Terminating Driver Turnover

Brandon Scott - Staff Writer
Jul 13th 2022 8:00AM

It’s common knowledge that driver turnover rates in the trucking industry tend to hover around or above the 100% mark. However, believe it or not, there are some fleets out there that have figured out a way to reduce their turnover rate. Which has shown to be more beneficial for both driver and co...

What's Goin' Down?

Brandon Scott - Staff Writer
Jul 6th 2022 8:00AM

They say that every person is going through something that we know nothing about, which is to modestly suggest that we should reserve judgements and keep our own preconceived ideas to ourselves and just let people be. To provide some weight to this train of thought, consider some of the following is...

Braking for Safety

Brandon Scott - Staff Writer
Jun 29th 2022 8:00AM

Brake violations are just one of the many red flags recruiters are taught to look for on a Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) report. Proper brake safety is routinely preached to drivers when they are in the midst of being trained to become Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders. Whether dr...

Tips for Truckers to Conserve Fuel

Brandon Scott - Staff Writer
Jun 22nd 2022 8:00AM

It’s no secret that fuel prices in the United States, and around the globe, are reaching record highs on an almost daily basis. One area that has undoubtedly been hit the hardest is right here in the commercial trucking arena. The cost to move under a load, not to mention idling and dead-heading, ...

Operation: Safe Driver Wek

Brandon Scott - Staff Writer
Jun 15th 2022 8:00AM

Operation Safe Driver Week is a safe-driving awareness and outreach initiative, aimed at improving the driving behaviors of passenger vehicle drivers and commercial motor vehicle drivers through educational and traffic enforcement strategies and interactions with various levels of law enforcement. T...

Where Are All the Trucks

Brandon Scott - Staff Writer
Jun 1st 2022 8:00AM

The ongoing driver shortage has been a trending issue for years, and at last count there are roughly 80,000 driving positions in this country that are currently not being filled. Again, that’s something that has been a given within the trucking industry for over a decade. Most recently it’s the ...

A Small Company Making Big Waves

Brandon Scott - Staff Writer
May 25th 2022 8:00AM

Pinnacle Freight Brokers, a small woman/minority-owned company out of Raleigh, North Carolina, has a solution that is bound to perk the eyes and ears of the shipping industry, while potentially ruffling a few feathers along the way. But sometimes causing a stir is the sure-fire way to not only make ...

Women of Trucking Advisory Board: Apply Today

Brandon Scott - Staff Writer
May 16th 2022 8:00AM

Recently, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced the launch of the Women of Trucking Advisory Board (WOTAB), in an increased effort to recruit, support, and ensure the safety of women commercial motor vehicle drivers and the trucking industry.  WOTAB and its Purpose The l...

A Swing and a Drive!

Brandon Scott - Staff Writer
May 4th 2022 8:00AM

Finally, it appears as though someone is willing to step up to the plate and take a healthy cut on behalf of the American trucker. On April 14th, U.S. Rep. Andy Levin of Michigan introduced legislation for commercial drivers called the Guaranteeing Overtime for Truckers Act. Whether this swing is go...

Regulators: Mount Up

Brandon Scott - Staff Writer
Apr 29th 2022 8:00AM

Just when you thought the gap-widening driver shortage can’t get any more difficult to maneuver, the new entry-level driver training (ELDT) rules quietly went into nationwide effect back on February 7th of this year. Making what was once a simple obligation, for many carriers, to fully train and o...

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