New Entry-level Driver Training (ELDT) rules that go into effect on February 7, 2022 are raising concerns. But what are the ELDT rules, to whom do they apply, and what will be their impact on the driver supply?
A transportation management system (TMS) can play an instrumental role in truckers’ safety management programs and fleet management programs.
But why is a TMS an essential tool for carriers’ overall safety and profitability—especially small-to-mid-sized truckload carriers?
Unfortunately, in part, because these trucking companies need to protect themselves.
Have you wondered why your driver training is not getting the results you want? In a recent webinar sponsored by Axele, leading driver training expert Kelly Anderson of the Kelly Anderson Group discussed why training is not working in so many companies.
If you’re a truckload carrier who is thinking about creating a fleet driver safety program for your truck drivers, here’s some information to get you started.
Also known as a carrier safety plan, trucking plan, or cooperative safety plan (CSP), fleet driver safety programs are relatively straightforward to set up. A CSP is a voluntary structured plan that motor carriers file with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to ensure…
When the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Final Rule was published in late 2016 it was heralded as an important step forward for highway safety.
Sadly, the Clearinghouse rule failed to do the one thing that could ensure drivers don’t operate a CMV following a drug or alcohol violation: require state driver’s licensing agencies to take licensing action against these drivers.
Traffic congestion: It’s a trucker’s headache. A simple principle generally causes bottlenecks and traffic congestion: The roads and interchanges located in the worst spots…
How can trucking companies ensure their truckers have the best possible chance of arriving at their destination securely?
The National Safety Council launched National Safety Month in 1996 to increase awareness of the leading safety and health risks and decrease unintentional injuries and deaths.
Team driving is the new, old best practice for many shippers and carriers. Companies have long recognized truck driving teams’ value where two CDL-licensed drivers take turns driving a truck to expedite long-haul trucking. But with…