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Truckers Parking Nightmares

Truckers Parking Nightmares

As usual, the top concern for carriers is the ongoing driver shortage. Others admitted concerns about CSA, rising insurance costs, and driver retention. The principal problem for drivers, however, is the truckers parking. 

Our very own Craig Hart and Mark Rhea welcomed Anthony Petitte, CEO, and Founder of Truck Park, in a recent roundtable event. Truck Park is a platform for carriers to find safe, secure, and reservable truckers parking for their fleet.

You wouldn’t go on vacation without booking a hotel first. You shouldn’t send your drivers on the road without a guaranteed place to stop for the night.  

You can watch the replay Fast Forward Expert Roundtable #24: TRUCK DRIVERS SAFE PARKING IS A TOP CHALLENGE

Parking in Perspective 

Truckers Parking may not seem like a huge issue to those who have never experienced the stress. However, driving from full lot to full lot is frustrating for truck drivers, even more so after a long shift, crazy traffic, and a drive clock ticking down to zero.  

Picture this, and you’ve just finished a shift. You had a long and stressful day at the office. The only thing on your mind is getting home, watching a little TV, and crawling into bed.

Traffic is a nightmare on your commute, your gas light is blinking, and you’d give anything for a cup of coffee. Add to that your spouse calls and says you have 17 minutes to get home because you’ve been at work almost 14 hours.  

You finally pull into the driveway. Home at last! But you’re too late, the door is locked, and you don’t have a key. You’ll have to find another place to sleep. The motel down the street seems like your best option.

You jump back in the car, eyes heavy with sleep, and head that way. Oops, the flashing no vacancy sign means you’re out of luck.  

There’s another motel a few miles down. It’s not in the best part of town, but they did rid of the bed bugs last year. You decide to give it a shot. As you roll into the parking lot, you notice a sheet of plywood propped against the front door with the words ‘Closed for Renovations,’ scribbled in red paint.  

Only one option remains – the brand new skyrise hotel right off the interstate. The front desk clerk greets you with a warm smile and explains all the amenities in their one remaining room.

Finally, after exhausting all other options and running on fumes, you are 5 minutes away from a hot shower and a few hours of sleep.  

“That will be $287 for the night,” the clerk says with a smile, holding out a hand for your credit card.  

Now you must decide if that hot shower, stiff mattress, and gently used sheets are worth more money than you make in a day.  

The Problem with Truckers Parking 

Availability is just one of the ongoing issues when parking a big rig for the night. Drivers often find themselves in precarious situations if the parking spot they find isn’t ideal.  

Drivers of high-value loads also have to keep their load secure throughout the night. They can take precautions like parking under lights or backing up to a fence so their trailer doors cannot be opened. Truckers Parking lots that lack security guards or cameras are a prime target for freight thieves. 

The trucker’s safety is a top concern. Drivers who sleep in their tractors are in a vulnerable position overnight. It is especially dangerous if they park in a lot of stores that close or do not have adequate lighting.  

In 2018, a 25-year veteran of trucking named Amos Phillips was met with a grim situation in Fort Hall. He parked his tractor in the parking lot of a TP truck stop and visited a nearby casino.

After trying his luck at blackjack, Phillips returned to the truck stop and climbed into the sleeper of his truck. He began his nightly routine, locking the doors and unwinding from the day before falling asleep. 

It is unclear whether the truck stop had security guards watching the lot, but it is apparent that someone was watching Phillips. Slightly after dozing off, Phillips was startled out of his sleep by a man standing over him inside the sleeper.

The man demanded money from Phillips, or he would beat him. When Phillips refused to give him cash, the man repeatedly struck Phillips in the face with rocks.   

Williams was able to escape his attacker by fighting back. He fought hard to stay alive. He kicked and punched anything he could reach. But it was 2:30 in the morning, and he was confused and afraid. Finally, he was able to kick his attacker with both feet hard enough to send him flying out of the truck. 

Phillips called 911 and was treated for multiple broken bones in his face and nose and a blot clot in his brain. The driver who recovered the tractor was horrified to find bloodstains all over the sleeper of the truck.  

8 Parking Questions Your Company Might Face  

Do you drivers have an issue finding parking spots? 

Of course, they do; all drivers do. This issue is large enough to gain the attention of the federal government. Jason’s Law requires the DOT to analyze the state of truckers parking regularly.

The DOT conducts a survey to determine each state’s ability to provide adequate, safe, and secure parking for truck drivers.  

Jason’s Law was enacted in 2015 after truck driver Jason Rivenburg was shot and killed 12 miles from his drop-off location. Jason was ahead of schedule and was not allowed to drop off his load more than an hour ahead of schedule. He parked at a truck stop to wait for his delivery window.  

Jason’s attacker watched him pull into the parking lot, crawled under his trailer, and waited for Jason to fall asleep. He climbed into the cab, shot Jason Rivenburg in the head, and stole the $7.00 that Jason had on him.

He left behind a wife, son, and unborn twins. This tragedy may have been avoided if the parking lot had been more secure or the receiver let him park in their yard.  

Does your trip planning training include parking advice or instruction?  

Every veteran driver knows the importance of trip planning. This includes checking available hours, pick-up and delivery times, alternate routes, weather, fuel, and fuel stops, etc. Focus is usually placed on the beginning of the trip and arriving on time to all destinations.  

