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Air Force creating program to help military truckers get CDLs

The Air Force is creating a course to mirror the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) CDL Test program, which will enable examiners to certify Air Force truckers on ...

Preventable or not? Van crosses median, hits truck

Trucker John Doe tried to take evasive action when another truck crossed the median of the divided highway, but both vehicles were crunched. Was this a preventable accident?

Senator presses for easier transition into truck driving jobs for military vets

“So we have a state and national licensing problem here, and we can’t take the world’s best truck drivers and just automatically move them into civilian truck driving jobs," said ...

Startup Enlistics hopes to predict driver turnover with social media data

The Enlistics: Trucking platform collects applications, qualifies candidates and identifies success. It follows the launch of a similar product designed to help car dealerships fill sales positions.

Stay Metrics creates new predictive driver turnover model

With the new Predictive 2.0 model, Stay Metrics is providing motor carriers with insights on why drivers leave their companies.
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With CDL skills tests a target for national attention, Jersey the latest state to OK 3rd party tests

A recent push by the state of New Jersey to allow CDL applicants to take their skills test through third-party providers aims to reduce the delay prospective truckers encounter, a ...

U.S. Xpress joins program to help military veterans transition into trucking

The program will allow military veterans to receive up to $25,700 from the VA, depending on their years of service in the military, on top of their salary from U.S. ...

Landstar names Peterbilt 579 giveaway winner

Landstar owner-operator Ralph Hall recently drove home in a brand new Peterbilt 579 after winning the truck in the company's Deliver to Win Truck Giveaway.

Preventable or not? Red-light runner rams truck’s rear end

A four-wheel driver slammed into the right rear corner of John Doe’s trailer as it was crossing the roadway. Was this a preventable accident?

TCA names 7 drivers ‘Highway Angels’ in recent weeks for efforts in aiding other motorists, truckers

Three of the seven drivers honored helped other drivers who were suffering heart attacks, while others helped drivers out of vehicles following crashes. One even helped deliver a baby.

Swift contractors deemed employees by federal court

Swift Transportation is appealing a recent federal court’s decision that its owner-operator contractor agreements constitute employment, opening the door for the driver plaintiffs to receive back pay and other relief ...

Driver training rule: OOIDA wants FMCSA to restore minimum behind-the-wheel hours requirement

Four groups have partnered in petitioning FMCSA to halt the implementation of its entry-level driver training rule until the agency restores the requirement that driver trainees perform 30 hours of ...

Baylor Trucking increases company driver pay

The new pay scale compensates drivers based on their verifiable CDL driving experience, as well as their time with Baylor, the company says.

How much do you really know about your drivers’ daily challenges?

Unless you started your career as a driver or owner-operator, chances are good your eyes are closed to the daily strains on your workforce. Hearing drivers complain about their challenges ...

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 home time — and relationships ...