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November 10, 2017

DOT Changing Drug Testing to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic

The Department of Transportation plans to add four prescription opioids – hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone and oxycodone – to the existing DOT drug-testing panel for screening truck drivers and other "safety-sensitive" transportation workers. This final rule is to take effect on Jan. 1.

November 9, 2017

Driving Dynamics Offers Mobile-Based Driving Lessons

Driving Dynamics has begun offering a new learning management system called DrivActiv that's optimized for mobile devices, according to the company.

November 8, 2017

More Than Half of Small Fleets Not ELD Compliant

With less than six weeks until the Dec. 18 deadline for fleets to install mandatory electronic logging devices, it looks like there will still be a lot of smaller fleets who will be at risk for citations and fines – or who will give up on the industry altogether.

October 27, 2017

Zonar Coach Offers Real-Time In-Cab Coaching

Zonar has introduced Coach, a video-based coaching solution designed to improve commercial vehicle safety, efficiency and compliance, the company announced.

October 26, 2017

U.S. Postal Service Using VR to Train Drivers

The U.S. Postal Service has begun using a virtual reality-based simulator to train drivers in its Brooklyn, New York, and Tampa, Florida, districts, according to the company that provides the equipment.

October 25, 2017

UPS Driver Goes 55 Years Without Accident

Tom Camp has driven more than 1 million miles for UPS without an accident and achieved a feat no other company driver has achieved — a spotless 55-year safety record.

October 20, 2017

Don't Miss This Critical Step in ELD Implementation

There’s more to complying with the electronic logging device mandate than putting the devices in your trucks. Will your new ELD policies and procedures pass FMCSA’s scrutiny as adequate safety management controls?

October 20, 2017

FMCSA Issues Two Narrow ELD Exemptions to All Carriers

Having decided to grant part of a United Parcel Service request for a limited 5-year exemption from some provisions of the electronic logging device mandate, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will now allow all motor carriers — not just UPS — and drivers to make use of two new temporary exemptions from the ELD rule.

October 16, 2017

Q. What do I need to tell my drivers before a storm?

A. When emergency protocols go into effect, drivers need to know where to go, and they also need to know what to do if they can no longer get there...

October 11, 2017

Terminix Makes Safety a Core Value

Safety is a core value at Terminix, and the pest control company demonstrated its importance by awarding one of its safest drivers a Ford F-150.

September 26, 2017

Voyager Front Sensor System

ASA Electronics’ Voyager CVFPS16 Front Sensor System is designed to assist a driver when maneuvering a large commercial vehicle.

September 7, 2017

How Fleet Management Companies Prepped for Irma

Fleet management companies put in place resources for commercial fleets with vehicles in South Florida that may have suffered damage from Hurricane Irma. They helped drivers locate fuel, identified replacement units, and managed an influx of calls from drivers.

August 29, 2017

Geotab Marketplace Adds McLeod's LoadMaster Delivery Management App

Geotab today announced that McLeod Software's LoadMaster Enterprise Symphony Mobile Communications solution is now available on the Geotab Marketplace. Integratable with Geotab Drive, the combination gives fleet owners a powerful new tool for managing on-time deliveries and driver availability, while also helping them achieve regulatory compliance.

August 28, 2017

Geotab Offers Guardian's Driver Safety App

Guardian is the latest Add-In application in the Marketplace, which launched in 2015 as a complement to the MyGeotab platform.

August 22, 2017

15 DHL Drivers Compete in Safe Driving Competition

DHL's top 15 couriers competed for the company's safest driver award in Dallas earlier this month in the second Safe-Driving Rodeo competition, the company announced.

August 15, 2017

UPS Turns to Virtual Reality to Train Drivers

UPS will begin using cutting-edge virtual reality technology to train drivers at UPS Integrad training facilities.

August 10, 2017

3 Ways ELDs Should Help Prevent Driver Coercion

Drivers are at the heart of the electronic logging device mandate that kicks in just over four months from now. According to Pete Allen of MiX Telematics, it was concern about how drivers might be impacted that compelled FMCSA to put “provisions in place to prevent issues of harassment, one of which is driver coercion.”

August 9, 2017

Defensive Driving Program Focuses on Distracted Drivers

Instructional Technologies Inc., announced a new defensive driving program called Pro-Defense that focuses on the increasing amount and types of distractions professional drivers face on the road.

August 2, 2017

House Bill Aims to Clarify Independent Contractor Status

A bill newly proposed in the House would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to change the classification of employers and employees. “Currently, it is difficult and overly complicated for businesses to use independent contractors, which limits companies’ growth and individuals’ work,” said Rep. Erik Paulsen, who introduced H.R. 3396.

July 24, 2017

Driving Dynamics Acquires Element's CTS Training Unit

Driving Dynamics has acquired the Center for Transportation Safety (CTS) from Element Fleet Management in a deal that will expand its own fleet driver training and preserve the fleet management company's safety offering to its own clients, Driving Dynamics has announced.

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