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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.

October 11, 2011

Technology, CSA, and a Culture of Safety

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

Fair Credit Reporting Act Affects Driver Hiring

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

The Coming Driver Shortage, Part 2: Who Will Be Driving Your Trucks?

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 White Paper Offers Tip and Tools to Ensure Waste Fleet Safety

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

Fatigue Study Provides Basis for 34-Hour Restart Proposal

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

Meet Santa, aka America's Truck Drivers

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

Meet some FedEx Ground Entrepreneurs

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

2010 Big Year For Attacks on Independent Contractor Status

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

Taking Safety To A Higher Level: Fatigue Management Is About More Than Hours Of Service

Back in 2001, Dupre Logistics had a problem. The Louisiana fleet was having too many accidents, some of them fatal

November 21, 2010

Studies Show Strict Fleet Cell Phone Policies More Effective Than State Cell Phone Laws

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

Not Using PSP Could Be 'Huge Mistake'

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


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