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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

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

Digging Into Truck Driver Drug Use

Digging Into Truck Driver Drug Use

A recent study found a higher rate of drug use by prospective drivers than was previously believed to be the case. Part three of HDT's Trucking Under the Influence series on drugs and the trucking industry.

September 10, 2019

The Art & Science of Mountain Driving

The Art & Science of Mountain Driving

A truck driver can drive down a mountain 100 times too slowly, but only once too fast. An inexperienced driver on a steep grade could spell disaster unless properly trained.

July 3, 2019

App Helps Prevent Rollovers, Brake Fade on Grades

App Helps Prevent Rollovers, Brake Fade on Grades

How do we keep drivers from driving too fast through curves or descending mountain slopes? By showing them precisely how fast they should be driving. A new app called Road-Aware can do just that.

June 27, 2019

Steel Hauler Jump Starts Driver Training

Steel Hauler Jump Starts Driver Training

The small steel-hauling fleet received a safety-related wake-up call that something needed to change. Documented driver training has made a difference.

June 21, 2019

Truckers, Drugs and Safety

Truckers, Drugs and Safety

Amid national trends such as the rapid rise of marijuana legalization and a continuing opioid abuse crisis, trucking faces some disturbing trends of its own. Part one of HDT's Trucking Under the Influence Series.

June 10, 2019

Commentary: How Truck Drivers Can Fit in Fitness on the Road
5 Ways Truck Drivers Can Sleep Better

5 Ways Truck Drivers Can Sleep Better

Lack of sleep impacts our mood, our ability to focus, and even our motor skills. Worse, it has been tied to multiple health issues. That's why getting regular quality sleep is one of the biggest challenges long-haul drivers face.

April 10, 2019

Commentary: Taking a Closer Look at Drivers’ First Days on the Job
How to Keep Drivers Happy

How to Keep Drivers Happy

Since fleet drivers spend most of their workdays on the road, they may feel more detached from their companies. Managers can help drivers feel more connected by offering opportunities for them to communicate their opinions, participate in company discussions, and take part in incentive programs.

March 5, 2019

Easy Money: Driver Bonuses, Safety Go Hand-In-Hand at Vascor Transport
Commentary: Reducing Driver Stress Can Pay Huge Dividends
Driver Safety Behavior Insights Gleaned from Lytx Data

Driver Safety Behavior Insights Gleaned from Lytx Data

Could drivers be more drowsy on Tuesday mornings because of Monday Night Football? And what does wearing a seat belt have to do with the likelihood of having a crash? Those are among the insights Lytx shared at the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference and Exhibition.

November 1, 2018

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