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Did FMCSA get Hours of Service Right This Time?

Did FMCSA get Hours of Service Right This Time?

Did FMCSA get its revisions to the Hours of Service rule right this time? To find out, HDT Talks Trucking put that question to Jerad Childress of Childress Law PLLC and Truck Safe Consulting and to Chris Woody, safety manager for Nashville-based M&W Logistics.

July 22, 2021

Boosting Real-World Fuel Economy in Trucks: How the Right Engine Oil Can Help
Drug Testing and the Driver Shortage

Drug Testing and the Driver Shortage

In the future, will we decide that someone can use cannabis and still be a safe, desirable driver for the trucking industry? The answer is complicated, HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge says in her latest editorial commentary.

July 9, 2021

Will Smaller Jobless Benefits Bring Back Drivers?

Will Smaller Jobless Benefits Bring Back Drivers?

Analysis by FTR shows that unemployment benefits were competitive. In 22 states, the median wage for a heavy truck driver exceeded maximum unemployment benefits by less than $5,000 a year.

June 23, 2021

5 Ways Trucking Fleets Can Help Drivers with Back Pain
Retention Practices: Align With Shippers That Care About Your Drivers
6 Ways to Find a Mentor

6 Ways to Find a Mentor

Pinpointing what you want help accomplishing, networking inside and outside your industry, and seeking someone you admire who will push you are key to bolstering your career with a mentor.

June 1, 2021

Retention Practices: Offer a Mentorship Program

Retention Practices: Offer a Mentorship Program

Grand Island Express — named a Best Fleet to Drive For for the 10th consecutive year — pairs up its most successful and experienced drivers with new recruits to support their transition into the fleet.

June 1, 2021

How One Fleet Took Healthcare Costs into its Own Hands

How One Fleet Took Healthcare Costs into its Own Hands

Captive insurance companies are becoming more popular as a way for motor carriers to keep auto and liability insurance costs down. L&F Distributors, a Texas-based beverage distributor with some 1,000 power units, applied the same approach to healthcare costs.

May 26, 2021

Steve’s Livestock Transport Offers Drivers Customized Training
Embracing Simulations to Enhance Fleet Safety
Retention Practices: Create an Open Door Policy
A Day in the Life of an Amazon Delivery Agent

A Day in the Life of an Amazon Delivery Agent

Delivering up to 330 packages a day while meeting performance metrics around truck load time, deliveries per hour, and driving behaviors can be rewarding — but isn’t for the faint of heart.

April 15, 2021

Retention Practices: Give Drivers a Say in Fleet Investments
How to Help Truck Drivers Deal With Diabetes

How to Help Truck Drivers Deal With Diabetes

About one in every seven drivers has diabetes in the United States. Fleets should be proactive in improving the quality of life for their drivers, enabling them to continue to provide for themselves after a diagnosis of diabetes.

March 30, 2021

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