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Distracted Driving: A Survey of Commercial Drivers

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With 1 in 4 professional drivers suffering an injury due to distracted driving, it’s becoming the new “DUI”. We surveyed commercial drivers to understand how they have been affected by distracted driving and what they are willing to do to help eradicate this behavior.

April 1, 2021
Business, Safety

A Year of Pandemic: ATA President Spear Lauds Drivers as ‘Soldiers on the Front Lines’

Four pandemic images Driver with mask by andresr/Getty Images (clockwise from top left); vaccine vial by Liam McBurney/Pool via AP; COVID-19 virus by Getty Images; UPS truck carrying vaccine at Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo by Morry Gash/Pool/Associated Press

American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear acknowledged the adversity the industry faced during the historic year.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 22, 2021
Technology

A Simple Way to Help Retain Drivers

A Simple Way to Help Retain Drivers

One factor that can help drivers not jump ship is to make their lives easier. Learn how the Weigh My Truck app can make weighing easier and save your drivers time. Also, discover the fleet benefits from back end data to custom prompts.

November 15, 2019
Government, Business

US Supreme Court Rejects California Trucking Association Appeal Over Driver Classification

Truck driver behind the wheel Terrence Antonio James/Tribune Content Agency

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by the California Trucking Association over the employment classification of truck drivers contracted by motor carriers.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 19, 2019
Business, Technology

Secrets Behind the Weigh Station: What Happens When Your Trucks Pull In

You might be surprised at how the modern weigh station works, and the role technology plays in evaluating your trucks.   Thermal cameras scan for bad brakes, automated license plate readers run checks against state and federal databases, and behind it all, law enforcement personnel in the station manage these complex systems to improve road safety.   With technological and human influences at play, how can carriers best prepare their drivers to pass this level of scrutiny?  The presentation includes a Q&A with a veteran law enforcement officer and the Senior Director of Safety at J.B. Hunt Transport that you won’t want to miss!

February 13, 2019
Business, Safety

Scopelitis Attorneys: Class-Action Lawsuits More About Unhappy Drivers Than Wage, Hour Disputes

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“Class-action lawsuits are like the plague. Every business owner hopes they pass by their company’s door,” Angela Cash, an attorney with Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, said at the 2018 Scopelitis Law Seminar.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 8, 2018
Business, Technology

Transportation Firms Try New Tactics to Attract, Sign Recruits

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More than three-quarters of transportation industry firms plan to grow their workforce this year, but 69% say it’s a challenge to recruit qualified candidates, according to the 2018 Transportation Spotlight report taken from the annual employment screening survey from HireRight.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2018
Perspective

Opinion: Taking Time for Truck Driver Appreciation

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Let’s go back in time. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark departed on their Corps of Discovery Expedition on May 14, 1804, from near St. Louis. They first saw the Pacific Ocean on Nov. 7, 1805.

Kevin Burch | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
September 8, 2017
Business, Equipment, Safety

2017 NTDC List of Competitors by State

2016 NTDC scene 2016 NTDC scene by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Check out the list of drivers, sorted by the state for which they are competing, at the 80th annual National Truck Driving Championships and ninth annual National Step Van Driving Championships, which will be held Aug. 9-12 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

July 27, 2017
Business, Equipment, Safety

2017 NTDC List of Competitors by Company

2016 NTDC competitors 2016 competitors by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Check out the list of drivers, sorted by the company they are competing for, at the 80th annual National Truck Driving Championships and ninth annual National Step Van Driving Championships, which will be held Aug. 9-12 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

July 27, 2017

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