Truck parking is equally essential as the above considerations. This step should be included in the trip planning phase. A safe place to park will give truck drivers a clear picture of their goal for the day. It will also relieve the stress of frantically searching for a safe place when their daily hours are getting low.  

Have your drivers ever run out of hours while looking for parking?  

Admission to this question will prove you are aware of HOS violations. If your answer is ‘yes,’ be prepared to answer questions about what you are doing to prevent violations. Parking is a huge piece of the trip planning puzzle but is often overlooked.  

While managing their fleet, dispatchers should be aware of this issue and advise drivers to plan for parking ahead of time. With proper training, operations and truckers can work together to avoid these types of situations and reduce HOS violations.  

Do you drivers know what to do if the shipper/receiver rejects their request to park for a break?  

Truck drivers are sometimes turned away from the shipper/receiver and are left to find parking on their own. Jason Rivenburg mentioned above is a prime example.  

Michael Boeglin was on his way to pick up a load. He pulled over in a parking lot for the night because his pick-up was scheduled for the following day. In a suspected robbery, Michael was attacked. Five shots were fired, and then his tractor was set ablaze in an apparent attempt to destroy any evidence. 

“He was always willing to help out a friend, loved to farm, and was so excited about becoming a dad.” 

-Ashley Boeglin, Michael’s wife. They were expecting their first child.  

Detroit experienced a string of heinous crimes that involved a fatal shooting and arson. Michael Boeglin was the 4th victim in 30 days.  

Have you checked with your female and/or special interest truckers to make sure they feel safe? 

Hiring for diversity and inclusion is a common practice today. Some trucking companies institute special campaigns specifically focused on special interest groups such as females, veterans, LGBTQA+, and more. Have you checked with your female and special interest truckers to make sure they feel safe?  

Diversity and inclusion in hiring portray your company as culturally safe. In some cases, it is the determining factor for a trucker to choose your company when looking for a job.

Examine your company’s follow-through after hiring. In addition to diversity and inclusion in hiring, ensure your company culture reflects the same ideology.  

Do you allow your drivers to carry weapons in their trucks, and do your policies reflect that?  

You may not know whether your drivers carry a gun or other weapon in their truck because they keep it quiet. Consider your driver handbook. If you have policies that forbid self-defense weapons, make sure your drivers are aware and fully understand the policy.  

This is a great topic to discuss in orientation; however, it is worth re-training your drivers at least twice a year. You can use the Infinit-I platform to distribute policies on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis.

Drivers benefit from electronic access to these policies. Your company will benefit from retaining electronic policy acknowledgment signatures regularly. 

Do your Operations employees understand the gravity of safe and secure parking situations?  

Operation training on driver parking is just as necessary as driver training. Your operations team acts as your drivers’ advisors but, in most cases, lacks truck driving experience.

Your dispatchers, fleet managers, and weekend/graveyard teams must understand the importance of safe truckers parking. Their knowledge is another layer of protection for your freight and your company’s most precious assets, your drivers.  

In June of 2021, truck driver Alfred Hill, Jr. was killed on the shoulder of I-70. His truck broke down while driving, and he was forced to pull over. He was struck by a vehicle while placing reflective triangles on the road.  

His death was not the result of unavailable parking, but tragic nonetheless. Many drivers park their semis on the interstate when there are no other options and are too exhausted to continue.

Train your operations employees on the importance of safe and secure parking during trip planning. Use software, such as www.truckpark.com, to reserve safe truckers parking for your fleet before they start rolling.  

How long do you allow a driver/tractor to remain parked before checking in?  

As part of their job duties, operations employees should perform regular wellness checks on ill or fatigued drivers or drivers with prolonged idle times. Truck drivers face a morbid reality that any trip could be their last. All too often, truck drivers are found dead in the sleeper, sometimes days after passing. No truck driver should perish alone in the cab of a truck, away from family, far from home, especially due to lack of communication or because someone lost track of them.

Reginald Morgan was found dead in his sleeper in February 2021. In this case, his company did everything right. He contacted his dispatcher to report that he felt ill. Morgan failed to respond to contact attempts the following day. His company pinged his GPS location and ordered a welfare check. Officers arrived at the truck stop where he was parked to find Morgan passed away.

Morgan passed from natural causes, so in this case, it seems his death could not have been prevented. However, the company’s operations employees noticed several red flags like an illness report followed by non-communication. If they responded differently, Morgan’s body might have remained in that truck stop parking lot for several days. Such has been the case in several other tragic incidences. 

To Learn More 

Watch the replay of our expert roundtable titled, “We Saved You A Spot – Turn truck parking from a headache into a win!” Of the 1.1 million truck drivers in America (and only 313,000 parking spaces), 75% say they experience difficulty finding safe truckers parking.

A staggering 90% say this happens at night.  

Truckers parking nightmares can be a simple solution that improves driver safety, wellbeing, morale and might improve truck driving retention.

CEO Anthony Petitte explains how Truck Park is the ultimate solution 75% of truck drivers are begging for. You will learn how dangerous it is to ignore your drivers’ parking challenges. Truck Park is a simple solution that improves driver safety, wellbeing, and morale and just might improve retention.

