News & Notes

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…
Thursday, 27 June 2019 13:58
Many truck drivers enter the industry because the pay is good, and the jobs are secure. But not many of the young men and women who earn their CDL are thinking about retirement. In fact, it’s not uncommon for people who opted for a career in the trucking industry over…
Thursday, 13 June 2019 09:36
You're a professional driver and trucking is your living. The specialized CDL license you've earned is what enables you to generate your income, and CDL accidents can jeopardize your license and your livelihood. Avoiding preventable accidents is a key factor in earning a living through your commercial driving license. The…
Wednesday, 05 June 2019 14:06
Operating and managing a trucking company can be one of the most lucrative businesses you can enter, but it’s not for the faint of heart. While revenues can be high, expenses, including insurance, truck payments, equipment purchases, and fuel, can quickly drain any profit. Earlier, we wrote about the traits…
Saturday, 01 June 2019 12:40
As a self-employed trucker, you're well aware of the overhead costs of your work. There's more to it than just fuel, rig maintenance and on-the-road food costs. Trucking insurance can account for a significant portion of your operating costs. Commercial truck insurance can, in fact, cost several thousand dollars per…
Friday, 31 May 2019 13:07
When it comes time to apply for jobs after receiving your CDL, you might find yourself wondering, ‘How do I choose a trucking company?’ We can’t tell you what the right choice is – as every truck driver looks for something different in an employer – but we can tell…
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