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Category: Driver Stuff

For-Hire Trucking Index Volume at Highest Level Since March 2014

For-Hire Trucking Index Volume at Highest Level Since March 2014

| April 19, 2017

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that March’s volume reading soared to the highest level since March of 2014, to 71.1 points; this was twenty points above both the February and the twelve-month average readings. “Load demand continued to be fairly steady through the end of the month and quarter. We are […]

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Ridesharing Fleet Drivers May Lack Proper Insurance

Ridesharing Fleet Drivers May Lack Proper Insurance

| April 18, 2017

As the growth in ride sharing programs begins to dominate what was the taxi business, a pertinent question emerges: If you are a driver for a transportation network company focused on ride sharing, and then someone sideswipes your vehicle, are you fully covered or not? According to one expert, Othello Powell, GEICO director of commercial […]

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SpotHero Acquires Parking Panda

SpotHero Acquires Parking Panda

| April 14, 2017

SpotHero, a leading parking reservation service, has acquired Parking Panda, a leader in event parking reservations in the United States and Canada. The move positions SpotHero as a category leader across all major off-street parking verticals, including daily, monthly, business, event, and airport parking. The company is on track to park 20 million cars in […]

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New “ULTRA” Protection for Class 8 Trucks

New “ULTRA” Protection for Class 8 Trucks

| April 7, 2017

National Truck Protection Inc. (NTP), a leading North American provider of extended service contracts to the trucking industry, has launched a new product for Class 8 trucks –“ULTRA.” Here’s the story: The new ULTRA product is designed to provide a bundled solution while simplifying the purchase process. The product comes standard with comprehensive component coverage […]

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Truckload Turnover Rate Down Sharply in Fourth Quarter

Truckload Turnover Rate Down Sharply in Fourth Quarter

| March 30, 2017

Driver turnover at large truckload fleets sunk 10 percentage points to an annualized rate of 71%, the lowest point in six years. The rate at smaller fleets tumbled 16 points to its lowest level in five years. “Continued declines in turnover rate reflects the overall choppiness of the freight market,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob […]

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Velociti Acquires Driver Wellness Company, Rolling Strong

Velociti Acquires Driver Wellness Company, Rolling Strong

| March 24, 2017

Velociti, a leading provider of technology  services, has announced it has acquired Rolling Strong, the provider of driver wellness programs for transportation companies and their drivers. According to Deryk Powell, President of Velociti, “It’s well known that as a professional driver, the demands of the job can create difficulty when it comes to making good […]

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