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Tire Blowouts Don't Have to Be Deadly

A fatal accident in New Mexico is a sobering reminder that proper reaction and proven driving techniques are key to ensuring that a truck remains under the driver's control in the event of a tire blowout — even a steer tire failure.

Senate Bill Would Allow Younger Interstate Truck Drivers

Three Republican Senators introduced a companion bill to the DRIVE-Safe Act that was proposed in the House of Representatives earlier this year that would lower the age requirement for new interstate truck drivers to 18 under certain conditions.

Holland Launches Apprentice Program to Bring in LTL Truck Drivers

Holland, a regional less-than-truckload transportation provider, has launched a driver apprentice program to help it recruit those looking to earn a commercial driver’s license, as well as licensed CDL operators seeking additional experience or license endorsements – with special funding for military veterans.

UPS Lowered Accident Rate 1% in 2017

UPS lowered the frequency of accidents in its 119,000-vehicle delivery fleet in 2017 by 1% to 8.95 accidents per 100,000 hours of driving as it progresses toward its goal of reaching a rate of 8.75 accidents by 2020, the parcel delivery operator announced in its annual sustainability report.

How to Push Your Truck Fleet's MPG Envelope

While there’s no one way to get up on the cutting edge of fuel efficiency, fleets can get there without undue risk to their bottom lines. What it takes is moving swiftly, but deliberately, with a data-driven approach.