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Category: Driver Stuff

Driver Shortage Ranked As Top Trucking Concern 

Driver Shortage Ranked As Top Trucking Concern 

| October 29, 2018

The American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research institute, unveiled its Top Industry Issues report, which for the second year in a row, rated the driver shortage as the top-ranked issue.  The need to recruit qualified truck drivers is not a new issue for the industry.  In fact, the Driver Shortage has been […]

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Wellness Program for Carriers and Drivers Gets Boost

Wellness Program for Carriers and Drivers Gets Boost

| October 29, 2018

Rolling Strong, the provider of driver wellness programs for transportation companies and their drivers, as well as owner-operators, today announced at the American Trucking Associations 2018 Management Conference & Exhibition several enhancements to its health and wellness platform, including a new gamification experience for achieving health objectives and making better lifestyle choices. “Due to strong demand […]

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Truck Association Video Counters Notion of Truck Driver Shortage

Truck Association Video Counters Notion of Truck Driver Shortage

| October 29, 2018

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association introduced a video countering the widely-covered topic that there is a shortage of truck drivers in the United States. “We created this video because we are concerned that messaging in mainstream media is missing the mark on the issue of high turnover,” said Norita Taylor, director of public relations at OOIDA.  “The […]

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For-Hire Trucking September Volume Slows

For-Hire Trucking September Volume Slows

| October 24, 2018

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed the supply-demand balance falling to 50.1 on a seasonally adjusted basis in September, from 55.3 in August.  The 8.4pp m/m decrease in the Volume Index more than offset the 3.2pp sequential drop in the Capacity Index, leading to an essentially balanced market by this measure.“The September […]

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New Research Shows America’s Fastest Driving Cities

New Research Shows America’s Fastest Driving Cities

| October 19, 2018

Curious where  America’s fastest drivers live?  A new report from QuoteWizard, an online insurance comparison marketplace, has the answers — and has released a study ranking the fastest drivers in the nation by city, based on speeding tickets. The study, ranking the 25 speediest driving cities in America, along with more detailed looks at the […]

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Late Night Driving and Fatigue for Commercial Drivers Lead to Accidents, New Study Shows

Late Night Driving and Fatigue for Commercial Drivers Lead to Accidents, New Study Shows

| October 17, 2018

A leader in connected fleet technology has just release  recent findings from a model to assess levels of threats for drivers based on underlying behavior and external factors.  According to the source, Azuga: Accident risk surges by 9.1 percent for every mile driven during high risk hours (between midnight – 3 a.m.) Accident risk increases […]

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