News & Notes

Thursday, 16 April 2020 09:55
Packed highways with endless lines of cars may be an inconvenience for motorists, but they present a serious financial danger for the trucking industry. Congestion increases the cost of trucking by billions of dollars annually. It slows down deliveries, interrupts supply chains and adds to driver fatigue. Worse, the number…
Thursday, 09 April 2020 16:35
While American truck drivers rise up to do their patriotic duty of delivering essential goods and products to communities, cybercriminals have also been hard at work. Digital thieves launched an unprecedented number of coronavirus-themed scams targeting an anxious and information-starved public. Even though it may seem obscene even for criminals…
Tuesday, 31 March 2020 14:25
As a truck driver, getting your cargo from point A to point B safely is perhaps your most important responsibility. To do so, you need to be awake, alert and focused. There are many hazards on the road, the vast majority of which can be avoided by a focused driver.…
Wednesday, 18 March 2020 15:34
Jump to Infographic: Statistics Point To Key Factors In Truck Accidents The truck driver shortage has placed a difficult burden on America’s truck drivers. Incidents of fatal truck driving accidents and difficult challenges demonstrate that the hard-working men and women of America’s roads and highways take considerable risk. Every year, thousands…
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…
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