Trucking Moves America Forward - Take Pride in Our Industry!

Posted by Liz Wallace

on 4/24/14 2:30 PM

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Trucking Moves America Forward – Taking Pride in Our Industry

A new image campaign - Trucking Moves America Forward - was recently unveiled to help create a positive image of the trucking industry, to ensure that policymakers and the public understand the importance of the trucking industry to the nation’s economy, and to build the political and grassroots support necessary to strengthen and grow the industry in the future.

Most Americans don’t realize how essential trucks are to their lives until there is a severe weather or adverse condition that prevents trucks from delivering. But the fact is, trucks are critical to our national and global economy, to our families, to our businesses, and so much more. When they stop moving, the country stops moving.

 

Check out the new campaign video below:

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ATRI Evaluation Says FMCSA's Hours-of-Service Report is Laced with Flaws

Posted by Liz Wallace

on 4/23/14 12:26 PM

ATRI Identifies Problems With FMCSA Hours-of-Service Field Study Report

On Tuesday, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released the findings of its independent evaluation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA’s) field study report on the new Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules. FMCSA was directed by Congress as part of MAP-21 to study the efficacy of the restart provisions which went into effect July 1, 2013.

FMCSA’s field study collected fatigue measurements from 106 truck drivers during two duty cycles that included two restart breaks. FMCSA stated that their field study results supported the efficacy of the new restart rule. Following a detailed evaluation of the field study report, ATRI identified a variety of technical issues related to research design flaws, validity of measurement techniques and interpretations and data conflicts within and across the study.

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Indy CDL Drivers - Join Us at Our Open House!

Posted by Liz Wallace

on 4/21/14 3:51 PM

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Join us this Saturday for our Driver Open House in Indianapolis!! 

We’re inviting all Class A CDL drivers to join us for an OPEN HOUSE at our branch office in Indianapolis, IN to find out more about Driving Ambition and the job opportunities that we have available. We'll also be serving FREE FOOD and REFRESHMENTS!


DRIVING AMBITION OPEN HOUSE

SATURDAY APRIL 26th, 10am - 2pm

1311 N Shadeland Ave, Suite D
Indianapolis, IN 46219

317-352-0306 x 22

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Cincinnati CDL Drivers - You're Invited to Our Open House!

Posted by Liz Wallace

on 4/17/14 12:33 PM

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We're having a Driver Open House in Cincinnati and you're invited!! 

We’re inviting all Class A CDL drivers to join us for an OPEN HOUSE at our branch office in Cincinnati, OH to find out more about Driving Ambition and the job opportunities that we have available. We'll also be serving FREE FOOD and REFRESHMENTS!

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Think You Know All About Distracted Driving? Think Again.

Posted by Liz Wallace

on 4/15/14 12:35 PM

April is National Distracted Driver Awareness Month and the new statistics are alarming...

With more technology now than ever, driver distractions have risen to unprecedented levels. We live in a world where people expect instant, real-time information 24 hours a day, and those desires don’t stop just because they get behind the wheel. Drivers simply do not realize – or choose to ignore – the danger they create when they take their eyes off the road, their hands off the wheel, and their focus off driving. distracted_driving

People often say, “I can do two things at once. I’ve memorized where the numbers are on my phone, so I don’t have to look.” Or, “Sending or reading one text is pretty quick – that should be okay.” They couldn’t be more wrong.

In 2012, 3,328 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver. One of the most alarming and widespread forms of distracted driving is cell phone usage. According to a Carnegie Mellon study, driving while using a cell phone reduces the amount of brain activity associated with driving by 37 percent. And a report from the National Safety Council found that people talking on cell phones or sending text messages cause more than one out of every four traffic accidents

Here are several more eye-opening statistics provided by the National Security Council:

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Why We're Attending the Indy Spring Transportation Summit (And Why You Should, Too!)

Posted by Liz Wallace

on 4/14/14 4:31 PM

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Will you be attending the Indianapolis Spring Transportation Summit next week?


If so, you made a great choice! If you're still not convinced this event is for you, here's why you should seriously consider attending...

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ATRI Survey Seeks Driver Input on the Impacts of HOS and Detention

Posted by Liz Wallace

on 4/10/14 3:01 PM

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The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) launched two separate online surveys targeting commercial driver input on critical impacts from the hours-of-service (HOS) rules and detention time impacts on safety and productivity.

The first on HOS impacts is a continuation of the driver data collection first reported in the November 2013 ATRI release, Operational and Economic Impacts of the New Hours-of-Service Rules, which said that more than 65 percent of drivers surveyed had reported loss of pay, with more than 50 percent reporting a pay loss

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2014 National Work Zone Awareness Week: Don't Make a Costly Mistake

Posted by Liz Wallace

on 4/8/14 3:52 PM

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#WhyDAWednesday

Posted by Jennifer Quigley

on 4/2/14 4:34 PM

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Welcome to my new blog series, #WhyDAWednesday. In this series, I’ll share some information about why it makes sense to work with Driving Ambition…and obviously, I’ll share this on Wednesdays. 

For this first blog it only makes sense (to me) to highlight what I believe to be one of Driving Ambition’s greatest strengths – its company culture. There are several attributes that make a company great – benefits, pay, etc – but culture trumps these every time. Most people will agree that working with a company where you feel respected and appreciated is vital to retention, and that’s how we roll at Driving Ambition.

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Get Free Tickets to the Operation Hire a Hoosier Veteran Career Fair

Posted by Liz Wallace

on 4/1/14 12:04 PM

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Indiana's premier employment event is a joint effort of federal, state and local organizations focused on bringing high quality jobs to Veterans and Servicemembers throughout the state. Last year, over 200 employers and 800 veterans participated in the event. According to employer surveys, close to 80 job offers were extended during the event and many more afterwards!

 

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