7 Tips for Teaching New Log Rules
New hours of service rules go into effect July 1. Are you ready? The American Trucking Associations has published an easy-to-use, free tipsheet to help you help your drivers understand the new HOS rules.
Rise of the 6x2
It promises to cut weight and fuel use, and interest in it is growing.
It's still an oddball spec in road tractors, but some believe the 6x2 — a single drive axle with two powered wheels among six total wheel positions — will someday become more common as truck operators look for ways to save fuel and cut tare weight.
Veterans in the Driver's Seat
Many states have eased CDL restrictions for military drivers, with the two-fold benefit of helping veterans get jobs and alleviating the driver shortage.
In the past two years, 34 states have adopted laws that allow motor vehicle departments to waive the CDL skills test for qualified military veterans, the Obama administration says in a new report. Nine more states plus the District of Columbia are considering legislation to do the same thing.
Driver Pay: A New Look at an Old Problem
Truck driver pay is often summed up in just two words: Not enough. But one analyst sums up the situation lately with the words “productivity bonuses” and “sign-on bonuses.” Gordon Klemp, publisher of the National Survey of Driver Wages, talks about whether those are good or bad in this story from the May issue of HDT.
9 Ideas to Find & Keep Drivers
From driver pay to predictive analytic technology to your company's online presence, we cover many of the issues facing companies in our three-part series on driver recruitment and retention.
Whenever there's a panel discussion about driver turnover and the coming driver shortage, low pay is always pointed to as a culprit. Yet when it comes to making drivers happy, pay often takes a backseat to the bigger picture.