Truck Drivers

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June 27, 2017

How Truck Drivers Can Eat Healthy on the Road

The news came as a shock to Emily Plummer. Her blood sugar level had jumped, threatening to end her 18-year career as an interstate truck driver. Find out how she saved her career and learned to eat healthy on the road.

June 21, 2017

Schneider Offers Southwest Drivers More Resources with Phoenix Facility

Schneider has announced a new facility in Phoenix, Ariz., responding to industry demand by investing in the Southwest region of the U.S.

June 14, 2017

Meet the Pro-Marijuana, Pro-LGBT Rights Truck Driver Running for Governor of Alabama

Jason Childs says his job as a long-haul trucker has challenged his views about working- and middle- class Americans and how neither political party today is addressing their needs. Blog commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts.

June 12, 2017

New York Times Paints Portrait of Truckers' Lives on the Road

The New York Times recently ran a piece about the lives of truck drivers that may not have helped raise the profile of truck driving as a potential career, but it and a follow-up piece did paint a colorful portrait of the life of a trucker, as Deborah Lockridge explains in her All That's Trucking blog.

June 9, 2017

FMCSA: Two New Rules Would Help Ease Truck Driver Shortage

Two new rules that seek to streamline CDL licensing and cut its costs were proposed on June 9 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

June 5, 2017

TravelCenters of America Opens Nominations for Citizen Driver Award

Travel Centers of America is accepting nominations for the 2018 Citizen Driver award, recognizing truck drivers who practice good citizenship, safety, community involvement, health and wellness, and leadership.

May 25, 2017

House Bills Seek to Ease Veterans’ Path into Trucking

Acting in bipartisan fashion, as it often does, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved two bills on May 24 intended to make it easier for military personnel and veterans to obtain Commercial Driver Licenses.

May 1, 2017

Senators Ask GAO to Examine Impact of Autonomous Technology on Trucking

If you’re concerned about the potential impact autonomous vehicle technology will have on truck drivers in the future, you’re not alone. Two U.S. senators want the Government Accountability Office to look into how it will affect truck drivers and communities.

April 28, 2017

Mother Searches for Trucker who Tried to Save her Daughter

The tragic death of a young woman in Oklahoma has led a grieving mother to search for a truck driver who stopped to try and save her daughter.

March 23, 2017

Goodyear Names 34th Highway Hero at MATS

David Webb of Billings, Montana, accepted the 34th Goodyear Highway Hero Award during the Mid-America Trucking Show for saving the life of an incapacitated driver.

March 7, 2017

Thinking About Female Drivers on International Women's Day

Wednesday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. And while historically, trucking is a heavily male profession, Omnitracs and the Women in Trucking Association have crunched some data indicating that women may actually make better truck drivers than men.

February 9, 2017

Do You Have a Will?

Without a clear statement of your intentions in the form of a will, the state might make these decisions for you, or decide how to divvy up your assets – possibly including your truck if you're an owner-operator. Jim Park blogs about why drivers (and others) need to give this some thought.

January 11, 2017

ATA Announces 2017-2018 America’s Road Team

After a final round of selections, American Trucking Associations has named 20 professional drivers to the 2017-2018 America’s Road Team, a group of elite truck drivers that will serve as trucking industry ambassadors.

January 9, 2017

ATA Holds Final Round to Select America’s Road Team

The American Trucking Associations is currently in the final round of the America’s Road Team selection process, which includes evaluation of candidates by industry veterans.

November 10, 2016

Omnitracs: Veterans Make Safe and Reliable Truck Drivers

Independent research conducted by software provider Omnitracs finds military veterans to be safer and have fewer terminations than the average truck driver.

August 11, 2016

Flowers Foods Facing Employee Misclassification Problems

The Department of Labor may be getting involved in an employee “misclassification” situation involving delivery drivers at Flowers Foods, the Georgia-based company that owns Wonder Bread, Nature’s Own, Tastykake and other brands.

July 1, 2016

51-Year Driver Wins International Driver Excellence Award

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has named Bob Wyatt of Schneider, its 2016 International Driver Excellence Award winner.

July 1, 2016

Drive 4G-X OTR

weBoost, the global leader in cell signal boosters, announced the Drive 4G-X OTR, an all-in-one signal booster kit for truck drivers.

March 22, 2016

Backing off Back Pain

Back pain is the bane of many whose jobs involve a lot of sitting at a desk or other work station. But that misery is compounded when the sitting is behind the wheel of a truck.

March 10, 2016

Prime Driver Named Highway Angel of the Year

Prime truck driver Josh Grimaldi has been named the Highway Angel of the Year for helping a woman escape her crushed vehicle.

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