Sleep Apnea And Commercial Drivers: A Deadly Combination

There’s no question that driver fatigue poses a serious threat to safety on our nation’s roadways. But just how bad is the threat? Well, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number of fatigue-related crashes reported to the police each year stands at a staggering 100,000, many of which involve professional drivers in…
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How To Recruit And Retain The Best Drivers

Nearly every sector of the economy is struggling with the same challenge: workforce shortage. One of the most important industries that both literally and figuratively drives much of the economy has been hit especially hard by unsustainable worker trends. Since 2005, truck drivers have been on short supply, and the trend isn’t changing; the average…
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Why The Transportation Industry Needs Better Employee Screening

Scan the internet for standard employment screening procedures and you’ll find basic background and drug testing requirements. However, they don’t go much deeper than that. People have created a society where trusting your fellow humans is difficult. Murders happen every few minutes; from small hate crimes to large shootings, we no longer have the luxury…
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Big Rig 101: Tips For Driver Safety (When Time Is Money)

If you’ve ever seen the show Shipping Wars, you have a sense of what it’s like to work in the transportation industry. Professional truckers toe a fine line between speed and safety. Because some clients negotiate flat-rate jobs, drivers are often motivated to transport the product as quickly as possible to maximize profit. Increased speed…
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Here’s Why You Don’t Have Trader Joe’s In Your City

Go into the search bar on Facebook and starting typing: Bring Trader Joe’s to… And you’ll see that those four words alone will bring up page after page of communities begging  for the trendy grocer to come to their city with pleas like: “We’re in a metro area of more than 200,000 people, we could…
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