Infinit-I can help, too! We would love to give you a tour of our platform. Schedule a demo with one of our experts.

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Consequences of Driving Overloaded Vehicles

Your rig is up for any task you throw at it and never backs down. You expect it to handle long hauls without bogging down, all while keeping you and your cargo safe & secure.

With the economy coming back, it is critical to delivering needed items. Getting more freight delivered benefits the whole value chain. Everyone must understand how overloaded vehicles have significant consequences, which relate to a variety of things, such as:

  • Driving problems
  • Regulation violations
  • Maintenance problems 
  • Liability

Education Makes a Difference

You want everyone involved to understand the consequences of driving an overloaded vehicle. Through understanding the problems, you minimize the risk. An overloaded vehicle means that the weight exceeds the gross weight vehicle rating. You have several other factors that can influence whether a truck classifies as overloaded, such as the gross axle weight rating and the gross combined weight rating. 

Infinit-I Workforce Solutions provides training designed to help manage overweight vehicles. Sign up for a Free Live Demo.

Driving Problems

Overloaded vehicles threaten road safety, and fatal accidents have happened because of them. Proper front-end steering gets thrown off balance, and because of excessive weight in the back, the truck’s steering won’t respond as promptly. Add excessive speed and maneuverability issues, and you have a recipe for disaster. Braking becomes another problem. You can misjudge the stopping distance because of an overloaded vehicle. Overloaded vehicles need more distance to stop, and the driver can minimize this more easily. 

Each of the components will operate within specific parameters. However, even in this environment, physics does play a role.

Regulation Violations

People who violate the overloaded fleet vehicle regulations may face fines. However, two vehicles with the same weight overload could face different penalties because of the fine schedule. For example, a truck with a registered gross vehicle weight of 20,000 pounds that weighs in at 25,000 pounds may have to pay $500. Meanwhile, you could have another truck with a gross vehicle weight of 60,000 pounds that weighs in at 65,000 pounds. They only pay $250 because of the fine schedule. 

Keep in mind; this only gives you an example. How much driving an overloaded vehicle costs will depend on the state that you drive in. 

In some cases, you may face criminal charges for overloading a vehicle. Some of the examples include:

  • Reckless endangerment
  • Manslaughter
  • Assault

Maintenance Problems

Overloading a fleet vehicle comes with maintenance problems as well. This can cost companies tens of thousands of dollars. Not only do the repairs cost money, but you lose money when your vehicle sits idle. In addition, many components in the truck can break because of the exceeding capacity. 

Especially considering how you could have prevented the breakdown of your vehicle, it doesn’t make much sense to overload it. This can cause driver and customer commitment issues, and considering how you could have prevented it, it doesn’t make sense to overload the vehicle. When you overload your truck, it increases the cost of maintenance. The operating system is strained, and components like the tie rods, the engines, the tires, and drivetrain components can break down. 


Supervisors and drivers may have the mistaken belief that weight restrictions don’t apply to them, but no one has an exemption from running safe and compliant vehicles. Some organizations have approved for running overweight vehicles, but they still have to remain safe. 

The consequences for not doing this can lead to outrageous litigation costs. For example, getting into an accident with another car on the road, they can file a lawsuit against your company, which can lead to tens of thousands of dollars in costs. The other danger is that because fleet vehicles are so large, it usually leads to fatal accidents. 

Signs of an Overloaded Truck

The first most significant sign is that your truck will look overloaded. The rear end sags, and with hauls, may bounce close to the edge of the bed. The other danger of this comes from how an overloaded truck can lead to worn-out suspension. Finally, as you drive, you may hear cracking and squealing, which shows that you overloaded the truck. 

Pay attention to the noises, and if you drive with excessive weight in the truck, inspect the leaf springs after. Another sign is that your truck doesn’t bounce. The suspension can’t handle the weight. Your truck should bounce slightly as you drive it. It’s a bad sign if the truck doesn’t bounce. 

Next, are you struggling to maneuver the steering wheel? An overloaded vehicle can have a big impact on the steering wheel, and it won’t be as responsive when driving. However, with this one, you have to exercise caution because other things may be causing the steering wheel not to handle appropriately, such as:

  • Improper tire pressure
  • Power steering pump failure
  • Steering rack problems
  • Power steering fluid issue
  • Serpentine belt damage

Why Overloading Your Truck is Bad

Along with all the other issues mentioned, your vehicle won’t last as long if you overload it. The rear suspension could fail. Meanwhile, your leaf springs might be fine, but the center bolts could crack and cause further problems with your suspension. Another real danger exists that you could damage your payload. In a perfect world, your payload makes it to its destination without a problem. You keep your load safe from the correct management of it. 

How to Maximize Your Payloads without Going Over

First, upgrade the rear springs. This evenly distributes the weight across the truck body. You have four springs that support the truck’s suspension, and adding springs or upgrading to high-grade springs can increase your truck’s ability to carry loads. 

Coil-over shock absorbers help your truck to drive over smooth surfaces. Bumps will create a movement where the weight shifts onto the springs. Gain more control over your vehicle while minimizing these movements through having coil-over shock absorbers. You should also understand how much weight your truck can carry because this goes a long way to preventing overload.

