Alcohol and the Holidays

The holiday season is in full swing and that typically means a full dose of parties, celebrations, and festivities—many of which may involve alcohol. Drunk drivers are responsible for many traffic accidents and even fatalities. In 2015 alone, alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities accounted for 29 percent of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities in the United States. Make […]

Final Rule of CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse: What You Need To Know

On December 5th, 2016, The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published its long-awaited final rule to create a Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, or rather establishing a database of CDL holders who have failed or refused to take a DOT drug test. The clearinghouse would require carriers to submit positive tests and […]

Driver Shortage Threatens American Consumer Lifestyle

Every year, America’s consumption increases. And now that smartphones and computers have made access to goods easier than ever, the demand to keep products in stock requires numerous amounts of resources and energy. That means, in order to satisfy our society of ultimate convenience, we need trucks, lots of trucks—and those trucks need drivers. Almost every […]

Electronic Logging Devices (ELD): What You Need To Know

On December 18, 2017, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) new regulation will take effect—requiring the use of electronic logging devices (ELD) for truckers to keep track of their hours of service. In addition to keeping exhausted drivers off the road and limiting accidents, the new rule is designed to […]

The Top 10 Issues Facing the Trucking Industry

This month, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) published their survey of the top 10 issues facing the trucking industry today. The ATRI surveyed a record-breaking 3,285 stakeholders in trucking, including commercial drivers and motor carriers in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Survey respondents were asked to select their top three issues facing the trucking industry today and rank their top three preferred strategies corresponding to each issue. Once gathered, the results are organized and

Why Celebrate For Just A Week When You Can Celebrate All Year?

To kick off the National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Driving Ambition held a company picnic at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park in Fishers, Indiana. The event brought together staff, drivers and their families to celebrate the people that keep Driving Ambition moving forward - our drivers. But at Driving Ambition, we believe that a week of celebration and appreciation just isn't enough. At the event, Jeremy Reymer President & CEO, announced Driving Ambition's "Year of the

The Dangers of Drinking and Driving

Due to increased awareness of the issues and consequences related to drinking and driving, the amount of incidents related with this crime have dramatically decreased. However, drinking and driving is still a very serious issue. Each day there are 3,200 people arrested for driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. According to Mothers […]

Building Stronger Families Through Fun Activities

August is National Family Fun month.  This is a good time to reflect on your family and build stronger relationships – all while having fun! You can choose many activities to do as a family, and through those activities, you can help build a stronger family. Through activities you can: Build Trust- Strong families build […]