Every month, Women in Trucking Association recognizes one member for its Member of the Month program. This year's two honorees, so far, are Claudia Rodriguez as Member of the Month of February, and Karen Noel as Member of the Month for January.
The statistics are alarming. And they don't paint a healthy picture for the trucking industry … speaking of the health of truck drivers, that is. According to a Corporate Wellness Magazine online article, truck drivers as a group are in trouble, health-wise.
Netradyne, a company that produces camera and artificial intelligence-based technology focusing on driver safety, has released findings of a survey of drivers' opinions about driver distractions and AI technology. The bottom line is that the majority of drivers agree that distracted driving is on the rise, but also that "it's the other guy" who is to blame.
In this Friday Short Haul Volvo introduces its dynamic steering, Meals for 18 Wheels seeks volunteers, trucks nabbed in speeding crackdown, OOIDA opposes trucking legislation.
Fleet drivers, like a lot of other company workers who have un-reimbursed expenses, and whose income is reported on a W-2, can no longer deduct their daily expenses of meals, cell-phones or other common expenses used in doing their jobs that were deductible until this year's new tax laws went into effect; which results in decreased refunds this year.
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