on 3/3/15 7:02 PM
on 2/20/15 11:41 AM
The annual American Trucking Association's Technology Maintenance Council (TMC) gathered this week, and the good folks at Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ) shared their highlights with us. Some good news on the tech front as we tackle 2015!
on 1/29/15 11:39 AM
on 1/27/15 2:17 PM
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published a bulletin to medical examiners on the FMCSA’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners of the current physical qualifications standard and advisory criteria concerning the respiratory system. Specifically, the bulletin addresses how the requirements apply to drivers that may have obstructive sleep apnea.
on 1/21/15 11:48 AM
Winter can cause many problems. Whether it's rain, freezing rain, wind, or snow, truck drivers must be prepared to face the hazardous winter driving conditions the season brings. Without proper preparation, these conditions can cause senseless losses to your bottom line - losses in both equipment and in worker's compensation claims.
on 1/14/15 4:30 PM
on 1/7/15 1:07 PM
The snow has arrived and many trucking companies experience a spike in workers' compensation claims during the winter months as a direct result of winter hazards that are completely unrelated to driving a truck. Statistics show 48% of all injuries occurs in the winter; 63% of injury costs result from winter events (note: bear injuries not included). Icy running boards, steps, and trailer decks account for thousands of slip-and-fall accidents. While most acccidents are relatively minor, every year a few drivers are paralyzed for life from these incidents.
on 12/30/14 11:56 AM
The ever-increasing expense of hiring CDL drivers is forcing companies to operate with tighter budgets and look at other driver recruiting options that are cost effective. More and more carriers are now taking advantage of Temp-to-Hire programs to ensure they’re making solid hiring decisions.
For customers, our Temp-to-Hire program allows customers to try out a driver before making a permanent, full-time employment offer. Customers are able to decide first-hand whether or not a driver will be a good fit with their company, rather than relying simply on background reports and employment verifications. Driving Ambition drivers have a leg up on the competition by getting in front of quality carriers ahead of drivers applying on their own.
For drivers, our Temp-to-Hire program allows drivers to try out a customer before accepting such an offer. In the past, several drivers have commented on their employment history. Many try to explain why they had brief employment stints with various companies. Reasons such as, “I was promised I would be home every weekend, but I was only getting home once a month,” or “I was told they had plenty of work to keep me busy, but I’m only working two to three days a week.” In the meantime, the drivers’ employment history begins to look “cluttered” and potential employers could view them as “job hoppers.”
on 12/17/14 11:17 AM
Late last night, Dec.16th, President Barack Obama signed the appropriations bill suspending the restrictions imposed on drivers using the 34-hour restart.
These revisions to the restart rule will be in place through September 30, 2015, which will give Congress additional time to reconsider the restart requirements as part of the highway reauthorization legislation next year. All other parts of the 34-hour restart remain in place in the meantime.