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September 28, 2016 - Industry News

Love’s Expands Truck Maintenance Program to all Locations

Photo: Love's

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores has announced it will expand its truck maintenance program at all travel stop locations nationwide.

Tags: Vehicle Maintenance, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops

September 23, 2016 - Industry News

Goodyear Seeks Nominations for Highway Hero Award

Photo: Goodyear

Goodyear is still looking for candidates for its annual Highway Hero Award, honoring professional truck drivers who put themselves in harm’s way to help others.

Tags: Goodyear, Awards, Goodyear Highway Hero

September 14, 2016 - Industry News

Survey: Small Carriers More Wary of ELD Mandate

A survey conducted by transportation management and logistics provider Transplace has revealed that 38% of small carriers had no immediate plans to implement ELD devices.

Tags: Survey, Transplace, ELDs, ELD Mandate

September 12, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Kicks off National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Photo: Nussbaum

This week, American Trucking Associations kicked off National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, and many companies within the trucking industry and serving it are recognizing drivers for hard work and dedication.

Tags: Drivers, ATA, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

September 12, 2016 - Industry News

Progressive Partners with 'Fittest Trucker in America'

Photo of Siphiwe Baleka, the "fittest truck driver in America, courtesy of Baleka.

Through a newly formed partnership with Siphiwe Baleka, the "fittest truck driver in America," and healthy living tips and tricks on Progressive's TruckerTerritory.com, Progressive Commercial Auto Insurance is expanding its commitment to truckers in the third year of its wellness initiative.

Tags: Progressive Insurance, Driver Fitness, Siphiwe Baleka, Driver Health

September 12, 2016 - Product News

Omnitracs Tool Identifies Drivers Most Likely To Leave

Graph via Omnitracs

Omnitracs says its new ELD Driver Retention Model can analyze the data provided by electronic logs to help predict which truck drivers are most likely to quit, helping fleets pinpoint retention efforts.

Tags: Hours of Service, Driver Turnover, Driver Retention, Omnitracs, Driver Fatigue

September 9, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Seeks Comment on Medical Review Report Filed for Proposed Diabetes Rule

Another step has been completed in a proposed rulemaking that would allow CDL drivers with controlled insulin-treated diabetes mellitus to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce without first obtaining an individual exemption for that medical condition.

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Diabetes

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

Trucker Saves Fellow Driver From Rising Flood Waters

Daniel Sieczkarski Photo via TCA

A driver for Melton Truck Lines was named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for saving another driver whose tractor trailer was struck in rising floodwater.

Tags: Flooding, Awards, TCA, Highway Angel, Truck Driver Safety

September 6, 2016 - Industry News

TCA, CarriersEdge Seek Best Fleets to Drive For

The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge are looking for trucking companies that stand out for exceptional workplace environments, compensation and benefits, company culture and perks for its annual Best Fleets to Drive For list.

Tags: Awards, TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For, CarriersEdge, Driver Retention

September 1, 2016 - Industry News

TomTom Launches Trucker GPS Device

TomTom has introduced a GPS device designed specifically for truck drivers. The company said the new Trucker 600 provides accurate, vehicle-relevant navigation, map updates and traffic analysis – for the lifetime of the device – all in one package.

September 1, 2016 - Industry News

Driver Turnover at Truckload Fleets Plummets

Image: FMCSA

The driver churn rate at truckload fleets with annual revenues over $30 million dropped six points to 83% in Q2— reaching its lowest point since Q2 of 2011. And the rate for smaller truckload fleets fell nine points to 79%, marking its lowest level since Q3 of 2015.

August 30, 2016 - Industry News

CRST Offers Apprenticeship Program for Military Veterans

CRST International has been approved for the Veteran Apprenticeship Program, offered through the Department of Labor and the Veteran’s Administration.

Tags: Recruiting, Veterans, CRST, Driver Pay

August 26, 2016 - Industry News

One20 Membership Offers Free Driver-Centric Benefits via App, Tablet

One20 is a new membership-based service that aims to help improve truck drivers’ lives on the road with the help of an app that delivers everything from product discounts and point-of-interest information to health coaching and electronic logs — for free.

