com/shotbydave

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How to Prevent Truck Driver Fatigue

Don’t focus so much on hours of service compliance and electronic logging devices that you fail to address the underlying causes of truck driver fatigue.

HDT's 3-Part Driver Series on truck drivers in 2018.

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The Driver Series

How trucking companies are approaching the recruiting, retaining and training of truck drivers in the midst of an ever-changing industry.

Studies by PIT Group show that providing refresher training and coaching via in-vehicle technology is needed to maintain and improve driver performance over time. Photo: Pit Group

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With Driver Training, Talk is Not Cheap

How you communicate with and train drivers can pay dividends in safe and efficient operations and in lower turnover.

Rolf Lockwood

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Commentary: Driver Training Shouldn't End

Data suggests that training drivers is only effective if it includes refresher courses to reinforce good practices and address weaknesses. Commentary by Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood.

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