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March 4, 2013

California Court Rules Long Beach Drivers Employees, Not Contractors

A California Superior Court ruled last week that Port of Long Beach truck drivers working for Seacon Logix Inc. were employees and not independent contractors.

March 4, 2013

FMCSA to Host Session on Driver Training Rule at MATS

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will host a listening session on its pending driver training rule at the Mid-America Trucking Show on March 22.

February 27, 2013

Odessa Woman Wins $600,000 Verdict in Sex Discrimination Case Against UPS

A federal court jury in Midland, Texas, awarded a $600,000 verdict against UPS in a sexual discrimination lawsuit filed by a former driver.

February 25, 2013

The Roadside Dietitian: Love Your Heart

February is American Heart Month for one really good reason. Heart disease is the number one killer in this country, accounting for about a quarter of all deaths every year. That means the odds are nearly six to one that you will die of a heart problem rather than in an accident.

February 7, 2013

20 Fleets Named 'Best Fleets to Drive For'

Twenty trucking companies from across North America have been named the 2013 Best Fleets to Drive Forby the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge.

January 16, 2013

A Trio of Trucking Resolutions

Highway funding, driver respect and fixing CSA are on HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge's wish list for 2013.

December 27, 2012

3 Steps to a Better Culture: Improve CSA Compliance by Valuing Your Drivers

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

December 20, 2012

FMCSA Sets Listening Session on Driver Training Rule

Federal truck safety regulators are looking for public comments on plans to toughen entry-level driver training requirements. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will host a listening session on the issue January 7 in Charlotte, N.C., at an American Bus Association meeting

December 13, 2012

FMCSA Plans Surveys on EOBR Harassment

Federal safety regulators are preparing surveys to learn whether or not electronic onboard recorders might be used to harass drivers. The surveys of drivers and carriers are part of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's preparation for a proposed new EOBR rule, due next July

December 12, 2012

Trucking Conditions Index Begins Expected Climb

FTR Associates' Trucking Conditions Index started to rise significantly in September as expected. It recorded a 65% increase over the August index numbers to a level of 9.6, before giving back some of that gain in October, easing to a reading of 7.9

December 11, 2012

Driver Turnover at Truckload Carriers Remains High in Q3

The annualized linehaul driver turnover rate at large truckload fleets remained over 100% for the second straight month, and the churn at smaller truckload carriers rose to a five-year high, according to American Trucking Associations Trucking Activity Report

December 5, 2012

House Bill Would Require Pilot Program for DOT Hair Testing for Drugs

Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wisc.) introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives requiring the U.S. Department of Transportation to conduct a pilot program to evaluate the use of hair samples to test commercial drivers for illicit drug use

December 3, 2012

FMCSA Advisory Panel Takes on Driver Training

Federal regulators have been trying for more than 20 years to set training standards for entry-level truck drivers - without success. Now, under pressure from Congress and the courts, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is trying to reinvigorate the regulatory process by asking its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee for suggestions on how to get the job done

November 28, 2012

Ahead of the fitness curve: Q&A with Bob Perry, founder of Rolling Strong

Bob Perry has been trying to help drivers be healthier for about 25 years, but he was way ahead of the curve. It's only in the past couple of years that the industry has embraced the notion that healthier drivers are safer, happier and more productive

November 28, 2012

Four Screening Best Practices for Speeding Time to Hire

These days, transportation companies are caught between the proverbial driver shortage and their CSA BASIC scores

November 14, 2012

A shortage of pilots? Really?

A shortage of pilots? Really? At least one influential aviation figure begs to differ. Retired airline captain-turned-aviation-analyst, Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger -- yes, that "Sully" -- says the airlines are crying wolf, trying to get regulators to back down from new entry requirements for commercial pilots

November 13, 2012

FMCSA New Initiative to Validate Driver Medical Cards

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it and its state partners will be conducting random verifications of driver Medical Examiner's Certificates during enforcement activities.

November 13, 2012

We're not the only industry facing a recruiting and training crisis

It's a job once viewed as glamorous, but these days, not so much. It involves a lot of time away from home. And it takes a lot of time and money to get the needed training to get a license and a job -- but the pay's not all that great.

October 27, 2012

4 Ways Oakley Maximizes Driver Recruiting AND Retention

Little Rock-based Oakley Trucking maintains a turnover rate less than 1/3 the current industry average for fleets the American Trucking Associations categorize as "large" (above $30 million in revenue). How

October 23, 2012

Driver Orientation: How Much is Retained?

In my seven years with Strategic Programs Inc., I have yet to come across a transportation organization that does not have an orientation for their newly hired Professional Drivers

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