News & Notes

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…
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…
Wednesday, 21 August 2019 08:08
As a professional truck driver, sooner or later you will have to stop at a weigh station. The Department of Transportation, Department of Motor Vehicles, or other transportation officers monitor these stops to ensure that truck weight is not causing damage to America's roadways or other infrastructure, such as bridges.…
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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