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SmartDrive Announces New Objective Evidence of the Risks and Cost of Distracted Driving

“Distracted driving costs the United States as much as $175 billion a year and it continues to be one of the most serious hazards facing the commercial transportation industry,” stated Steve Mitgang, CEO of SmartDrive. “While everyone understands distracted driving is a problem, only video safety—deployed with a cab-facing camera—provides the objective measurement of the […]

Trucking Group Advises Caution Ahead of Hurricane Matthew

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As Hurricane Matthew threatens the southeastern United States, American Trucking Associations urged truck drivers, as well as the motoring public to take appropriate precautions and, if possible, avoid areas that may be susceptible to the storm’s impact.

New Bill Creates Pilot Program to Allow Younger CDL Holders to Cross State Lines

ARLINGTON, Va., June 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, the American Trucking Associations thanked Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and offered its support for her bill to create job opportunities and address the growing shortage of commercial truck drivers by studying lowering the age commercial drivers can operate across state lines.

Truck Driving Remains High Demand Carrier

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Professionally trained commercial truck drivers are in high demand today. The incredible growth currently being experienced by the commercial trucking industry, has truck carriers desperate to hire. Two factors have led to the increased demand for truck drivers – First, the steady increase in the economy over the last year, has many employment officials believing […]

Con-way Announces Enhancements to Driver Pay Package

Dollars Cash In A Black Wallet

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) announced today enhancements to its compensation package for drivers at its less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier, Con-way Freight. These changes provide for increases in current pay rates while reducing the time it takes for drivers to reach top pay scale.

ATA Marks Annual Celebration of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — American Trucking Associations is taking this week, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, to honor the 3.2 million professional truck drivers that deliver America’s freight safely and securely, every day.

ABF Freight Celebrates The Skill & The Will during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

FORT SMITH, Ark., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — ABF FreightSM, an ArcBest company, is celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, September 14-20, 2014, with a system-wide campaign honoring both The Skill & The WillSM demonstrated by its employees and the fundamental role of transportation industry employees in building and sustaining economic growth.