What Truck Drivers Should Know About Prostate Cancer

Posted by Amy Allee

on 2/4/16 4:30 PM

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February 4th is World Cancer Day, an event designed to unite the world’s population in the fight against cancer. It aims to save millions of preventable deaths with increased awareness about the disease.

One type of cancer, prostate cancer, is the most common non-skin cancer in America, and unfortunately it has a large link to the truck driving profession.

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Indiana’s ‘Put Down the Phone’ Plate attacks Distracted Driving

Posted by Jeremy Reymer

on 1/26/16 2:00 AM

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As a member of the Indiana Motor Truck Association (IMTA) for over a decade, I’m excited about their commitment to safety through a new campaign designed to discourage the epidemic of Distracted Driving:  A “Put the Phone Down” specialty license plate.

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Building Relationships as a Recruiter

Posted by Clint Hanner

on 1/19/16 11:00 AM

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As a driver recruiter, I have found that one of the most difficult aspects of the job is establishing trust with the applicants and inquirers I deal with on a daily basis. 

Too often I find CDL drivers harbor feelings of being misled and lied to from almost everywhere they have applied. They feel like they just aren’t cared about. This in turn makes it much more difficult for the next recruiter they deal with. 

In order to prevent from being looked at in the same light, I try to make sure that I treat each Individual I   speak with uniquely so they know they are viewed as a person, not just a number.

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What Is Your Focus In 2016?

Posted by Amy Allee

on 1/13/16 3:03 PM

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New Year’s Day has come and gone, and we’re already half way through the first month of 2016. This time of the year is when we all focus on fresh starts. There’s just something about the New Year that seems magical – like a new beginning is easy. Poof! Done.

Yet how many people have already broken a Resolution asthe newness of the year begins to fade? Why is it so hard to stay on track?

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Can online dating teach us something about driver recruiting?

Posted by Jeremy Reymer

on 1/8/16 3:01 PM

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We all know that driver recruiting and retention is a critical part of any carrier’s operations. As a successful driver staffing company, we understand the increasing difficulty in recruiting, qualifying, and hiring CDL drivers – that is exactly what we do every day, all day!

After struggling for years with existing tools and technology, we realized there were some significant features we wanted but just weren’t available.  So we set out to build something completely new.  

We recognized that having a DOT application on our website was crucial, and that it MUST be optimized for a mobile device. We also knew that drivers often apply to multiple companies at the same time.  It was critical that our new system be as streamlined and efficient as possible so we could manage the hiring process faster than our competition.

While DriverReach was initially designed as an internal recruiting management tool, it became clear that we created a powerful tool that could significantly benefit the industry – both carriers AND drivers.

As the development took on a new direction, some game changing benefits for both carriers and drivers became apparent.

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Happy New Year!

Posted by Amy Allee

on 12/31/15 10:35 AM

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Merry Christmas from Driving Ambition

Posted by Amy Allee

on 12/25/15 8:00 AM

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From all of us at Driving Ambition, a very Merry Christmas to you and yours this year!

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Understanding the Electronic Device Logging Final Rule

Posted by Michael Malarney

on 12/22/15 2:00 PM

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The long-awaited Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule was finally adopted by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on December 10, 2015.  The rule requires that drivers traveling interstate must use ELD’s and as a result will eliminate the current paper log requirement.

“Since 1938, complex, on-duty/off-duty logs for truck and bus drivers were made with pencil and paper, virtually impossible to verify,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.  “This automated technology not only brings logging records into the modern age, it also allows roadside safety inspectors to unmask violations of federal law that put lives at risk.”

In any form, the log’s purpose is to enforce hours-of-service regulations and address driver fatigue.  The ELD permits better real-time monitoring of the driver’s available hours, data management as well as ensures compliance.  According to the FMCSA, this rule will result in a reduction of Hours Of Service (HOS) violations by making it more difficult for drivers to misrepresent their time on logbooks and avoid FMCSA detection and law enforcement personnel.

Here are the four main elements of the ELD Final Rule.

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Ways Truck Drivers Can Help Stop Human Trafficking

Posted by Amy Allee

on 12/17/15 10:04 AM

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Human trafficking exists in America, and it is a booming business. According to Truckers Against Trafficking, there are an estimated 20.9 million people around the world that are being forced into labor or commercial sex.

While many think human trafficking primarily exists in third world countries, it is a very large, very real problem in America. Human trafficking has been reported in all 50 states, and the number of victims in the United States is estimated in the hundreds of thousands.

Most of the victims are women and children, and a lot of them are coerced into prostitution. Much of the prostitution exists at truck stops across the country. As a CDL driver, one of the most important things you can do to possibly help save the lives of the victims, is to identify the signs of being forced into prostitution by a human trafficker.

Here are some tips from the Truckers Against Trafficking website for identifying and helping victims of human trafficking. If you would like more information or training, please be sure to visit the website and find out more ways to help.

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Christmas Gift Ideas for the Truck Driver in Your Life

Posted by Amy Allee

on 12/11/15 2:30 PM

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Christmas is right around the corner, and if you’re like most people, you’re probably in the midst of shopping until you drop for the perfect gifts. But what if you have a truck driver in your life? It may be difficult to think of useful things to go under the Christmas tree this year. Driving Ambition has compiled a list of some gift options for the truck driver in your life. No matter the budget, you can bring holiday cheer to the road this year.

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