November 4, 2011
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
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
Every time a driver shortage looms, speakers at industry meetings talk about the fact that drivers aren't paid enough. Last month's American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition was no exception
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 11, 2011
Technology is not only changing what the driver looks for in the job, but also what the job looks for in the driver
June 30, 2011
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
May 2, 2011
That trucking is about to experience its worst labor shortage ever should as come no surprise. Our fate was cast years ago, though a few cruel twists have conspired to make it worse than it otherwise would have been.
February 27, 2011
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 28, 2011
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 21, 2010
Truck drivers may not wear funny red suits and sport bushy white beards (well, I have seen a few with the latter), but they nevertheless bear a strong resemblance to ol' St. Nick
December 15, 2010
Drivers or employees? Earlier this month, a federal judge ruled in favor of FedEx in a number of lawsuits that alleged the company improperly classified delivery drivers as independent contractors
December 13, 2010
If you use owner-operators, you might want to make a resolution for 2011 to take a close look at your practices to try to fend off possible attacks on their independent contractor status
December 2, 2010
Back in 2001, Dupre Logistics had a problem. The Louisiana fleet was having too many accidents, some of them fatal
November 21, 2010
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
November 3, 2010
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
September 17, 2010
Are you appreciating drivers this week? What about the rest of the year
July 1, 2008
The right driver screening can help find and keep the cream of the crop.
April 1, 2007
Each year, government's primary regulatory focus falls more intensely on the driver.
Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor
April 1, 2006
Federal report targets truckers with criminal records. Irresponsible reporting has no place here.
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