News & Notes

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 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…
Tuesday, 10 September 2019 12:08
All truckers know that keeping an eye on the rearview mirror is important. The future of trucking is looking pretty bright, with over 3.5 million people employed as truck driving professionals, but the history of trucking matters as well. How much do you understand about the history of the trucking…
Sunday, 01 September 2019 12:11
Living in the technology age has impacted the lifestyle of everyday Americans in large and small ways. From the constant connectivity we enjoy — or rue — to smart technologies and even the friendly Alexa, who plays our favorite music, sets morning alarms, and answers our every question, we are…
Friday, 30 August 2019 13:22
If you’ve been a truck driver for any amount of time, you likely know how challenging it can be to be budget-conscious. Like other professionals, truck drivers need to be smart with their money to save for the future and provide for their families. However, this can be difficult while…
Wednesday, 28 August 2019 09:36
Many truckers agree the first year of a trucking career is the hardest. If you have reached this milestone, congratulations! You now have an opportunity to take stock of where you are currently, and where you would like to be in the future. Now that you've reached the one-year benchmark,…
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