Hilary Daninhirsch

Business, Equipment, Safety

Skin, Musculoskeletal Health Essential for Truck Drivers

sunburn For drivers, especially this summer season, sun overexposure is a constant when driving long hours at a time. (Arndt_Vladimir via Getty Images)

When truck driver health care comes to mind, most think of cardiovascular or weight issues. However, skin care and musculoskeletal well-being are also growing concerns.

Hilary Daninhirsch | Special to Transport Topics
June 27, 2022
Business, Technology, Safety, Top 100

Fleets Can Take Steps to Reduce Risk of Cybersecurity Threats

Warehouse illustration Photo by Wabash National; illustration by ipopba/iStock/Getty Images Plus

It may not be possible to eliminate cybersecurity breaches, but with the right safeguards in place, trucking and logistics companies can reduce the risk of being hacked or falling victim to a ransomware attack, industry experts said.

Hilary Daninhirsch | Special to Transport Topics
February 1, 2022
Business, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

Winter Preparedness for Fleets Starts Long Before the Cold Arrives

Prime Inc. truck By preparing early, fleets are ensuring their trucks have the proper tools and supplies to operate during the winter season. (Prime Inc.)

As preparedness is the best defense against the rough elements, winterizing vehicles is an essential part of maintenance and safety.

Hilary Daninhirsch | Special to Transport Topics
November 15, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Fleets Use Risk Management Strategies That Emphasize Training, Technology

Driver in cab Fleets are mitigating risk through driver training and coaching programs. (Lytx Inc.)

In an era of nuclear verdicts, fleets are finding it essential to maintain an effective risk management strategy to help protect the safety of their employees and the motoring public while also shielding their businesses from liability.

Hilary Daninhirsch | Special to Transport Topics
March 1, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety, Top 100

Contactless Delivery, Safety Precautions Accelerate Adoption of Electronic Bills of Lading

Stevens Transport A Stevens Transport driver accesses an electronic bill of lading on his phone. (Stevens Transport)

Fleets and shippers have been taking extra precautions to help protect the professional truck drivers who have been serving on the front lines of the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Hilary Daninhirsch | Special to Transport Topics
September 25, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

Some Fleets Turn to Cameras to Help Mitigate Rising Insurance Costs

Lytx SF300 DriveCam event recorder in a truck cab Onboard video can protect fleets from litigation, vendors say. (Lytx)

Many trucking companies have installed cameras in their vehicles as a way to coach drivers and avoid protracted litigation, but onboard video also can help address rising insurance costs in the transportation industry.

Hilary Daninhirsch | Special to Transport Topics
May 5, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

Options Abound for Elevating Drivers’ Health and Wellness

Siphiwe Baleka with client Health and fitness coach Siphiwe Baleka works through the 4 Minute Fit technique with a client. His company, Fitness Trucking, offers driver health and fitness programs, the most popular being the 13 Week Program. (Courtesy of Siphiwe Baleka)

There is a wellness movement on the rise aimed at improving the health of truckers, though the challenge remains to educate and motivate.

Hilary Daninhirsch | Special to Transport Topics
November 15, 2019