Month: April 2016

Trucking – Why Caring for Drivers’ Health Pays Off Long Term

When following up with drivers after orientation to make health and wellness a long-term lifestyle change, coaching and education work best. Drivers really appreciate it when someone takes the time to work with them. You can’t just load up on the front end. There has to be follow-through to show your company cares about their health.  Read more here.

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How a rapidly evolving trucking industry is reinventing the owner-operator

Given the hype of late about a coming technology revolution in the trucking industry, the framework for which already in place, Overdrive sought to explore these questions in hopes of offering a realistic take on what truck operators can expect from their livelihood in the coming decades.

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Daimler Unveils Highway Pilot Connect Truck Platooning

Daimler Trucks unveiled the Highway Pilot Connect, a truck platooning system that has already been approved for use in a limited area in Germany, while its Highway Pilot autonomous driving system has been approved for use throughout the country.  Read more here.

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Driving Hours Requirement Remains Sticking Point in Driver Training Plan

Some 25 years in the making, the entry-level driver training proposal just published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has been widely welcomed by the trucking industry—which shouldn’t come as a surprise, since trucking representatives occupied several seats at the table as the requirements were developed last year. But that doesn’t mean the plan is perfect.  Read more here.

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