Trucking Operator Shortages – Could Female Drivers Shift the Balance?

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Trucking Operator Shortages – Could Female Drivers Shift the Balance?

Today, there are too many driver positions open within the trucking industry. In fact, the Driver Shortage category rose to second place in the American Transportation Research Institute’s (ATRI) annual “Top Industry Issues” research, and it is estimated that by 2017 there will be a driver shortfall of close to 400,000. One of the primary issues facing

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Emissions Reduction and Fuel Efficiency Proposal Reverberate Through Trucking Industry

A public hearing in Long Beach, CA this month prompted a wave of support for this initiative and concern for the current trajectory of human environmental impact. The hearing was held regarding a proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) originally submitted in June. While commercial freight

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It’s a Driver’s Market: Fleets Offering Rewards to Improve Retention

American transportation organizations now face a widespread driver shortage. Motor carriers at every corner of the country are scrambling to find ways to retain their best and brightest. While the race has certainly begun to offer better total compensation through pay, benefits, and related structures, more and more carriers are realizing the personal element of

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Federal Drug Advisory Board Issues Recommendations for Driver Drug Screening

A federal drug advisory board recently issued a recommendation to their director that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) institute nationwide hair-testing protocols for truck driver drug screenings. While some organizations already leverage this technology, federal regulations currently identify urine analysis as the only authoritative testing methodology for drug screening. These standards date

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Sleep Apnea Challenges, Regulations & Impact

FMCSA, the American Truck Association, and OOIDA all agree that the issue of truck drivers suffering from sleep apnea is serious and there are no simple solutions. With more than 3 million professional truck drivers, the cost of screening, diagnosis and treatment for sleep apnea could easily exceed $1 billion annually. Currently there are no

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10 Tips for Safe Parking at Truck Stops

You are finally off the traffic-congested roadway and safely parked at a truck stop. But you may not be as safe as you think. A large percentage of truck-trailer accidents occur at truck stops which should be the safest place to park. Drivers can never let their guard down when behind the wheel. Trucking accidents

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