News & Notes

Tuesday, 05 March 2019 11:12
Driving a truck can be a risky job, and not just because more time on the road means more exposure to risk factors for traffic accidents. The bigger risks are risks to one’s health that come from the physical toll that long hours behind the wheel can take. Drivers face…
Thursday, 28 February 2019 08:44
It’s hard not to stand out when you’re new at something, and usually it’s not in the way you hope. It’s an unfortunate part of starting any new job, but everyone has a learning phase that involves making mistakes. Part of making it to the point where you feel confident…
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 10:56
Truck drivers spend multiple days in a row on the road. It is easy to get in the habit of just going to one of your favorite truck stops and eating whatever fast food happens to be available. However, constantly eating greasy food and drinking soda is not good for…
Friday, 01 February 2019 14:10
Here are a few random trucking trivia items that may shock  you?
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 10:40
Whether you are new to the trucking industry or are a veteran driver behind the wheel of a big rig for 30 years, we think the 7 facts on this trucking infographic will make your hair stand on end!     Test Your Knowledge of the Trucking Industry 1. There are…
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 10:23
In this edition of Through The Gears, we talk with Tim Norlin, Vice President of Driver Employment at Roehl Transport in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Tim has been working in the trucking industry in some capacity since receiving his Bachelors of Business Administration from Iowa State University's Ivy College of Business. He…
Friday, 07 December 2018 13:31
Truckers recently earned a favorable ruling in a U.S. District Court in Arkansas that will likely have fair pay ramifications across the country. In the civil lawsuit known as Browne v. P.A.M. Transport, the court’s ruling demands that truck drivers be paid at least minimum wage for their hard work.…
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 11:15
Truck driving is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. Dealing with inexperienced four-wheelers and road rage drivers adds to the stress of any trucking job. Below are some of the roadways labelled among the most dangerous in the United States. Armed with this information and knowing key…
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 15:52
Ranked among the worst states for taxes and business, Rhode Island recently took a wrong turn by leveling truck-only tolls and now neighboring Connecticut may follow them down this unfortunate road. But targeting the trucking industry should come as no surprise. Rhode Island and Connecticut continually rank at or near…
Monday, 11 June 2018 13:37
By their nature, OTR trucking jobs require drivers to be away from home for extended periods of time, living in your semi-truck. It’s not easy, practical, or cost effective to run to a Walmart every time you think of some truck driver supplies that have been forgotten, so it is…
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