August 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
There are many ways to tell a story – through words in books and magazines, pictures, videos, song, and more. With the inaugural issue of the HDT Fact Book, we are telling trucking’s story through facts, numbers, statistics, charts, and graphs.
Tags: Emissions, drivers, safety, Equipment, Statistics, Parts, industry statistics, Fuel and Oil
June 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By Tom Berg
Fleets need a company-wide protocol for dealing with severe weather, and watching forecasts can suggest areas to be avoided.
Tags: Driver Training, Weather, White out in snow, Winter, drivers
April 2014, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
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.
Tags: drivers, Background Checks, Litigation, EEOC, Truckload Carriers Association
February 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By Jody Mathy, Senior Claims Consultant, HNI
There’s a simple way to avoid many worker’s compensation claims: Don’t put the wrong worker to work. The “wrong worker,” simply put, is anyone who is physically unable to perform essential job functions.
Tags: Driver Safety, Americans with Disabilities Act, Driver Fitness, drivers, Driver Health
November 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Jodi Mathy, Senior Claims Consultant, HNI
The reclassification this summer by the American Medical Association of obesity as “a disease state” effectively declared that one-third of all Americans has a medical condition requiring treatment. The obesity classification will have a tremendous impact on health insurers and workers compensation insurers alike.
Tags: drivers, Workers' Compensation, Driver Health
By Truckinginfo Staff
OSHA wants you to train your workers in Hazard Communication, and wants you to do it by Dec. 1 of this year. The trick? It’s a totally new curriculum. Hazard Communication — more commonly known as the “Right to Know” rule about hazardous chemicals in the workplace — is the most frequently cited rule in OSHA.
Tags: Hazmat, drivers, Instructional Technologies, Driver Training, OSHA
November 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Jill Schultz, J.J. Keller
An important deadline is just around the corner for CDL drivers and their motor carriers. As of Jan. 30, 2014, all CDL holders must have supplied information about the type of driving they do (self-certify) and the status of their medical certificate/card to their state driver’s licensing agency.
Tags: CDL, J.J. Keller, Med Card, drivers, Compliance
By Don Jerrell, Associate VP, HNI
The time to plan how you’re going to respond at the scene of an accident is before you are involved in an accident. How a truck driver responds on the scene has a major impact on the outcome of any claims that may follow.
Tags: Accidents, Driver Safety, Driver Training, drivers, safety, Safety & Compliance, HNI
August 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Tom Bray, J.J. Keller & Associates
This question has to do with what has been termed “personal conveyance.” This is a situation where a driver is using his/her commercial vehicle as a personal vehicle to commute to and from a personal destination.
Tags: drivers, Hours of Service
July 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
An acronym transition and other things you should know about the pending rule mandating electronic logging devices.
Tags: Information Technology, HOS, EOBRs, ELDs, Hours of Service, drivers
July 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Tom Bray, J.J. Keller
Since the new hours-of-service rules went into effect July 1, there have been many questions asked of experts both inside and outside of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration related to the new rules. This article looks at some of the more frequently asked questions.
Tags: FMCSA, drivers, Regulations, Hours of Service, Safety & Compliance
By Deborah Lockridge
CSA may be an enforcement tool for the FMCA, but you also can use CSA as a catalyst to create transparency and accountability in your organization.
Tags: drivers, safety, CSA, HNI
Trucking companies, drivers and the general public who shares the road with trucks would all benefit from an approach that treats truck driver health as an ongoing project rather than every-other-year paperwork – and the new National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners could be a step in that direction.
Tags: drivers, Sleep Apnea, Driver Health, Fleet Safety Conference, Fit to Drive
May 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Kirsti Correa
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), which requires individuals to have health insurance, could change the way trucking companies handle their healthcare coverage policies for employees. The Truckload Carriers Association held a webinar on May 23 to discuss its analysis of the ACA and the impact it will have on the trucking industry.
Tags: drivers, Business, Health
By HDT partner, Today's Trucking
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.
Tags: drivers, ATA, Training, Driver Training, Hours of Service
December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By John Hill, Contributor
In my 38 years of involvement with highway safety, and even more recently as a safety consultant, I have observed a unique situation distinctive to safe and compliant companies: They value their employees by creating a safety culture
Tags: Compliance, safety, drivers, CSA
October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Don Jerrell, Contributor
Regulations for commercial vehicle drivers are changing, in particular with regards to medical cards
August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Regulations for commercial motor vehicle drivers are changing in regard to medical cards. The rules remain the same as to which drivers need a federal medical certificate (Fed Med card) while operating a commercial vehicle, but drivers will now have to provide an up-to-date copy of this card to the DMV when they obtain it
January 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Genevieve Conti, Assistant Editor
Ron "Big Dog" Sowder has a good reason for his nickname: He's driven 50 years and 4 million miles without a single accident
November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Jim Beach, Contributing Editor & Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief
Driver monitoring has evolved tremendously in recent years. Some carriers still rely on reports from a 1-800 "how's my driving" number to find out when a driver is driving poorly, but many more are putting technology to wor
By Rolf Lockwood, Editor at Large
One definition of success in driving any sort of vehicle is getting where you're going without hitting stuff. Doing that involves the coordinated use of brakes and throttle and steerin
By Tom Nunlist, Contributor & Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor
In late 2005 and early 2006, two J.B. Hunt drivers were involved in accidents that claimed three lives. Both drivers had clean records, but both tested positive at the scene for cocaine. The Arkansas-based transportation and logistics company decided it was time for a change.
October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Tom Nunlist, Associate Editor
Technology is not only changing what the driver looks for in the job, but also what the job looks for in the driver
June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Rob Moseley, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
Last May, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration began its pre-employment screening program service, or PSP. The PSP service compiles information regarding driving records of commercial drivers for use by motor carriers in making employment decisions
February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
FleetMind Solutions, Inc., has released a white paper called "Waste Fleet Safety: Tips and Tools to Ensure Safe Driving" that discusses strategies for improving waste fleet safety
January 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor
The 34-hour restart gives daytime drivers a chance to catch up on their rest, but it does not work as well for night drivers. In fact, it may even be detrimental to driver performance
December 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Back in 2001, Dupre Logistics had a problem. The Louisiana fleet was having too many accidents, some of them fatal
November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Truckinginfo.com Staff
A fleet safety study recently released by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety, suggests that companies that strictly enforce their no-cell-phone policies have a lower crash rate than companies with milder enforcement policies
By Deborah Lockridge, Editor
At a time when we're dealing with more acronyms than ever from the U.S. Department of Transportation - CSA 2010, HOS, EOBRs - there's one that may be getting overlooked: PSP, or pre-employment screening program
Sleep apnea is a public health problem and a truck safety problem that could soon morph into a legal problem for the trucking industry
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