Safety en New mobile health platform from Rolling Strong <div class="field-byline"> American Trucker Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> Company seeks to create a “tangible program” to fully support driver health and wellness needs while out on the road via mobile devices. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="">Rolling Strong</a>, a provider of wellness programs for fleets, company drivers, and owner-operators, recently&nbsp;unveiled a new mobile health and wellness &ldquo;platform&rdquo; designed to be accessed via Apple and Android mobile devices, as well as in-cab computing systems.</p> <p>The company said in a statement that its new mobile health and wellness platform provides drivers with guidance and real-time tracking of meals, exercise, sleep and much more.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Safety Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:43:00 +0000 20921 at <p>Rolling Strong is providing truck drivers with a mobile platform for getting a variety of health and wellness information while on the road. (<em>File photo</em>)</p> TA-Petro opens up citizen driver nominations <div class="field-deck"> Launched four years ago, the award program highlights drivers who “evoke public respect” for the truck driving profession. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It&rsquo;s that time again; time for truck stop chain <a href="">TravelCenters of America LLC</a> (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers locations, to begin accepting nominations for its 2018 &ldquo;Citizen Drivers.&rdquo;</p> <p>The citizen driver program, launched in 2013, is designed to recognize professional drivers who evoke public respect for the truck driving profession through good citizenship, safety, community involvement, health and wellness, and leadership, the company noted.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Safety Fri, 02 Jun 2017 03:03:00 +0000 20731 at <p>Nominations will be accepted until September 30 this year, TravelCenters said.</p> Get on a schedule to address brake violations <div class="field-deck"> WABCO offers some ADB maintenance scheduling tips to help fleets and independents alike to help improve equipment safety. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The 30th annual Roadcheck International inspection blitz is just around the corner, scheduled for June 6-8. Guided by the <a href="" target="_blank">Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance</a>, inspectors throughout North America will conduct tens of thousands of checks on trucks and drivers at 1,500 locations during this three-day stretch, looking for all manner of safety violations &ndash; especially those involving brakes.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Safety Fri, 02 Jun 2017 02:45:00 +0000 20721 at <p>Out-of-adjustment brake concerns alone accounted for nearly one-fifth of all vehicle out-of-service violations, according to WABCO. (<em>Photo: Sean Kilcarr/American Trucker</em>)</p> CFI highlights drivers of the month for April <div class="field-deck"> TL carrier says monthly recognition is given to drivers who excel in customer service and prioritize safety. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Joplin, MO-based TL carrier <a href="" target="_blank">Contract Freighters, Inc.</a> (CFI) highlighted its &ldquo;drivers of the month&rdquo; for April this week in categories that include individual and team awards for company and contracted drivers, as well as an award for its top regional driver.</p> <p>Award recipients are selected based on dedication to safety, professional service and exemplary performance, the motor carrier noted.</p> <p>CFI&rsquo;s drivers for the month of April are:</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Safety Thu, 01 Jun 2017 01:39:00 +0000 20691 at <p>&quot;Our April drivers of the month set the example of professionalism and excellence.&quot;&mdash;Tim Staroba, president of CFI. (Photo: CFI)</p> Dash Cam of the Week: It's all downhill from here <div class="node-body article-body">Why, you might ask, would a highway patrol car in Mexico be driving down the freeway with both doors open? Well, whether it’s standard procedure or improvisation by the troopers, the point was to set up a rolling road block behind a runaway rig that’s the unwitting star of this Dash Cam of the Week.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> DashCam Trucker Jobs News Safety Fri, 26 May 2017 13:17:00 +0000 20601 at ITI offers free cargo securement training ahead of Roadcheck <div class="node-body article-body">On-line training specialist Instructional Technologies Inc. (ITI), known for the PRO-TREAD lessons series, is offering free cargo securement training in advance of the annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck June 6-8.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Regulations Safety Fri, 26 May 2017 11:59:00 +0000 20611 at Driver burnout: More than just being tired <div class="node-body article-body">George woke up in his cab one morning and didn't feel like driving. The third-year driver wasn't just tired, bored or unhappy about his job, he probably was suffering from 'burnout,' a difference that eludes and confounds both drivers and their companies – even some doctors.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Trucker Jobs News Safety Thu, 25 May 2017 09:47:00 +0000 20581 at <p>The term burnout often is used incorrectly to describe everything from exhaustion to hating your job, but those who have studied the subject say it encompasses specific criteria and, unfortunately, is extremely difficult from which to recover.</p> Thinkstock Dash Cam of the Week: All hail! <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Back in the day when a member of the Dash Cam of the Week staff made a dishonest living writing editorials for the daily newspaper, the boss, with great intensity and some colorful wording not quoted here, said in response to an absolutely lovely and gentle opinion piece on the welcomed arrival of summer: &ldquo;Never write about the weather&mdash;there&rsquo;s nothing we can do about it!&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> DashCam Trucker Jobs News Safety Fri, 19 May 2017 15:42:00 +0000 20461 at Goodyear asks: Are you ready for Roadcheck? <div class="node-body article-body">With the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s International Roadcheck annual truck enforcement program coming up, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. reminds fleets and owner-operators that now is the time to schedule tire and truck inspections.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Regulations Safety Wed, 10 May 2017 13:35:00 +0000 20291 at 5-minute Roadcheck preview-review from Stay Metrics <div class="node-body article-body">Stay Metrics has once again teamed up with Luma to offer the trucking industry a free online training module in advance of CVSA International Roadcheck.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Regulations Safety Tue, 09 May 2017 22:02:00 +0000 20271 at