Tags: Information Technology, ELDs, Tablets, Mobile Apps, One20

August 19, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Younger Driver Pilot Program for Former Military

A proposed pilot program using former military drivers would attempt to answer the question of whether 18- to 20-year-old truck drivers are as safe as those 21 and over.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Shortage, Younger Drivers

August 17, 2016 - Product News

Omnitracs Links In-Cab Video to Critical Event Recording, Electronic Logs

Photo: Omnitracs

Omnitracs says its new Critical Event Video is a fully integrated in-cab video solution that ties into the company’s Critical Event Reporting as well as into its electronic logging technology to help protect driver privacy.

Tags: Omnitracs, In-Cab Cameras, In-Vehicle Video

August 17, 2016 - Industry News

National Truck Driving Championships Won by Walmart Driver

Charles White Photo: ATA

American Trucking Associations named Charles White, a driver for Walmart Transportation based out of Nineveh, Ind., as the Bendix Grand Champion of the 2016 National Truck Driving Championships.

Tags: ATA, National Truck Driving Championships, Awards, Walmart

August 15, 2016 - Industry News

OOIDA Fires Back on ELD Rule Ahead of September Court Hearing

Photo: Omnitracs

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a reply brief to the government's arguments defending its controversial electronic logging mandate in the association's lawsuit, scheduled to be heard by a federal court next month.

Tags: OOIDA, Litigation, ELDs

August 10, 2016 - Product News

Impact Training to Use CarriersEdge Approach to Online Learning

Image: Impact Training Solutions

Impact Training Solutions has announced that CarriersEdge will be used as the foundation for the company’s newly launched Ignite eLearning driving training courses.

Tags: Driver Training, Online Training, CarriersEdge

August 9, 2016 - Industry News

New Report Sounds Wakeup Call on Dangers of Drowsy Driving

Images: GHSA

A report issued by the Governors Highway Safety Association on the “extreme danger posed by tired drivers” includes a new NHTSA estimate that pegs the annual societal cost of fatigue-related fatal and injury crashes at $109 billion— and that does not include property damage.

Tags: Drowsy Driving, Driver Fatigue, NHTSA

August 9, 2016 - Product News

KeepTruckin Completes FMCSA ELD Certification

Image via KeepTruckin

KeepTruckin has completed the certification process for its ELD offering, allowing its solution to be officially registered by FMCSA.

Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, ELD Mandate

August 8, 2016 - Industry News

Can Big Trucks be Hacked?

Photo by Jim Park

Recent research proves it is possible to take partial control of some truck systems via direct connection to a truck's on-board diagnostic port, or data port. Whether or not remote control is possible remains to be proven.

Tags: Vehicle Hacking

August 5, 2016 - Industry News

National Truck Driving Championships Start August 10th

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems is sponsoring the Grand Champion Award at the American Trucking Associations’ National Truck Driving Championships for the sixth consecutive year.

Tags: National Truck Driving Championships, Awards, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

July 29, 2016 - Industry News

Smokey Point Distributing Honored Again for Safety Efforts

Chris Zondlo, SPD safety coordinator (2nd from left), receives a Great West Safety Award from Great West’s Kevin Skow (far left), and the WTA’s Safety Fleet of the Year Award from Jason Berry, Washington State Patrol assistant chief (2nd from right) and Tom Walrath, of T.E. Walrath Trucking and WTA president (far right). Photo: Daseke

Arlington, Wash.-based Smokey Point Distributing, a Daseke company, has been named the Washington Trucking Association’s “Safety Fleet of the Year” in the common carrier (over 5 million miles) category.

Tags: Driver Safety, Fleet Safety, Smokey Point Distributing, Daseke Inc.

July 21, 2016 - Product News

CarriersEdge offers Cross-Border Training to Drivers

Photo: CarriersEdge

CarriersEdge is offering a new Border Crossing/C-TPAT training course for drivers, covering security and threat awareness, security inspections and successful border crossing.

Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Driver Training, CarriersEdge

July 15, 2016 - Industry News

Carrier Pledges 1,200 Veteran Hires by 2020

Averitt Express has pledged to add 1,200 veterans to its driving workforce by 2020 as part of its ongoing commitment to hiring military veterans.

Tags: Driver Shortage, Veterans, Hiring Veterans

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