March 21, 2016 - Industry News
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
March 11, 2016 - Industry News
The effort to inject a reform proposal widely viewed as favorable to trucking into an aviation bill has crashed and burned. At least for now.
Tags: Hours of Service, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Driver Pay
March 10, 2016 - Industry News
Prime truck driver Josh Grimaldi has been named the Highway Angel of the Year for helping a woman escape her crushed vehicle.
Tags: Truck Drivers, Awards, TCA, TCA Highway Angel
The Truckload Carriers Association has named FTC Transportation and Bison Transport the overall winners of its Fleet Safety and Best Fleets to Drive For awards.
Tags: Awards, Driver Turnover, TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For, Fleet Safety Award
A new report prepared by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine advises the FMCSA to improve data and research methods “to support a more comprehensive understanding of the relationships between operator fatigue and highway safety and between fatigue and long-term health.”
Tags: FMCSA, Sleep Apnea, Driver Health, Fatigue
March 8, 2016 - Product News
Fleet management software provider PeopleNet has chosen Vigillo to provide CSA data for its new safety analytics dashboard.
Tags: CSA, PeopleNet, Analytics, Vigillo, Driver Risk Management
March 7, 2016 - Product News
USA Truck has installed LinkeDrive’s PedalCoach mobile application in its fleet of trucks, designed to coach better driving habits to increase fuel efficiency.
Tags: Driver Behavior, Driver Training, Fuel Efficiency, USA Truck, Mobile Apps
March 4, 2016 - Industry News
Proposed national entry-level driver training requirements focus on a minimum amount of behind-the-wheel training.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Driver Training
February 24, 2016 - Industry News
Goodyear Tire & Rubber will announce the winner of the 33rd Goodyear Highway Hero Award on March 31, at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.
Tags: Driver Safety, Truck Drivers, Awards, Goodyear Highway Hero
February 22, 2016 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations has officially opened the nominating process for professional truck drivers to serve on the 2017-2018 America’s Road Team.
Tags: ATA, Volvo Trucks, America's Road Team, Community Outreach, Image
February 19, 2016 - Industry News
Rim Yurkus, co-founder, president and CEO of Strategic Programs, died last month, according to representatives of his company.
Tags: Research, Obituary, Recruiting, Employee Retention, Trend Analysis
Following an accident in January a driver, who had failed multiple drug tests in the past, refused to take another drug test. The FCMSA subsequently declared him an imminent hazard.
Tags: FMCSA, Drug Testing, Imminent Hazard, Drug Charges
February 17, 2016 - Industry News
Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council show an 8% increase in 2015 compared to 2014.
Tags: National Safety Council, Road Deaths
February 10, 2016 - Industry News
The Florida Department of Transportation will start work next month on the Interstate 10 and U.S. 301 interchange project. The interchange is designed to accommodate increased truck traffic in the area.
Tags: Road Construction, I-10, Florida Department of Transportation
The National Transportation Safety Board determined the probable cause of a fatal truck crash two year ago was a trucker's fatigue – but it said a carrier's failure to adhere to HOS rules and “inadequate safety oversight by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration" contributed as well.
Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, NTSB, Fatigue
February 1, 2016 - Industry News
Meritor announced a one-year extension of “Shoes for Soldiers” and will donate up to $70,000 from remanufactured brake sales and corporate matching funds to the Wyakin Warrior Foundation.
Tags: Charity, Meritor, Veterans, Hiring Veterans
January 27, 2016 - Industry News
Carriers can improve the productivity and performance of drivers by meeting their requests to take time off, according to the results of a recent study conducted by Stay Metrics.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Driver Performance, Driver Retention, Stay Metrics
January 26, 2016 - Industry News
The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge have announced the 2016 Best Fleets to Drive For, a listing 20 for-hire trucking companies deemed to be outstanding workplace experiences for employees and truck drivers.
Tags: Truck Drivers, TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For, CarriersEdge
OSHA has fined Brindi Trailer Sales and Services for illegally terminating a driver who brought up safety concerns about his truck.
Tags: DOT, Vehicle Safety, OSHA, Pennsylvania, Fines, Out of Service Violations
January 22, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration National Training Center has announced two webinars about the new electronic logging device mandate to help fleets comply with the rules.
Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, Webinar, ELDs
January 20, 2016 - Industry News
Truck driver Steve Elliot of Phenix City, Ala., has been named a Highway Angel by the TCA for helping a woman search for her missing baby after she crashed her car into a creek.
Tags: Accidents, Truck Drivers, TCA, TCA Highway Angel
January 15, 2016 - Industry News
U.S. Xpress has announced a pay raise for solo truck drivers who have remained accident- and ticket-free with no CSA violations for at least 12 months as part of an effort to focus on driver safety.
Tags: Driver Safety, CSA, Driver Shortage, U.S. Xpress, Driver Pay
January 14, 2016 - Industry News
NTSB's new “Most Wanted List” of safety improvements stresses the continuing need to reduce accidents caused by drivers who are impaired by alcohol and/or drugs as well as those who are distracted or fatigued.
Tags: Driver Safety, Highway Safety, NTSB
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