Finding Truck Drivers In A Tight Labor Pool

Posted by Liz Wallace

on 11/24/14 12:05 PM

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HireRight recently hosted a valuable webinar on this important topic with over 800 attendees signed up to learn how they could solve their most pressing problem: finding good truck drivers.

Interestingly, they called the webinar, How To Find Drivers In A Tight Labor Pool. The title reflects an industry-wide paradigm. Everyone seems to think the solution to the driver problem is to simply throw more money and effort at driver recruiting. But that’s a zero sum game where everyone loses.

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Safe Driving Tips to Get You Through Fall's Driving Challenges

Posted by Liz Wallace

on 11/17/14 3:58 PM

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Fall Driving Challenges           

Earlier this month, we turned back our clocks by an hour signaling the approach of shorter – and colder – days and with them, the seasonal driving hazards we are likely to encounter. Being aware of these challenges, and the steps you can take to avoid them, and help make your job and our roadways safer.

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FMCSA Awards $1M in Grants to Help Transition Veterans to CDL Drivers

Posted by Liz Wallace

on 11/13/14 11:26 AM

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FMCSA Awards $1 Million in Grants to Help Transition U.S. Veterans to CDL Truck Drivers

The FMCSA has awarded $1 million in grants to help train returning military veterans for jobs as commercial bus and truck drivers.  The funding is provided through FMCSA’s Commercial Motor Vehicle - Operator Safety Training Grant Program.

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Kansas City CDL Drivers - We Have NEW Local Driving Jobs Available!

Posted by Liz Wallace

on 11/12/14 11:35 AM

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If you're a Class A CDL Driver interested in HOME DAILY driving jobs in Kansas City, MO - we need to talk!

Please join us for our Driver Open House 
Saturday, November 22nd from 9am-Noon at 

Driving Ambition
4016A S. Lynn Court Dr. 
Independence, MO 64055


Come find out about all of the LOCAL driving jobs we have available while enjoying some FREE FOOD and REFRESHMENTS!

Why Stop By?

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Veterans, Thank You for Serving, Protecting, and Keeping America Safe!

Posted by Liz Wallace

on 11/10/14 5:12 PM

When you stepped up to serve our country, you gave the word "pride" a whole new meaning. You've defended the freedoms we all enjoy, earning the gratitude and honor of our Driving Ambition family...and our nation. We would be more than honored to have you as a member of our team. 

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Carriers: ATRI Needs Your Input on the Impact of Driver Detention Time

Posted by Liz Wallace

on 11/4/14 11:36 AM

The American Transportation Research Institute is looking for input from the trucking industry on the impact of detention time on safety and productivity. 

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, yesterday launched a new data collection effort on Detention Time Impacts on Industry Safety and Productivity. The survey seeks motor carrier input to evaluate the impact that shippers and receivers may have on the industry’s safety and productivity. 

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Truck Drivers Made Top 10 List of Most Difficult Positions to Fill in U.S.

Posted by Liz Wallace

on 10/28/14 3:49 PM

The American Staffing Association's Skills Gap Index, updated quarterly, tracks the number of hardest-to-fill occupations in the U.S.

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Law Enforcement is Stepping it Up for Operation Safe Driver Week

Posted by Liz Wallace

on 10/15/14 2:09 PM

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Operation Safe Driver Week is October 19–25, 2014

Next week, October 19–25, 2014, law enforcement agencies across North America will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and education aimed at unsafe driving behaviors by both commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and car drivers during Operation Safe Driver Week.

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Oh Deer! Top 7 Safe Driving Tips to Prepare You for Deer Season

Posted by Liz Wallace

on 10/13/14 3:01 PM

It is deer season, and now is a good time to remind you of the dangers of animals in the roadway. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety estimates that, as a result of the booming deer population, 1.5 million deer-related accidents occur each year. Deer are struck in three out of four accidents involving animals. Nationally, collisions between deer and vehicles cause some $1.1 billion in vehicle damage, kill 150 people and injure another 29,000 people every year. deer_season_highway_safety

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Distracted Driving is a Real Killer

Posted by Liz Wallace

on 10/9/14 2:47 PM

Distracted driving has become a major contributor to traffic crashes, along with alcohol and excessive speed. 

Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety. These types of distractions include:
 

 

Text messaging requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention from the driver and is the most dangerous distraction. Texting while driving increases the risk of being involved in a crash 23 times more likely.

The best way to end distracted driving is to educate all Americans about the danger it poses. On this page, you'll find facts and statistics that are powerfully persuasive. If you don't already think distracted driving is a safety problem, please take a moment to learn more.

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