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Category: Driver Stuff

Navistar Makes SiriusXM Standard Equipment in Canada on International Trucks.

Navistar Makes SiriusXM Standard Equipment in Canada on International Trucks.

| February 7, 2019

Long Haul drivers gain access to SiriusXM All Access comprehensive bundle of entertainment, sports and news programming available in the vehicle SiriusXM Canada, one of the country’s leading audio entertainment company, today announced that SiriusXM radios are now standard equipment in Canada on International Truck’s entire collection of on-highway tractors – the LoneStar®, LT®Series and RH™ Series. Additionally, […]

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First Voice-enabled Virtual Assistant for U.S. Fleet Drivers

First Voice-enabled Virtual Assistant for U.S. Fleet Drivers

| February 4, 2019

Commercial drivers have a new member of their team — and its virtual. Here’s what’s new: LeasePlan USA, a global leader in fleet management and driver mobility,  launched a new feature within its MyLeasePlan mobile app. Elle is an intelligent virtual assistant that gives fleet drivers quick and easy access to critical vehicle – and […]

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Minnesota Trucking Association Names Art Stoen  Minnesota Driver Of  Year

Minnesota Trucking Association Names Art Stoen Minnesota Driver Of Year

| January 30, 2019

The Minnesota Trucking Association (MTA) named Austin, MN resident, Arthur “Art” Stoen, professional truck driver for Kane Transport in Inver Grove Heights, MN, at the 2018 Minnesota Driver of the Year at its Driver of the Year Banquet.   Kane Transport is a top Midwest transporter of Petroleum, Asphalt, Biodiesel and Ethanol.  Stoen has been driving […]

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Carriers Expect Driver Compensation to Increase in 2019

Carriers Expect Driver Compensation to Increase in 2019

| January 29, 2019

Commercial driver pay is expected to rise according to a recent study by Driver iQ, provider of comprehensive background screening and driver monitoring services to the trucking industry. “Recruiting executives have mixed reviews on what they think turnover will do in Q1 2019 with one-third each expecting it to increase, decrease, and remain the same. […]

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How to Protect the Mental Health of Truckers

How to Protect the Mental Health of Truckers

| January 24, 2019

By: Dr. Jeff Nalin Would you respond to an employment posting which lists, “lack of sleep, poor working conditions, and social isolation” as the job characteristics? If so, you might be prepared to be a long-haul truck driver.  Researchers have been examining the poor sleeping and dietary habits associated with truck driving for quite some […]

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Walmart Announces Raise in Driver Pay

Walmart Announces Raise in Driver Pay

| January 24, 2019

Walmart has announced an increase in driver pay. Beginning in February drivers will receive a per mile increase of $0.01 and a 50-cent increase in activity pay for arrive and arrive/drop occurrences. That means Walmart drivers will now be paid up to $1.00 every time they arrive at their destination and drop a trailer. With […]

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