In this Friday Short Haul, a trucking essay contest is announced, safest fleet finalists are named, JB Hunt joins Waymo in a pilot program, and ATA goes all in for climate change.
In this Friday Short Haul TCA announces division finalists for its Fleet Safety Awards, CDC puts truck drivers on short list for COVID-19 vaccine, and Volvo will take orders for its electric semi beginning December 3.
We all know that for learning truck driving skills nothing beats being in the driver's seat with a qualified instructor sitting in the passenger seat. And while there are a number of YouTube videos offering instruction as a second-best choice, none have the thoroughness and realism of those produced by YouTuber David Crowley of My Trucking Skills. He has taken his instructional technique to a higher level – literally.
In a move that might at first glance appear to be counter-intuitive in light of the driver shortage, a trucking group is calling for the purging of at least 300,000 drivers -- but their main concern is public safety, as this is the number of drivers they estimate are un-caught illicit drug abusers.
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