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Reading the tea leaves of freight rates: when will ELDs have an impact?

Signs are starting to appear that rate volatility could begin ahead of the Dec., 2017, ELD mandate.
Venezia Bulk Transport celebrates 50 years in business

Venezia Bulk Transport celebrates 50 years in business

Local, family-owned and operated Venezia Bulk Transport will celebrate 50 years in business with a recognition event on Saturday, May 6.
Reliable Carriers wins top honor in automotive industry

Reliable Carriers wins top honor in automotive industry

Reliable Carriers, the world's largest classic and specialty automotive transport company, has been awarded "Carrier of the Year" by the 2017 Annual Automotive Global Awards ...
New research shows turnover predictors for women drivers

New research shows turnover predictors for women drivers

New research from Stay Metrics shows that dissatisfaction with the tractor is the top reason women drivers leave their carriers. Concerns about the maintenance department ...
Dave Osiecki to consult with PeopleNet for safety, compliance

Dave Osiecki to consult with PeopleNet for safety, compliance

PeopleNet has selected Dave Osiecki to consult and work on its behalf as part of PeopleNet's ongoing efforts to help customers strengthen safety and compliance.
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Stay Metrics research shows root causes of early driver turnover

Stay Metrics research shows root causes of early driver turnover

The main reasons why drivers leave in the first 90 days are a lack of industry experience, mismatched job expectations — particularly with respect to ...
Baylor Trucking announces pay increase for military veterans

Baylor Trucking announces pay increase for military veterans

Baylor Trucking will give its drivers who have served in the Armed Forces an additional $.01 per mile increase.

Research leads Pitt Ohio to create emergency savings plan for drivers, employees

After discovering a link between drivers' personal finances and safety, Pitt Ohio started a program to provide an emergency savings fund for employees.
CCJ Innovator: OrTran changes lanes and lives for drivers

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

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'

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 ...
Gaining ground: V3 Transportation takes off in expedited market

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 ...

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 ...