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Finding and Keeping Drivers With The One-Two Punch: Pay & Respect
Pay and benefits are changing as fleets work to recruit and retain drivers, but treating drivers right is still a top priority.
<p>One thing the experts agree on is if your company has an incentive rewards program, the rewards need to be given in a timely fashion. <em>(Photo courtesy of A. Duie Pyle.)</em></p> By Deborah Lockridge & Kate Harlow
Recruiting and retention. It’s akin to bailing water out of a boat that has a hole in it. You really have to plug the hole first, otherwise you’re constantly fighting to stay afloat. In the trucking industry, that hole is driver retention.
Q&A: Utility's Craig Bennett Talks About 100 Years of Being in Business
<p><strong>Craig Bennett </strong><em>Photo: Evan Lockridge</em></p> By Deborah Lockridge
Craig Bennett, senior vice president sales & marketing for Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., recently sat down with HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge to talk about the company's 100 years in business.
Upgrading Your Legacy IT System
Your old workhorse servers might still be getting the job done, but they could be holding your business back.
By Jim Beach
A number of trucking companies – and thousands of other types of businesses for that matter – run their businesses on what would be considered a “legacy” IT system. Those old workhorse servers might still be getting the job done, but they could be holding your business back.
Carriers Caught Between Conflicting Agencies on Hiring
By Jim Beach
Carriers are required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to take steps to prevent high-risk individuals from driving their trucks. But an initiative of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission may put a hamper on carriers’ efforts.
Status Quo for DOT Medical Exams is Changing
By Rick Malchow, J.J. Keller
The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners rule was published in April 2012 and effective in May 2012. A compliance date of May 21 of this year is quickly approaching. In its plainest form, it is a database of medical examiners who are certified by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to perform examinations of commercial vehicle drivers.

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TripCargo 'All Risks' Insurance Available Online McGriff, Seibels and Williams announced the release of TripCargo. TripCargo is an “All Risks” coverage policy and unlike “excess” or “spike” insurance provides coverage on the entire load and limit as selected at purchase on freight moving throughout the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii and Canada.
GE Capital Fleet Services Launches MyFleetOffice2 Platform for Online Fleet Management GE Capital Fleet Services announced the launch of MyFleetOffice2, an advanced online fleet management platform that gives fleet managers the ability to do more powerful analytics, and to complete a wide range of administrative tasks more easily and entirely online.
Spireon Debuts Detention Optimization System for Trucking Spireon released what it calls the trucking industry’s first automated detention optimization system. The Detention Optimization Module is part of its FleetLocate Asset & Trailer Intelligence solution.
New Release from Collective Data Collective Data announced the release of collectiveFleet 6, a fleet and asset management software system. The software is designed to be adaptable to many types of fleets without needing custom programming.
Vusion Launches MPG Analytics Dashboard TCA, GRAPEVINE, TX – Vusion, a division of PeopleNet and Trimble, announced the launch of an analytics tool designed to give fleet managers a better view of how their vehicles and drivers are performing mpg-wise.

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