News & Notes

Friday, 18 September 2020 13:56
Truck driving has been the backbone of the economy for ages. Until recently, truck driving has never faced a shortage of drivers. According to the American Trucking Association, the truck driving industry was short by about 60,000 drivers at the end of this decade. This is because loyalists such as boomers…
Monday, 31 August 2020 09:48
Driving the right route is one of the most essential parts of a truck driver’s job. Timeliness is important in the industry, so getting lost can be a serious problem. Historically, truck drivers used maps, guidebooks and their knowledge of the roads to get around. Today, there is a better…
Monday, 24 August 2020 10:40
Your mirrors are one of the most important pieces of safety equipment on your truck. You already know you need to keep them clean, adjust them properly to reduce your blind spots, and stay alert. Currently, side mirrors are legally required in the United States; but there are now trucks…
Tuesday, 18 August 2020 13:49
It’s no news that protecting your data and privacy is very important in today’s digital world. With the rise of electronic devices and new technologies, knowing how and what steps to take to protect your data and privacy is becoming increasingly more important within the trucking industry. A 2019 industry…
Wednesday, 05 August 2020 09:55
Annually each August, the trucking industry promotes Brake Safety Awareness and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has also scheduled its Brake Safety Week for August 23-29, 2020. In addition, the CVSA will conduct an unannounced one-day inspection targeted toward brake safety on another date during the year. Professional truck…
Wednesday, 29 July 2020 10:12
The hard-working men and women of the open road may be pleased to know that an independent trucker took his fight for fair wages all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and beat a Missouri trucking giant. That unanimous Supreme Court win forced New Prime to settle a class-action…
Tuesday, 21 July 2020 10:51
Cargo theft has been around for as long as people transported goods. Iconic images of rogues waylaying merchants on the King’s Highway or Wild West stagecoach robbers are predecessors of today’s cargo thieves. Although books and movies may have glorified the practice, in reality, they are nothing more than common…
Thursday, 16 July 2020 15:36
A truck driving job requires you to be away from home for sometimes weeks at a time. You may be on the road for up to 14 hours at a stretch. Once you arrive at your destination, you may have to wait several more hours for your truck to be…
Thursday, 25 June 2020 10:34
The Fourth of July is arguably one of the most anticipated holidays in the country. It's a time for Americans to come together to celebrate their heritage, the nation's founding history, and their independence. People across the U.S. usually travel during the holiday to attend events or celebrate with friends…
Thursday, 18 June 2020 13:54
Truck drivers earn good salaries without taking on the financial burden of student loans associated with a 4-year college degree. With minimal training costs to earn a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), men and women from all walks of life enjoy steady work and tremendous job security. But not everyone is…
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