News & Notes

Monday, 24 August 2020 10:40
Your mirrors are one of the most important pieces of safety equipment on your truck. You already know you need to keep them clean, adjust them properly to reduce your blind spots, and stay alert. Currently, side mirrors are legally required in the United States; but there are now trucks…
Tuesday, 18 August 2020 13:49
It’s no news that protecting your data and privacy is very important in today’s digital world. With the rise of electronic devices and new technologies, knowing how and what steps to take to protect your data and privacy is becoming increasingly more important within the trucking industry. A 2019 industry…
Wednesday, 29 July 2020 10:12
The hard-working men and women of the open road may be pleased to know that an independent trucker took his fight for fair wages all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and beat a Missouri trucking giant. That unanimous Supreme Court win forced New Prime to settle a class-action…
Tuesday, 21 July 2020 10:51
Cargo theft has been around for as long as people transported goods. Iconic images of rogues waylaying merchants on the King’s Highway or Wild West stagecoach robbers are predecessors of today’s cargo thieves. Although books and movies may have glorified the practice, in reality, they are nothing more than common…
Thursday, 16 July 2020 15:36
A truck driving job requires you to be away from home for sometimes weeks at a time. You may be on the road for up to 14 hours at a stretch. Once you arrive at your destination, you may have to wait several more hours for your truck to be…
Thursday, 25 June 2020 10:34
The Fourth of July is arguably one of the most anticipated holidays in the country. It's a time for Americans to come together to celebrate their heritage, the nation's founding history, and their independence. People across the U.S. usually travel during the holiday to attend events or celebrate with friends…
Thursday, 18 June 2020 13:54
Truck drivers earn good salaries without taking on the financial burden of student loans associated with a 4-year college degree. With minimal training costs to earn a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), men and women from all walks of life enjoy steady work and tremendous job security. But not everyone is…
Tuesday, 19 May 2020 14:37
If you like truck driving but prefer to stay closer to home, a regional driving job may be a good fit for you. Many regional drivers get weekends at home and more time with family and friends. A regional route is often consistent, with truckers driving the same route on…
Wednesday, 06 May 2020 14:16
Truck drivers once ranked among America’s unsung heroes. Until the pandemic put the men and women who deliver the goods and materials that keep communities afloat, little attention was paid to the stress, anxiety, and conditions that chip away at truckers’ mental health. The shuttering of rest areas, bathrooms, motels,…
Thursday, 30 April 2020 14:40
American truck drivers have felt an uneven impact due to the COVID-19 crisis. There are trucking companies that cannot keep up with shipping demands and desperately need more qualified CDL driving professionals behind the wheel. At the other end of the spectrum, many non-essential products aren’t moving, and companies have…
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