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CarriersEdge adds fleet resource library to support driver training programs

CarriersEdge, a provider of online driver training for the trucking industry, has introduced a new resource library to the CarriersEdge platform. It is designed to help drivers apply information that is covered in CarriersEdge online training courses into real-world use. The new resource library, called “Put it into Practice” (PiiPs), provides fleets with a list

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Smile! You’re on camera: How driver-facing cameras are impacting the trucking industry

Every time we do a camera video, we get comments. Clearly some drivers aren’t too happy about cameras in the cab–believe it or not, we get why: The ‘big brother’ style of management is not one most people are fond of.  But there are benefits. As a fleet manager responsible for spec’ing the equipment, it’s

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Cab specs for fleet comfort and efficiency

When it comes to your driver’s comfortability and satisfaction, there may be a couple things to consider while customizing your trucks. Driver comfort has become increasingly important to the industry as it works to improve retention success and recruitment efforts.   Your drivers are the most essential asset to your fleet’s success, so it is important

Are your truck drivers fleeting? Here are equipment-based driver recruitment tips

High turnover rates are unfortunately very common in the industry as a lot of different factors and a number of variables play into the overall retention rate for any fleet. Don’t feel bad though! Retention and recruitment is an ongoing challenge impacting the industry as a whole. There are a few things you, as a

Photo Gallery: Mack Command Steer tackles tough quarry work

Deep within the Easton Quarry, about 30-minutes outside of Allentown, Penn., home of the Mack Experience Center, H&K Group and Mack Trucks hosted industry journalists on a true Mack Trucks experience as we got behind the wheel of a Mack Granite and Mack Anthem with Command Steer, an active steering system that adds an electric

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How tech-driven CalArk supports driver safety, reduces operational costs

When it comes to integrating the latest technology the trucking industry, CalArk is as tech-savvy of a transportation company as they come. Since its founding in 1975, CalArk has grown its operation to include more than 600 trucks between its two operating companies–CalArk International and Central Hauling Company. What originated as a full truckload carrier

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ATRI outlines best practices for recruiting, training, and retaining younger adults

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released a new report that investigates how to best integrate younger adults aged 18 to 25 into trucking careers. This research, a top priority of ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee in 2021, synthesizes a variety of data and analyses including younger driver surveys, carrier interviews, and the latest workforce statistics. The research

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Trucker Path offers driver app to fleets

Trucker Path has recently announced that fleets of any size can now equip their drivers with their own customized version of its Trucker Path app. Trucker Path for Fleets offers the ability to private label the app with company branding. In addition to offering fleets the app with company branding, Trucker Path for Fleets includes automated app

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What the future of OTA updates means for the future of trucking

If you’re a fan of over-the-air updates like I am, you may be wondering: How could it get better than this? The ability to update the truck to be more efficient remotely is already pretty great, and a huge benefit to uptime. But the future is going to be wild, my friends: Upcoming innovations will

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Lytx recognizes Driver of the Year, Coach of the Year winners

Lytx announced the winners of its 2022 Driver of the Year and Coach of the Year awards. The 2022 honorees were selected from a record number of more than 250 drivers and coaches nominated by their organizations. Each driver and coach share a commitment to safety, demonstrated by their outstanding driving behavior and a passion for sharing

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Safe truck driving practices during winter

The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration states that nearly 24 percent (150,000) of weather-related vehicle crashes happen on snowy or icy roads. The freezing temperatures and gusty winds can put truck drivers at risk of hydroplaning and skidding—if they do not practice safe driving techniques throughout the frosty winter months. Below are winter

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Why fleets should spec the latest truck driver comfort options

How do you measure the value of driver comfort? It isn’t easy, because there’s no direct chain of ROI. If you ask truck manufacturers, it starts by listening to your drivers and measuring the impact of your choices on recruitment efforts and retention success. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video

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