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Nominations for annual Drivers of the Year contests open, winners get $25,000

The Truckload Carriers Association and partners Overdrive and Truckers News are seeking nominations for the 2017 Driver of the Year contests, which includes both an Owner-Operator of the Year award and a Company Driver ...

Preventable or not? Lowered dock door ruins driver’s day

John Doe didn’t notice an overhead door had been lowered partially before he began to exit the dock area and damaged both the door and his exhaust stack. Was this ...

Voting opens in military vet rookie driver contest

Each finalist has a video the public can watch in order to help make their vote. The public can vote once per day until the end of the day Oct. 31 for a winner.

Bison Transport driver named Highway Angel for helping fellow trucker

Ajay Toor helped another truck driver who had been hit by a passing vehicle and was lying on the side of the road waiting on emergency personnel to arrive.

Celadon Trucking driver earns Highway Angel status

Celadon Trucking company driver David Miller has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for helping save another driver's life in January by performing CPR.
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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week ongoing through Saturday

During the week, various fleets, restaurants, truck stops and more are acknowledging truckers and offering them deals on a number of services.

Three military veteran truckers named finalists in top rookie contest

The winner of the Transition Trucking award, who will be announced in December, will receive a Kenworth T680 Advantage with a 76-inch sleeper and a Paccar MX-13.

Partnership aims for 100,000 driver apprenticeships

A new partnership will expand apprenticeship opportunities in the transportation and logistics sectors, with an extra emphasis on military veterans, by helping them enter an accredited commercial driver license school.

Hirschbach Motor Lines plans to scientifically match drivers with managers

The Dubuque, Iowa-based company plans to use the Driver Match technology from Stay Metrics to assign drivers to driver managers in over-the-road, dedicated and specialized divisions.

Driver iQ creates employment verification website

The SingleCheck Employment Verification online service is available to motor carriers for processing employment verification requests.

Preventable or not? Trucker avoids accident, ditches trailer

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

States place restrictions on oversized trucks ahead of eclipse

The U.S. DOT has published tips for all drivers, including truckers, for driving during the total eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. Several states, including Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska and Colorado, ...

Stay Metrics completes 100k driver surveys with online retention platform

Stay Metrics now has more than 5 million responses to individual questions for researching driver retention factors.

Heniff Transportation engages drivers in a high stakes performance game

Heniff Transportation developed a custom driver scorecard and incentive plan that is paying big dividends.

New Trimble technology predicts engine derating events

Trimble announced a new product that uses predictive analytics to alert users up to three days in advance of engine derating events.