News & Notes

Thursday, 16 January 2020 09:48
It’s important for the hardworking men and women that deliver our country’s goods and materials to know that you are not alone. There are compassionate organizations advocating on your behalf and connecting valued truckers with community members. In an effort to connect you with resources to enhance your professional and…
Thursday, 09 January 2020 10:58
Enthusiasm for Tesla mass-producing its version of the semi had been on the decline as the electric-vehicle manufacturer’s reputation for meeting goals suffered. Until the close of 2019, Tesla had been mired in controversy, vehicle backlogs, and opening a plant in China was not well-received by Americans whose tax breaks…
Friday, 03 January 2020 10:21
Distracted driving continues to rank among the primary causes for truck and automobile accidents year after year. While “distracted driving” has become an umbrella term to identify passenger vehicle and truck drivers who are not focused on the road, texting and driving tends to be the worst offense. That’s largely…
Wednesday, 01 January 2020 10:44
Are you starting a job with a new trucking company? If so, congratulations! A new trucking job can transform your life. It promises a steady income, and you get to see the country from a different perspective. If you recently started a new trucking job, here are a few pointers…
Friday, 27 December 2019 14:11
No matter how well you plan your trucking schedule, chances are good you are going to find yourself in your semi truck at night. Night truck driving presents a different set of challenges than the ones you must deal with during the day, and it’s important for you to identify…
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. Following these tips will help you remain alert and safe on the job. How…
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…
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…
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