Hopefully, you have seen the dangers of overloading your fleet of vehicles. Overloading can cost your company more than what it’s worth. It’s hard on your fleet, and you will have a more challenging time maintaining your vehicles because they break down more often. You don’t want to be anywhere near when you consistently overload a truck because it always leads to problems. While your truck can pull its weight, it wouldn’t be wise to regularly overload it unless you want problems. Many people understand how they shouldn’t overload the truck, but they still do it. Knowing the specific consequences can hopefully help to stave off this problem.


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration gives emergency relief from hours-of-service regulations again. This is for East coast carriers involved in refined petroleum supply chains. Colonial Pipeline experienced a cyber-attack. They have extensive operations across many states.

The declaration helps all drivers and motor carriers operating in the affected region. It gives them a more secure system. Now, they have the ability to use safety information as a decision-making factor.

The declaration does not relieve certain regulations or requirements. Carriers are still required to follow drug and alcohol regulations. Commercial driver’s license and size/weight requirements still apply, per FMCSA.

Colonial Pipeline announced that it remains primarily offline after the cyberattack. The company has determined the incident involved ransomware.

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a temporary declaration. It facilitates the flow of fuel across the Atlantic seaway. This has become a source of increasing concern due to the high traffic volume.


The PMTC (Private Motor Truck Council) has worked to clarify ArriveCAN as it pertains to Trucking: 

As you know, The Government of Canada has utilized various tools at its disposal to help limit the spread of COVID-19 across the border. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CBSA has been working closely with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and other federal partners along with provincial partners to ensure that the required measures to limit and reduce the spread of the virus into Canada were put into place. As the situation evolved, so did the CBSA posture. The Agency has continued to increase these measures on the advice of PHAC to help mitigate and contain the spread of the virus.

Submitting your information 

Accordingly, as of February 21st, 2021 at 11:59:59 PM, it will be required for all travelers to submit their information electronically before or when entering Canada. Commercial transporters will continue to be able to submit the mandatory information before or when entering Canada. For travelers who have not submitted their information in advance, they will be asked to provide it on entry.

While it is not mandatory for the information to be submitted in advance of crossing the border at this time, the use of ArriveCAN for travelers to submit their information in advance of the border is strongly recommended. ArriveCAN is a secure and user-friendly tool to help travelers comply with Canada’s enhanced border measures. ArriveCAN is available as a free mobile app available for download from Google Play or the App Store or by signing in online via Canada.ca/ArriveCAN.

We understand that not all truck drivers will have access to the ArriveCan App at this point and so I would like to remind you that Travellers can either use the mobile App or sign in online on any personal computing device (e.g. tablet) to use the non-app version of ArriveCAN.  https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/arrivecan.html

If you don’t submit your information…

Moreover, rest assured that Canadian citizens, who don’t submit their information through ArriveCAN, will not be denied boarding or entry at the land border, but may:

  • face additional delays at the border for public health questioning;
  • be subject to enforcement action.

Foreign nationals essential workers such as commercial truck drivers will not be denied entry if they do not have their ArriveCAN submission as long as they meet the requirements under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Operational guidance has been provided to our front-line officers in this regard, as well.

As we have more information on the next steps, the Government of Canada will be sure to engage with the industry to allow for the appropriate measures are in place to allow for a seamless implementation, to the greatest extent possible.

Thank you and your members for your/their ongoing efforts throughout the pandemic.

For More Information 

To receive further clarity, we just had a phone call with CBSA officials. Below are some tips and guidance.

  1. If a driver does not have a device capable of downloading the ArriveCan App, they can access the web version from any device that has internet capabilities and sign in that way. The link to both is above and here. https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/arrivecan.html
  2. A driver may enter their information into the ArriveCan App before they begin their trip out of the country. As an example, they are leaving Winnipeg on Sunday to go to Laredo, Tx. The driver can log in to App, enter their travel information and other required information before they leave Windsor. The info entered is valid until they begin their next trip out of the Country.
  3. Although you are required to enter your travel information, contact info etc, as you are an essential worker, you will not be required to complete the quarantine portion of the ArriveCan App questionnaire.
  4. In conversations with CBSA, they have ensured us that operationally their directive remains the same, to help facilitate the industry towards compliance. They are not looking to begin laying fines right out of the gate, but instead educate our drivers and our industry towards compliance. That being said, officers do have the capability of laying fines as off Monday, so although unlikely, it is possible.
  5. As mentioned in the message above from CBSA, Canadian Drivers and foreign nationals will not, and cannot be refused entry into Canada.
  6. This ruling and requirement does affect all US Drivers/citizens who are entering Canada as well. US Drivers/citizens will need to download the ArriveCan App, or use the Web version, prior to entering Canada, the same as a Canadian Truck Driver. The one exception is, if the driver is a US Citizen, they can be denied entry into Canada for not complying with the act.

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Texas-Based Company creates COMPLIMENTARY Driving in Winter Weather” Training Course in honor of fatalities in recent crashes.

Infinit-I Workforce Solutions takes steps to prevent future winter weather-related crash fatalities.

February 18, 2021

Dallas, TXInfinit-I Workforce Solutions, the leader in on-demand business education for safety training anytime, anywhere, announces support for professional drivers in honor of recent winter weather-related crash fatalities across the nation.

