April 2012 News Archive

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Many companies in Texas' Eagle Ford Shale are looking for truckers with the necessary CDL training to haul equipment, oil, water, sand and hazardous materials.

With Ohio experiencing an oil and gas boom, the number of truckers needed in the state has begun to drastically increase, reported the Zanesville Times-Recorder.

According to research from Bob Costello, chief economist for the American Trucking Associations, the turnover rate for truck drivers atlarge truckload fleets fell 1 percentage point to an annualized rate of 88 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Looking to arm drivers with better education regarding trucker health, the 2012 Rolling Strong Driver Wellness Tour will begin on April 18. As part of its campaign, Rolling Strong will give drivers access to tools to help them be healthier on the road.

Trucking companies are constantly looking for better methods for fleet management. With that in mind, Hino Trucks "INSIGHT" was named one of Heavy Duty Trucking's Top 20 new products for 2011.

Following a recent announcement of proposed changes to Compliance, Safety and Accountability measures, the American Transportation Research Institute plans to survey members of the trucking industry about progress within the program.

Recent legislation sponsored by Missouri State Representative Tim Meadows, a Democrat, aims to promote trucking safety by making the use of electronic devices while transporting passengers illegal.

The Department of TransportationÂ’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently announced it will allow truckers to use window film to keep safe from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays.

A transportation company recently announced its plan to create a scholarship opportunity for 1,000 veterans, which will make it easier for them to receive the necessary CDL training to become a certified member of the trucking industry.

Truck inspections on highways throughout the United States improve truck driving safety, while also making sure truckers are following regulations set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, according to the Times Herald-Record, a daily newspaper serving areas of New York.

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