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Contract Rates Nearing Possible Jump Amid Rising Spot Prices
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The trucking industry could soon see a jump in contract rates if the current environment holds steady, experts said. [...]
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Truckers answer the bell to keep the economy moving during pandemic
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Essential freight needed delivery. Challenges and obstacles arose from all sides. Trucking operators responded with quiet determination—and the formidable dedication of selfless drivers—to keep goods flowing. [...]
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FMCSA Proposes Pilot Allowing Drivers to Pause Driving Window
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FMCSA is seeking comment on a pilot program that would offer drivers additional hours-of-service flexibility by allowing them to pause their 14-hour driving window. [...]
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Vegan and Health-Conscious Truck Drivers Share Their Tips for Eating on the Road
www.thrillist.com
You don’t have to only stop at fast food restaurants. [...]
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KCK police investigating after truck driver shot at Tuesday morning
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The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department said a suspect shot at a truck driver who had just exited off of Interstate 70 onto James Street around 11:50 a.m. [...]
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Remembering and honoring trucking’s long, strange year of sacrifice
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Truckers have held nothing back in this past year, and on this somber day, it's time to think about how to acknowledge their sacrifices during the pandemic and just in general. [...]
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Daniel S Bridger’s Trucking Blog
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Having been a professional truck driver and trainer for more than 30 years, I find that you never, ever know it all. There are always new things to learn. My primary goal with this blog is to help other drivers (especially newer ones) with pertinent [...]
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Driver-Assist Technologies Touted at FMCSA Truck Safety Summit
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The importance of hiring skilled drivers, the prospects for success with hair-based drug tests, the critical need for infrastructure funding and the promise of technology — especially as it relates to onboard vehicle systems — were among subjects [...]
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DOT drug tests Q&A: Can hair tests cut it?
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The Departments of Transportation and Health and Human Services will soon reevaluate the mandatory drug testing guidelines. We spoke to a DOT drug testing expert on current issues around the current setup. [...]
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Demand for truck drivers spiking amid pandemic, causing surge in new students
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Despite the still-high unemployment rate in Ohio and economic fallout from COVID-19, the trucking industry is thriving. Some industry leaders say there is a current shortage of about 50,000 drivers nationwide, exacerbated by the pandemic fueling onli [...]
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Truck driver shares tips on how to stay fit on the road
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Truck driver William Velazquez, winner of Rolling Strong's wellness competition, tells his fitness journey and how the contest sparked a newfound drive on the road. [...]
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How Robotics and IoT Are Changing the Trucking Industry  | RoboticsTomorrow
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Trucking is ripe for disruption, and technology like Internet of Things (IoT) devices and robotics are leading the charge. [...]
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How Truck Driver Fatigue Contributes to Accidents
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While most motorists already know about the risks of driving under the influence, another form of unsafe driving behavior is less understood: drowsy driving. Drowsy or fatigued driving by any driver c [...]
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Under-21 truckers: FMCSA proposes pilot to allow 18-to-20-year-olds in interstate operations
www.overdriveonline.com
FMCSA is proposing a pilot program to study whether 18-to-20-year-old truckers should be allowed to drive across state lines. [...]
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