April 2012 News Archive

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A truck driver training school in Springfield, Missouri, is opening up new opportunities for local students who are looking for a new career, reported the Springfield News-Leader.

With the 2012 Rolling Strong Driver Wellness Tour in full swing, Freightliner Trucks recently announced its plan to team up with Rolling Strong to improve the initiative and advocate greater awareness of trucker health issues.

Reddaway honored for safe trucking

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Pacific Northwest regional carrier Reddaway Trucking was recently honored by the California Trucking Association and the Colorado Motor Carriers Association for its and excellence in truck driving safety over the past year.

Fleet management leader Webtech Wireless recently demonstrated how one of its products improves productivity for construction projects, as well as truck driving safety.

In an effort to advance trucker health initiatives, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood recently announced plans to require special training for healthcare professionals that examine truck drivers.

One of the greatest truck driving safety concerns is harmful UVA rays that can get into drivers' eyes and cut down their sight lines and visibility.

With the fracking industry picking up throughout the United States, it is leading to a shortage of truck drivers in the nation, reported Columbus, Ohio, NBC affiliate WCMH.

Trucking companies are constantly looking for better methods of fleet management, and a recent release from GPS navigation company TomTom might fit that need.

ATA releases latest Trends' report

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

The American Trucking Associations recently released this year's edition of the ATA American Trucking Trends report, which outlines some of the facts and figures that tell the story about today's trucking industry.

With recent legislation making it illegal for commercial vehicle operators to use handheld cellphones while driving, many trucking companies are creating policies to support trucking safety and liability issues that can arise from violating the cellphone law, reported USA Today.

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