Hours of Service Rules – Its History and the Latest Proposed Changes

Any CDL truck driver is regulated in the number of hours they may drive per day as well as the total number of hours he or she may work per week.  Known in the industry as the HOS rules, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and specifically an administrative arm of the department called the… Read more »

Women Drivers

Tips for Attracting More Women to Trucking Careers The trucking industry has always struggled in hiring more women to the profession. For the last several years, the ratio of women-to-men drivers has hovered around 6%. Just about every truck company today would say they could use more good drivers. And, the reality is, some of… Read more »

Is the Driver Shortage Real or Just a Myth?

  It is a complaint heard often in the trucking industry … “We can’t find enough drivers!” According to the American Trucking Association, the driver shortage is real and only getting worse. They contend the shortage is driven by such factors as demographic changes and an overall tight workforce. But, wait a minute.  IS there… Read more »

Automation Technologies for Trucks

Automated Trucking – Its Impact On the U.S. Workforce Is Uncertain  When the average person talks about vehicular automation, thoughts immediately turn to personal cars. Led by such high-profile companies as Tesla and ride-sharing company Uber, most automakers around the globe are actively pursuing automation technology ultimately focused on self-driving cars. At DriverSource, we realize… Read more »

Speed limiters on trucks

Two U.S. Senators Are Proposing 65 MPH Limiters on Heavy Trucks On June 27, 2019, two U.S. Senators introduced proposals to limit the speed of heavy trucks to 65 mph.  It represented support of a petition by the non-profit organization Road Safe America. The group is seeking legislation that would require new commercial trucks weighing… Read more »

You can’t afford not to take a vacation

Truckers Need Vacations Too! With the passing of Memorial Day, the official summer vacation season has begun. If you think skipping a vacation in order to get more work done is a good idea, think again! Passing on taking time off work can be hazardous to your health. Everyone needs vacation time to recharge the… Read more »

THE PLAYBOOK FOR SAFE DRIVING – a Winning Strategy Based On a Good Defense.

“The best offense is a good defense” is an adage that is often applied to football and basketball. The expression is used to note that success can hinge on an effective defense that keeps the ball on the other team’s side of the field, thus not only creating scoring opportunities but preventing the opposing team from scoring. Likewise, for… Read more »

DriverSource Welcomes Mr. Albert Porter Jr. to the Status of ELITE

DriverSource would like to commend and congratulate Mr. Albert Porter Jr. Due to his dedication to safety and service, he is the latest inductee into our ELiTE (Enhanced Logistics & Transportation Excellence) program.  Mr. Porter has been a valued associate for over 2 years and is a prime example of a true professional.  We are… Read more »

Our Northeast Region’s Driver of the Month Award

Our May Driver of the Month is Glen Barney. Glen has been with DriverSource since February 2019 and has been a great employee. He started out as a non-CDL driver for a produce company and we moved him to another position that was closer to his house. He has a crystal clean safety history and… Read more »

Active Steering – adding a new level of Safety for Drivers

The last time truck steering systems saw a big change was back in the 1980s as hydraulic power steering replaced manual steering systems. Now, after several decades, truck steering is seeing another big change. The change is called active steering. It has moved beyond the prototype stage and is expected to become available in commercial… Read more »