August 17, 2016 - Product News
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
Delays of two or more hours per stop was a common problem for carriers, costing the companies time and potential business.
Tags: Shippers, Brokers, DAT Solutions, Detention Pay, Delivery Delays
A class-action lawsuit representing nearly 400 Southern California port truck drivers has resulted in a $5 million settlement agreement with port trucking company group QTS, ending the three-year-long suit.
Tags: Lawsuits, Ports, Port Trucking, Independent Contractors, Labor Unions, California
July 13, 2016 - Industry News
An Arizona Court of Appeals has overturned a previous superior court ruling, allowing a more than decade old class-action lawsuit against Swift Transportation to proceed.
Tags: Lawsuits, Swift Transportation, Driver Pay, Class Action Lawsuit
July 8, 2016 - Industry News
Ohio state agencies have teamed up to develop procedures for deaf or hearing-impaired Ohioans who qualify for a federal hearing-exemption waiver to train and test for obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License.
Tags: FMCSA, Ohio, Driver Shortage, Deaf and Hearing Impaired Drivers
R&R Trucking has reached a multi-year agreement with the U.S. Army post at Fort Knox, Ky., to assist soldiers in obtaining a commercial driver’s license.
Tags: U.S. Army, CDL, Driver Training, Veterans, Hiring Veterans
July 6, 2016 - Product News
Kenworth has added a factory-installed, in-cab satellite TV pre-wire option for new T680 76-inch sleepers to support EpicVue satellite television subscription service.
Tags: Kenworth, Sleepers, Driver Comfort, T680, Driver Retention, EpicVue
July 6, 2016 - Industry News
Driver turnover at large truckload fleets fell by a significant amount in the first quarter of 2016, reflecting the softer freight economy this year.
Tags: ATA, Driver Turnover, Truckload, Less Than Truckload
July 1, 2016 - Industry News
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has named Bob Wyatt of Schneider, its 2016 International Driver Excellence Award winner.
Tags: Driver Safety, Truck Drivers, Awards, CVSA
June 23, 2016 - Industry News
The courtroom battle over the validity of the electronic logging device mandate has heated up. An amicus brief filed by two safety advocacy groups backs up FMCSA's defense of its ELD rule against a lawsuit brought by OOIDA that contends the rulemaking is seriously flawed.
Tags: FMCSA, OOIDA, ELD, The Trucking Alliance
June 20, 2016 - Industry News
Goodyear is accepting nominations for its 34th Highway Hero Award, honoring drivers who risked their own lives to help others while on the job.
Tags: Drivers, Goodyear, Awards, Goodyear Highway Hero
June 16, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration forcefully defended its Electronic Logging Device rule in a court brief filed June 15. The filing was in response to a lawsuit brought against the mandate by the Owner Operator Independent Driverws Association.
Tags: FMCSA, OOIDA, ELD, Lawsuits
June 13, 2016 - Industry News
International Truck says it has launched a company-wide initiative, DriverFirst, aimed at giving its customers an edge in attracting and retaining qualified drivers through vehicles designed from the driver’s perspective.
Tags: Drivers, Navistar, Driver Shortage, International Trucks
Jake Lindamood and his 1988 Peterbilt 379 took home the top honors and $15,000 at the 34th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition.
Tags: Shell Rotella, Contest, Awards, Shell SuperRigs
Nominees are being sought for an award recognizing a veteran, guard member or reservist who has made a successful transition from military service into truck driving.
Tags: Veterans, Awards, Hiring our Heroes, Hiring Veterans, Fastport
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