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Trucking Alliance Adopts AAA Advanced Safety Tech Recommendations

The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, commonly known as the Trucking Alliance, announced that its carrier members must use four truck-safety technologies that the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has concluded are critical to reducing large truck crashes and saving lives.

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Maverick Raises Pay for Flatbed, Glass Division Drivers

Maverick Transportation has announced a 5-cent per mile pay increase for drivers in its Flatbed and Glass over-the-road divisions. The pay increase is applicable to all drivers in both divisions, including student drivers.

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PIT Group Studies Effectiveness of Driver Training

Driver fuel efficiency and safety training is only effective if it includes refresher courses, according to results from a recent PIT Group study on driver training.

Amazon's entry into last-mile delivery markets could be a game-changer for trucking. Photo: Amazon

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Q&A: Kenco's Richard Scott on Amazon's Fleet and Trucking Technologies

New technology and new, big-name players are rapidly transforming trucking. Richard Scott, vice president of logistics solutions provider Kenco, gives his thoughts on the fast pace of change in trucking.

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Iowa 80 Truckstop Begins $10M Expansion and Remodel

Iowa 80 Truckstop has begun a $10 million expansion and remodel project that will add 23,000 square feet to the current 100,000-square-foot main building.

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New Defense System Addresses Defensive Driver Training

While the concept of defensive driving has been around for 50 years, in-cab driver training company Instructional Technologies Inc., makers of Pro-Tread, have developed an update to apply the concept to modern roads, trucks and drivers.

A panel discussion of four "Industry Legends" at ATA MC&E. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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Trucking Legends Offer Insight Into Surviving Disruption

Trucking may be facing a level of “disruption” not seen since trucking deregulation in 1980, said four “trucking legends” who went through it – but basic business concepts and treating drivers right will likely help trucking companies survive, according to a panel discussion at the American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition.

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FMCSA Seeks Comment on Flexible Sleeper Berth Pilot

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is now seeking public comment on its proposed pilot program to make more flexible the sleeper-berth provision within its hours-of-service rule for truck drivers.

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Boyd Bros. Offers $14,000 Signing Bonus for Flatbed Drivers

Boyd Bros. Transportation has announced $14,000 in sign-on bonuses for experienced flatbed CDL-A holders who join the carrier as company drivers before the end of the year.

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U.S. Postal Service Using VR to Train Drivers

The U.S. Postal Service has begun using a virtual reality-based simulator to train drivers in its Brooklyn, New York, and Tampa, Florida, districts, according to the company that provides the equipment.

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