News & Notes

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…
Wednesday, 02 March 2022 12:54
There are almost 2 million semi trucks and 5.6 million semi trailers currently in operation in the United States according to HDS Truck Driving Institute. But what’s the most popular truck in America? What’s the most iconic semi in pop culture history? If you love trucking as much as we…
Thursday, 20 January 2022 11:08
Trucking industry leaders are largely pleased the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate. But the impact on truck drivers in the freight hauling sector may involve a mixed bag of pros and cons. Perhaps the hottest of the hot-button political and public health debates of 2021,…
Thursday, 20 January 2022 09:51
With more freight hauling work than many could handle in 2021, truck drivers enjoyed significant salary improvements. Uncle Sam expects to benefit from extended hours of service money, bonuses, and companies increasing pay rates to keep qualified CDL professionals in their ranks. Although paying taxes is an unwelcome responsibility every…
Tuesday, 18 January 2022 12:09
The freight hauling industry was a hot national topic in 2021 as companies competed to fill truck driving jobs and government officials wrestled with supply chain issues. Through it all, the women and men who deliver a reported 72 percent of all goods and materials to communities overcame adversity. While…
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