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Are Truck Drivers Finally Getting the Attention They Deserve?

Are Truck Drivers Finally Getting the Attention They Deserve?

Motor carriers are turning down business because they don't have enough truck drivers. Yet the latest turnover numbers are down, and industry hiring is up. Many drivers, when they read articles about fleets facing a driver shortage, will tell you, it’s not a driver shortage, it’s a pay shortage. Are things changing?

March 23, 2018

Collision Avoidance May Have Lessened Truck Crash Damage

Collision Avoidance May Have Lessened Truck Crash Damage

A collision avoidance system might have prevented or lessened the severity of a 2016 crash between a tractor-trailer and an SUV that killed six people and injured five, according to a new report from the National Transportation Safety Board.

March 14, 2018

SmartDrive Launches Video Safety Platform With New Hardware

SmartDrive Launches Video Safety Platform With New Hardware

SmartDrive Systems launched the SmartDrive Transportation Intelligence Platform and SR4 hardware for fleets, offering a comprehensive video- and sensor-based intelligence platform for fleets looking to improve driver habits and safety.

March 13, 2018

Least-Traveled Roads Named in Each State
Hornady Transportation Offers Guaranteed Minimum Pay Program for Drivers
The Driver Series

The Driver Series

How trucking companies are approaching the recruiting, retaining and training of truck drivers in the midst of an ever-changing industry.

February 20, 2018

U.S. Xpress Offers $50,000 in Bonuses for Team Drivers
Uber: Self-Driving Trucks Could Help Alleviate Driver Shortage
Truckload Carriers Association Names 20 Best Fleets to Drive For
Fleets Reach Out to Drivers With Better Per-Mile Pay
Teamsters Try to Nix UPS Drones, Self-Driving Vehicles

Teamsters Try to Nix UPS Drones, Self-Driving Vehicles

The Teamsters union is seeking to prevent UPS from using driverless vehicles or drones to deliver packages, the latter of which the parcel delivery company had already performed a number of tests on, reports the Wall Street Journal.

January 24, 2018

When Can Driving Time be Considered Off-Duty Time?

When Can Driving Time be Considered Off-Duty Time?

This question has to do with what has been termed “personal conveyance.” This is a situation where a driver is using his/her commercial vehicle as a personal vehicle to commute to and from a personal destination.

August 27, 2013