News & Notes

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
You likely already know that high blood pressure, also known as hypertenstion, can be a cause of serious health risks among other issues. Many may ask, "Can you get a commercial driver's license (CDL) with high blood pressure?" The answer may vary, but your CDL could be at risk. If…
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,…
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:…
Friday, 22 April 2022 11:19
When you pursue a career in trucking, one of the first decisions you'll have to make is whether you want to work in long haul or short haul trucking. So what's the difference? Short haul trucking jobs involve shorter trips – within about a 150-mile radius – whereas long haul…
Tuesday, 19 April 2022 15:25
Drivers on the road today have the most temptation to commit distracted driving than ever before. From fast food drive-thrus to car settings and everything in between, our attention is stretched thin. No matter how good at multitasking we may seem, when we split our attention between activities, we make…
Monday, 04 April 2022 15:31
No one uses more fuel than truck drivers and trucking companies. Truckers are watching on the front lines as prices at the pump rise drastically. Increasing gas prices hurt everyone, but they have an especially devastating effect on the trucking industry. The ripple effect is pronounced. The cost to move…
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