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December 15, 2016 - Industry News

Parking Searches Can Cost Drivers $4,600 Annually

Truck parking availability is a top concern of the trucking industry and ATRI highlighted the anxiety that truckers feel through its Truck Parking Diary research findings.

Tags: Parking, Survey, ATRI, Truck Parking

December 15, 2016 - Industry News

America’s Road Team Captains Take on Weight Loss Challenge

Photo: ATA

Five of the American Trucking Associations' America’s Road Team Captains have been selected to participate in the Healthy Fleet 10 Pound Challenge to promote truck driver health and wellness.

Tags: ATA, Driver Health, America's Road Team, Driver Wellness

December 9, 2016 - Industry News

Turnover Hits 5-Year Low at Large Truckload Fleets

Turnover at truckload fleets with more than $30 million in annual revenue dropped two points to 81% in the third quarter of 2016, according to American Trucking Associations.

Tags: ATA, Driver Turnover, Truckload

December 7, 2016 - Industry News

Updated: Fix for Hours-of-Service Glitch in the Works

Image: Haldex

Special legislation, in the form of a Continuing Resolution, introduced in Congress in hopes of averting a year-end government shutdown contains language that would permanently fix the glitch in previous legislation that threatened the use of a 34-hour restart as part of the hours-of-service rule for truck drivers.

Tags: Hours of Service, HOS, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate

December 7, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Finally Issues Final Rule on Driver-Training Standards

Photo: FMCSA

A very long-awaited final rule on national minimum training standards for entry-level applicants seeking to obtain a commercial driver’s license or certain endorsements was announced on Dec. 7 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Tags: FMCSA, ATA, Driver Training, Commercial Vehicle Training Association

December 2, 2016 - Industry News

State of Trucking for 2017: The Driver Shortage

State of the 2017 Trucking Industry courtesy of Driver Solutions

Designed to help show the current state and future forecast of trucking, this infographic breaks down the economic state of trucking, while also diving into one of the industry's greatest issues - the driver shortage.

Tags: Driver Shortage, State of the Industry, Driver Solutions

December 2, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Approves Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

Image: FMCSA

The long-anticipated final rule to establish a national drug and alcohol clearinghouse for commercial truck and bus drivers has at last been released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The rule goes into effect on January 4, 2017, with a compliance date of January 2020.

Tags: FMCSA, Drug Testing, Regulations

November 29, 2016 - Industry News

Professional Truck Driver Institute Breaks From TCA

The board of directors of the Professional Truck Driver Institute has voted to move the organization’s headquarters to Denver, Colorado, where it will be managed by Leading Associations, leaving its previous association with the Truckload Carriers Association.

Tags: TCA, Professional Truck Driver Institute, Driver Training

November 29, 2016 - Industry News

Walmart Ordered to Pay $54 Million in Driver Pay Lawsuit

Walmart was ordered to pay $54 million by a California court in a driver wage lawsuit alleging that the company was not paying drivers for all required time and work.

Tags: Lawsuits, Walmart, Driver Pay, Western States Trucking Association

November 21, 2016 - Industry News

Love’s Adds Nearly 190 Parking Spaces with New Locations

Love's new location in White House, Tenn. Photo: Love's

Love’s Travel Stops has opened two new locations in Domino, Texas and in White House, Tenn., adding nearly 190 truck parking spaces in total.

Tags: New Facility, Love's Travel Stops, Truck Parking, Truck Stops

November 16, 2016 - Industry News

Driver Recruiting Company Tenstreet Receives ‘Significant Investment’

Tenstreet, a web-based provider of driver recruiting software and workflow solutions, has received what it calls a significant investment from Spectrum Equity, a growth equity firm.

Tags: Recruiting, Investment, Driver Shortage, Driver Retention, Information Technology

November 14, 2016 - Industry News

Transport America Launches Vet Apprenticeship Program

Transport America recognizes one of their drivers and military veteran, Robert Harp, on Veteran's Day with a custom military truck wrap. Photo: Transport America

Transport America, a subsidiary of TransForce, was recently approved by the Department of Labor and the Veterans Administration to offer an apprenticeship program to help military veterans transition into the transportation industry.

Tags: Veterans, Transport America, Hiring Veterans

November 10, 2016 - Industry News

Omnitracs: Veterans Make Safe and Reliable Truck Drivers

Photo: U.S. Department of Transportation

Independent research conducted by software provider Omnitracs finds military veterans to be safer and have fewer terminations than the average truck driver.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Veterans, Veterans Day, Employment

November 7, 2016 - Industry News

DriveCam Video Helps Address Driver Complacency

The Andrus team, which serves 11 Western states and Texas, entered into a trial with the Lytx DriveCam video telematics program with it's 340-truck fleet.

When Andrus Transportation Services sought a way to safeguard its freight, its drivers, and the roads they travel while still maximizing their trucking assets, its leadership knew that video could be the powerful tool they needed.

Tags: DriveCam, Lytx, In-Vehicle Video

November 2, 2016 - Product News

XYpper Enters the Uber-for-Trucking Fray

Photo: XYpper

Startup company XYpper is joining the increasingly crowded “Uber for trucking” online freight-matching field, officially launching its new app and web-based system for carriers and shippers.

Tags: Freight, Brokers, Load Board, Freight Uberization, XYpper

November 1, 2016 - Industry News

Trucker Honored for Aiding Elderly Man in Rollover

Carl Debehnke Photo via TCA

For helping an elderly man involved in a rollover accident, the Truckload Carriers Association has named Carl Debehnke, a truck driver for N.C.-based Best Dedicated, a Highway Angel.

Tags: Awards, TCA, Highway Angel

October 28, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Safety Council Honors Fleets, Safety Director, Drivers

The American Trucking Associations' Safety Management Council recognized fleets, drivers and safety directors for their contributions to fleet safety at the Safety, Security and Human Resources National Conference and Exhibition in Oklahoma City.

Tags: ATA, Awards, safety

October 28, 2016 - Industry News

Fleets Seek Immediate Hair-Testing Action by FMCSA

J.B. Hunt is one of several carriers petitioning the FMCSA to allow hair-testing results in lieu of urinalysis to comply with pre-employment drug testing regulations for truck drivers. Photo: Drivewyze

Rather than wait for a rulemaking, several major motor carriers have petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for exemptions that would allow them to use hair-testing in lieu of urinalysis to comply with pre-employment drug testing regulations for truck drivers.

Tags: FMCSA, ATA, Drug Testing, Truckload Carriers Association, The Trucking Alliance, Hair Testing

October 25, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Names 33 America’s Road Team Finalists

American Trucking Associations has named 33 professional truck drivers as finalists to become captains on the 2017-2018 America’s Road Team.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Awards, America's Road Team, safety

October 24, 2016 - Product News

CarriersEdge Offering Vehicle Inspection Training Course

Photo via CarriersEdge

CarriersEdge has released a full suite of online vehicle inspection training courses for transportation companies and their drivers.

Tags: Training, Inspections, Online Tool, CarriersEdge, DVIR, Driver Training

October 24, 2016 - Industry News

Woman Indicted for Impersonating CDL Medical Examiner

A federal grand jury in Harrisburg, Penn., has indicted Joann Wingate for wire fraud, submitting false documents and aggravated identity theft for impersonating a commercial driver’s license medical examiner.

Tags: CDL, U.S. DOT, Fraud, Medical Examiners

October 19, 2016 - Industry News

Is a Video 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 VideoProtects.com, shared his thoughts on truck cams at Bobit Business Media's Fleet technology Conference in Schaumburg, Ill.

Tags: Driver Coaching, Backup Cameras, 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

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