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October 19, 2016 - Industry News

Is Video as a Safety Strategy in Your Future?

Forward-facing cameras catch the action. Hopefully you're not in the wrong at the time. YouTube screen capture.

Fleets are becoming very curious about on board video recording devices. There are dozens of very good reason to get get serious about acquiring such systems, but there's a downside to the systems as well. Mike Nalepka, CEO of, shared his thoughts on truck cams at Bobit Business Media's Fleet technology Conference in Schaumburg, Ill.

Tags: Camera System, Driver Coaching, Fleet Technology Expo

October 18, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Awards Nearly $1 Million to Help Train Veterans as Drivers

Image: U.S. Department of Transportation

The FMCSA has awarded close to $1 million in grants to seven technical and community colleges to help train military veterans and their families for jobs as commercial truck and bus drivers.

Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Driver Training, Grant Funding, Veterans, Hiring Veterans

October 14, 2016 - Industry News

Banned: Driver Who Crashed Truck a Day After Failing Drug Test

A Utah-licensed truck driver has been banned from interstate driving after crashing his truck a day after failing a pre-employment drug test.

Tags: Accidents, FMCSA, Drug Testing, Imminent Hazard

October 13, 2016 - Industry News

USA Truck Boosts Pay for Independent Contractors

Screenshot via USA Truck

USA Truck is increased pay for independent contractors as part of the carrier’s Independent Contractor Compensation program.

Tags: USA Truck, Driver Pay, Owner Operators, Independent Contractors

October 12, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA: New Final Rule Eases Way to CDLs for Military Vets

Image: U.S. Department of Transportation

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced a final rule that simplifies for current and former military personnel the process for obtaining a Commercial Learner’s Permit or Commercial Driver’s License.

Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Hiring Veterans

October 11, 2016 - Industry News

ATRI Still Seeking Carrier and Driver Input for Mayo Clinic Survey

ATRI is still looking for carrier and driver participation in a set of surveys it launched with the Mayo Clinic on the impact that the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners has had on the DOT medical exam process.

Tags: Survey, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, ATRI, Medical Examiners

October 7, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Hauling Takata Airbags Explodes, FMCSA Orders Fleet to Cease Operations

FMCSA has ordered Georgia-based trucking company Industrial Transit to cease all interstate and intrastate operations after a truck hauling Takata airbag components exploded, killing a person and leveling a home.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Fatal Accidents, Hazardous Materials, Imminent Hazard

October 5, 2016 - Industry News

Park My Truck App Helps Drivers Find Available Parking

Representatives from the FMCSA, ATA, ATRI and the truck stop group NATSO unveiled a new app designed to help truck drivers find available parking spaces. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Trucking and travel plaza leaders have launched the smart phone application to help solve the parking shortage for professional drivers..

Tags: ATA, NATSO, Truck Parking, Mobile App

October 3, 2016 - Industry News

Bosch Shows off Concept of Trucking Future at IAA

Bosch's VisionX project details what trucks and the driver's job may look like in a decade. Photo: Bosch

Bosch shared its vision of the truck of the next decade, and showed off its latest advanced technology, at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Germany.

Tags: IAA, Driver Assistance Systems, Bosch, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles

October 2, 2016 - Industry News

Lytx Releases “Client-Centric” Improvements to DriveCam Safety Program

Lytx Chairman &amp;amp; CEO Brandon Nixon describes new enhancements to the DriveCam video-based telematics safety program. Photo: Evan Lockridge<br />.

LAS VEGAS – Lytx announced new enhancements to its DriveCam video-based telematics safety program that Chairman and CEO Brandon Nixon said “will streamline workflow, capture even more unsafe driving behaviors, and make fleet tracking easier for fleet managers on the go.”

Tags: Driver Behavior, Driver Training, Lytx, ATA MC&E

October 2, 2016 - Industry News

Vigillo and J.J. Keller Reveal Data-Driven Driver Training Solution

Vigillo CEO Steven Bryan outlines new Prescriptive Analytics Solution developed in partnership with J.J. Keller. Photo: Evan Lockridge

LAS VEGAS -- Vigillo and J.J. Keller have partnered to launch a Prescriptive Analytics Solution that identifies unsafe behavior by truck drivers and then assigns training designed to address the issues.

Tags: Driver Behavior, Driver Training, J.J. Keller, Vigillo, ATA MC&E

September 28, 2016 - Industry News

Love’s Expands Truck Maintenance Program to all Locations

Photo: Love&#39;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 &quot;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, 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



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