News & Notes

Thursday, 27 October 2022 12:40
As a self-employed trucker, you're well aware of the overhead costs of your work. There's more to it than just fuel, rig maintenance and over-the-road food costs. Trucking insurance can account for a significant portion of your operating costs. Commercial truck insurance requirements can, in fact, add several thousand dollars…
Thursday, 11 August 2022 11:04
Are you considering a career as an Owner Operator truck driver, taking steps to buy a semi truck? Do you need to replace the faithful semi that drove you through hundreds of thousands of miles? No matter what your specific situation, you need the right knowledge and the right attitude…
Wednesday, 20 July 2022 13:56
Every eleven minutes, someone in the United States loses their life to suicide. Mental health issues are a national emergency. The new 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is an easy-to-remember and easy-to-use hotline connecting people with mental health professionals. 988 is free, confidential, and available 24/7. It’s live as of…
Monday, 11 July 2022 12:27
High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) is a condition in which the force of blood flowing through the arteries is too high. It’s also called "the silent killer," because many people don’t realize that they have it until it causes serious problems. You likely already know that high blood…
Thursday, 07 July 2022 09:55
August marks the trucking industry’s observance of Brake Safety Awareness. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) hosts Brake Safety Week from August 21-27, 2022. The initiative promotes motor vehicle brake-safety inspection, enforcement, and education across North America. Brake systems and brake adjustments are the most cited violations during roadside inspections,…
Tuesday, 05 July 2022 11:02
Veteran truckers are fully aware of the high standards that employers hold over commercial vehicle operators. The expectations are that professional truck drivers will demonstrate the utmost care in terms of safety and following the rules of the road. Both veteran CDL holders and those just beginning a high-paying career…
Friday, 01 July 2022 13:54
Drunk driving is one of the biggest problems in our country. We previously wrote about the effects of drunk driving and how to help prevent it. Now we’d like to take a closer look at how this subject affects truck drivers. What are the regulations and consequences? How can truck…
Thursday, 30 June 2022 09:07
Fuel prices are at unprecedented highs. The national average of regular unleaded gas was over $5.00 per gallon for the first time ever on June 14, 2022, per AAA. Diesel reached its most expensive price in history on June 19, 2022, at $5.82 per gallon. The average cost of fuel…
Friday, 17 June 2022 15:17
CAN TRUCK DRIVERS CARRY GUNS? Gun laws in the United States have long been a hotly debated topic. Attention to the issue has intensified recently after a mass shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, TX left 19 children and two teachers dead. Truck drivers and the trucking industry at large…
Wednesday, 18 May 2022 13:51
Key statistics in trucking explain current trends in the industry. Understanding these metrics should guide drivers and trucking companies as they navigate the changing landscape. Making informed decisions starts with the empirical data contained below. How Many Truck Drivers In The US? The ongoing truck driver shortage begs the question:…
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