The Trucker Chronicles

Split Sleep Research Results

January 23rd, 2013

While the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires drivers to get eight hours of consecutive sleep, new research shows that split sleep schedules don’t reduce performance. Drivers have long said that they can operate their trucks safely with split sleep instead of the present eight hours required in one stretch. How Does Split Sleep Compare […]

Illinois recently passed three pieces of legislation in an effort to reduce vehicle fatalities involving truckers. Backed by the Illinois Department of Transportation, these changes in legislature are aimed at making the road a safer place by discouraging and minimalizing cell phone use while operating a vehicle, and opting to vacate traffic lanes right after […]

In recent years, many retailers and supermarkets have turned to dedicated-fleet services to help combat driver shortages in the transportation industry. Several carriers, among them J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. (JBHT) and Werner Enterprises Inc. (WERN), are benefitting from this trend. These dedicated-fleet services, which are offered by carriers that set aside a fleet for […]

By Adam Ghassemi PORTLAND, Tenn. – You’re probably used to seeing TSA’s signature blue uniforms at the airport, but now agents are hitting the interstates to fight terrorism with Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR). “Where is a terrorist more apt to be found? Not these days on an airplane more likely on the interstate,” […]

This article begins much like others that discuss the truck driver shortage facing the United States, currently and in the upcoming years.  However, there is a bright note (towards the bottom of the article) for truckers.  Analysts are estimating a 30% pay increase for drivers by 2014. – By Natalie Doss U.S. trucking companies may […]