Attitude the key to roadside inspections, says CVSA head, who pushes inspections’ effectiveness

| November 06, 2014

Clean roadside inspections and overall safety success depend on good company culture, says CVSA head Stephen Keppler. The average amount of downtime for a truck placed out of service in a roadside inspection is 8.5 hours, Keppler said, which can have a “significant impact” on a trucking business.

TW Transport boosts driver pay

| November 06, 2014

TW Transport of Spokane, Wash., increased pay for solo drivers to 40 cents per mile and team drivers to 50 cents per mile. These changes come in addition to a $1,500 sign-on bonus for solo ...

E-log software, hardware alliance

| November 06, 2014

The BigRoad provider of logbook apps and other software and NexLink Communications, a distributor of wireless devices, are teaming up to launch the "Open Truck Alliance."

Thursday round-up: What deer whistles, elections and NASTC’s annual meeting have in common

| November 06, 2014

Tools designed to mitigate hazard, maybe? At least one of these, maybe two (and it's not the NASTC meet, I can assure you) doesn't normally work so well. Nonetheless, fingers can always be crossed...

FMCSA to survey new CDL holders for long-awaited driver training rule

| November 06, 2014

The agency announced this week its intentions to survey recently licensed truck operators as part of the data gathering process in producing an entry level driver training rule.

Don’t mess with Texas: No. 1 for maintenance violations

| November 05, 2014

If you’re running through the Lone Star State, don’t skimp on pre-trip inspections. No other state issues a higher percentage of maintenance violations.

Changing Gear: Tech trends from ALK, Mitchell 1, Winegard

| November 05, 2014

Technology always seems to be evolving and getting better and easier to use, and the world of trucking is no stranger to this nonending evolution. A few companies have announced technology upgrades to keep trucks ...

Grote donates $25,000 for aftermarket training

| November 05, 2014

Grote Industries, a manufacturer and supplier of lighting products for commercial, military and specialized vehicles, made a $25,000 donation to the University of the Aftermarket Foundation’s scholarship fund to be used to train new aftermarket ...

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