Safety: Page 2

  • A sign directing drivers to the on ramp for Highway 10 sits half submerged in flood waters from the Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Ivan passed through early September 16, 2004 in Mobile, Alabama
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    Crumbling infrastructure, volatile weather a double whammy for logistics

    On streets and highways, transport leaders gird constantly for delays and rerouting. 

    By Jim Stinson • June 1, 2021
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    How supply chains contend with severe weather and climate disasters

    As the climate changes, the threat to logistics networks evolves. So must the industry.

    June 1, 2021
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    4 types of billion-dollar weather events tested supply chains in 2020

    The combination of a record year for natural disasters and the pandemic magnified disruptions to shippers, carriers and everyone in between.

    By Shefali Kapadia , S.L. Fuller • June 1, 2021
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    Permission granted by the American Logistics Aid Network, courtesy of The Home Depot. Edited by Adeline Kon/Supply Chain Dive


    Logistics firms can make a dent in climate change. I know from experience.

    The last year has shown that supply chains are amazingly resilient, but even resilience has its limits, writes Kathy Fulton, executive director of the American Logistics Aid Network.

    By Kathy Fulton • June 1, 2021
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    How 'traffic calming' and speed reductions improve safety

    Contrary to popular belief, lowering speeds in cities doesn't necessarily increase congestion or pollution, experts said.

    By Katie Pyzyk • May 24, 2021
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    How VR saves costs, increases safety in trucking

    Commercial drivers are among those demonstrating the greatest interest in virtual reality.

    By Emilie Shumway • May 5, 2021
  • Cascading effects of Texas winter storm bump up spot rates

    Spring is here, and the polar vortex of mid-February is in the rearview mirror. But impacts on the spot market linger.

    By Jim Stinson • April 5, 2021
  • UPS takes driver safety to the next level with virtual reality

    Virtual and augmented reality can give drivers tools needed to make better decisions — and validate the choices.

    By March 19, 2021
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    Sleep apnea: A slow killer lurks among OTR truck drivers

    Fatigue management and safety programs are taking root in the freight business, as trucking firms address the issue without federal regulators.

    By Jim Stinson • Feb. 25, 2021
  • Novavax COVID-19 candidate vaccine NVX-CoV2373 administered to first patients in Phase I Clinical Trial
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    FAQ: Can (and should) trucking firms mandate drivers get the COVID-19 vaccine?

    Transport leaders can mandate any policy, provided it follows employment law. But what if drivers refuse?

    By Shefali Kapadia • Feb. 19, 2021
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    Werner idles 1K trucks during icy storm

    A winter storm pummeled some Southern states, causing trucks to park and service centers to close.

    By Jim Stinson • Feb. 18, 2021
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    Businesses, HR groups ask EEOC for vaccine incentive guidance

    Scores of employers, including Ryder, have announced plans to offer paid time off to employees who get vaccinated.

    By Katie Clarey , S.L. Fuller • Feb. 11, 2021
  • How cameras change the narrative on truck driver safety

    Fleets using in-cab cameras said they pay for themselves within months, as video exonerates drivers in crashes and drops insurance premiums.

    By Jim Stinson • Jan. 11, 2021
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    8 transport-focused startups to watch in 2021

    Startups are entering the market and raising millions to solve common pain points in trucking, from load matching to parking availability.

    By Jan. 3, 2021
  • Jessica Bingley, an emergency room nurse in St. Louis, is among the first to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in the region on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020.
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    Samantha Liss, Healthcare Dive

    EEOC: Employers can require proof of COVID-19 vaccination — with some exceptions

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's guidance comes as the trucking industry pushes for priority access to the vaccine.

    By Ryan Golden , S.L. Fuller • Dec. 17, 2020
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    Tyson Foods reflects on the benefits of using cameras instead of mirrors

    The company expanded its pilot to 55 trucks after promising results and positive driver feedback. The next step is realizing a return on investment.

    By Dec. 10, 2020
  • CDC changes vaccine priority suggestion, moves transport back to 'Phase 1c' of allocation

    Until vaccine allocation reaches truckers, it will be incumbent upon drivers, employers and shippers to continue collaborating on safety measures.

    By S.L. Fuller • Updated Dec. 21, 2020
  • Unscheduled maintenance becomes less frequent but more expensive

    A reactive maintenance industry leaves fleets playing repair "whack-a-mole," one expert said.

    By Jim Stinson • Dec. 3, 2020
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    DOT pushes swift implementation of first pedestrian safety plan

    The Pedestrian Safety Action Plan details proposals around street infrastructure, speed limits and other areas.

    By Chris Teale • Dec. 1, 2020
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    Holidays, long weekends bring thieves to trucking yards

    CargoNet reported thefts were highest in California, Texas and Georgia during the days surrounding Thanksgiving from 2015 through 2019.

    By Jim Stinson • Nov. 24, 2020
  • Fleets rank insurance as a top challenge for first time in 15 years

    To understand why costs are up in 2020, take a look in the rearview mirror.

    By Nov. 12, 2020
  • Wyoming to add 200 parking spots for trucks along I-80

    The state's Winter Freight project aims to alleviate truck parking issues, particularly when inclement weather closes parts of the interstate.

    By Jim Stinson • Oct. 26, 2020
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    DOT issues 4 contracts for data-driven safety research

    As U.S. Transportation Secretary, Elaine Chao heavily prioritized the use of data and new technologies to address transportation safety.

    By Kristin Musulin • Oct. 26, 2020
  • Trucking fatalities static despite safety tech developments

    Experts pointed to weather, traffic and mobile device distractions as some of the culprits in unsafe driving.

    By Jim Stinson • Oct. 13, 2020
  • TruckPark brings healthcare to truck stops with UrgentCareTravel

    The hunt for parking for one healthcare visit can cost a driver hours.

    By Jim Stinson • Sept. 22, 2020