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5/21/2020
In times of considerable uncertainty, such as an economic crisis or global pandemic, crimes of opportunity like identity theft become more commonplace. In some cases, this is because people are worried about keeping food on the table. ID theft tends to be inversely proportional to overall economic stability. In other instances, it’s because someone who is already a bad actor gets access to a new opportunity to commit a crime. Read More

5/18/2020
Following a 30-month study that ended last year, Groendyke Transportation learned that the addition of a relatively simple, pulsating amber brake light reduced rear-end collisions by roughly 34%. Read More

5/18/2020
Amazon this month rolled out its freight brokerage operation nationwide, a strategic move that not only brings the company into competition with other large digital brokerages like Uber Freight and Convoy, but that also is intended to give the company leverage over its retailer and shipper rivals during peak shipping seasons. Read More

5/15/2020
Keeping drivers safe and productive amid the coronavirus pandemic has taken an all hands on deck approach by fleet management and office staff, even when many are working remotely from home. Read More

5/14/2020
A federal rule to overhaul the hours of service regulations that govern truck drivers’ schedules will soon be published in the Federal Register, the U.S. DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced Thursday. Of note, the rule expands the split-sleeper berth options afforded to drivers to allow them to split their 10-hour off-duty period into windows of seven hours and three hours, in addition to the existing eight-hour/two-hour option. Read More

5/12/2020
Employment in the for-hire trucking industry fell in April by 88,000 jobs due to economic slowdown from coronavirus. While the driver shortage is temporarily erased, a chokepoint in licensing and training new drivers at present could have negative consequences in the near future. Read More

5/11/2020
As COVID-19 spread across the country, businesses that couldn’t work from home scrambled to develop plans to keep employees safe from the pandemic and offices germ-free. Read More

5/11/2020

Often when we think of driver safety, we think of things we can do to help drivers avoid or mitigate the seriousness of accidents. More recently, we had to think of how to protect them from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, some of the biggest driver safety issues have nothing to do with actually driving. Overexertion and slip, trip and fall are two big areas that can lead to driver injuries.

 
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5/8/2020
Total employment in the for-hire trucking industry tumbled by 88,000 jobs in April, according to the Department of Labor’s monthly Employment Situation Summary. That significant dip, nearly 6% of the entire trucking workforce, was part of the broader economy’s shedding of 20.5 million jobs in the month as the economic freeze under the coronavirus outbreak and corresponding shelter-in-place orders from states spurred a wave of temporary and permanent job losses. Read More

5/7/2020
With many states rolling back workplace restrictions that limited person-to-person contact, motor carriers now find themselves in position to inventory the changes they have made during the coronavirus pandemic, and choose which ones will be permanent. Read More

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