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,...
Artificial Intelligence Can Benefit Trucking Industry

Artificial Intelligence Can Benefit Trucking Industry

Along with simulation and a host of other technological developments, artificial intelligence has the potential to benefit the trucking and logistics industry. Courtesy of TRUCKS, here are some thoughts from AI entrepreneur Mike Capps.  Using synthetic data sets will...
Safety is Paramount

Safety is Paramount

Safety is paramount in our industry; we owe it to the shippers who entrust us with their goods, the citizens who share the road with us, our families and colleagues, and ourselves. Part of being safe is knowing the rules and following them (see “Overdrive” for more on...
Ways To Attract Women Drivers

Ways To Attract Women Drivers

A big part of training at any CDL school centers around one of the basic trucker skills—shifting gears. That’s getting a lot easier, both in training and out on the road, because of the increasing move to automatic transmissions for 18-wheelers. This is helping the...
States Engage Truck Operators to Expose, Stop Human Trafficking

States Engage Truck Operators to Expose, Stop Human Trafficking

Lawmakers in Alabama have passed a bill that will require all new Commercial Drivers License (CDL) applicants to complete a human trafficking training course. This week, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed House Bill 261 into law. This law will require any new CDL...
Key Benefits of Simulation

Key Benefits of Simulation

In this section of the newsletter, we look at current topics in driver training, and how they’re affecting trucking and other power vehicle-based industries. This month, we’ll tackle a question that comes up often from driving schools and trucking companies who...