Friday, 27 December 2019 14:11
No matter how well you plan your trucking schedule, chances are good you are going to have to drive in the dark. Driving at night presents a different set of challenges than the ones you must deal with during the day, and it’s important for you to identify them and…
Monday, 02 December 2019 10:52
It was a banner year for truck drivers who saw employers heavily recruit qualified drivers to fill trucking jobs. The economy continued to be robust and the renegotiated NAFTA deal, now the USMCA, is under review in Congress. The USMCA reportedly delivers increased benefits for American truck drivers and some…
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 09:16
Truck driving can be a rewarding career choice, but it can also be exhausting. If you have an over-the-road trucking job, you are especially familiar with how difficult it can be to stay awake and alert. Many drivers find themselves asking how to stay awake while driving. This is a…
Thursday, 14 November 2019 09:35
Residents in just about every state have some level of complaint about local highways and roads. In many cases, they have every reason to be unhappy about the general disrepair, but passenger car drivers are not operating a heavy commercial vehicle that weighs upwards of 80,000 pounds traveling at high…
Monday, 28 October 2019 10:23
Ready or not, winter is on its way. As a long-haul truck driver, you are likely to encounter all types of conditions during a cross-country trip: snow, ice, sleet, wind, and bone-chilling cold. Any or all of these conditions can occur at the same time, compounding the ordinary hazards involved…
Thursday, 10 October 2019 09:05
The detention time placed on drivers’ shoulders takes an unnecessary and frustrating bite out of earnings. According to reports about a 2018 survey, 25.8 percent of drivers waited more than the industry standard limit of 2 hours, and an additional 23 percent experienced detention of more than 4 hours before…
Monday, 07 October 2019 09:37
The Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA) has created rules designed to improve transparency about drivers who are cited with drug and alcohol issues. Although the new Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse rules will not necessarily result in CDL professionals incurring new penalties, the changes will substantially impact the hiring process across…
Friday, 04 October 2019 00:00
The number of large truck accidents has steadily risen since the annual low set in 2009. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA), an uptick of 9 percent occurred between 2016 and 2017, and a tragic 42-percent increase in fatal crashes was suffered since 2009. These statistics are…
Friday, 20 September 2019 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, 20 September 2019 13:18
Back in 2016, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) released a report that indicated a trucking safety investment of $9.5 billion was being made on an annual basis. The ATA research that supported that conclusion was reached by culling together information from four specific categories — onboard technology, driver training, safety…
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