“We witnessed a tragedy in DFW. I sat silently with my team as we watched emergency responders clear the twisted wreckage from an interstate that my employees travel daily. It was at that moment I knew I had to act.

In honor of every soul involved in that crash, and so many others happening across the country in the wake of this unprecedented weather, we have compiled a custom training package, specifically designed to prepare truck drivers for winter weather conditions.

Our mission is to prevent these events in the future, and we are determined to save lives. We believe that in reaching the entire trucking industry, we can achieve the most good. So, this package is now available at no cost, for immediate deployment, to every trucking company, owner operator, passenger transportation company, and medium-duty fleet, big or small.”

Jay Wommack, CEO

Infinit-I Workforce Solutions

Texarkana, TX

The unprecedented winter storms halted business, stopped trucks, and caused thousands of vehicle crashes in the South. In response, Infinit-I Workforce Solutions offers a complimentary training course that better prepares professional drivers for winter weather conditions.

“This winter storm brought temperatures, snow, and ice like we have never experienced. In hindsight, it’s human nature to give advice on what we should have done to reduce the number of traffic accidents and fatalities that have taken place in the southern states.

We are turning hindsight into foresight as our contribution to the safety of all professional and commuter drivers. This course will bring awareness to all who participate and better prepare us for future catastrophic events.”

Lindsay Presley, Industry Marketer

Infinit-I Workforce Solutions

Texarkana, TX

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For more information about this offer, visit Infinit-I Workforce Solutions.

About Infinit-I Workforce Solutions

Infinit-I Workforce Solutions is the industry leader in on-demand business education for safety training anytime, anywhere. With more than 1,000 expert videos, our training platform reduces accidents, violations, employee turnover, and training costs to make your business more profitable and litigation-proof for the long-haul. You will be in good company as our solutions are used by more than 1,500 clients across 300,000 users across Trucking (For Hire and Private Fleets), Student Transportation (School Systems and Private Bussing), and Warehouse Management. For more information about Infinit-I Workforce Solutions, visit www.infinitiworkforce.com.

Infinit-I Workforce Solutions is the industry leader in on-demand business education for safety training anytime, anywhere.


Newly revealed enhancements and integrations continue to solidify Infinit-I as the market-leading provider of online training in trucking, student transportation, and warehousing.

Technological Innovations

We recently released the third generation of our online learning management platform, known as i3. This release was specifically designed to enhance productivity, access, retention, and interoperability.  This was made possible for the convenience of our rapidly growing client base, which now numbers more than 1,500 companies and 300,000 users.

View the full Press Release here.

“i3 is fundamentally different than any learning platform on the market. The content is delivered in stunning ultra-high definition. Assigning a year’s worth of classes is as simple as a few clicks. And it’s all accessible through a mobile app or through one of our many integrated partners. Our user base is going to love this!”

– Lindsay Presely

To create this experience, the i3 platform is delivering via the Infinit-I Player, an exciting proprietary technology which is actually six players in one for delivery of all media: PDFs, Streaming, Mp4, Youtube, Vimeo, and iSpring.

What that means for users:

  • Expanded Presentation Options
  • Upload your existing that may have been previously incompatible. Our system now supports a much larger array of media types.
  • Stunning Content Quality
  • Our content is created in 1080HD. Users will enjoy high-quality video and sounds, directly to their computer, laptop, or mobile device.
  • Extremely Fast
  • The new player optimizes bandwidth for fast downloads and streaming. The Mp4 player downloads pieces of content at a time for immediate and continuous viewing.

With Infinit-I, you can easily deliver internal communication and on-going training to your entire workforce. At the touch of a button, assign existing PDFs, training videos, live or recorded townhalls from within i3.

Our training platform is now even more accessible than ever before. Infinit-I Workforce Solutions is now available on Google Play and the Apple store. Your workforce will enjoy the convenience of our mobile-friendly platform, designed for on the go use.


We are excited to announce our newest technology partnerships with DriverReach, a life-cycle management provider. Multi-system communication allows you to easily formulate action plans for performance enhancement across your enterprise from a central location. Synchronized reporting streamlines your workload so you can work smarter. Better. Faster.

“Most of our market must have access to the most current and relevant information available in every format possible. Our platform has answered both the format needs with the Infinit-I Player and the deliverability requirements with apps and integrations.”

– Jay Wommack, CEO of Infinit-I Workforce Solutions

Driver Reach

We recently partnered with DriverReach, the fastest-growing leader in driver life-cycle management and applicant tracking. DriverReach is ideal for the organizational management of Infinit-I’s clients.

DriverReach is a recruiting and compliance management system for companies that want to streamline the onboarding process. Their system allows drivers to complete a mobile DOT application that feeds directly into a full-service applicant tracking system. As soon as your prospects are hired, a profile will automatically be created in the Infinit-I system.

DriverReach improves the hiring process by simplifying the applicants’ experience. Combine their speed-to-hire capabilities with Infinit-I online orientation service, your drivers can onboard before they ever reach the terminal.

The CEO and Founder of DriverReach, Jeremy Reymer, said, “As a life-long member of the Indiana Motor Truck Association, I’ve seen a lot of things come and go. When we selected Infinit-I for our integration program, it was because they have the longest track record – in this industry – of delivering results. Their offering matched perfectly with DriverReach for tracking the full life-cycle of every driver.

