Driver Management Resource Center http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/33011/more en Velociti acquires Rolling Strong http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/velociti-acquires-rolling-strong <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.velociti.com/" target="_blank">Velociti Inc.</a> announced it has acquired Rolling Strong, provider of driver wellness programs for transportation companies and their drivers. The acquisition allows Velociti to combine its approach to technology with Rolling Strong&rsquo;s mission to address driver wellness, resulting in a new program that will benefit drivers and their employers, according to Velociti.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/velociti-acquires-rolling-strong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/velociti-acquires-rolling-strong#comments Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:04:00 +0000 214751 at http://fleetowner.com RoadPro to introduce Rewards community at MATS 2017 http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/roadpro-introduce-rewards-community-mats-2017 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>RoadPro announced it will introduce Rewards, a new lifestyle loyalty community that will give drivers a chance to get engaged and be rewarded.</p> <p>According to the company, <a href="http://www.RoadProBrands.com" target="_blank">RoadPro Rewards</a> is an on-the-go lifestyle loyalty community. Members will earn points for brand engagement and redeem those points for lifestyle rewards such as digital entertainment, gift cards, charitable donations, swag, and auction participation.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/roadpro-introduce-rewards-community-mats-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/roadpro-introduce-rewards-community-mats-2017#comments Driver Management Resource Center News Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:05:00 +0000 214531 at http://fleetowner.com WellDoc, Healthy Trucking Association address diabetes http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/welldoc-healthy-trucking-association-address-diabetes <div class="field-deck"> WellDoc to unveil its consumer diabetes health app, BlueStar C, at Mid-America Trucking Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.WellDoc.com" target="_blank">WellDoc</a> and the <a href="http://www.HealthyTruck.org" target="_blank">Healthy Trucking Association of America</a> (HTAA) announced their partnership to help truckers living with diabetes. Additionally, WellDoc said it will unveil its <a href="https://www2.bluestardiabetes.com/" target="_blank">consumer diabetes health app</a>, BlueStar C, which is designed to aid individuals living with diabetes to manage their chronic condition.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/welldoc-healthy-trucking-association-address-diabetes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/welldoc-healthy-trucking-association-address-diabetes#comments Driver Management Resource Center News Technology Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:58:00 +0000 214511 at http://fleetowner.com TMW integrates driver recruiting tool with TMW.Suite http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/tmw-integrates-driver-recruiting-tool-tmwsuite <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>TMW Systems announced the integration of its <a href="tmwsystems.com" target="_blank">TMW.Suite transportation management solution</a> (TMS) with the <a href="truckright.com" target="_blank">TruckRight driver recruiting and retention system</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/tmw-integrates-driver-recruiting-tool-tmwsuite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/tmw-integrates-driver-recruiting-tool-tmwsuite#comments Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Technology Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:44:00 +0000 214501 at http://fleetowner.com Arrow Truck Sales rolls out Prime program http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/arrow-truck-sales-rolls-out-prime-program <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Arrow Truck Sales, Inc. has announced a <a href="http://www.arrowtruck.com" target="_blank">used truck purchasing program</a> for owner/operators who currently drive for select carriers. As a Prime member, the buyer qualifies for certain benefits, including a free six-month/50,000 mile warranty, special $1,000 allowance and more.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/arrow-truck-sales-rolls-out-prime-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/arrow-truck-sales-rolls-out-prime-program#comments Driver Management Resource Center Equipment News Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:34:00 +0000 214431 at http://fleetowner.com Will truckers become like drone operators? http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/will-truckers-become-drone-operators <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Stefan Seltz-Axmacher knows that many drivers don&#39;t like him and his autonomous trucks so he tries to change the conversation. &quot;Yes, we&#39;re these nerdy guys from San Francisco, and we&#39;ve built a robot that looks like it does their work,&quot; says the CEO and co-founder of Starsky Robotics. &quot;Drivers say, &#39;Oh, my gosh. Are they going to take our jobs?&#39; but when the conversation becomes about remote driving, and more home time, we go from being an enemy to a friend. I really hope that&#39;s the dynamic we&#39;re largely able to have.&quot;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/will-truckers-become-drone-operators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/will-truckers-become-drone-operators#comments Driver Management Resource Center News Technology Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:52:00 +0000 214391 at http://fleetowner.com <p>A truck driver with his CDL operates a truck retrofitted with Starsky Robotics radar, cameras, and other gadgets. Like a military drone operator or video gamer with a driving console, the driver sees everything a driver in the cab would see and operate the same controls including steering wheel, brakes and accelerator. <em>(Photo from Starsky Robotics documentary)</em></p> Designing a driver safety program http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/designing-driver-safety-program <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>We&rsquo;ve all heard the phrase &ldquo;safety is no accident.&rdquo;&nbsp; The point of the phrase is that safety doesn&rsquo;t just happen. No matter how much you want your fleet to operate in a safe manner, you have to do the work to instill safety as one of your key corporate values.</p> <p>Clearly, drivers are the most important element in your safety plan. And the best way to ensure your drivers operate safely is to design a driver safety program for them.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/designing-driver-safety-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/designing-driver-safety-program#comments Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Safety Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:51:00 +0000 214321 at http://fleetowner.com Love’s Travel Stops opens second Maryland location http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/love-s-travel-stops-opens-second-maryland-location <div class="field-deck"> Love’s adds more than 80 parking spaces along Interstate 81 </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The second <a href="http://www.loves.com" target="_blank">Love&rsquo;s Travel Stop</a> in the state of Maryland opened for business recently. The new location in Hagerstown, at Interstate 81 and Showalter Road (Exit 10A), adds 84 truck-parking spaces to the area.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/love-s-travel-stops-opens-second-maryland-location" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/love-s-travel-stops-opens-second-maryland-location#comments Driver Management Resource Center News Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:40:00 +0000 213801 at http://fleetowner.com February spike in trucking jobs doesn't offset January decline http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/february-spike-trucking-jobs-doesnt-offset-january-decline <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The good news is trucking posted a gain of more than 10,000 jobs in February. The bad news is the large increase doesn’t make up for the substantial downward revision to January’s total: The latest government update shows a loss of 14,400 jobs for the first month of the year. This comes after a six-month run up to a record high to close 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/february-spike-trucking-jobs-doesnt-offset-january-decline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/february-spike-trucking-jobs-doesnt-offset-january-decline#comments Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:17:00 +0000 213711 at http://fleetowner.com Truck rodeo time for the Marines http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/truck-rodeo-time-marines <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The U.S. Marine Corps, like other branches of the American military, conducts annual &ldquo;rodeo&rdquo; events to ensure troopers within its motor transportation companies can use all of their vehicle- and combat-skills in &ldquo;stressful situations.&rdquo; These rodeo events usually pit teams of Marines against one another in timed competitions backing up trailers, hooking up trailers, securing flatbed loads, making truck repairs, and even assembling/disassembling weaponry. (<em>All photos courtesy of the Department of Defense</em>)</p> </div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/truck-rodeo-time-marines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/truck-rodeo-time-marines#comments Driver Management Resource Center Equipment News Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:33:00 +0000 213701 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo courtesy of the USMC.</p>