Siemaszko has driven more than 2.1 million miles in his 20-year driving career, 17 with Davis Cartage. He was chosen from among nine other nominated drivers for the award based on his accident-free driving record, over-the-road mileage, customer service and professionalism. This is the second consecutive Driver of the Year win for Davis Cartage.
MTA also proudly honors Old Dominion (OD) Freight Line as its Excellence in Fleet Safety Grand Champion. The nearly 90-year-old national LTL freight leader and global transportation company currently operates 248 service centers across the United States. OD was chosen from among 12 Fleet Safety Award winners based on miles driven, number of accident-free miles and specific best practice safety protocols undertaken by the company.
To recognize the outstanding professional technicians that keep the trucking industry rolling, American Trucking Associations' National Technician Appreciation Week (NTAW) will be held September 19-24.

Group also issues call for driver input on job motivations and satisfaction
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has launched the 2021 Top Industry Issues Survey. The annual survey asks trucking industry stakeholders to rank the top issues of concern for the industry along with potential strategies for addressing each issue. 

Industry stakeholders are encouraged to complete the survey available through ATRI’s website by clicking here or using the above embedded QR code. The survey will remain open through October 15, 2021.
Commercial Carriers Journal- Are you attracting best-fit drivers with your ads or are you wasting time with unqualified leads? You need ads that make it easy to attract, recruit and hire the drivers you want while avoiding the drivers you don’t.

CDL Life- On September 8, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that Stan Koch & Sons Trucking violated workplace discrimination laws when it used a physical strength test as a hiring screen.

The EEOC says that the practice violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and discriminates against women because of their sex.

Freight Waves- Through June 30, 2021, 17.1% of all violations in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse are a result of a fleet reporting “actual knowledge” of a violation and for test refusals since its launch on Jan. 6, 2020.

In at least some of those cases the drivers may be assessed a violation due to a reporting system that confuses carriers and results in violations being entered into the clearinghouse database when, in fact, they should not be.

Transport Topics- Members of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s medical review board are due to address uncertainties connected to a voluntary recall of some continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) machines, warning that truck drivers using them face potential health risks.

The spokeswoman said that FMCSA will task the medical board with providing recommendations about how to best assist medical examiners on the agency’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners and the drivers who use the CPAPs on identifying options for drivers with machines covered by the recall.

Transport Dive- Mechanical costs per repair continue to go up, even as the number of unscheduled mechanical repairs goes down, according to a Q3 repair and maintenance report by FleetNet and the American Trucking Associations' Technology and Maintenance Council.

The Trucker- The U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on September 15 advanced transportation and climate legislation that would invest nearly $60 billion in America’s infrastructure.

However, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said in a statement that the bill doesn’t address what it calls America’s truck-parking crisis.

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