Innovative Solutions

These new capabilities and integrations continue to make Infinit-I even easier to use. Forward-thinking, proactive strategies, and continual improvement are what make Infinit-I the most preferred LMS in this space.

How do we know?

Our clients rave about Infinit-I’s ability to reduce accidents and turnover while improving the driver experience. They watch their CSA score drop. They save thousands in fuel costs. They bring awareness to their employees, behaviors positively change, and their safety culture flourishes.

Then they tell their colleagues, and those colleagues tell their connections, and those connections call us. We have experienced exponential growth in our network of strategically focused safety professionals through client referrals over the past few years.

It is through these connections Infinit-I has easily become the most referred provider in this space. We currently service 300,000+ users and have delivered 7 million safety training courses this year. To us, that’s 7 million opportunities to enhance driver performance and get them home safely.

If you are not currently in partnership with Infinit-I, consider entering into our care, counsel, and protection by becoming a client of ours. Take the small step of entering into a complimentary trial.

Current Clients: Together, we can make this industry the safest it has ever been. Help us spread the word. Think of your connections, your colleagues, former employers, trade show connections, and those who are dedicated to the safety of the trucking industry.

We are looking for strategic leaders with a safety culture mindset. Visionary leadership who strive for unparalleled business outcomes and bring awareness to their employees.

Tell us about them here. If we don’t currently have a relationship with their business, we will let them use Infinit-I free for 30 days as a gift from you.

About Infinit-I

Infinit-I Workforce Solutions is the industry leader in on-demand business education for safety training anytime, anywhere. With more than 1,000 expert videos, our training platform reduces accidents, violations, employee turnover, and training costs to make your business more profitable and litigation-proof for the long-haul. You will be in good company as our solutions are used by more than 1,500 clients across 300,000 users across Trucking (For Hire and Private Fleets), Student Transportation (School Systems and Private Bussing), and Warehouse Management. For more information about Infinit-I Workforce Solutions, visit https://infinitiworkforce.com.

About DriverReach

DriverReach’s modern recruiting and compliance management system provides a better applicant experience and dramatically improves speed-to-hire. A mobile-friendly DOT application feeds directly into a full-service ATS with email and text functionality, streamlining the process of qualifying drivers so companies can Hire. Better. Faster. As an American Trucking Association Corporate Partner, DriverReach is dedicated to improving the hiring process for drivers and carriers alike. For more information, or to request a test drive, visit https://www.driverreach.com.


Winter fell hard and fast in the fourth quarter of 2019. During that time, I spend countless hours ensuring my fleet was ready for the impact snow and ice can present. The ice storms that overtook the northern half of both coasts and the Midwest thwarted our preparation attempts. Current forecasts predict the wintry conditions will be present this weekend, calling for 5-6 inches of snow throughout the northwestern mountainous areas.

Each of my drivers who would encounter snow or ice had access chains or cables.  They kept a supply of windshield washer fluid for maximum visibility. I assigned them training specifically designed for truckers in winter weather conditions.  We spoke frequently about searching for easy exit parking which did not require backing on departure. They were to pay extra attention to their truck and trailer lights to ensure they were clean and operational. During trip planning, we worked together to ensure plenty of time on the back end of the haul to give them a buffer in case of bad weather.

We had all the bases covered. I made sure they had all the tools needed for safe performance. One issue I did not anticipate was the mental toll that driving in these conditions could pose for some drivers.

Driving in wintry weather can pose a high-stress environment for truck drivers of any experience level, especially when they are not accustomed to snow and ice. Adding to the potential for vehicle instability, the sight of other trucks and cars that skidded to a halt on the median puts additional stress on the driver.

Jack’s Breakdown

He was between hubs, miles from the last and the next truck stop. It was one of those empty stretches of lonely highway where you could not even stop for coffee. The snow was bearing down on the Ohio highway on which he was traveling. I asked if he felt safe to continue operating in these conditions. His choice was to keep rolling. Jack was equipped with tire chains and enough experience to make it through the snow. He was advised to pull over if there were any concerns about safe operation whatsoever, and he continued his journey.

Then began the series of unlucky events, each could have been devastating had we not taken drastic measures. He pulled off at a rest area to equip his snow chains. When he reentered the truck, it wouldn’t start due to a malfunctioning battery. He called dispatch to report the issue.

The snow was bearing down on the Ohio highway on which he was traveling. A mere 20 minutes after he pulled over, his tire tracks were no longer visible.

Considering all factors, I decided our best course of action was to have Jack’s truck towed to the nearest truck stop.  Because of the snow, every towing company within a 100 miles radius was at capacity. The company with the shortest wait time estimated a 5-hour window to pick up the truck, and Jack. I gave them his truck information and coordinates.

It took a couple of hours to coordinate the tow. I had to plan the details of the pickup, drop off, and repair, I rescheduled the live unload scheduled for that evening. The quote from the tow company was sent to management for approval. While I was preoccupied with the logistics, Jack was sitting, alone in his truck, on the side of the highway, in the snow.

