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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released a final update to their ruling regarding diabetic drivers. Prior to this change, FMCSA barred any driver with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). These individuals could apply for an exemption, but the process was lengthy and frustrating for drivers. Eliminating Exemptions […]

It is rare for the American Trucking Association (ATA) and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) to agree wholeheartedly on much of anything. Their interests often diverge, and it creates legislative challenges. However, when it comes to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) scoring system, the two industry titans agree—something has to give. While the Federal […]

Fuel cost remains one of the leading expenses for trucking companies so it’s unsurprising that fleets are always looking for ways to save on fuel. As costs fluctuate, fleets need to focus on factors they can control to keep costs down. The driver influences almost all elements of fuel consumption so it’s important for fleet […]

Ten years ago, driverless vehicles seemed like a Jetsonian dream. Today, they are very much a reality that truck drivers need to prepare for. The likelihood of a truck driver maneuvering alongside driverless vehicles is high. With Uber testing the waters of autonomous vehicles and Waymo partnering with Walmart to shuttle shoppers in driverless cars, […]

Decision bias isn’t a new concept; however, many fleet managers and truck drivers fail to recognize how it affects the transportation industry. According to the Harvard Business Review, when it comes to making purchases, people inherently prefer the advantages of their own products to those of new ones. This transfers to the business world as […]

Do you want your fleet business to reduce its materials handling costs? There are many behaviors and approaches you can use to help drive down the costs associated with handling materials. For example, managing your space adequately and preventing unnecessary damages are ways you can minimize budgetary losses and improve your bottom line. Materials handling […]

Recruiters have a lot of information to offer potential job candidates. They can tell the applicant about the job, the benefits, the salary, and so on. However, many overlook a key factor that is important to millennials: their story. Millennials want to know if they are a good fit for the company more so than […]

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) declared Evaristo S. Mora to be an imminent hazard to the public on July 3, 2018. The U.S. DOT agency ordered the New Mexico-licensed driver to cease operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) following their investigation of an accident from the previous month. Reconstructing Events Leading Up to the […]

Consumers and drivers alike are already feeling the effects of the driver shortage problem. As customers and clients continue to expect faster deliveries, drivers are struggling to keep up with the demands. To quantify the problem, the American Trucking Association (ATA) reported a driver shortage of over 36,000 in 2016. They expect that number to […]

Winter road hazards are more obvious than summertime threats. Ice on the roads and blinding snowstorms are easier to identify than the dangers that affect drivers during the summertime. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) highlighted the lethality of summertime driving when they released their 2016 data regarding all motor vehicle deaths. Starting in […]