Driver Training

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October 21, 2014

A. Duie Pyle Opens Driver Training Academy In Massachusetts

The carrier A. Duie Pyle is opening its second driver training academy in Northborough, Mass., to serve prospective drivers in New England and upstate New York.

October 21, 2014

FMCSA Awards $1 Million in Grants for Training Veterans as Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Tuesday said it awarded $1 million in grants to nine technical and community colleges across the country to help train nearly 400 returning military veterans for jobs as commercial bus and truck drivers.

September 23, 2014

Safety & Compliance: Using a Simulator in Your Safety Program

Although driving simulators have been around for a long time, the current technology is more sophisticated, takes up less space and more affordable.

September 19, 2014

Advocates, Teamsters Sue for Training Rule

Safety advocates and the Teamsters union are suing to force the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to issue truck driver training rules. The suit comes just a month after the agency launched an attempt to negotiate a rule because it has not been able to draft a rule that would be accepted by all the parties.

September 19, 2014

7 Ways to Get the Most Out of A Driver Simulator Program

Driving simulators today are more sophisticated, take up less space and are more affordable. How do you make sure you're choosing the right one for your company and getting the most you can out of it?

August 19, 2014

FMCSA Proposes to Negotiate Driver Training Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is taking another swing at a driver training rule, this time suggesting negotiations to resolve details that sidelined an earlier proposal.

August 11, 2014

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring Truck Drivers

We don't have to tell you how important driver recruiting is to the success of your company — hiring truck drivers is priority No. 1 for nearly every transportation company. HNI shares some "don'ts" to keep in mind when recruiting drivers.

August 1, 2014

Maverick Expands Driver Training Center

Maverick Transportation last week celebrated the expansion of its driver training center, which adds more than 13,000 square feet to the previous facility.

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.

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