May 11, 2016 - Product News
Industry statistics suggest only about 30% of fleets do wheel balancing, and even those fleets usually balance only the steer axle wheels. IMI Products says if fleets balanced wheels at every position. they could see fuel savings and gains in tire life that would return their investment in balancing compounds tenfold in the just the first year.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Tires, IMI, Tire Balancing
May 11, 2016 - Industry News
The ATA, CVSA, NATSO Foundation and ATRI have all joined forces to announce a new truck parking initiative in Washington, D.C., aimed at making information on parking availability open to all drivers.
Tags: ATA, ATRI, NATSO, CVSA, Truck Parking
May 9, 2016 - Industry News
The California Labor Commissioner’s Office is accepting applications for an amnesty program that will allow carriers to reclassify drivers as employees and avoid liability for misclassifying them as independent contractors.
Tags: Ports, Port Trucking, Employment, Independent Contractors, Drivers, California
April 27, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will co-host three listening sessions to solicit information on the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in the trucking industry.
Tags: FMCSA, Sleep Apnea, Driver Health, Fatigue
PeopleNet has announced its certification of Zebra Technologies’ TC70 ruggedized handheld computer to run the company’s software
Tags: PeopleNet, Mobile Devices
April 26, 2016 - Industry News
In what's being called a historic case, the Los Angeles office of the National Labor Relations Board is looking into whether port trucking company Intermodal Bridge Transport engaged in unfair labor practices toward its drivers by misclassifying employees as independent contractors.
Tags: National Labor Relations Board, Ports, Port Trucking, Labor Unions, Independent Contractors
April 25, 2016 - Industry News
The annualized turnover rate for large truckload fleets measured 102% in the fourth quarter of 2015, increasing by two percentage points, according to the American Trucking Associations.
Tags: ATA, Driver Turnover, Truckload, Less Than Truckload
April 20, 2016 - Industry News
The Show-Me State is showing how the federal government could make it easier for vets to become truckers.
Tags: FMCSA, Hiring Veterans
April 14, 2016 - Industry News
The American Transportation Research Institute on April 15 launched an online survey of truck drivers on issues related to sleep apnea
Tags: Sleep Apnea, ATRI
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is reminding Medical Examiners and commercial motor vehicle drivers that certified MEs performing physical exams of CMV drivers must use the revised versions of the Medical Examination Report (MER) Form (MCSA–5875) and the Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC) Form (MCSA–5876) as of April 20.
April 12, 2016 - Industry News
Women In Trucking honored nearly 200 female professional drivers with its 7th annual Salute to Women Behind the Wheel at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show.
Tags: Awards, Women in Trucking Association, Events, Women Drivers
April 8, 2016 - Industry News
The Women In Trucking Association announced the 13 members of its 2016 Image Team at the 7th annual Salute to Women Behind the Wheel event in Louisville, Ky.
Tags: Women in Trucking Association, Image, Women in Trucking, Women Drivers
April 4, 2016 - Industry News
LOUISVILLE, KY -- Scores of trucking company representatives joined counterparts from associations and service providers in affirming their backing of the reserve components of the U.S. Armed Forces by signing a pledge at a meeting during the Mid-America Trucking Show last week.
Tags: Veterans, Employee Morale, Hiring our Heroes, Hiring Veterans, MATS
The FMCSA ordered truck driver Yakov Zaverukha off the road after he was pulled over in his truck with a blood alcohol level seven times over the legal limit.
Tags: FMCSA, Alcohol, Out-of-service, Imminent Hazard
April 1, 2016 - Industry News
IMI recently donated $5,000 to the St. Christopher’s’ Fund, a charity supporting truckers with medical troubles that have led to financial difficulty.
Tags: Facebook, Charity, Driver Health, St. Christopher Fund, IMI
Heavy Duty Trucking magazine received a 2016 Jesse H. Neal Business Journalism Award for the 10-part Driver Dilemma series, covering the driver shortage.
Tags: Awards, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Driver Dilemma
March 31, 2016 - Industry News
LOUISVILLE, KY -- Truck driver Julian Kaczor of Utica, N.Y., named the 33rd Goodyear Highway Hero for pulling an injured motorist from a burning car, used the honor to deliver an important safety message.
Tags: Drivers, Awards, Goodyear Highway Hero, MATS
March 30, 2016 - Industry News
LOUISVILLE, KY — When you think of innovation, you may automatically think of technology. But a panel of HDT’s Truck Fleet Innovators Wednesday revealed that in many cases, it’s really all about people.
Tags: Fleet Forum, Driver Shortage, Fleet Innovators, Technicians, MATS
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has prohibited Ontario, Canada-licensed truck driver Inderjit Singh Gill from operating any commercial vehicle in the U.S. for falsifying records and repeatedly ignoring out-of-service violations.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Hours of Service, Fatigue, Imminent Hazard, Out of Service Violations
March 29, 2016 - Product News
ProSight Specialty Insurance is offering an enhanced drug test that goes beyond standard DOT-compliant testing to identify drug-using drivers that are not usually detected.
Tags: Driver Safety, Drug Testing, ProSight
March 23, 2016 - Industry News
The Maryland Motor Truck Association named Annette Womack, a driver for Giant Food, the association's 2015 Driver of the Year.
Tags: Awards, Maryland Motor Truck Association, Women Drivers, Grocery Fleets
March 21, 2016 - Industry News
The American Transportation Research Institute is seeking drivers interested in keeping a 14-day diary of their truck parking issues as part of an effort to collect real-world information on the daily challenges drivers face to find truck parking.
Tags: Driver Behavior, ATRI, Truck Parking
Drivers with sleep apnea have a five times greater risk of a severe crash when they do not adhere to a mandated treatment program, according to a study co-authored by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.
Tags: Research, Sleep Apnea, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, Driver Health
March 17, 2016 - Industry News
PacLease has launched a subscription-based safety course program called PacTrainer, offering over 360 online courses and tutorials aimed at improving driving skills and compliance.
Tags: PacLease, Driver Safety, Driver Training, J.J. Keller, Online Training
March 15, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to make it easier for military veterans to transition into civilian careers in the truck and bus industry by simplifying the process of getting a Commercial Learner’s Permit or Commercial Driver’s License.
Tags: FMCSA, Veterans, Hiring Veterans, Driver Shortage
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