News & Notes

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 10:53
The Department of Transportation recently issued a warning to truck drivers that the use of CBD products may result in you getting sidelined. The recent memo was released to clarify widespread confusion about the legality and appropriateness of CBD-infused products. Many of these loosely regulated oils and edibles may not…
Monday, 16 March 2020 15:23
Employment trends can be unpredictable, but there's one that seems to be solid across industries, and that is the push to recruit more women into jobs that have traditionally been stereotyped as male driven. While women in trucking is hardly a new phenomenon, the female drivers who have opted to…
Friday, 13 March 2020 10:49
While 2019 appeared to be a banner year for the economy, the rate of freight company closures was disheartneing. Approximately 800 freight-hauling companies closed in 2019, more than double the previous year, along with the largest bankruptcy in the industry to date.   “This isn't the first time this year…
Tuesday, 03 March 2020 11:10
Driving a truck is not typically thought of as being the healthiest profession. You are sitting for long periods of time, not getting many opportunities for exercising and often eating less-than-healthy foods from convenience stores and truck stops. However, just because there are challenges to being a truck driver doesn’t…
Monday, 02 March 2020 15:50
Though you may not always think about it, truck drivers need to be in excellent health, and this includes your vision. Truck drivers need to be able to see clearly, no matter what time of day or night, to be able to effectively do your job and stay safe. Your ability…
Sunday, 01 March 2020 10:21
Truck drivers make up an important part of the American economy, but their role in the logistics necessary to trade and industry at large can be invisible to a lot of people. What's not invisible, though, is the sheer number of large trucks on the road, from flatbeds to traditional…
Friday, 28 February 2020 11:13
Being a parent can be challenging. Being an over the road truck driver is an exciting career, but it keeps you away from home for long periods of time. Trying to parent from the road can seem like an almost impossible situation. However, many people manage to continue truck driving…
Thursday, 27 February 2020 13:24
Delays, compliance, health problems, compensation, competition. The list of things truck drivers worry about goes on and on. With 150,000 people injured in truck crashes every year, focusing on safe driving is a necessity for all truck drivers. One of the main elements of safety for truck drivers is defensive…
Monday, 17 February 2020 14:16
When you hit the road in your truck, safety should be your top concern. Not only will it help you keep yourself healthy and your truck in good shape, but it will also help you avoid delays. An accident or a traffic citation could put you seriously behind schedule and…
Monday, 10 February 2020 10:39
The federal government’s mandated limit on hours of service requires truck drivers to pull over and rest more frequently. But lack of commercial truck parking options has put CDL professionals in an increasingly tight spot. Drivers are now losing upwards of an hour per day just looking for a safe place…
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