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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 ...

Indicators: Driver pay expected to climb with rates

Carriers will, if they can secure rate increases in contracts with shippers (as is expected), pass some of those gains on to drivers, says analyst Gordon Klemp of the National ...

Drivers seek $1.1M from carrier over classification as contractors

Seven Los Angeles area truckers paid as independent contractors but allegedly treated as employees have filed state wage theft claims seeking an average of $153,150 per driver.

Preventable or not? Driver dinged at the dock

Truck operator John Doe was maneuvering with caution when a pink Mustang zoomed into a parking lot and hit his truck — but could Doe have prevented the accident?

Stay Metrics: Q2 driver turnover much lower for carriers that use rewards, surveys

Stay Metrics reports that clients using its driver rewards and survey products saw a comparatively small uptick in driver turnover from Q1 to Q2.
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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.

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 ...