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Only woman trucker finalist wins Mike O'Connell Memorial Trucking's Top Rookie
The Trucker
Julie Matulle, the only woman finalist out of 10 truckers in the fourth annual Mike O'Connell Memorial Trucking's Top Rookie award at the Great American Trucking Show had one goal — "First is do not cry," she said to herself and to the crowd that gathered after she was announced as this year's Top Rookie winner. Matulle, 48, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, drives for H.O. Wolding Inc. and graduated from Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wisconsin. She drives a 2014 Freightliner Cascadia Evolution.
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Survey: Pay most important for drivers in deciding where to work
Truckinginfo
A new survey asked thousands of truck drivers nationwide what makes them choose one job over another. Pay came out as the top reason, followed by the amount of time they get at home and then benefits. The poll was conducted by third-party logistics provider National Retail Systems, which includes the trucking companies Keystone Freight and National Retail Transportation. The survey revealed that 79 percent of the drivers polled agreed that salary was most important when choosing a job. Sign-on bonus and training were the lowest, at 13 and 11 percent, respectively.
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Cutting the costs associated with work absences
Fleet Owner
There is no question that workers' compensation claims in an industry such as trucking are a concern for any human resource manager. With drivers spending nearly their entire work shifts sitting in a truck seat bouncing up and down and dock workers quickly moving freight from one trailer to another, the potential for injury is very real.
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FMCSA will study driver pay impact on safety
Truckinginfo
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has begun a study of the relationship between safety and driver pay. The agency is asking for comments on a plan to see if there is a connection between industry pay practices and safe driving.
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Court: Truck leasing companies not protected from driver actions
Overdrive
A federal appeals court in New York recently ruled that carriers who lease trucks to drivers can be held liable for the actions of those drivers and are not protected by the Graves Amendment. The ruling's impact for other carriers, however, seems minimal, said American Trucking Associations' Senior VP and General Counsel Prasad Sharma. But the group is delving further into the legal implications of the case, Sharma said.
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Explosion on the highway teaches an emotional lesson
By Matt Chase
This is an actual event that occurred in December 1995. There is no mention of the trucking company I was working for at the time, and I changed the name of the person in the story. All other information is as accurate as I could be, both in the narrative as well as the news stories or clippings. I have kept this story buried in my mind for years, with several attempts to write it down, only to scrap it later. This story changed forever the way I would do my job. It has almost been 20 years since the sad event, and here it is for the first time.
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Are you focusing on female drivers in your recruiting?
Fleet Owner
If you are a typical trucking company, you have one female driver for every 19 males. This is the national average. There are some carriers who enjoy a much higher female driver pool. What are they doing differently? First, they have a culture that values and appreciates women.
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FMCSA installs DataQs fix
Truckinginfo
Carriers and drivers can now get a violation removed from their CSA scores if a court has dismissed it. Under a system that went live Aug. 23, carriers and drivers can submit proof of dismissal or a not-guilty finding through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's DataQs portal.
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RVC Truck Driver Training partners with Roehl
The Rock River Times
Rock Valley College in Rockford, Illinois, Truck Driver Training program and Roehl Transport Inc. announced a partnership that makes RVC's Truck Driver Training program one of only four in the nation to be Roehl certified. This will allow students who take RVC's six-week Truck Driver Training program to opt for a fast-track program that will lead directly to employment with Roehl upon completion.
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 NAPFTDS Calendar

Date Event Type
Sept. 14-20 National Truck Driving Appreciation Week
Oct. 9-10 Region 7, Delaware Technical Com College Georgetown, Deleware
Oct. 15-16 Region 3, Hawkeye Community College Waterloo, Iowa
Oct. 23-24 Region 4, Central Tech Drumright, Oklahoma
Oct. 26-28 Region 6, Georgia Piedmont Technical College Lithonia, Georgia
Nov. 3-4 Region 5, John Wood Community College Quincy, Illinois
Nov. 6-7 Region 1, Bates Technical College Tacoma, Washington
March 29-April 1 NAPFTDS 25th Annual Convention New Orleans


 



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