Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Takes Steps to Expedite Apprentice Driver Pilot Program

apprentice The pilot will require apprentices to complete two probationary periods. (DMEPhotography/Getty Images)

Federal trucking regulators are seeking emergency White House approval to take a first step toward a driver apprenticeship program included in last year’s sweeping $1 trillion infrastructure bill as a near-term measure to help alleviate the trucking industry’s ongoing driver shortage.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 10, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Driver Shortage Defines Trucking for 2021

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The shortage of professional drivers quickly became the defining issue for the industry during the past year with its far-reaching effects.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 17, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: A Time to Bring Back Veteran Drivers

While the driver shortage is not new, COVID worsened the problem.

Greg Fulton | President, Colorado Motor Carriers Association
October 22, 2021

Help Win the War on Talent: How to Fine Tune Your Driver Screening

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Program Airred: July 29, 2021. 2020 upended driver talent management. First Advantage experts will present the insights uncovered from their review of 75 million screens across all industries and discuss strategies that drove success particularly for transportation background screening and drug testing—the ordering trends, the compliance considerations, and the drug testing approaches.

July 29, 2021

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’

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

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 22, 2021

The Value of a Good Driver

Just last month, a number of carriers announced driver pay increases mirroring a wider trend in the industry that emerged last year. Is this an effective strategy for combatting the worsening driver shortage? President & CEO of the National Transportation Institute, Leah Shaver, joins TT's Dan Ronan for a conversation about driver recruitment and retention in today's market and what tools fleet executives can use to succeed.

March 1, 2021

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

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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