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Nikola One shows the future of the connected truck
The Nikola One truck will have a digital dash that is customized to suit individual driver preferences.
December 12, 2016
CarriersEdge creates Driver Wellness courses
CarriersEdge announced a suite of Driver Wellness courses, offered in three modules: fatigue, diet / exercise, and injury / illness. Click to learn more.
December 6, 2016
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.
November 10, 2016
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.
June 8, 2016
Sleep apnea ‘pre-rule’ comment period extended, carriers get an extra month to respond
FMCSA is seeking feedback from carriers on the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea among truck drivers and how much a sleep apnea screening and treatment rule would cost the industry.
June 7, 2016
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Truckers express concerns about sleep apnea costs, risk factors in public FMCSA sessions
Key concerns among commenters were: The risk factors used to determine the condition, the out-of-pocket costs to drivers and relaying to medical examiners uniform criteria for referring drivers for a sleep study.
May 27, 2016
Stay Metrics shares results from online driver training; total views reach 100k
To date, drivers have earned 33,500 awards for completing the Safety and Health & Wellness modules in the expanding Drive Safe library, and total views are approximately 100,000.
April 26, 2016
Driver health a key component of mitigating driver shortage, TCA says
The trucking industry has lost more than 150,000 drivers because of medical reasons since the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners was established in May 2014, says Bob Perry, president and founder of Rolling Strong. But carriers can reverse this trend, he says, by with simple changes that focus on driver health.
January 22, 2016
TCA, Rolling Strong launching driver wellness program
The Truckload Carriers Association, along with Rolling Strong, will launch a new driver wellness program in January.
December 2, 2015
Industry at risk: a wake-up call for driver health and wellness
Buck Shepherd was delivering windmills in Oklahoma right before health problems forced him into early retirement.
October 1, 2015
‘Kermit’ stars in Volvo’s latest ‘Welcome To My Cab’ installment
Volvo Trucks recently debuted the third North American episode in its popular “Welcome to My Cab” video series featuring Kenn and Beth Zelten, a husband-and-wife owner-operator team, and “Kermit,” their custom-decorated green Volvo VNL 730. The Zeltens have been driving together for more than 25 years, having bought their first Volvo model in 1989. They […]
September 8, 2015
FMCSA hearing public comment on driver health policy
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced a joint meeting of its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and its Medical Review Board.
September 8, 2015
Stay Metrics adds health and wellness training to driver retention program
Stay Metrics has partnered with experts in adult learning, Mopi16, to develop a series of training modules to provide drivers with a basic education on healthy lifestyle choices that deliver immediate benefits.
June 29, 2015
Kenworth introduces new 76-inch mid-roof sleeper configuration
The new Kenworth 76-inch mid-roof sleeper is now available for order with the company’s award-winning Kenworth T680 and T880. Introduced at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show, Kenworth’s 76-inch mid-roof sleeper is optimized for liquid bulk tankers, flatbed haulers and other truck operators that prefer a lighter weight, more aerodynamic truck combined with all the comforts […]
June 29, 2015
Could Apple’s new ‘Research Kit’ be the answer to improving driver health?
Apple’s Research Kit could enable fleets to develop apps to track driver health — things like sleep time, steps taken, heart rate and more — in real-time.
March 10, 2015
FMCSA seeks input on changes to how it ensures compliance with driver med requirements
FMCSA seeks comment on whether the data is necessary for oversight of medical qualifications and how the collection’s quality and usefulness could be enhanced.
January 5, 2015
Seat belts, natural gas pains and a glimpse at the future
A bit on “smart” seatbelts and the latest on natural gas adoption in trucking and its alleged “stalling point.”
August 26, 2014
CCJ Innovator of the Year: Melton Truck Lines’ fight for driver fitness
Melton Truck Lines certainly was experiencing the driver shortage and was losing good, experienced drivers because their blood pressure was too high and they couldn’t maintain their physical cards. Then in 1998 and again in 2003, Melton lost long-time company drivers to heart attacks. Those events led management to set out to change the company’s attitude toward personal health from the top down.
April 28, 2014
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GPS leads driver to high-grade rail crossing, into path of train
A car hauler in Oklahoma made national news after his rig was smashed by a train. He had been following a GPS detour that came up from nearby road construction.
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