FMCSA Will Study Driver Pay Impact on Safety
HDT Top News
Week of September 1, 2014
Top 5 News
1. Survey: Pay Most Important for Drivers in Deciding Where to Work
A new survey asked thousands of truck drivers nationwide what makes them choose one job over another, and pay came out as the top reason, followed by the amount of time they get at home and then benefits.
view more | 08.28.2014 |
2. FMCSA Will Study Driver Pay Impact on Safety
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has begun a study of the relationship between safety and driver pay. The agency is asking for comments on a plan to see if there is a connection between industry pay practices and safe driving.
view more | 08.29.2014 |
3. FedEx Drivers Are Employees Not Contractors, Court Rules
The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled two classes of individuals working for FedEx Ground in California and Oregon were misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees.
view more | 08.27.2014 |
4. New Parking System Helps Truckers Find Open Spaces
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is implementing a system for monitoring parking availability at truck stops along a section of Interstate 94.
view more | 08.28.2014 |
5. New Rules Give Builders ‘More Flexibility’ for DEF Tanks, EPA Says
One practical result is that trucks could get smaller DEF tanks than now, because the special fluid is widely available and not as much of it must be carried aboard the vehicle.
view more | 08.29.2014 |
Top 5 Articles
1. Explaining the Internet of [Trucking] Things
OEMs are increasingly getting involved in the web of smart devices, sensors and data.
view more | Aug 2014 |
2. Don't Get Busted with 'Guilty' Incentive Based Wellness Programs
Getting in trouble with the law is pretty much the last thing on someone’s mind when starting a wellness program, right? But there are some legal issues to consider.
view more | Aug 2014 |
3. How Tires Affect Fuel Economy Testing
When setting out to evaluate a fuel-saving product, you don't want your numbers skewed by differences in rolling resistance from the tires. With some fuel-saving devices promising only marginal gains, the tires' contribution to the fuel consumption can adversely affect the apparent performance of the product. Here's what to watch for when setting up an evaluation or testing program.
view more | Aug 2014 |
4. 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring Truck Drivers
We don't have to tell you how important driver recruiting is to the success of your company — hiring truck drivers is priority No. 1 for nearly every transportation company. HNI shares some "don'ts" to keep in mind when recruiting drivers.
view more | Aug 2014 |
5. Driving A SuperTruck
The SuperTruck lives up to its name as a groundbreaking technology demonstration project that is also fun to drive.
view more | Aug 2014 |

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