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Aug 27, 2015

Practical tips to keep drivers safe on the road

The issue of safe truck parking, while never going away, has received increased attention lately. With last week’s announcement from the Dept....More
Jul 08, 2015

Program drives new career option for military veterans

Many carriers have implemented programs to lure veterans into the trucking industry. Veterans have many of the key attributes that carriers look for....More
May 29, 2015

Shame on you, my beautiful Rhode Island

In the never-ending quest to solve infrastructure funding problems, one state has come up with a highly controversial, and I must say, completely....More
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Apr 21, 2015

The behind-the-scenes move that set up Richard Petty Motorsports for 2015 success

While millions of fans tune in each weekend to watch their favorite NASCAR drivers race to the checkered flag, there are a lot of people who work....More
Feb 27, 2015

The promise of DME as a vehicle fuel takes a step closer to reality

The viability of yet another alternative fuel option – as if fleet managers need more choices in an already crowded field of choices –....More
Feb 10, 2015

FMCSA committee set to work on entry-level driver training rule

The members of the Entry-Level Driver Training Advisory Committee (ELDTAC) have been announced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (....More
Feb 02, 2015

Changing technology doesn’t change the importance of weather forecasting

Back in 1987, when I was 16, I spent $300 on my first car – a 1976 Ford Mustang, color banana yellow. Yes, banana yellow – because at the....More
Dec 19, 2014

An entertaining option to truck driver retention

As more carriers seek solutions to solve the driver shortage crisis, which is now pegged at about 30,000, a new alternative is popping up....More
Nov 25, 2014

Unlocking the mysteries of the random traffic jam

Have you ever seen a 2-mile long traffic jam on the opposite side of the highway and thought, “Gee, I didn’t see an accident back there....More
Nov 04, 2014

Is truck driver the worst job in NASCAR?

This summer, The Sporting News asked NASCAR drivers and team personnel who had the worst job in the sport. Their answer? The truck drivers....More
Oct 26, 2014

Why we love food trucks

The editorial staff here at Fleet Owner writes about a wide variety of trucks and trailers, from over-the-road to off-road. But there are some....More
Sep 02, 2014

Cutting the costs associated with work absences

There is no question that workers’ comp claims in an industry such as trucking are a concern for any human resource manager. With drivers....More
Aug 28, 2014

What can be learned from FedEx Ground’s independent contractor model

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal yesterday said that FedEx Ground’s classification of some 2,300 employees as independent contractors is wrong....More
Aug 13, 2014

Commercial drivers face a global image problem

Richard Madison, a marketing executive from Sussex Signs, a British company, was kind enough to send me an infographic recently about what he says....More
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