CCJ Top 250
Oral fluid drug test likely to put more 'cheaters' in FMCSA's Clearinghouse
Once the Department of Health and Human Services certifies two testing labs, fleets will have the option to drug screen drivers via cheek swab – a collection method that practically eliminates cheating.
May 11, 2023
Technology identified among top ingredients for fleet safety
Nine case studies of carriers that had significantly improved their safety performance uncovered the five elements it takes to create an effective safety program. Technology came in at No. 4 on the list.
May 5, 2023
FMCSA forms task force to review driver lease agreements
The group includes representatives from labor organizations, motor carriers, consumer protection groups, owner-operators, and other businesses, as well as attorneys and educators.
May 1, 2023
Study shows Michigan the safest state for truck drivers
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there have been 4,842 large trucks involved in fatal crashes in the past year.
April 12, 2023
Report shows safety ranks behind revenue growth, minimizing expenses
The Motive State of Safety report shows 95% of respondents said driver safety is a priority, but 40% said their fleets are underinvested in driver safety initiatives and technology.
April 4, 2023
Advertising cameras on board could offset nuclear verdict impacts
Just like a driver wanted ad pasted on the back of a tractor trailer, camera providers should consider offering trucking companies stickers that announce that they are recording the driving public to help prevent nuclear verdicts for their customers.
January 10, 2023
Drivers' prior traffic violations, convictions can help predict future crash involvement
Joining Jason and Matt on this week's 10-44 is ATRI's Dan Murray, who talks about the firm's latest research into which regs violations are most statistically likely to predict future crash involvement
November 3, 2022
Technology and defensive driving training top factors in preventing truck crashes
Car drivers are at-fault in roughly 70% of all truck-involved crashes, yet trucking takes the public image hit and is targeted by big payout lawsuits.
October 31, 2022
Engagement is key in transportation wellness programs
Transportation health and wellness experts say implementing a wellness program isn't enough; engage drivers with things like fun competitions to encourage them to actually participate, ultimately benefitting the company's bottom line.
October 28, 2022
ATA's Women in Motion initiative to focus on recruiting drivers, advocating for safer parking
The initiative, which launched at the end of summer, aims to accelerate the rise of women throughout all trucking industry professions and help eliminate roadblocks by advocating on issues that affect women in the workplace.
September 19, 2022
Experts weigh in on how to attract Gen Z to trucking as industry demographics shift
Panelists discuss what Gen Z finds appealing about trucking careers and how carriers can use that to market to the youngest generation in the workforce.
September 12, 2022
How trucking companies can solve one of the industry’s biggest challenges
When it comes to parking trucks safely in areas close to where they need to be, the solution could be straightforward.
August 25, 2022
FMCSA fields request to report hair drug testing results to Clearinghouse
Federal law currently requires truck drivers to be tested via urine sample.
August 25, 2022
Drivewyze launches severe weather alerts on Safety+ platform
The feature, which employs geofencing technology to pinpoint extreme or severe weather occurrences up to 50 miles away, gives drivers time to slow down, alter routes or pull over.
August 23, 2022
Recruiters shed light on how to obtain and retain drivers in a demand-driven market amid a driver shortage
Carriers are working to attract drivers from various backgrounds and are improving retention with driver pay increases and flexible schedules, but recruiters say it all boils down to culture.
August 18, 2022
Dealing with data overload? The best place to start is safety.
Deploying a driver performance management program and consolidating data across all processes can help carriers narrow the focus to drive better insurance rates, more revenue, better customers, driver retention and more.
July 21, 2022
Samsara introduces new platform features at first user conference
Its newest features focus on transforming the worker experience to help companies not only retain drivers, but also to improve operational efficiencies and, ultimately, save money.
June 16, 2022
Carriers should consider self-defense training for women drivers
In the industry's efforts to improve the driver shortage, women are good recruits, but many have safety concerns about being on the road. Providing self-defense training could help carriers improve their chances at landing more women drivers in seats.
June 15, 2022
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Walmart 'betting big' on Cummins new X15N natural gas engine
Walmart is pleased with a pilot it entered with Cummins to test its new X15N natural gas engine and sees it as an ideal fit for long haul where all-electric and fuel cell fall far short on range.
Pay and benefits
2023 Best Fleets to Drive For: Key findings in compensation and benefits
Test drive: The Model 589, Peterbilt's successor to the 389
Cooling freight market, climbing interest rates throwing cold water on used truck values
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