driver training

Video witnesses: Dual-camera systems making in-roads in fleet trucks

How truck-based cameras are capturing evidence that affects safety and privacy on the road.

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Trucking 101

Learning long and hard: "I haven't developed the nerves it takes to play these monkey games. I'm still panicky when the truck isn't rolling."

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The yardstick method of driver training

Jimmy Ardis tells the funny story of how he learned to drive -- his uncle rapping his knuckles with a yardstick from the sleeper whenever he jammed a gear too quickly -- toward a serious focus on the need to more robust mentoring industrywide.

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Feeling the love with a new carrier, in a warm place

If FMCSA is really concerned about safety, "they'll go after the companies with churn like a Wisconsin butter factory, and leave experienced drivers and small companies with longtime employees alone."

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Owner-operator takes active role in educating tomorrow’s four-wheeler

Meet Todd Modderman, independent owner-operator who today collaborates in his spare time with the B.R.A.K.E.S. program of young driver education, utilizing his Peterbilt 379.

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FMCSA scraps old training proposal, embarks on new rulemaking

FMCSA withdraws its 2007 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Entry Level Driver Training in favor of developing another proposal.

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Driver shortage: Many are called, fewer are chosen

Part 2 in this series examines carrier management and driver views on solutions to improved conditions to attract people to the trucking industry.

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‘Harder than it looks’ — mainstream biz reporter takes big-truck wheel

Biz reporter Lauren Boyer of the York Daily Record faces down fears of highway driving around big trucks to take the wheel herself; a round-up of truck/trucking shows near-term and down the road...

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15-foot cleavage holds more than one bad idea

"The trifecta. First: giant, billboard-sized boobies are a definite distraction, I don't care who you are... Second, get a CDL in three days? On what planet is this legal or sane?"

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FMCSA sets new state CDL testing standards

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a final rule that will revise testing and standards for commercial driver’s licenses and commercial learner’s permits.

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