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Category: Driver Stuff

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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Deployment of Inverters in Class 8 Sleepers on the Rise

Deployment of Inverters in Class 8 Sleepers on the Rise

| March 22, 2017

A new industry analysis shows that the inverter – that electronic box that makes it possible to run all sorts of on-board and in-cab AC appliances off a truck battery – is rapidly becoming a standard option on Class 8 sleeper trucks.  According to Mitul Chandrani, senior marketing manager for Xantrex business at Schneider Electric, […]

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Attitude Key to Coachable Drivers Says Former NFL and ESPN Star, Herm Edwards

Attitude Key to Coachable Drivers Says Former NFL and ESPN Star, Herm Edwards

| March 16, 2017

Having spent his entire life playing, coaching and offering commentary on football, ESPN Football Analyst Herm Edwards knows a thing or two about effective coaching – and about what makes a player coachable. In addressing a recent fleet industry forum, he noted: “There’s an attitude that comes with being coachable – they listen, they learn, […]

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