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Stay Metrics study shows ‘time off’ policies help drivers be more productive, profitable

Stay Metrics shared results of a new study that show driver productivity and performance improves after motor carriers have met their requests to take time off from work. Dr. Amir Erez, a professor ...

Vertical Alliance Group announces ‘Trucking Best Practices’ webinars for 2016

Vertical Alliance Group announced six speakers for their 2016 Trucking Best Practices Webinar Series. These free webinars are designed to provide trucking companies with ongoing current training on a variety ...

How CCJ’s 2015 Innovators disrupted the status quo

All of the motor carriers recognized this year’s CCJ Innovators program share one thing in common: an unwillingness to accept the status quo. By doing so they came up with ...

Preventable or not? Doe avoids accident, ditches trailer

Softly humming the “Backhaul Blues,” doubles driver John Doe peered intently through a veil of rain that somewhat limited his view of Pennington Parkway, a four-lane highway with a grassy ...

Highway bill presents tough challenges for FMCSA

Bill Quade is in charge of implementing new programs and regulations for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. From his vantage point, the highway bill now moving through Congress will test the ...

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Explaining the new PC-11 oil categories

In the near future, lower viscosity engine oil grades will replace SAE 15W-40 as the main products used by truckers. Almost all new diesel engines…

Stay Metrics study links driver turnover, safety to personality traits

Stay Metrics announced that preliminary results of a study conducted by researchers at the University of Notre Dame show that certain personality traits of drivers are predictive of turnover and ...

Economists blame 2015 freight slowdown on inventory; expect quick return to growth

Last year, truck capacity dropped 3.1 percent due to the driver shortage as freight volumes grew by three percent. These conditions drove freight rates up significantly, particularly in the spot market. Many manufacturers, shippers ...

Preventable or not? Doe’s rig mauled by mall maniac

Revitalized by coffee and a stack of high-fiber waffles – with noncholesterol butter, diet syrup and a side order of lowfat bacon – trucker John Doe pulled out of Snardley’s ...

Fleet executive panel: driver retention a game of expectations

When the driver turnover rate at Milan Supply Chain Solutions surpassed 100 percent this year, management analyzed its data to understand why. In July, 2015, its data showed that 75 percent of ...

Large carriers get better rates, retain more drivers after 12-mo. mark

Katz, Sapper & Miller and McLeod Software released key findings from their second annual trucking operations benchmarking survey. Download key findings “The results from this year’s survey indicate that large carriers are leading ...

Internet Truckstop Group increases company-wide minimum wage to $15 per hour

Internet Truckstop Group (ITG) announced an increase to its company-wide minimum wage. The increase, which brings its minimum wage to $15 per hour, will affect ITG’s family of brands that ...

Texas TransEastern receives Goal Zero award from Shell Oil for incident-free performance

Texas TransEastern (TTE) recently received the Goal Zero Performance Award from Shell Oil at the Shell Downstream Americas Road Safety Forum. TTE was one of eight carriers in North America ...

Celadon wins top workplace award

Celadon Group has been named to “The Indianapolis Star Top Workplaces” list of the best places to work in Central Indiana for 2014. Well over 100 companies participated in the ...

Comdata creates mobile fuel pricing app

Comdata has launched a new mobile application for drivers called FleetAdvance Mobile. The app was designed to help transportation companies increase fuel savings by giving drivers a tool to make more ...

TCA panel: safety culture starts with the heart

A panel of fleet executives discussed strategies for building a culture of safety during the Truckload Carriers Association's annual conference at the Gaylord Palms resort, held March 8-11, in Kissimmee, ...