During the week of October 19-25, enforcement agencies across North America will conduct heightened traffic safety enforcement aimed at unsafe behavior of drivers of both cars and commercial motor vehicles.
‘If you can’t shift, you can’t drive!’ — Readers react on transmission transition in driver training
Is more uptake of automatic transmissions the future of the industry? Most readers weighed in on the side of manual learning in driver training, but some sung automatic praises...
A perennial concern of drivers and owner-operators stands firm in the ranks at the No. 6 position in a prominent fleet survey: Truck parking,
General public in touch with reality? 8 in 10 view truckers as more safe than passenger-vehicle drivers
A survey of public opinion of the trucking industry and its drivers also concluded that the public views the industry favorably in large part. More results reported here.
A Fresno County, Calif., jury returned the verdict on behalf of a California trucker who died in a truck fire caused by an extremely damaged transmission.
A word on safety after another truck-school bus accident: "Maybe all the regulations have muddled the original idea, but the basic concept is pretty dang simple: 'eyes on the road, mind on the load.'"
Ever posted a photo you took from the driver's seat to Facebook? The plaintiff's bar thanks you.
Wendy Parker runs down some answers to the question, including this nugget: “Listen to the old-timers in all their trucking BS -- there is always a grain of truth, and you learn something.”
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