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
Testing has shown that low-viscosity diesel engine oils can improve efficiency while providing a high level of protection. For best results, it’s important to choose an oil that meets the latest standards and includes a comprehensive additive package.
July 21, 2021
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
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
Back pain is prevalent in truck drivers, given their job duties and lifestyle. Read five things fleets can do to help their drivers with prevention or treatment of low-back pain.
June 11, 2021
Can fleets control how forces on the outside treat their drivers? Garner Trucking, a five-time honoree on the Best Fleets to Drive For list, is doing its part to try.
June 8, 2021
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
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
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
To keep drivers updated on the latest livestock hauling regulations in the U.S. and Canada, Steve’s Livestock Transport assigns refresher and remedial online training courses to nearly all 200 drivers and owner operators in the fleet.
May 19, 2021
DTE Energy has invested in simulators, training videos, and more to ensure its drivers are prepared for any situation.
May 3, 2021
The number one thing that keeps drivers wanting to work at Grand Island Express is a culture that encourages driver feedback, and fleet leaders that act on it.
April 26, 2021
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
Garner Trucking established a driver’s advisory council, which is tasked with allocating $20,000 each year to fleet improvements that would make their working lives better.
April 12, 2021
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