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Ford Launches Real-Time Driver Coaching

Ford Launches Real-Time Driver Coaching

The new tools from Ford include real-time driver coaching through its SYNC 4 voice assistant that alerts drivers anytime they exceed a speed limit, rapidly accelerate, brake harshly, idle excessively, or fail to fasten a seatbelt

November 12, 2020

Inside the Cab of an Autonomous Truck

Inside the Cab of an Autonomous Truck

Testing autonomous trucks is more complex than it seems. The men and women sitting in the left seat of the nation's burgeoning fleet of robotic trucks are often called safety drivers. Their responsibilities are far more comprehensive than just keeping the truck out of trouble.

September 3, 2020

3 Fleets on the Benefits of Hair-Testing for Drugs

3 Fleets on the Benefits of Hair-Testing for Drugs

Trucking fleets that have implemented hair testing for illegal drugs in addition to the DOT-mandated urine testing for commercial drivers say not only is it the right thing to do, but it also offers benefits that fleets might not think about.

July 29, 2020

How Drivers Can Stay Safe During George Floyd Protests

How Drivers Can Stay Safe During George Floyd Protests

Some truck drivers have reported looting of packages, bricks being thrown, and other dangerous situations sometimes encountered when they are in areas where protesters are demonstrating against police violence in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

June 4, 2020

FMCSA Extends Entry-Level Driver Training Rule Compliance Date
FMCSA Doubles Random Drug-Testing Percentage for 2020

FMCSA Doubles Random Drug-Testing Percentage for 2020

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is doubling the minimum annual percentage rate for random controlled substance testing for commercial motor vehicle drivers, from 25% to 50% percent, effective Jan. 1.

December 27, 2019

5 Ways to Reduce Drivers’ Holiday Stress [Commentary]
A Failed Drug Test Doesn't Have to be the End of the Road for Truck Drivers
Battling Distracted Driving

Battling Distracted Driving

Accident management is challenging, and with the growing adoption of smartphones and in-vehicle technology, one way to make a big difference is by changing driver behavior.

December 10, 2019

Testing Positive for Marijuana: One Driver's Story

Testing Positive for Marijuana: One Driver's Story

What happens to a commercial driver who tests positive for marijuana? A DOT-mandated return-to-duty process is the only hope they have of keeping their career. Here's one driver's first-person story.

December 5, 2019

iGen: Appealing to a New Generation of Drivers

iGen: Appealing to a New Generation of Drivers

Between drivers retiring without enough recruits to take their place, and demand rapidly growing, the need for qualified professionals is expected to increase exponentially in the next decade. Here are some tips to attract a new generation of drivers. Learn more with our Driver Recruitment and Retention series.

November 1, 2019

The Front Lines of the Battle Against Truck Driver Detention [Commentary]
New ATA Policy Addresses Marijuana Challenges in Trucking

New ATA Policy Addresses Marijuana Challenges in Trucking

More than 93 million Americans now live where marijuana is legal for recreational use – what's a safety-sensitive industry like trucking to do? The American Trucking Associations has endorsed a new set of policies to address the issues.

October 8, 2019

Is There a Better Way to Drug Test?

Is There a Better Way to Drug Test?

DOT-Required urine testing has known shortcomings but in an industry faced with difficulty finding and keeping qualified drivers, some worry that stricter drug-testing protocols will only make the situation worse. Part 4 of HDT's Trucking Under the Influence Series.

October 4, 2019

How Human Touch Could Improve Driver Health [Commentary]