Jack’s Other Breakdown

When I called him to discuss the plan, he had been alone with his thoughts for hours. Understandably, he had worked himself up and could not remain calm. Maybe it was boredom, maybe it was uncertainty, maybe being stranded with no immediate solution made him feel claustrophobic. Whatever the reason, he began to panic.

“I have to get out of this truck, Lindsay, I can’t sit here anymore,” he pleaded. “I don’t have food, I’m freezing, my phone is about to die. I’m going to find a truck stop or grocery store or something. I just have to go.”

I begged him not to set out on foot. After searching his location, he was at least 2.5 miles from the nearest fuel stop. He knew two and a half miles in a snowstorm was a bad idea, but he was not thinking clearly. He was cold and hungry and wanted to escape the situation he was trapped in. I asked him to wrap up in every piece of clothing he had to stay warm and I would send a taxi to his tractor. Before he could answer, his phone battery died, and the line fell silent. I called back, nothing. I sent several messages to the truck. No answer. I was afraid that in his fragile state of mine he had taken off on foot, against both of our better judgment.

Don’t Skip this Step

These are the realities of life on the road for truck drivers. As safety professionals, we can do everything in our power to control a situation and prepare for what lies ahead. Sometimes, such as with Jack’s situation, it is easy to skip a step. In all the hustle to secure the load, reschedule the delivery, and plan for a tow, I forgot to keep the communication lines open with my driver. His lack of information led to anxiety within himself that could have had a terrible outcome.

  • – Always check the weather where you are and where you’re going.
  • – Stay to the right whenever possible, keep extra distance between cars.
  • – Stay away from car packs and avoid parking on the shoulder.
  • – Connect others on the CB radio and encourage communication.
  • – Keep emergency supplies on hand like:
    • – Snacks and Water
    • – Tool kit and Flashlight
    • – Waterproof boots
    • – Extra socks and sweats
    • – Blankets
    • – Back-up battery bank for phones

Start Today

Infinit-I Offers the following courses to help prepare your drivers for the quickly upcoming wintry weather conditions they will face.

  • – Winter readiness checklist
  • – Driving in Extreme Weather Conditions
  • – Real-Life Lessons: Winter Weather and a Bad Case of Ice
  • – Real-Life Lessons: Icy Cab Step Leads to a Broken Arm

Above all, you must prepare to counter uncertainties within your target audience. If your goal is to ensure the safety of your fleet, focus on frequent and consistent safety training. Now, you can do it for free. Infinit-I Workforce Solutions is offering a Complimentary 30-Day Trial to help you prepare your entire fleet.


O.U.R. has Helped to Save 3,000 Children from Sex Trafficking and Brought 1,800 Predators to Justice 

Dallas, TX – Infinit-I Workforce Solutions, the leader in on-demand business education for safety training anytime, anywhere, announces support for Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.), a non-profit which assists governments around the world in the rescue of human trafficking and sex trafficking victims. Through the support of Infinit-I Workforce, Operation Underground Railroad will have the resources to rescue ten (10) children in 2021 from sex trafficking. 

Operation Underground Railroad paves the way for permanent eradication of child sex trafficking through coordinated rescue and recovery planning. And, with the support of companies like Infinit-I Workforce Solutions, they will have the ability to move this mission closer to completion. 

Jay Wommack, CEO of Infinit-I Workforce, said, “This pledge is dedicated on behalf of our clients, the 1,500 companies in trucking, student transportation, bussing, and warehousing who rely on us for safety training. It is because of them that we have this opportunity to support Operation Underground Railroad’s great mission. For that, we are eternally grateful. 

About Infinit -I Workforce Solutions

Infinit-I Workforce Solutions is the industry leader in on-demand business education for safety training anytime, anywhere. With more than 1,000 expert videos, our training platform reduces accidents, violations, employee turnover, and training costs to make your business more profitable and litigation-proof for the long-haul. You will be in good company as our solutions are used by more than 1,500 clients across 300,000 users across Trucking (For Hire and Private Fleets), Student Transportation (School Systems and Private Bussing), and Warehouse Management. For more information about Infinit-I Workforce Solutions, visit www.infinitiworkforce.com.  

About Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.)

Formed in 2013, Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) has dedicated itself to reduce child trafficking activities in the United States. To date, they have saved over 3,000 children from sex trafficking and help prosecute over 1,800 predators. O.U.R. works closely with law enforcement to ensure the safe and just transport of these victims to safe and wholesome environments. For more information about Operation Underground Railroad, visit www.ourrescue.org  

Message from our CEO

Recently, we had the opportunity to partner with Operation Underground Railroad, great non-profit that assists governments around the world in the rescue of human trafficking and sex trafficking victims. (See the attached press release for more information.) 

I’m writing to extend my sincerest gratitude to you. It is because of your unwavering support, Infinit-I Workforce Solutions has the privilege of supporting a cause I find most noble. 

Our ability to deliver business outcomes such as fuel savings, reduced violations, fewer accidents, and enhanced litigation protection is only possible because of partners like you. Partners on the other side who understand what it truly means to have a safety culture. Partners who are dedicated to supporting their drivers for the long-haul.  

We are always looking for people just like yourself who could benefit from the same quality service and impactful training. If you know of anyone who matches your same high caliber strategic focus, please give them our name and number. Or, if you feel comfortable doing so, send their contact information to me at [email protected] and we’ll reach out on your behalf.  

