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Thanksgiving on the Road

Let’s talk turkey. So, you have to work Thanksgiving Day. You’ll be out on the road and you won’t get to enjoy that big Thanksgiving Day feast at home, eating obscene amounts of food, enough to stuff a horse, really. After loosening the top button on the old pair of Carhartts, you won’t get the…

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Driver Retention, Trucking Industry

Survey Shows Private Carriers Attract and Keep Industry’s Top Drivers

Recently, we noted how the removal of CSA scores from public view has been a double-edged sword because it leaves carriers with one less way to measure how they stack up against their peers. Well, if you’re a private fleet, the National Private Truck Council offers a benchmarking survey report that may provide you a…

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Trucking Industry, Trucking Tech

Fleet Owner Identifies Importance of Data Analysis

Mission critical. It’s a description companies often use to stress the importance of some activity. In a story written by Fleet Owner senior editor Kevin Jones, and published in the October 2016 issue, Jones describes the use of good data, along with the tools like telematics and fleet management software, to analyze it and communicate…

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USA Truck Fleet Equipment

News

Fleet Equipment Features Drivewyze and USA Truck

Drivewyze PreClear and USA Truck were highlighted in the October issue of Fleet Equipment Magazine. We’ve included an excerpt below to get you started, but you can click the blue button below to read the full story: As one of the nation’s largest over-the-road truckload carriers, USA Truck is constantly on the lookout for ways to make…

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News, Trucking Industry

Drivewyze Adds Bypass Service to Seven More Locations in Michigan

BURLINGAME, Calif., Oct. 27, 2016 – Drivewyze is adding bypass services to seven more weigh stations in Michigan, continuing its unprecedented growth as the industry’s leading bypass service network with more than 600 weigh stations and inspections sites nationwide. The seven new service sites being added are located at weigh stations on U.S. Interstates 69,…

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Inspections, Safety, Trucking Industry

Fleets Find Ways to Manage CSA Scores Following Removal From Public View

Removal of the CSA percentile scores and relative comparisons last year by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has been a double-edged sword. While the removal was welcome news by those who felt that there were flaws in the program’s methodology, carriers still find that some customers require the information. Plus, insurance companies are interested…

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Trucking Industry

ATA Sees a Brighter Tomorrow for Truck Carriers

Despite the recent soft freight market and resulting volatility, American Trucking Associations’ Chief Economist Bob Costello and Diane Swonk, founder and CEO of DS Economics remain optimistic about manufacturing and resulting freight volumes over the next 10 years. Swonk and Costello shared those long-term optimistic views at the recent ATA management conference. More recent reports…

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ATA Recap

Events & Promotions

Times Are a Changin’

ATA Management Conference Offers Look into Trucking’s Near Future Nobel Prize Laureate Bob Dylan’s hit “The Times They are a-Changin,’ ” could have easily been the theme song for the recent American Trucking Association (ATA) Management Conference and Exhibition. ATA’s new president and CEO – Chris Spear made the keynote address before a record number of…

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Truck Drivers

Trucker Turned Millionaire Keeps on Truckin’

Some lottery winners have been known to show up in new Cadillacs, Hummers or BMWs to claim their winnings. But not Smalley Trucking Company driver Eric Tackett of Sutherlin, Oregon. He showed up to claim the $9.4 million Megabucks prize in his company vehicle – a Freightliner Cascadia. Tackett, who chose to take a lump…

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