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Health & wellness
Worse than the disease? Mandated vaccines in trucking may lead to employee, recruitment losses
Businesses can require COVID vaccinations and masks--but should they?
August 2, 2021
Setting achievable goals key to improving drivers' miles per gallon
Driver training platforms that focus on fuel efficiency often pit apples against oranges.
July 29, 2021
To wear a mask, or not to wear a mask?
As COVID Delta cases rise, some experts are pushing for mask wearing regardless of vaccination status while others say masks should only apply to the unvaccinated.
July 23, 2021
Paper Transport gets cash infusion from investment firm
Sam Zell, named one of Forbes' 100 Greatest Living Business Minds, took a stake in Paper Transport. Also: NexGen trucking association partners with schools to provide CDL, diesel tech programs for young adults in three states. Benore launches EV fleet.
July 21, 2021
Fleets see results from automated per diem program
Many fleets offer per diem pay but may not understand the tax advantages or how to automate these programs.
July 20, 2021
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The future of trucking hinges on technology fixing the industry's mistaken stance on younger drivers
A 16 year old can get a pilot’s license to fly an airplane, but an 18 year old can’t drive a truck across state lines.
July 18, 2021
XPO workers ratify first Teamsters contract in Miami
Following a 6.5-year battle, the Teamsters union scored its first victory with XPO Logistics workers. Also: TuSimple partners with long-range lidar developer; Van, reefer spot rates tick up, DAT reports; Women in Trucking seeks award nominees.
July 15, 2021
Scholarship fund paves the way for trucking's future
Earlier this month, TCA's Scholarship Fund announced that 57 undergraduate college students with ties to the trucking industry will be awarded scholarships for the 2021-22 academic school year.
July 14, 2021
Buttigieg, Joshi meet with trucking groups to address workforce challenges
Members of the Biden administration met with trucking industry stakeholders to address driver recruiting and retention challenges. Also: Unscheduled roadside maintenance on the rise; XPO expands benefits for driver trainees.
July 9, 2021
Safety & Compliance
FMCSA looks to expand definition, mounting position of vehicle safety tech
FMCSA proposes to amend its regs to allow lower mounting of vehicle safety tech. Also, Yokohama Tire Corporation will implement a price increase next month; WEL Companies (CCJ Top 250, No. 178) is increasing driver pay for the second time this year.
July 6, 2021
EV tech shortage concern looms as zero-emission mandates draw near
As more commercial and consumer EVs hit the road, industry experts say fleets need to plan ahead and consider how these high-tech wonders just might attract a broader pool of technicians, particularly women, which could help alleviate a tech shortage.
June 29, 2021
Drug and alcohol violations in 2021 outpacing 2020 numbers through first quarter
FMCSA's Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse has been in effect since January 2020. If the number of violations in 2021 keeps up at its pace through the first three months, there will be considerably more violations this year than in 2020.
June 24, 2021
How do safety execs combat 'Reptile' litigation?
Executives from Payne Trucking, Boyle Transportation and Smith Transport share the approaches they use to combat legal risks in trucking.
June 23, 2021
Longtime tanker driver named NTTC Tank Truck Driver of the Year
Indiana-based Ronald Baird wins NTTC Tank Truck Driver award. Also: Waymo gets $2.5 billion from investment round; Plus to haul sustainability equipment; ODFL takes ownership of Ride of Pride Daimler truck.
June 17, 2021
Pay and benefits
Several Top 250 fleets boosting driver pay
See how some of the nation's top carriers are rewarding their drivers.
June 9, 2021
What drives the driver? Recruiting specialist explains
Boardrooms and C-suites at motor carriers are all asking the same question, “what drives the driver?”
June 1, 2021
Women offer fleets plenty of opportunities to fill skills gap
Industries like trucking, transportation, automotive, and aerospace have traditionally offered careers filled predominantly by men.
May 24, 2021
Recruiting & retention
2021 outlook strong amid driver shortage, inflation concerns
Record job openings aren't reeling in job candidates, and states ending federal unemployment benefits may not get fleets drivers.
May 16, 2021
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Distracted driving: What drivers who crash are looking at
Distracted driving has only gotten worse during the pandemic, and a new report reveals exactly which behaviors get drivers into trouble, and even collisions on the road. See what in-cab video reveals about distracted driving here.
CCJ Innovator: Flatbed carrier puts load planning in drivers' hands
Nikola founder and former CEO charged with fraud
Will driver shortage lead to full-scale autonomy by 2024?
President Biden touts Buy American reform during Mack Trucks plant tour
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