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September 17, 2012

Driver Training: You Get What You Pay For

There's no B-Team in trucking. Nor do parallel roadways exist where inexperienced rookies can safely hone their skills before stepping onto the big road with the pros

August 30, 2012

Upcoming Changes for CDL Holders Already Causing Some Problems

Regulations for commercial motor vehicle drivers are changing in regard to medical cards. The rules remain the same as to which drivers need a federal medical certificate (Fed Med card) while operating a commercial vehicle, but drivers will now have to provide an up-to-date copy of this card to the DMV when they obtain it

August 9, 2012

Treating drivers right keeps Nussbaum driver turnover low

How does a trucking company with a 500-plus-mile average length of haul keep its driver turnover down around 30% when the industry average is over 100%

July 27, 2012

Driver recruiting website takes a different approach

Three young men believe they have a better way of helping fleets find drivers

July 16, 2012

Safety and Driver Engagement

The recession made surviving companies smarter about several things. BR (Before Recession) companies would measure job satisfaction - the premise being: If you make drivers happy, they won't quit

July 6, 2012

Employee Health: A Little Psychology

When United Natural Foods Inc. started offering voluntary "know your numbers" health screenings in 2010, 72% of the non-driving employees participated, but only 31% of drivers. This year, 97% of non-drivers and 98% of its approximately 1,000 drivers participated

June 27, 2012

Lessons from the '60s

Randall McCauley drove his first truck at age 8, a 1940s GMC hauling hay on the farm in Barbour County, W.V

May 21, 2012

TCA Safety & Security Division Honors Weight Loss Showdown Winners

Losing weight is rarely fun or easy, but winners of the Truckload Carriers Association's inaugural Trucking's Weight Loss Showdown proved that it can be done

April 30, 2012

Failure to Communicate

How can you expect to maintain a good relationship if you never talk with your partner? This is where a marriage has something in common with your relationship with your drivers and owner-operators

April 17, 2012

Employee or Contractor?

Over the years courts have identified on a case-by-case basis various facts or factors that are relevant in determining whether an employer-employee relationship exists

April 12, 2012

Dressed for Success

Truckers often lament that they are no longer viewed as the "knights of the road." You've seen pictures of those knights, back in the '50s: clean-cut guys, wearing uniforms and caps, boasting badges or pins denoting years of service

March 12, 2012

Putting down the Mountain Dew

Many truckers won't hit the road without their super-size cups full of Coca-Cola or Mountain Dew, but a new study suggests that habit may be linked to a significantly higher risk of heart attacks

February 24, 2012

Firm and Fair: Recruiting and Retention at ADM

"It pays to operate in accordance with the law." That's one way ADM Trucking Inc., Decatur, Ill., is able to recruit and retain drivers, according to Sam Richardson, assistance vice president of operations

February 21, 2012

An All-Too-Common Conflict

Successful trucking depends on successful relationships - in every corner of our game. Nowhere is this more true than in the hyper-difficult connection between drivers and dispatchers

February 8, 2012

How to be more innovative

I've been surrounded by the concept of innovation lately. For the past few weeks, I've been selecting and interviewing our 2012 Truck Fleet Innovators for our March cover story - always fascinating. And last week, I enjoyed a thought-provoking session on innovation during the 2012 Recruitment & Retention Conferenc

January 31, 2012

UPS Driver Ron 'Big Dog' Sowder Reaches 50 Years Accident Free

Ron "Big Dog" Sowder has a good reason for his nickname: He's driven 50 years and 4 million miles without a single accident

November 4, 2011

Monitoring Driver Behavior can Improve Safety and Reduce Costs

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

November 4, 2011

Daimler Almost Ready with 6D Vision Technology, Better Than Eyes

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

November 4, 2011

How We Pay Drivers

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

November 4, 2011

A Better Way to Drug Test? Hair Testing Reveals Disturbing Facts About Driver Drug Use and DOT Requirements

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.

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