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Impact & Regulations

FMCSA updates guidance for truck driver medical examiners

August 16, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

For the first time in seven years, physicians have reliable guidance they can use to help determine if commercial truck drivers are physically fit to operate their vehicles. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Tuesday published a draft of […]


Impact & Regulations

Federal panel urges Biden administration to attack driver shortage

August 12, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

Supply chain experts advising the Biden administration want the U.S. Department of Commerce to lead a multiagency effort to address a truck driver shortage they warn has “likely reached an all-time high.” The International Trade Administration’s Advisory Committee on Supply […]


Impact & Regulations

Experts: Fleets Can Boost Recruiting by Supporting Student Drivers, Veterans

February 21, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Truck driving students and military veterans are two key pipelines for bolstering the industry’s driver workforce, but fleets must take proper steps to effectively attract and support them, experts said. All motor carriers, regardless of whether they […]


Vehicles

Examining Sources of Driver Stress

August 20, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

A 2017 study published in the Transportation Journal gives insight into truck driver woes with a rigorous phenomenological research approach. What does that mean, exactly? These authors went straight to the source and talked to truck drivers about what ­causes […]


Vehicles

The Future Is Autonomous, Not Jobless

June 8, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

If autonomous vehicles are the future of the trucking industry, what is the future of the truck driver? On the surface, it might appear to some casual observers that automation could soon spell the end of the truck driving profession, […]


Impact & Regulations

Indiana Bill Targets Driver Shortage With Age-Restriction Reduction

June 5, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

In an attempt to close a truck driver shortage cited by industry insiders, Ninth District Rep. Trey Hollingsworth is co-sponsoring a bill that would lower the age when commercial motor vehicle drivers are able to travel across state lines from […]