Lastly, if there is anything you need, anything at all, let me know. We are here for you. It is truly an honor to support you. 


  • Jay Wommack 
  • President & CEO 
  • Infinit-I Workforce Solutions 

At the beginning of my career in trucking, I ran a fleet of 40+ OTR reefer drivers from a tiny, fluorescent-lit cubicle in Texas. My drivers ranged from know-it-all rookies with three months experience to 40+ year career truck drivers who actually did know it all. They all taught me valuable lessons throughout my time as a dispatcher.

As with any job, it is impossible as a dispatcher to make every driver happy. “Do me a favor? Run this one and I’ll look for a good one next,” I would beg of them. They had heard it all before. Sometimes, they didn’t believe me, but I always tried to deliver on that promise.

“Just don’t send me to California, please.”

Don’t Send Me to California

Don't Send Me to California

Out of the thousands of loads I dispatched; I heard this phrase continuously. At first, I didn’t understand why my drivers didn’t want to make a run to The Golden State for a few days. To me, it would be a dream to park the truck on the beach and watch the sunset over the shore from the sleeper.

It is not a dream, not for a truck driver. I had romanticized the idea of running the coastal roads to such an exaggerated point that I was not listening to the reality of the situation. It wasn’t until one of my drivers was affected that my eyes were opened to the nightmare.

Josh was from Oregon and had a natural disdain for California, almost as if he were born with it. He shared that, “California is full of winding mountain roads, construction at every turn, 55 MPH highways, and rush hour traffic that lasts for hours while you watch your clock tick away!”

Josh was my most dependable driver. He showed up no matter the load, the pickup location, or the destination and was always on time. When I gave him California loads, he would sigh and say, “Okay, boss, whatever you need,” and then be on his way.

The Citation that Changed my Mind

Still to this day, one particular run-in burned into my memory. It was August and Josh was running a bottled water load to NorCal. Josh called me first thing Tuesday morning. His voice was shaking and I could feel his irritation. “Hey Boss, I just got pulled over. I think I’m getting a ticket.”  I did my best to calm him down, and calm myself down, so I could coach him through the company’s citation procedure.

He agreed to remain respectful to the officer and find a safe-haven so he could call me back. A lengthy fifteen minutes later, I answered Josh’s phone call and began my rapid-fire questioning.

“Did you get a ticket? Were you speeding? How fast were you going?”

“No, Boss, I wasn’t speeding. I was smoking.”

The Citation that Changed my MindCompany policy stated that Josh could smoke in his cab; no concern there. However, throwing a cigarette butt out of the window in California is considered littering. He was cited with a ticket and a hefty $500 fine that neither of us could have seen coming.

Outrageous! For a cigarette butt? I could not believe the enormity of the fine; $500 is utterly ridiculous and disproportionate to the crime of littering.

However, I was disillusioned by my own ignorance. In a week or two, the California wildfires began to rage. These fires remained uncontained, despite their emergency efforts, for months.  In 2018, two million acres burned and a hundred people died. I could not stop thinking about Josh’s cigarette. What if?

  • – Have you trained your drivers on state-specific laws?
  • – Have your drivers been recently trained on performance expectations during traffic stops?
  • – How are your drivers planning routes where wildfire may be a threat?
  • – Are your drivers allowed to abandon their truck if fire danger is imminent?

California State – State of Emergency

The fires in California are yet to be contained, spreading to the neighboring states Oregon, Nevada, and Washington.

To date:

  • – 75 Acres Burned
  • – 8, 136 Wildfire Incidents
  • – 26 Fatalities
  • – 7,776 Damaged Properties

To reduce risks, freight corridors along I-5, I-10, I-80 are affected. Drivers are experiencing highway closures, reroutes, and increased traffic due to evacuation orders. California officials declared that an immediate threat to life exists due to the wildfires and access to the public is strictly prohibited.

The state has issued air quality warnings. Recently, drivers in Oregon we forced to return to California or abandon trucks on I-5. Use caution when traveling through smoke-filled areas with reduced visibility and insufficient oxygen.

Infiniti Can Help

At Infiniti, we believe in creating safer truck drivers, supporting your safety culture, and protecting the motoring public. We achieve those goals by increasing communication and training capability using our award-winning platform, built specifically for the trucking industry.

To help with our mission, we are offering trucking companies a 30-Day Complimentary Trial. Try us out and you’ll see how we’ve become the most referred provider in our industry through delivering programs that result in fuel savings, reduced violations, fewer accidents, and enhanced liability protection.

Learn more with a free Infinit-I Training Management LMS DEMO

Infinit-I Workforce Solutions, announces support for Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.), a non-profit which assists governments around the world in the rescue of human trafficking and sex trafficking victims. Through the support of Infinit-I Workforce, Operation Underground Railroad will have the resources to rescue ten (10) children in 2021 from sex trafficking.

Jay Wommack, CEO of Infinit-I Workforce, said, “This pledge is dedicated on behalf of our clients, the 1,500 companies in trucking, student transportation, bussing, and warehousing who rely on us for safety training. It is because of them that we have this opportunity to support Operation Underground Railroad’s great mission. For that, we are eternally grateful.”