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Driver Shortage Returns to Top of ATRI’s Survey of Critical Industry Issues

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The driver shortage has regained its status as the trucking industry’s most pressing concern for the first time since 2006, American Transportation Research Institute reported.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 23, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

‘Item Response Theory’ Model Has Potential to Reduce Crashes, FMCSA Says

FMCSA's Joe DeLorenzo DeLorenzo by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — A new complex statistical model that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is exploring would utilize data to measure a motor carrier’s “safety culture,” rather than attempt to predict its likelihood of a crash, a top agency official said.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 22, 2017
Business, Safety

Industry Praises Top Drivers, Technician at Annual Conference

ORLANDO, Fla. — National Truck Driving Championships grand champion Roland Bolduc of FedEx Express, along with TMC SuperTech grand champion Mark McLean, a technician with FedEx Freight, and Gary Plant, a Wal-Mart driver from Colorado, commanded center stage before American Trucking Associations executives at the annual Management Conference & Exhibition.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 22, 2017
Business, Safety

Rolling Strong, Citing Epidemic, Launches Mobile App for Healthy Lifestyle Choices

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Wellness programs provider Rolling Strong announced a new mobile app that enables commercial drivers to focus on making healthy lifestyle choices on the road.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 21, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Industry Prepares for Transition to ELDs

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The long-awaited federal mandate of electronic logging devices is now less than two months away, but much work remains to bring the industry into compliance with the regulation.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 21, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Pedigree Unveils Plug-and-Play ELD, Cab-Mate One

Pedigree's Wade Wilson Wilson by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — As a segment of the industry continues to rush to comply with an upcoming mandate on electronic logging devices, Pedigree Technologies unveiled a new plug-and-play unit designed to meet market demands.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 21, 2017
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ray Martinez Cites Top Industry Priorities if Confirmed for FMCSA Post

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Ray Martinez's top priorities would be ensuring proper regulatory balance and smooth integration of self-driving technologies, and expanding partnerships with the private sector if he is confirmed to lead the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 20, 2017
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Universal Logistics Strong 3Q Forecast Dashed

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Two weeks after Universal Logistics Holdings offered a bright outlook for its third-quarter earnings report, the company reversed course Oct. 19, telling investors that a jury verdict will knock it back once again.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 20, 2017
Business, Safety

Drug Testing Failure Rate for ‘Safety-Sensitive’ Workers Soars

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The percentage of U.S. workers in “safety-sensitive” jobs — a category that includes truck drivers — who flunked their federally-mandated drug tests increased at an “alarming” rate from 2015 to 2016, according to an analysis of drug testing data collected by the nation’s largest lab. Overall, the percentage of safety-sensitive workers who failed crept up year-over-year, the report said.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 19, 2017
Government, Safety

Ray Martinez Receives Key Senate Backing for Top FMCSA Post

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Ray Martinez, nominated for the top post at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, received a strong endorsement from Sen. John Thune, a key policymaker for the trucking industry.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 19, 2017

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