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Business, Technology, Perspective

Perspective: Drivers Seek Improvements on Routes

An annual survey of thousands of drivers found that while most are happy with the pay structure their fleets offer, they see room for improvement with how their routes are selected.

Jane Jazrawy | CEO, CarriersEdge
May 7, 2019
Perspective

Opinion: Promote Truck Driver Safety All Year — Not Just at the Holidays

It’s that time of year when we see a lot of information on how to promote safe driving during the holiday season. While this increased diligence is helpful, it’s just as important to establish an environment for truck drivers that promotes safety all year-round.

John C. Wilbur Jr. | CEO, Roadmaster Group
December 10, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Leaving Las Vegas: A Drive to Phoenix on U.S. 93 That Many Drivers Don’t Relish

Melvin Cravin Driver Melvin Cravin secures his load. (Eric Miller/Transport Topics)

U.S. 93 out of Las Vegas is among the most dangerous and congested routes for some drivers.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 8, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Autonomous Technology Not Impacting Trucking Jobs in Short Term, Officials Say

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder by Eugene Mulero/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — The adoption of advanced autonomous and connected vehicle applications will not disrupt the employment landscape for commercial drivers in the next few years, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) told automotive executives Jan. 25.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 25, 2018
Business, Safety

Georgia Technical School Adds Seats To Truck Driving Class

Truck driver education through Albany Technical College WALB10 via YouTube

Albany Technical College, based in Albany, Ga., is increasing enrollment opportunities for students studying to be truck drivers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 17, 2017
Business

TransForce Inc. Adds Driving Ambition to Holdings

TransForce Inc., a driver leasing and workforce management company in Alexandria, Va., has acquired assets of Driving Ambition Inc., a regional provider of commercial truck drivers with operations in six states, company officials announced Sept. 26.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 27, 2017
Business

Emphasizing Importance of Trucking Could Draw More Women to Industry

WIT Ellen Voie Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Trucking companies can do their part to redress the shortage of female workers by emphasizing the importance of the industry as a whole, according to Ellen Voie, president of the Women In Trucking Association.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 18, 2017
Technology, Equipment, Safety

Truckers Benefit From Weather Forecasting Technology

Truck in snow TT File Photo

Increasingly sophisticated weather forecasting applications are helping fleets and drivers navigate around adverse weather conditions that could pose safety risks or delay the movement of freight.

Jim Romeo | Special to Transport Topics
September 18, 2017
Business, Technology

Hirschbach Motor Lines to Use Driver Match from Stay Metrics

Hirschbach truck Hirschbach Motor Lines

After the recent launch of its Driver Match application, Stay Metrics has announced that Hirschbach Motor Lines will be using the technology to assign drivers to driver managers.

Transport Topics
September 5, 2017
Business, Equipment, Safety

Truckers Embrace the Spotlight, Friendly Rivalries at National Championship

truck driving championships John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Gary Harms and Don Logan, elite truck drivers with stellar performance records, go about their tasks with a strong focus on safety. They respect every aspect of the trucking industry, including the other drivers. But safety is their top objective.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 25, 2017

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