Tuesday, 06 March 2018 09:55
Driving trucks can be a rewarding career, offering the opportunity to travel, enjoy flexible wages and perform a needed service in the community. Yet there is one major hurdle that truck drivers need to overcome in order to get their licenses and start their careers, and that is the hurdle…
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 14:05
When the first rumor of an all-electric truck came out, it was followed by shock and awe across the nation. Everyone from truck drivers and company owners to trucking insurers and the general public was skeptical. First of all, fully electric automobiles were just in their infancy and consumers weren't…
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 11:57
Sign-on bonuses are found nearly everywhere in the trucking industry, $2,000, $8,000, $10,000…these are some of the most common sizes of sign-on bonuses you will see offered by trucking companies today. Almost every carrier in the US is offering some sort of sign-on bonus to new hires. Yes, it would…
Friday, 19 January 2018 15:00
Truck drivers who take drugs are more than just a deadly presence on the roadways. These drivers disrupt the trucking industry by increasing trucking insurance rates and driving up turnover rates. One of the most dangerous drugs currently affecting the United States is opioids. Even more concerning is the fact that…
Monday, 15 January 2018 07:43
Truck driving school is an essential part of your journey to becoming a professional trucker, but when should you attend? Some people like to go to truck driving school during the summer. The weather is usually nice (other than rain) and there are few major holidays or other distractions. The…
Friday, 12 January 2018 11:42
The list of trucking companies who once proudly employed professional drivers and owner operators to travel America’s highways moving freight has diminished significantly over the years. There is even a Facebook page dedicated to these trucking companies titled, Fallen Flags of Old Trucking Companies. Recessions, acquisitions, poor management, greed, and…
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 13:04
As an over the road truck driver you set goals every single day. Usually, those goals are mile markers or destinations for your freight. Yet this time of the year long-haul truckers also consider New Year’s resolutions, just like the rest of Americans. The big difference is that OTR truck…
Thursday, 09 November 2017 16:12
The ELD mandate is fast approaching, and truckers everywhere have questions about how this mandate will be enforced. Though the FMCSA has not completely answered every question truckers have about enforcement, you can still learn most of the information regarding this mandate. Being prepared before the mandate officially begins will…
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 16:02
Truck drivers are governed by Hours of Service regulations. If you haul interstate commerce, defined as any cargo that is shipped with the intention of delivery to another state or country, you fall under federal Hours of Service regulations, even if you only drive within a single state. If you…
Monday, 25 September 2017 16:04
It's obvious that hurricanes have a major impact on the communities they strike. What some people don't consider is the effects hurricanes also have on the trucking industry. While these massive storms can certainly delay trucks and cause others to reroute, this is also when trucking companies step up to…
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