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Roll On: Balancing Family with Life on the Road

Day in the Life Truck Driver
As we near Truck Driver Appreciation Week, it’s important to consider how much of an impact that the individuals who are responsible for moving product over the road every day have on our lives, from the food we eat to the clothes we wear.

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2015 C.H. Robinson Scholarship Recipients Announced

TheRoad_CarrierScholarship-300x200Earlier this year, I announced the third annual C.H. Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program for Truckload Contract Carriers. Today, I’m thrilled to share that 10 recipients for 2015 have been chosen. Each recipient received $2,500 to apply toward tuition for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.

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- Vice President of North American Truckload, C.H. Robinson

Why is it Important to Increase Driver Pay?

Why Increase DriverPayI have been asked by many of my industry peers, “Why is Transport America increasing pay for drivers? Aren’t you just driving up the costs of business for our industry?” The short answer is, “No, because drivers have choices when it comes to careers.” By increasing pay, my goals are to make driving more attractive than the other career options available to our drivers and to put Transport America at the top of the list of truckload carriers that drivers would like to work with.
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- Chief Operating Officer, Transport America

Hours of Service Best Practices for Drivers and Shippers

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Hours of Service Best Practices for Drivers and Shippers

A carrier arrives to pick up a load in the afternoon with only a few available hours left before he or she needs to take a 10 hour rest break. The loading facility has been running behind all day and takes much longer than anticipated to load the truck. By the time the paperwork is done and the driver is ready to go, the driver is “out of hours” and significantly into the 10 hour required rest period. The loading facility has a strict no overnight policy and asks the driver to leave. The driver refuses, reiterating that the facility is asking him to violate hours of service regulations.
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- Manager, Government Affairs- C.H. Robinson