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July 28, 2014

Landstar Opens Facility in Texas

Landstar System's newest facility for its owner-operators is expected to be the most-visited field location.

July 24, 2014

3 Tools for Finding the Best Qualified Drivers

Few things will impact your overall recruiting, driver qualification, and safety results more than the quality of new drivers you bring into the organization.

July 23, 2014

7 Things Drivers Need to Do at the Scene of an Accident

SCHAUMBURG, IL — Fleets should prepare for and practice what to do in the event of a serious accident just like they do for fire drills – from top management to dispatchers to drivers, said Don Jerrell, a safety expert at HNI Risk Services, to attendees of the Fleet Safety Conference Tuesday.

July 23, 2014

Pro-Tread Online Training Goes Mobile

ITI has flipped the switch on mobile for its Pro-Tread online training, meaning every course will work on smartphones, tablets, laptops, and the browsers of in-cab electronic communication and tracking devices.

June 24, 2014

How to Avoid Weather-Related Pileups

Fleets need a company-wide protocol for dealing with severe weather, and watching forecasts can suggest areas to be avoided.

June 17, 2014

121 Ways to Save Fuel: Drivers

From the equipment you spec and maintain, to the fuel you buy, to driver training and incentives, you’ll find tips for nearly any type of fleet.

June 17, 2014

121 Ways to Save Fuel

There’s hardly a fleet out there that wouldn’t like to save money on fuel costs. Maybe you’re not sure where to start. Maybe you feel like you’ve picked all the low-hanging fruit and you’re looking for new ideas. Here’s help. From the equipment you spec and maintain, to the fuel you buy, to driver training and incentives, you’ll find tips for nearly any type of fleet.

May 30, 2014

Tractor Trailer Rear-Ends with Hard-Brake Collision

Not looking far ahead causes driver to swerve into other lane.

May 27, 2014

Upgrading Refuse Fleets to CNG: Three Considerations Beyond Economics

Refuse fleets are one of the fastest growing markets for compressed natural gas, primarily because of the significant fuel cost savings that can be realized. The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute offers these key factors refuse fleets need to examine when considering upgrading to CNG.

May 12, 2014

Safety Technologies: The New Frontier

From collision avoidance to cameras, from rollover prevention to analytics, technology is rapidly changing the safety landscape.

March 27, 2014

Peterbilt’s Driver Info Display Offers Tips to Save Fuel, Brakes

The feature is available on Model 579, 567 and 587 trucks and tractors with the Paccar MX-13 diesel.

February 26, 2014

Don Lacy Retires After 25 Years at Prime Inc.

Longtime Director of Safety Don Lacy is retiring on April 1 following a 25-year career at Prime Inc.

February 13, 2014

ARI Acquires Online Driver Training Company Drivefleet

The fleet management services company ARI has acquired Drivefleet, an online driver training products and services provider.

February 12, 2014

New Study Shows Limited Impact of Simulator Training for Truckers

New research examining the safety impact of simulator training for truck drivers concludes it provides benefits for only up to a year.

February 9, 2014

Celadon Opens New Driver Training Center

Celadon Group Inc. and its Quality Drivers subsidiary have announced the official opening of the new driver training center near its Indianapolis headquarters. The $7 million, 61,000 square-foot training facility includes dorm rooms, cafeteria, workout room, basketball court, and a state of the art driver training road course.

December 26, 2013

Crete, Shaffer to Offer On-the-Job Training for Veterans

Crete Carrier Corp. and its refrigerated division, Shaffer Trucking, have gotten approval from the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide on-the-job training to veterans and other eligible trainees through the GI Bill.

November 27, 2013

Thirty-five years' experience or one year's experience 35 times?

Equipment Editor Jim Park has had a CDL for 35 years. But does he know how to really drive a truck? We may never know until the day comes when he has to put his skills to the test.

November 19, 2013

Dec. 1 OSHA Training Deadline Looms

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.

November 6, 2013

5 Things Drivers Never Should Do at the Scene of an Accident

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.

October 29, 2013

Why We Need Good Driver Training

VIDEO -- Equipment Editor Jim Park recently found a truck route that reminded him of the importance of good driver training. Suspend your disbelief for a few minutes, pretend the sound of Jim's motorcycle engine is a Jake Brake, and join him for a trip down a truly hair-raising hill.

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