Posts filed under: Truck Driving

Parking still remains an issue throughout the trucking industry. Parking is becoming more scarce, with repercussions ranging from lower take-home pay for drivers to penalties for drive time according to the ELD mandate. Last month, the Transportation Research Board met...
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Last Month the White House rolled out new guidelines for automated vehicle manufacturers. Automated Vehicles 4.0 (or AV4.0) was shown at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, with the goal of improving safety and security with self-driving vehicles. AV4.0 will impose...
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Driver turnover in the trucking industry is nothing new. American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported that in the third quarter of 2019, driver turnover for large carriers was at 96 percent. For small carriers, the number was 73 percent, which was...
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Late last year, the FMCSA announced that starting in January, they were going to increase random drug testing rates from 25 percent to 50 percent. This latest round of drug testing will have a number of impacts on the trucking...
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Recently, owner-operators found themselves in the crosshairs as California aimed to reclassify independent contractors as employees. The move, which was meant for the “gig economy” as a whole, threatened to greatly reduce pay for owner-operators. While other states, such as...
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In some regions of the United States, winter has already settled in with sharp drops in temperature, precipitation, and ice. While the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted warmer-than-usual temperatures throughout most of the country, Arctic Oscillation may...
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The fourth quarter of the year is historically a peak time for the trucking industry. However, between the snap back from last year’s high, combined with ongoing tariffs and talk of trade wars, this year may once again be an...
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Millennials are entering the trucking industry in greater numbers, this will create an even wider age divide between older truckers and fleet owners and new hires. But as much as millennials have been stereotyped on social media and in the...
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While the trucking industry is making strides to diagnose and combat conditions like diabetes and sleep apnea, there are still a number of physical and repetitive stress injuries linked to driving for long hours on the road. Nearly 50 percent...
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