News From The Road March, 2020

News From The Road March, 2020

Forbes, January 27, 2020: A 2019 study from Brandon Hall Group showed there’s an increase in using VR as a training tool in high-consequence industries where operator or driver mistakes can cause significant property damage and fatalities. Companies in the survey said VR tools were a top learning priority for the...

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Training Wheels March, 2020

Training Wheels March, 2020

Truckers Fighting Human Trafficking, from NBC News, January 26, 2020.A few months ago, trucker Brian Sprowel got a late-night knock on his door while he was resting at a truck stop in Arizona. A sickly-looking young woman came up to his truck window and asked whether he wanted any company. He pointed to the National...

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Global Perspectives March, 2020

Global Perspectives March, 2020

Courtesy of FreightWavesUS-Mexico Freight Dynamics in Times of Contracting CapacityFebruary 19, 2020 The bankruptcy of several trucking firms during 2019 put a spotlight on the presence of excess capacity in the market. This "excess" occurred because of a surge in freight in the last couple of years, particularly in...

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News From The Road February, 2020

News From The Road February, 2020

FOX Business, January 7, 2020: At least 795 trucking companies failed in 2019, with 24,000 trucks removed from the nation's capacity, according to Donald Broughton, principal and managing partner of data firm Broughton Capital. In addition to the Celadon Group bankruptcy, other big companies that went under include...

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Training Wheels February, 2020

Training Wheels February, 2020

ATS in Action, from San Diego Business Journal, January 20, 2020Beginning truck drivers must first pass a written exam to get a learner’s permit; they then practice behind the wheel of a truck to prepare for the driving portion of the exam. Those who pass both tests earn a Class A license, which allows them to drive...

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Global Perspectives February, 2020

Global Perspectives February, 2020

Courtesy of Construction Business News:ESMA and Mercedes-Benz Trucks showcase the first partially automated driving truckBy Kasun Illankoon, January 27, 2020 Together with ESMA, Mercedes-Benz Trucks, a division of Daimler Commercial Vehicles MENA, performed a test-drive of the semi-automated Mercedes-Benz Actros from...

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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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