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May 2015 Truck Driver Training Video Release

May 2015 Truck Driver Training Video Release Did you know that according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, truck drivers are missing more days of work due to on-the-job injuries than they have in the past? A 2014 study revealed drivers now require a median of 22 days away from work to recuperate from on the job injuries or illnesses – a number that is rising. Unfortunately, the nature of …Read More

May 19-20, 2015 Trucking Business Boot Camp

Trucking Business Boot Camp The Stockyards Hotel * Ft. Worth, TX May 19-20, 2015 Another class of attendees has graduated from the Trucking Business Boot Camp. Safety directors and owners of trucking companies from across the U.S. came to Fort Worth, Texas on May 19th and 20th to learn about how online training could benefit their companies. In addition to spending 2 days learning a lot of great materials, they …Read More

GMTA Truck Driving Championship 2015

GMTA Truck Driving Championship 2015 Vertical Alliance Group was represented at the Georgia Motor Truck Association’s 2015 Truck Driving Championships by Allan Hicks. The event took place in Buford, GA May 7-9. Click here to see the complete list of winners from the 2015 event.

Canal Insurance Safety Seminar

Vertical Alliance Group Attends Canal Insurance Safety Seminar 2015 Canal Insurance held its annual Safety Conference April 22-April 24 at their home office in Greenville, South Carolina. This 2 day event saw presentations by a multitude of industry experts and representatives, including by Vertical Alliance President & CEO, Jay Wommack.   The first day featured presenters from the SC Division of the FMCSA and the CVSA going over changes in …Read More

If the FMCSA Asked You to Provide These Four Items Could You Even Find Them?

Since 2004, Ram Services has successfully operated a fleet of right at 15 trucks out of the Dallas, Texas area. When they lost one of their drivers to a single-vehicle fatality accident in July of 2014, they knew a DOT audit was coming. What they didn’t know was just how severe that accident, coupled with one other recordable accident in a 12 month period, was going to substantially impact their …Read More

Commercial Carrier Journal Features Vertical Alliance Boot Camp

Driver training: CAB Logistics goes online to streamline safety (with video) By Aaron Huff @AaronHuffCCJ on April 23, 2015 Until last year, CAB Logistics was holding a company-wide safety meeting every quarter. To accommodate all 250 drivers, the meeting had to be repeated for two or three consecutive days. The result was several days of lost productivity. CAB Logistics has two divisions. One transports frac sand for the oil and gas industry; the …Read More

Trucking Company Owner Receives Jail Sentence for Accident Involving His Driver

A Riverside trucking firm owner will spend 6 to 23 months in county prison because a truck he allowed on the road had a “hazardous braking system” when it was involved in a four-vehicle accident that left a New York man wheelchair-bound. Joshua S. Kovaschetz, 35, wasn’t driving the truck, but he’ll begin his sentence at 9 a.m. Monday, April 27, on two misdemeanor counts of recklessly endangering another person, …Read More

FMCSA Issues Final Rule to Incorporate Medical Qualification into CDL

FMCSA Issues Final Rule to Incorporate Medical Qualification into CDL The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published a final rule to amend the process under which medical examination results and certification requirements for CDL drivers are submitted to state drivers licensing agencies. 80 Fed. Reg. 22789 (April 23, 2015). Beginning in June 2018, the rule will require medical examiners performing physical examinations of CMV drivers to use a newly …Read More

2015 SCTA Truck Driving Championship Winners

2015 SCTA Truck Driving Championship Winners Tim Lawhorne, Vertical Alliance Group territory manager for NC & SC, attended the SCTA Truck Driving Championship awards banquet Saturday night at the Embassy Suites in Columbia, South Carolina.  Vertical Alliance Group would like to extend a congratulations to the following winners: Grand Champion: George Beland, AAA Cooper Transportation Awarded to the overall high scorer in the championship William C. “Curly” Hallford Team Award: …Read More

CSVA Announces June Dates for 72 Hour International Roadcheck Event

CSVA 2015 International Roadcheck Event Dates: June 2-4 Trucking companies across the country should now have on their calendars the dates for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CSVA) 28th annual International Roadcheck, scheduled to take place June 2-4 across the country. Over the course of 72 hours, CVSA-certified officials and federal inspectors across North America will be inspecting an average of 17 trucks or buses per minute. This year CSVA …Read More