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What Are Advantages of Assessments To Select CDL Drivers?

Finding good CDL drivers is very tricky. Keeping them is even trickier.

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Where In the World Is Avatar Teaching Safe Driving?

Avatar is spanning the globe to make the world a better place through safe driving.

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Debating Contradictory Reports on CSA Value–Trucking Tales Ep15

 

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Are Driver Health Problems Overstated? Take the On-Line Survey

Recently there’s been a rash of articles about big rig drivers and the poor state of driver health. In addition to the physical toll on drivers, these...

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No One Wins But You Don’t Have To Lose | Part 2 | AvatarFleet

Some carriers have policies that ban any applicant, including drivers, with a criminal background. Based on EEOC guidance, this can create serious leg...

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ApplicantCare / HireRight Integration - Speeding Driver Hiring Process

AvatarFleet and HireRight team up to improve hiring quality and driver retention for the transportation industry. Press Release  AvatarFleet has a new...

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Pushing For Mandatory Training For Ontario Truck Drivers

There is a push for Ontario government to introduce mandatory entry level training for commercial truck drivers. The Ontario Trucking Association, ins...

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CSA Isn't As Bad As We Thought-It's Worse!

"Numbers make the world go round...if they're the right numbers, CSA"

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Santafest Benefits Children With Donated Toys From Everyone

Part of the mountain of toys donated to Summit County Children's Services at Santafest.

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EEOC Versus FMCSA: No One Wins but You Don't Have To Lose

Recently, the EEOC provided enforcement guidance regarding policies on hiring convicted felons.  This narrows employers’ abilities to use criminal bac...

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Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy Reminds Us of Trucking Hard Times

Scores of news stories this week, including this compilation in the Huffington Post, remind us that five years ago, the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers ...

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CVSA Sponsors Brake Inspection Blitz | AvatarFleet

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, the folks that bring Operation Roadcheck to you every June, is sponsoring the North America-wide Brake Inspect...

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Lawyers Exploit CSA Data to Target Trucking--Trucking Tales Ep14

How lawyers exploit CSA and PSP data was the topic as Bright Mountain Trucking managers ate lunch at their outside picnic table.

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Axing Paperwork and Unintended Consequences

Double-edged sword. Cuts both ways. Mixed blessing. Unintended consequences.                                                                          ...

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Nine “Reasonable” Years–Trucking Tales Ep13

The changing nature of laws and compliance is once again a topic at Bright Mountain Trucking’s monthly staff meeting.

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Operation Roadcheck Begins Today

Starting June 4 and running 72 hours straight, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) and its members across the United States, Canada and Mexi...

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HOS Changes Hard To Digest–Trucking Tales Ep12

"Look, all we gotta' do is make sure the drivers record their detention time as off-duty and the new half-hour-break thing is no big deal," said Bud.

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Oil and Gas Boom: What It Means For Trucking

Recently our partners at Benesch issued a white paper entitled:

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Ten Safety Lessons: #6 Make Change Management Work For You

Every executive wants to get better results. After all, better is better. Producing “better” is part of the job description. In many ways, the busines...

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Our Business On Hold?-Trucking Tales Ep11

The deadline for finalizing yearly budgets for Bright Mountain Trucking has come and gone yet little progress has been made.

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A Cosa Nostra Pundit Explains CSA–Trucking Tales Ep10

Fritz ate a late dinner with his wife, Mollie, after spending all day at a CSA conference and driving home for two hours. Watching an old Godfather re...

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Great Conference – Great People

Wow! Just got back from the ATA Management Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas and it was nothing if not impressive.

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Lower Standards to Meet The Driver Shortage?–Trucking Tales Ep9

Hiring and retaining drivers has become much easier for Bright Mountain Trucking since it began employing a systematic approach to hiring and retentio...

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Plumb the Depths of Youthful Brains to End Driver Shortage?

Bud was perplexed. “What does this mean: ‘Research the cognitive functioning and behavior of 18-25 years-olds that could serve as the basis for gradua...

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Sorting Out Health Care Options–Trucking Tales Ep7

Belinda is presenting her findings on health care options to the management team at Bright Mountain Trucking:

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All of a Sudden: Success-Trucking Tales Ep6

All of a sudden, Bright Mountain’s truck driver staffing problems are getting better. Naturally, this is a prominent topic at the weekly staff meeting...

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The Brainstorming Conference-Trucking Tales Ep5

“Okay, let’s review where we’re at.” Jack, head of Bright Mountain Trucking, stood beside a flip chart pad. Several more sheets torn from the pad clun...

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Advice From the Presidents-Trucking Tales Ep4

Jack is anxious to get his management going after returning from his monthly Presidents’ Council meeting, a voluntary business group where improvement...

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Enlightenment at Annette's Diner-Trucking Tales Ep3

Every Friday, Jack and his management team from Bright Mountain Trucking head to Annette’s for lunch. The food is always top-notch, service is fast an...

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So What’s the Problem–Trucking Tales Ep2

Suffering from hiring and turnover problems with truckers, Bright Mountain Trucking has decided to dig deeper. Cary gives his report to the management...

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Tractors & Trailers Doing Nothing–Trucking Tales Ep1

“We got tractors and trailers sitting around doing nothing.” Jack, head of Bright Mountain Trucking, reflected on what Fritz told him this morning. It...

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