Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Powering Up: Fleets Investing in In-Cab Power for Driver Medical Devices

Schneider driver and his CPAP A Schneider driver shows off a machine he uses to treat sleep apnea. (Mike Roemer)

CPAP machines need a continuous source of power. This can be a challenge for drivers on the road, particularly as the required power draw on trucks has increased with the addition of onboard electronic control modules and drivers’ increased desire to operate the electrical components for comfort and enjoyment.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
July 24, 2017
Business, Safety

XPO Says Thanks a Million to Drivers Safely Reaching Milestone

XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics celebrated drivers with at least 1 million accident-free miles at a two-day celebration in Ann Arbor, Mich., in mid-June, including a question-and-answer session hosted by company CEO Brad Jacobs.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
June 22, 2017

State Winners Gearing Up for National Truck Driving Championships

Duck John Sommers II for TT

State-level championships are coming to a quick close with the winners poised to move on to the National Truck Driving Championships in August.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
June 22, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

More Than Half of Drivers Still Aren't ELD-Compliant, ONE20 Survey Finds

Gary Kicinski/Transport Topics

With six months to go before the government-mandated electronic logging device rule takes effect for most commercial truck drivers, a survey of drivers finds that fewer than half are ELD-compliant.

May 18, 2017

Bay & Bay Transportation Raises Owner-Operator Pay


Bay & Bay Transportation, an Eagan, Minn., truckload carrier, increased pay for its refrigerated van owner-operators on April 1, company President Sam Anderson told Transport Topics.

April 21, 2017
Government, Business

Video: CVTA Urges No Further Delays to Entry-Level Driver Training Rule

TT's Eugene Mulero, CVTA's Don Lefeve

Delaying the publication of an entry-level driver training rule again would take time away from states needing to comply with the rule, the head of a group representing truck driving schools said April 11. Watch video with Commercial Vehicle Training Association President and CEO Don Lefeve.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 11, 2017

Detroit Truck Driver: I Almost Froze to Death, and Neil Gorsuch Didn’t Care

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Curled up on a bunk in his broken-down truck, waiting three hours for help in subzero temperatures, Detroiter Alphonse Maddin feared death was near.

Tresa Baldas | Detroit Free Press
March 27, 2017

Need for Cab Comfort, More Technology Compels Push for Greater Driver Efficiency

John Sommers II for TT

Heightened expectations for driver comfort, safety and convenience from behind the wheel are intersecting with a surge in technology and digital information in the truck cab, compelling a push to help drivers maximize efficiency in their increasingly crowded work environments, industry experts said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 27, 2017
Government, Business

Federal Regulatory Review Postpones Driver Training Rule Until May

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

An entry-level driver training rule for truck drivers scheduled to be published this month has been delayed two months due to a directive from the Trump White House on pending regulations.

March 21, 2017

Connecticut UPS Driver Celebrates 45 Years, 4 Million Miles on Job Without Accident

After 45 consecutive years with the company, and not so much as a fender bender, UPS driver Walter Beasley, who will turn 72 on March 12, has been named to an elite group in the company.

Pam McLoughlin | New Haven (Conn.) Register
March 7, 2017