Training Wheels February, 2021

Training Wheels February, 2021

CDL fraud could rise under relaxed requirements, from FreightWaves, January 14, 2021.Tractor trailers and automobiles may share the roadways, but not everybody has the right to drive in the proverbial truck lane. Obtaining a commercial driver’s license (CDL) is a rite...
Global Perspectives February, 2021

Global Perspectives February, 2021

Courtesy CNBC, January 26, 2021​Start-up tackling decarbonization of trucking sector gets funding from Amazon climate fund, Grantham Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund is backing a recently launched company focused on decarbonizing the transportation sector as the world...
News From The Road January, 2021

News From The Road January, 2021

San Diego East County Magazine, December 18, 2020—Women faced with sudden job loss from the pandemic may consider going to truck driving school to repurpose their life and source of income. ECM interviewed CEO John Kearney of Advanced Training Systems via email for...
Training Wheels January, 2021

Training Wheels January, 2021

Federal pilot program would open long-distance trucking to 18-year-olds, from the Washington Post, December 31. 2020. A federal agency is proposing a pilot program to allow people as young as 18 to drive trucks across the country, an idea enthusiastically supported by...
Global Perspectives January, 2021

Global Perspectives January, 2021

Courtesy Bloomberg News, January 11, 2021Covid-19 Holds Up Chrome at Key Border for World’s No. 1 Source South African restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19 are snarling shipments of chrome from the world’s biggest supplier of the steel ingredient. Trucks have...
Overdrive December, 2020 – Better Training Needed for Hostlers

Overdrive December, 2020 – Better Training Needed for Hostlers

By John Kearney Ecommerce in the U.S., driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, is booming: by 2024 it’s expected that stay-at-home shopping sales will reach $1.2 trillion, nearly 19% of total retail volume. Supporting this burst of economic activity is an equally...
News From The Road December, 2020

News From The Road December, 2020

Go By Truck, November 18, 2020: Before commercial truckers get behind the wheel of a big rig on a public road, they’ve undergone hundreds of hours of training to earn their Commercial Driver’s License. St. Petersburg-headquartered company Advanced Training Systems...
Training Wheels December, 2020

Training Wheels December, 2020

New Technology for drivers promotes safety, eases workflow management,, from Fleet Equipment, December 15, 2020. Truck driver safety and training solutions have grown astronomically this year. With truck drivers being more remote than ever due to the pandemic, an...
Global Perspectives December, 2020

Global Perspectives December, 2020

Courtesy Wall Street Journal, December 9, 2020COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout in the U.K. Tests Global Supply Network The COVID-19 vaccines that British citizens began receiving on December 9 had been sitting only days earlier in ultracold freezers across the English...