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CCJ Innovator: OrTran changes lanes and lives for drivers

OrTran is trying to redefine over-the-road trucking with a network that gives drivers predictable schedules and daily home time.

Initial results from Best Fleets to Drive For survey revealed

Of the 5,300 driver surveys received in 2016 , only 28 percent of respondents said pay was something that needed to be improved

It begins: shippers adding new FDA safety rules to carrier contracts

Shippers are starting to revise motor carrier contracts to meet the April, 2017, deadline for compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act.

ATA panel: the future of trucking is ‘liquidity and automation’

The panel agreed driverless trucks are coming, but did not provide a specific timeframe as to when that would happen. Uber is already in hot pursuit.

Gaining ground: V3 Transportation takes off in expedited market

During the present freight recession, V3 Transportation is fast becoming one of the largest players in the expedited market. In the last three years the company has gone from zero ...

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

As trucker John Doe prepared to turn, a four-wheeler rocketed out of a shopping mall and crashed into his truck’s right fender. Was this a preventable accident?

Trucking can benefit from more diversity, research shows

“From a driver shortage point of view there is under-representation of minorities in trucking, and there has been very little attention paid to this fact,” said Jane Jazrawy, CEO of ...

Survey: younger drivers value job perks more than older generations

Perks were rated highest by millennials and were a dominant factor for Gen X’ers in attracting drivers to carriers.

ATBS creates summer recreation guide for truck drivers

A digital Truck Driver’s Summer Recreation Guide has restaurants, games and attractions for drivers to enjoy while on the road.

Preventable or not? Trucker avoids accident, ditches trailer

After passing a slow straight truck on a divided four-lane, John Doe did all he could to avoid colliding with a sedan crossing the median, but he lost his trailer ...

Pride Transport’s driver orientation: cool trucks, cool people

Driver onboarding has become a major area of focus for fleets. Pride Transports shows technology that helps keep drivers satisfied

Outgoing TCA chairman promises ‘bright future.’ Prime, Inc. driver gets Highway Angel award

The Truckload Carriers Association kicked off its annual convention in Las Vegas with optimism and recognized a driver for heroism.

Stay Metrics enhances research tools to identify, prevent early driver turnover

The primary cause of early driver turnover is unmet, and in many cases, unrealistic job expectations, according to ongoing research by Stay Metrics of data from its base of motor ...

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

Stay Metrics announced the results from a new study show motor carriers can improve the productivity and performance of drivers by meeting their requests to take time off.

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 ...