Advocates Poll Rekindles Restart Fight
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Week of October 20, 2014
Top 5 News
1. Driver Turnover Increases, Recruiting Expected to Remain Tough
Driver turnover in the truckload sector continues to get worse, according to recently released figures, while a study of hard-to-fill occupations emphasizes the growing driver shortage.
view more | 10.17.2014 |
2. Advocates Poll Rekindles Restart Fight
The fight over the 34-hour restart broke out again Thursday. A safety advocacy group released research indicating that the public does not want truck drivers to work longer hours, and trucking groups jumped in.
view more | 10.17.2014 |
3. Teamsters Get First Win in Attempt to Organize FedEx Freight Drivers
After years of attempting to organize drivers at trucking company FedEx Freight, the Teamsters Union on Tuesday scored its first victory.
view more | 10.15.2014 |
4. Volvo Safety Technology Gives 360-Degree View
A decade from now, Volvo trucks will be scanning the environment around the vehicle and warning a driver when collisions are imminent. The Swedish company has developed new safety technology that scans the environment around a truck and analyzes that data.
view more | 10.16.2014 |
5. Railway Giants End Merger Talks
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. announced Monday that exploratory conversations held with CSX Corp. about a possible merger between the two railroads have ended. No further talks are planned.
view more | 10.20.2014 |
Top 5 Articles
1. 2015 Medium-Duty Trucks: The Vehicles and Trends to Look For
Medium-duty is the trucking industry's largest segment encompassing a wide variety of jobs from carrying tools and materials to construction sites to delivering food to stores. We take a look at the latest medium-duty offerings and highlight the 2015 models while manufacturers weigh in on industry trends and issues.
view more | Oct 2014 |
2. Automation is Taking Over
Why bother adding the ability to shift a crash box to the training required by a newbie driver?
view more | Oct 2014 |
3. Commentary: Unintended Consequences
Keep up the good work on cutting fuel use, but make sure to do your homework.
view more | Oct 2014 |
4. Fuel Smarts: Opposed-Piston Diesels About Five Years Away
Truck users can look forward to 30% better fuel economy at 10% lower production cost, says Achates Power
view more | Oct 2014 |
5. Safety & Compliance: Preparing For a Crash
Drivers and others at your company need to know what to do in the aftermath of a serious accident.
view more | Oct 2014 |

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