News & Notes

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, 21 August 2019 08:08
As a professional truck driver, sooner or later you will have to stop at a weigh station. You may regard this as a minor inconvenience, but weigh stations serve an invaluable purpose in ensuring the safety of everyone on the road, including you. Understanding the weigh station rules and procedures…
Monday, 05 August 2019 09:01
The number of fatal crashes involving big rigs prompted Congress to propose federal legislation calling for a uniform speed limit for trucks. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle appear to be motivated by the uptick in tragic accidents reported by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). A 9…
Wednesday, 24 July 2019 11:13
If you have been thinking about a career as a commercial truck driver, you are already on your way to a well-paying and rewarding career. Like any professional position, you should anticipate need a certain level of education and training before hitting the road. In the case of trucking careers,…
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 13:25
Professional truck drivers have a great opportunity to pursue new experiences and see places they otherwise wouldn’t get a chance to pass through. To get the most out of a trucking career, sometimes you need to know when you have to move on. Whether it’s a change of scenery, a…
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