Month: March 2020

Image: Idelic Idelic has incorporated the FMCSA BASICs data standard for all customers into its driver management platform, the Idelic Safety Suite. Idelic customers can now access extensive information about their fleets’ BASICs percentiles as soon as they’re released by the FMCSA, including an overview of current percentiles, changes over time, and how individual drivers
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In a significant change to federal unemployment benefits, independent contractors and those self-employed will be able to draw unemployment pay should they lose work as social distancing and shelter-at-home requirements related to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak erode the U.S. economy. That pay could be necessary for many owner-operators, if recent Overdrive polling is any indication.
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Given COVID-19’s impact, let’s talk a little about health again – particularly, how physical wellness directly impacts mental health. I recently finished a book by Dr. David Perlmutter, called “Grain Brain” (2018, updated from the original edition published in 2013). Perlmutter reveals that eight out of 10 Americans fear a brain-debilitating disease such as Alzheimer’s
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Photo courtesy of istockphoto.com/nullplus Since it officially became a pandemic, the long-term impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on fleet remains uncertain; however, one positive impact has been a surge in last-mile deliveries as entire states implement shelter-in-place mandates and people follow social distancing guidelines. The term “last-mile” refers to the final stage in the
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Navistar has issued a recall of about 13,570 International HX and LT models for an issue with the brake lights, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents. The recall affects model years 2018-2021 International HX tractors and model years 2019-2020 International LT models. In the affected trucks, the brake light switch may have a
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Trucking news and briefs for Monday, March 30, 2020: Real ID requirement delayed amid coronavirus pandemicThe Department of Homeland Security announced last week it is delaying the Real ID enforcement deadline which, in part, requires truck drivers to have an upgraded license to enter military bases and other federal facilities. The Real ID Act, passed
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Goodyear CTSC Truck Care Centers announced they are offering free Department of Transportation inspections, including a full review of the tractor and trailer, brake systems, tires and wheels, exhaust systems, lighting and more. Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers locations nationwide are expected to remain open to meet critical tire and service needs in states
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A new study being conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute is aimed at understanding the impacts the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is having on trucking operations. The research, being conducted jointly with the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association Foundation, focuses heavily on a survey that asks for input from truck drivers and fleets who are encountering
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Former longtime owner-operator Jeff Clark, now in a company truck with the fleet he leased to for years, Paper Transport, runs a regular route between Minneapolis and Racine, Wisconsin, and other points in his home state (he’s based near Green Bay). He’s among the many professional drivers moved by what has been, this week, an
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Trucking news and briefs for Thursday, March 26, 2020: Driver input sought in study of coronavirus impacts on truckingA new study being conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute is aimed at understanding the impacts the novel coronavirus pandemic is having on trucking operations. The research, being conducted jointly with the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association
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