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States with Safest Fleet Drivers Ranked

Fleet drivers in North Dakota with Verizon Connect telematics systems showed the safest driving behavior over a two-year period, while those in Utah were the most dangerous, according to aggregated data from the telematics provider.

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House Being Lobbied by 42 Groups to Pass Younger Trucker Bill

No less than 42 trade associations are urging House transportation leaders to back a bill that would create a training pathway for truck drivers between the ages of 18 and 21 to be able to operate in interstate commerce.

Geotab Marketplace Adds Three Telematics Solutions

Geotab has added three mobile apps for asset tracking, preventive maintenance, and driver behavior to its Marketplace platform, the Toronto-based telematics provider has announced.

Truck Drivers on Strike in Iran Over Low Wages

Truck drivers in several Iran provinces are on strike over low wages, a movement which first began in May.

TA Seeks Nominations for Truck Driver Citizenship Award

TravelCenters of America is looking for truck drivers who have positively represented the profession for its annual Citizen Drivers honor.

Trucking Group to Challenge California Supreme Court's Independent Contractor Ruling

The Western States Trucking Association plans to challenge a California Supreme Court ruling that it says will effectively end the use of trucking owner-operators in the state.

Of Course Trucking Should Pay for Parking

Nobody likes having to pay for something that once came free, but we now face a crisis-level shortage of truck parking spaces in this country. It shouldn't come as a surprise that the days of free parking are over, says Equipment Editor Jim Park in his blog.

Q&A: Lane Kidd Explains the Aims of the Trucking Alliance

We spoke at length with Lane Kidd, managing director of the Washington, D.C.-based Alliance for Driver Safety & Security (a.k.a. the Trucking Alliance) about which issues the carrier-driven and safety-focused lobbying group is most engaged with this year.

How Memorial Day Fatalities May Affect Fleet Drivers

Estimates indicate that over 400 people may lose their lives and nearly 46,000 may be seriously injured while on the nation's roads this Memorial Day Weekend, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). For commercial fleets, safe driving messaging should start in the workplace.

Trucking Alliance Pushes Congress to Tighten Truck Driver Drug Testing

The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, also known as the Trucking Alliance, announced it will push for congressional passage of a new drug testing law to require anyone who applies for a safety-sensitive job in the trucking industry to verify no opioid addiction or illegal drug use for at least 30 days prior to employment.