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Reduce Your Risk Kit

Omnitracs Whitepaper

Risky driving and fatal crashes surged in 2020. As a result, your drivers are dealing with even more difficult roadways and must stay vigilant with their own safety. But you know that safer driving doesn’t just happen. It takes strategic planning, training, coaching, and proven technology to successfully reduce risk in, and around, your vehicles. We are here to help. We have compiled our most effective resources to help kickstart – or revitalize – your safety action plan.  

May 1, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Arkansas’ Mobile Job Simulator Promotes Industry

Students using simulator The success of Be Pro, Be Proud has prompted similar initiatives in Georgia and South Carolina. (Be Pro, Be Proud)

Be Pro, Be Proud, a workforce development initiative, puts students behind the wheel of a truck driving simulator inside a tractor-trailer.

Steve Brawner | Special to Transport Topics
December 7, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

Perspective: Technology Powers Virtual Training

The COVID-19 pandemic makes it challenging to provide training to drivers due to the need for social distancing, but technology is helping bridge this gap.

Michael Phillippi | Vice President of Technology, Lytx
November 20, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

Driver Coaching Takes Personal Touch, Positivity, Panelists Say

Lisa Gonnerman, vice president of safety and security at Transport America Lisa Gonnerman, vice president of safety and security at Transport America, said it is important for companies to find out what type of coaching a particular driver relates to. (Transport Topics)

Coaching programs should be geared to the drivers who are receiving training, according to panelists at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2020
Technology, Safety

Automating Performance Coaching and Gamifying Driver Safety

Netradyne Webinar Art

Fast-track the development of a positive fleet safety culture with cutting-edge technology. Hear from industry leaders about how gamifying driver safety can encourage drivers to improve and maintain good driving habits while simultaneously reducing the need for managers to coach drivers face-to-face.

October 15, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

Truck Driver Training Programs Overcome COVID Risks

C.R. England truck C.R. England

As the coronavirus gripped the nation, companies across the trucking industry were forced to alter their operations while confronting the pandemic. For some, that included driver training and orientation.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 24, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

UPS Requests Exemption for Driver-Trainees to Operate Doubles

UPS John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Feb. 24 that it is seeking comment on a 2019 request from United Parcel Service Inc. in which the carrier seeks a five-year renewable exemption from federal regulations in order to allow its driver-trainees with commercial learner permits to operate twin 28-foot trailers on public roads.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 24, 2020

Experts: Fleets Can Boost Recruiting by Supporting Student Drivers, Veterans

Don Lefeve, Tim Norlin and Randy Dye Don Lefeve (from left), Tim Norlin and Randy Dye talked about ways fleets can attract and support entry-level drivers and veterans. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Truck driving students and military veterans are two key pipelines for bolstering the industry’s driver workforce, but fleets must take proper steps to effectively attract and support them, experts said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 21, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Issues $77 Million in Grants Supporting Truck Safety, Driver Training

FMCSA issues grants. A young driver trains. (Corey Gray)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced more than $77 million in grants to states and training institutions to improve commercial motor vehicle safety.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 26, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

ELDT Compliance Urged Despite FMCSA’s Proposed Delays

Student drivers look under a truck's trailer New truck drivers have until Feb. 7, 2020, to comply with the requirements outlined in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s final rule on ELDT. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Despite proposed delays regarding certain parts of the federal Entry Level Driver Training rule, commercial driver license training schools shouldn’t dawdle as the rule’s upcoming effective date nears, according to training expert Jim Butler.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 7, 2019