News From The Road January, 2020

News From The Road January, 2020

Last spring, we shared with you this item: Transport Refrigeration News (May 31): The United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently selected 35 representatives, including two from the American Trucking Associations and one from the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, to become voting...

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Training Wheels January, 2020

Training Wheels January, 2020

When career e-learning developers come into the trucking industry, they’re often struck by how different it is from other industries. The content itself is not usually an issue - every industry has its own quirks, acronyms and regulations. Where it’s different is the focus on video-based training. In the broader...

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Global Perspectives January, 2020

Global Perspectives January, 2020

With thanks to Trucking Truth, we offer you some thoughts about working the night shift around Amsterdam from a trucker named Angelique: I haul car fuels, which basically goes on 24/7. The Netherlands is not that big, and most of the work is in our own part of Holland. Mostly we have 3 trips per shift; sometimes if...

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Overdrive December, 2019 – Simulator Training Drives the Industry

Overdrive December, 2019 – Simulator Training Drives the Industry

By John Kearney Recent research studies show that interest in using virtual reality (aka simulation) for training in “high-consequence” industries—i.e., industries where a mistake can cause significant property damage or fatalities or both—has increased 60% over the last two years. We’re certainly seeing greater...

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News From The Road December, 2019

News From The Road December, 2019

FOX Business, November 21, 2019: As a truck driver shortage in the U.S. grows, the industry is setting its sights on attracting more female drivers – who have historically comprised a very low percentage of the overall workforce. Even lawmakers are getting involved. A new bill, co-sponsored by Kansas Republican Sen....

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Training Wheels December, 2019

Training Wheels December, 2019

It’s not just drivers and driving that are changing. Here, courtesy of Truck Parts & Service, is a look at the future of heavy truck technicians. Maintaining a capable technician workforce in the coming years will require fleets, dealers and service shops to train their associates on new components and systems...

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Global Perspectives December, 2019

Global Perspectives December, 2019

In Europe, courtesy of FreightWaves, IVECO’s partnership with U.S.-based Nikola Motor, announced in September, has already yielded its first truck launch. The first units of the Nikola TRE, based on the S-WAY truck design launched by IVECO in July, will be delivered to customers in its battery electric vehicle (BEV)...

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News From the Road November, 2019

News From the Road November, 2019

•Courier Magazine, September/October 2019: According to the American Trucking Association, this country’s long-haul trucking industry needs about 51,000 more drivers than it currently has. Meanwhile, the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 4.0% in January, its lowest point in a decade and less than half of its...

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Training Wheels November, 2019

Training Wheels November, 2019

The coming of autonomous trucking conjures a vision of future unemployment for, well, millions of truckers. But maybe not—here, courtesy of Freightwaves, are some thoughts about how the self-driving future might generate a lot of shorter-run driving jobs for, well, human beings. Self-driving trucking startup Ike has...

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Global Perspectives November, 2019

Global Perspectives November, 2019

The effect of the current CN Rail strike could have both positive and negative impacts on the trucking industry in Western Canada when it comes to the movement of grain products like wheat, barley, and canola. Though trucking and rail can often be competing modes of transportation, Howard August, executive...

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