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March 31, 2017

Write Policies to Avoid Distracted Driving, Omnitracs Says

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month, so Omnitracs came up with suggestions for fleet managers to help drivers stay focused on driving:

February 15, 2017

Arizona Uses Road Sensors to Spot Ice Before It Forms

Sensors installed at three locations along Interstate 40 west of Flagstaff, Ariz., are helping the Arizona Department of Transportation detect and address icy road conditions before they are present.

February 14, 2017

Commentary: The Delicate Truck Driver

Lots of drivers manage a very fine balance between simple frustration and outright anger and executive contributing editor Rolf Lockwood believes they deserve a little more attention and understanding.

February 7, 2017

Will Driver Misclassification Issues Ease Under Trump Administration?

What will happen to the battle over the alleged "misclassification" of owner-operator truck drivers under our new Republican administration? Deborah Lockridge has some insight in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

December 30, 2016

Groups Want Behind-the-Wheel Time Restored to Entry-Level Driver Rule

A trucking association and several safety advocacy groups have petitioned FCMSA to reconsider the Entry-Level Driver Training Final Rule and add minimum behind-the-wheel training time for student CDL drivers.

November 15, 2016

Electronic Payment Platform Secures Fast Lumper Payments

MyLumper is an electronic payment platform for the transportation industry that facilitates lumper fee payment instantly and securely, available in web- and smartphone-based applications.

September 12, 2016

Trucking Industry Kicks off National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

This week, American Trucking Associations kicked off National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, and many companies within the trucking industry and serving it are recognizing drivers for hard work and dedication.

September 9, 2016

FMCSA Seeks Comment on Medical Review Report Filed for Proposed Diabetes Rule

Another step has been completed in a proposed rulemaking that would allow CDL drivers with controlled insulin-treated diabetes mellitus to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce without first obtaining an individual exemption for that medical condition.

August 15, 2016

Commentary: The First Step in Fixing Detention Times

As if productivity and driver retention weren’t enough to make detention an important problem, it’s also a safety issue.

June 20, 2016

Goodyear Seeks Highway Hero Nominees

Goodyear is accepting nominations for its 34th Highway Hero Award, honoring drivers who risked their own lives to help others while on the job.

June 13, 2016

DriverFirst Aims to Design Internationals ‘Drivers Want to Drive’

International Truck says it has launched a company-wide initiative, DriverFirst, aimed at giving its customers an edge in attracting and retaining qualified drivers through vehicles designed from the driver’s perspective.

May 19, 2016

Tribe Express Takes the Long View on Driver Retention

Boasting a turnover rate as low as 33%, Tribe Express’ roster includes veteran truckers between 50 and 60 years old, as well as an increasing number of younger (age 28 to 35) and female drivers.

May 16, 2016

Taking It Slow on the Road to Autonomous Trucks

The circumstances behind the 2009 crash of a passenger jet illustrate why we should take it slow on the road to autonomous driving.

May 13, 2016

Pilot Flying J Launching Revamped Wi-Fi

Pilot Flying J has announced it is rolling out a new and “completely revamped” Wi-Fi network at its travel center locations this month.

May 9, 2016

Program Grants Amnesty to California Carriers That Misclassify Drivers

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office is accepting applications for an amnesty program that will allow carriers to reclassify drivers as employees and avoid liability for misclassifying them as independent contractors.

May 9, 2016

Jury Awards $22.7M for Fatal Fleet Crash

A Cook County, Ill., jury ruled against a food refrigeration company and its former fleet driver who allegedly had drugs in his system at the time of a 2012 accident.

March 31, 2016

Goodyear Highway Hero Winner Pulled Motorist From a Burning Car

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Truck driver Julian Kaczor of Utica, N.Y., named the 33rd Goodyear Highway Hero for pulling an injured motorist from a burning car, used the honor to deliver an important safety message.

February 18, 2016

Blue Bloodhound App Available on iOS

The Blue Bloodhound app is designed to connect truck drivers with available jobs from carriers and is now available for Apple’s mobile devices on the App Store.

November 26, 2015

Michelin Launches Thank You Campaign for Drivers on Social Media

Michelin North America will mark the holiday season with a #KeepThanksMoving conversation in social and digital media that will celebrate these millions of unsung and often unseen heroes and encourage people everywhere to share their own appreciation via Twitter or Facebook.

October 28, 2015

Port Drivers Strike Again Over Misclassification Issue

This week, truck drivers went on strike at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach over employee misclassification and wage theft.

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