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May 12, 2017 - Industry News

NPTC Awards Fleet and Driver Honors

Winners of the Private Fleet Leadership awards. Photos: NPTC

The National Private Truck Council honored the winners of several fleet and personnel awards, including the Private Fleet Leadership awards, Fleet Safety awards, and the Driver Hall of Fame, at its annual conference in Cincinnati.

Tags: NPTC, Awards, Private Fleets

May 11, 2017 - Industry News

35th Shell Rotella SuperRigs Starts May 18

Photo: Shell Rotella

The 35th Annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck beauty competition is set to take place from May 18-20 at the Exchange Center at Expo Square in Tulsa, Okla.

Tags: Competition, Shell Rotella, Contest, Events, Shell SuperRigs

May 9, 2017 - Industry News

Seven GOP Lawmakers Signal Support for Hair-Testing Truckers

Photo: FMCSA

A letter signed by seven Republican Congressmen lays out their unequivocal support of a petition calling for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to allow hair testing in lieu of urinalysis to meet drug- testing requirements for truck-driver applicants.

Tags: U.S. House of Representatives, Hair Testing, CDL

May 3, 2017 - Industry News

Swift Campaigning Digitally for Driving Force

Photo: Swift

Swift Transportation has announced a new strategic marketing campaign called Swift’s Driving Force that's aimed at reaching new drivers by highlighting the company’s culture, size, and emphasis on people.

Tags: Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Swift Transportation, Online Marketing

May 1, 2017 - Industry News

Senators Ask GAO to Examine Impact of Autonomous Technology on Trucking

Two U.S. Senators  asked the General Accounting Office to look at the impact autonomous vehicle technology will have on more than 2 million Americans who work in, or support, the trucking industry. Photo: Peterbilt

If you’re concerned about the potential impact autonomous vehicle technology will have on truck drivers in the future, you’re not alone. Two U.S. senators want the Government Accountability Office to look into how it will affect truck drivers and communities.

Tags: Truck Drivers, GAO, U.S. Senate, Autonomous Vehicles

May 1, 2017 - Product News

SmartDrive Cameras Can Provide 360-Degree Coverage

SmartDrive 360 allows up to four cameras to trigger during a risky maneuver or collision, giving fleets a 360 degree view of the event. Screenshot via SmartDrive.

SmartDrive Systems' video-based safety system can now support additional cameras, giving 360-degree coverage of the vehicle.

Tags: SmartDrive Systems, Video Event Recorders, NPTC, SmartDrive, Safety & Compliance, Drivers

April 28, 2017 - Industry News

Mother Searches for Trucker who Tried to Save her Daughter

The late Dorothy Marko Photo courtesy of Truckload Carriers Association

The tragic death of a young woman in Oklahoma has led a grieving mother to search for a truck driver who stopped to try and save her daughter.

Tags: Truck Drivers, TCA, Highway Angel, Road Deaths

April 28, 2017 - Product News

Samsung and Magellan Partner on ELD Solution

Photo via Samsung

Samsung Electronics America has partnered with GPS navigation provider Magellan to deliver an ELD-compliant hours-of-service tracking solution for short- and long-haul trucking.

Tags: Hours of Service, Magellan, ELDs, Samsung

April 28, 2017 - Industry News

Fatal Accident Leads FMCSA to Investigate Small Alabama Carrier

A fatal accident involving a driver falling asleep at the wheel led the FMCSA to investigate Beatrice, Ala.-based J&L Trucking and order its vehicles off the road.

Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, Out of Service, Imminent Hazard, Records Management

April 28, 2017 - Product News

Vigillo Compiles Driver Safety Records Into Roadside Resume

Image: Vigillo

Vigillo's new Roadside Resume is billed as a comprehensive commercial driver safety, compliance, and risk profile to help carriers identify safe and risky drivers.

Tags: Driver Safety, CSA, Vigillo, SambaSafety, High-Risk Drivers, Drivers, Analytics, Big Data

April 25, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Gets Earful on Autonomous Trucks at Atlanta Listening Session

Among the most common concerns at FMCSA's Autonomous Vehicle Listening Session were questions about changes to the Hours of Service rules and how actively engaged drivers should be while a truck is in autonomous driving mode. Photo: Jack Roberts

A listening session on autonomous vehicles drew public comment from law enforcement officers, truck drivers, fleet executives, OEM representatives and new technology developers, such as Uber.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, CVSA, Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Otto

April 21, 2017 - Product News

Pilot Flying J Carrying Transflo ELDs in Stores

Photo: Business Wire

Pegasus TransTech announced that its Transflo ELD T7 devices will now be distributed in Pilot and Flying J travel centers in the U.S.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, Transflo, Pegasus TransTech, ELDs

April 20, 2017 - Industry News

Women and Men Leave Truck Driving Jobs for Different Reasons

Photo: Women in Trucking

A turnover survey of women drivers has found that dissatisfaction with tractors topped a list of reasons why the leave a carrier.

