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eCommerce / Urban delivery
eCommerce boom presents safety and wellness challenges for drivers
As more consumers turned to eCommerce for safety and convenience, its heightened popularity put a strain on the trucking industry as truck drivers were tasked with delivering more goods at a faster rate.
April 14, 2021
Too much time, too little action on hair testing
As part of the FAST Act of 2015, Congress authorized DOT to recognize hair testing, in lieu of a urine test, for pre-employment and random testing of commercial truck drivers.
April 5, 2021
Flatbedder gets creative to prevent workplace falls
The system meets DOT requirements for a fixed feature. It can be left up when traveling down the road but not for cargo securement.
April 3, 2021
New technology helps fleets button up safety data
Managing safety data from a single location can help office staff be more efficient and prevent oversights and costly mistakes.
April 1, 2021
Drivers, fleets choosing camera system over mirrors
Switching from mirrors to the camera-based MirrorEye system can be tough at first but drivers and fleets are becoming increasingly impressed with the greater field of view and safety the system affords.
March 29, 2021
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XPO embraces VR as 'the way of training of the future'
In LTL, VR is used to train XPO cross-dock workers on the optimal method of loading freight for delivery.
February 28, 2021
What are the most dangerous cities -- and days -- for truckers?
A 2020 report by Lytx reveals the riskiest states, cities and roadways along with the riskiest days, times and trends in driving behaviors.
February 10, 2021
Civil unrest can put drivers and protesters at a literal crossroad
Critics say 'defund the police' has empowered protestors to continue to take to the streets and highways in the Northwest where they've disrupted commerce and destroyed property.
February 3, 2021
Driver scoring app is creepy but effective
The author and his family take on a driver monitoring program that has them a little creeped out and frustrated but also striving to keep their driving scores high.
January 27, 2021
Recruiting & retention
Driver happiness begins with trust
Showing appreciation to drivers and empowering them to play a leading role in their own safety and improvement has never been more important.
January 17, 2021
New Drivewyze service helps fleets zero in on driver behaviors in high risk zones
Drivewyze has expanded its Safety Notification service with Safety+ to help fleets monitor driver responses to high-risk areas on the road. See CCJ for details
October 14, 2020
How to direct your drivers through areas hot with protests
When truck drivers are unable to find alternate routes around areas of civil unrest, here are some tips that fleets can offer their drivers to keep them safe.
September 23, 2020
Driver-facing cameras headed down a path of least resistance
New advancements in camera vision technology could dampen the resistance of drivers to inward-facing cameras. Read CCJ to see what's coming next.
September 22, 2020
Werner sees cost savings, safety gains from an Azure cloud
Werner Enterprises developed its Edge platform with Microsoft to manage critical event data through a single source. See CCJ for details on Werner Edge.
September 8, 2020
Weigh station bypass services now include road safety, parking alerts
Weigh station bypass programs give drivers safety alerts traffic and road conditions. Read CCJ to find out how to get the most value from this technology.
August 14, 2020
What causes — and prevents — truck crashes? Fleets answer FMCSA’s question: ‘What’s working?’
From a one-truck independent owner-operator to the country’s largest fleets, panelists in FMCSA’s Truck Safety Summit on Wednesday relayed their best practices for warding off crashes.
August 6, 2020
‘How do you build a safety culture?’ Top 250 fleet AIM holds week-long safety event with 1,100 employees
How did AIM Transportation Solutions get all 1,100 employees and 54 service centers involved in a weeklong safety training exercise? Read CCJ to find out.
July 23, 2020
Knight-Swift adds new sensors to detect unsafe speed, ‘sitting duck’ conditions
New SmartDrive sensors alert fleet managers and drivers to unsafe conditions for speed in bad weather and "sitting duck" events. Read CCJ for details.
July 21, 2020
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Why is driver utilization so low?
The average OTR truckload driver spends less than 40 hours per week driving. Former Swift CEO takes a look at the how and why.
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