Driver Management Resource Center en Love’s Travel Stops opens stores in Georgia, Ohio <div class="field-deck"> Love’s adds more than 170 truck-parking spaces </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">Love&rsquo;s Travel Stops</a> announced it opened two locations in Macon, GA, and Upper Sandusky, OH, adding more than 170 truck-parking spaces to the Love&rsquo;s network. The Macon travel stop is located at Interstate 75 and Sardis Church Road (Exit 153). The Upper Sandusky facility is located at U.S. Highway 23/30 and State Route 199.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Management Resource Center News Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:56:00 +0000 217141 at Request for hair testing in drug screening draws mixed reactions <div class="field-deck"> Lack of federal guidelines may complicate FMCSA decision. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A number of trucking industry groups and motor carriers expressed support for using hair samples instead of urine when testing for drugs during pre-employment screenings of truck drivers. But in comments filed with <a href="">Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration</a> (FMCSA) made public this week, other groups and individuals questioned the reliability and fairness of testing hair.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Management Resource Center News Regulations Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:35:00 +0000 216991 at <p>Psychemedics, a company that conducts drug testing, cited a 38% decrease in accidents in Brazil since that nation mandated hair testing for all commercial drivers in its comments.</p> NSC says motor vehicle crash data incomplete <div class="field-deck"> State law enforcement crash reports don’t fully capture drowsy, drunk, drugged, and distracted driving occurrences. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A review by the <a href=";d=DwMFAg&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=OHaKSnTdA6RcjhH2OmIJ3thV4v7P5SrKfx-TaWavTyU&amp;m=98tPP3-oyZVQwHnJLJNXM-AOODzGgJ6NIk_7xBDbqZY&amp;s=F-qLaxgUcToJCX5oFCDWkSgYDOJtgaJ92zIgvfD2WIQ&amp;e=">National Safety Council</a> (NSC) of motor vehicle crash reports from across the U.S. finds that no state &ldquo;fully captures&rdquo; critical data regarding incidences involving drunk and/or drugged drivers, distracted driving, and fatigued driving, among others.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Management Resource Center News Safety Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:04:00 +0000 216791 at <p><a href=";d=DwMFAg&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=OHaKSnTdA6RcjhH2OmIJ3thV4v7P5SrKfx-TaWavTyU&amp;m=98tPP3-oyZVQwHnJLJNXM-AOODzGgJ6NIk_7xBDbqZY&amp;s=cJubNx8pXbRgjQ2VICGFmAfb-TcmLjJzK5C1SqUkFEY&amp;e=">Preliminary estimates</a> from the NSC indicate as many as 40,000 people died in car crashes in 2016. That marks a 6% increase over 2015 and a 14% increase over 2014. (<em>Photo courtesy of the Manchester Police Dept. of NJ</em>)</p> Netradyne’s Driveri collects 1M miles of data <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Netradyne announced that its <a href="" target="_blank">Driveri vision-based safety platform</a> has collected over one million miles of captured and analyzed data. Through Netradyne&#39;s Early Adopter Program, the company noted it reached the million mile mark in the first six months of operation.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Management Resource Center News Technology Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:11:00 +0000 216371 at Report highlights medical certification problems <div class="field-deck"> ATRI survey finds truck drivers are paying higher costs for medical exams, among other issues. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A <a href="">new report</a> has raised concerns about the costs and quality of medical care for commercial drivers nearly three years after the implementation of a federal mandate aimed at improving the process.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:12:00 +0000 216341 at <p>ATRI poll found more than one-quarter of truck drivers spent 20 minutes or less with medical examiners, with an alarming 6.5% spending 10 minutes or fewer. (<em>Photo courtesy of Office Pride</em>)</p> SmartIQ Snapshot: Risks and cost of distracted driving for trucking <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">SmartDrive Systems</a> recently published new insights on <a href="" target="_blank">distracted driving in the trucking industry</a> in its latest SmartIQ Beat.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Management Resource Center News Technology Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:16:00 +0000 216271 at Tredroc Tire rolls out NexTraq fleet tracking solution <div class="field-deck"> Helps tire distributor efficiently dispatch fleet, improve driver safety, and reduce insurance premiums </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Tredroc Tire Services has implemented <a href="" target="_blank">NexTraq&rsquo;s GPS fleet tracking solution</a> to better manage its fleet of 400 vehicles throughout the Great Lakes and Middle South regions of the United States.</p> <p>Tredroc&#39;s Commercial and Off the Road (OTR) divisions each use NexTraq to dispatch service vehicles for on-site and emergency services; track sales and service vehicles and other assets for location, time on site, and other metrics; ensure safe driving practices among their drivers; and provide safe driving coaching, when necessary.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Management Resource Center News Technology Mon, 17 Apr 2017 12:52:00 +0000 216261 at Roadside inspections: It’s the feedback loop that matters <div class="field-deck"> Maintenance data on the front end can help or hurt a fleet when roadside inspections occur. Here are a few tips to consider. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Michael Riemer, vice president of product and channel marketing for <a href="" target="_blank">Decisiv Inc.</a>, will tell you that there is a difference between &ldquo;<a href="" target="_blank">big data</a>&rdquo; and &ldquo;lots of data&rdquo; because, in many cases, fleets have lots of data that&rsquo;s actually of poor quality &ndash; and it&rsquo;s that type of low-grade, inaccurate data that can trip up their <a href="</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Management Resource Center Maintenance Equipment News Mon, 17 Apr 2017 12:27:00 +0000 216241 at <p>Decisiv recommends that fleets use electronic inspections and automated &ldquo;closed loop&rdquo; workflow and notification protocols, as well as more stringent data reporting and analytics, to reduce and hopefully eliminate undesired roadside inspection outcomes.</p> St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund takes unique approach to helping drivers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Former truck driver Michael Proctor, disabled from 21 years on the road, wasn&#39;t asking a lot. He needed batteries for his used motorized wheelchair, but he didn&#39;t have the money, and the cost wasn&#39;t covered by medical insurance.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Management Resource Center News Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:48:00 +0000 216171 at Maven unveils research on driver fatigue <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Maven Machines announced that it featured in the 10th International Conference on Managing Fatigue. Maven&#39;s Director of Research Zackary Knoll presented research from Maven&#39;s Smart Bluetooth headset that tracks driver fatigue and distraction and alerts drivers in real-time. Maven noted it also participated in the conference panel discussion, &quot;Driver Fatigue and Alertness Technology Countermeasures.&quot;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Management Resource Center News Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:02:00 +0000 216111 at