Tags: Driver Shortage, Driver Turnover, Women Drivers

April 17, 2017 - Industry News

Carriers and Drivers Express Concern with Medical Examiner Registry

Photo: J.J. Keller & Associates

The American Transportation Research Institute has found that the Medical Examiner Registry is not fixing the problems that fleets and drivers have had with the DOT examination process and may be making them worse.

Tags: Driver Health, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, U.S. DOT, ATRI, Medical Examiners

April 14, 2017 - Industry News

America’s 'Check Engine Light' is On, Says New Film About Failing Infrastructure

“Be Prepared To Stop” takes a hard look at the failing U.S. Interstate Highway System and paints a grim picture of a society unable to function if the trend isn’t corrected soon. Photo: Delaware Park Productions

America’s roads and bridges aren’t far from failing. And when that happens, the country will have about five days of normalcy before the trucks stop rolling and chaos ensues, says filmmaker Jennifer Clymer.

Tags: Infrastructure, Trucking's image, Image, In the Media

April 14, 2017 - Industry News

Transflo Mobile, Drivewyze Team up for Enhanced Weigh Station Bypass

Drivewyze says the new PreClear app integration works on the same mobile devices carriers and drivers use to run Transflo Mobile, so no additional transponder is required. HDT file photo

The new new Drivewyze PreClear app integration will allow Transflo Mobile users to bypass over 600 fixed weigh stations and mobile inspection sites in 39 states and provinces, according to the companies.

Tags: Drivewyze, Weigh Stations, Truck Weights, Pegasus TransTech, Weigh-Station Bypass

April 13, 2017 - Industry News

SmartDrive Spells Out High Costs of Distracted Driving

Public domain photo

While it doesn’t take rocket science to view distracted drivers as accidents waiting to happen, new data-based findings released by SmartDrive indicate just how risky and costly these vehicle operators can be.

Tags: Distracted Driving, SmartDrive

April 10, 2017 - Industry News

Two Plead Guilty in Michigan CDL Fraud Scheme

Two former Detroit DOT employees pleaded guilty for their roles in a CDL fraud scheme in Michigan.

Tags: Michigan, CDL, Crime & Fraud

April 7, 2017 - Industry News

Drug-Fueled Refuse Truck Driver Goes on Wrong-Way Rampage

A Kentucky-licensed truck driver arrested for driving the wrong way on a highway to avoid police while on drugs was declared an imminent hazard by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Tags: Accidents, FMCSA, Drugged Driving, Imminent Hazard

April 7, 2017 - Industry News

XPO Salutes 7 Drivers Who Exceeded 3 Million Safe Miles

Photo: XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics has recognized seven of its less-than-truckload drivers who have achieved 3 million consecutive miles of accident–free driving.

Tags: Drivers, Awards, Safe Driving, XPO Logistics

April 6, 2017 - Industry News

Real-World Fuel Economy Challenge to Hit the Road in September

Run on Less participants will begin the contest by running normal routes and end with a drive to the new NACV Show in Atlanta this September. Photo: Ryder System

In September, a contingent of trucks from fleets around the country will hit the road to see if their special blend of vehicles, technology and drivers can log the highest fuel economy numbers in real-world operating conditions.

Tags: technology, Fuel Efficiency, Fuel Economy, NACFE, NACV Show

April 6, 2017 - Industry News

Supreme Court Won’t Review Truck Driver’s Apnea-Test Lawsuit

Photo: Safety First Sleep Solutions

The Supreme Court has decided not to hear a truck driver’s appeal against a lower-court decision that found a motor carrier had the right to screen certain drivers for obstructive sleep apnea.

Tags: Sleep Apnea, Crete Carrier Corp., U.S. Supreme Court

April 6, 2017 - Industry News

Survey: Driver Recruiting Getting More Tech-Savvy

Photo: FMCSA

A new benchmark survey finds that the importance of developing innovative recruitment and retention strategies is becoming paramount and more technology-based.

Tags: Drivers, Recruiting, HireRight

April 4, 2017 - Industry News

One20 Calls its ELD ‘Antidote to Government Mandate’

One20, a company that aims to make drivers’ lives better via an online community and various affordable and free products and services, introduced an electronic logging device designed to meet the federal ELD mandate, designed with drivers in mind.

Tags: ELDs, ELD Mandate, One20

April 4, 2017 - Industry News

Healthy Fleet Offers App for Weight Loss Challenge

Photo: Healthy Fleet

Healthy Fleet announced that its next weight loss challenge in May will be run through a new free mobile app to help participants keep track of weight loss progress.

Tags: Driver Health, Driver Wellness, Mobile Apps

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