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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…
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 15:17
Gun laws in the United States have been a hotly debated topic, and that carries over to the trucking industry as well. While some truckers choose to carry guns for their personal safety when they're on the road, there's controversy about the topic. Truck drivers weigh in on the positives…
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 11:16
Can something as simple as a video feed change truck driver safety? According to video telematics, an emerging technology used to record and analyze truck and driver behavior, the answer is yes. Collecting the right data about drivers as they operate trucks gives managers and coaches the chance to address…
Friday, 14 July 2017 09:22
The trucking industry faces a driver shortage, due in part to an aging workforce that is beginning to retire. Would-be truckers face a rigorous training and licensing process that some hope to streamline in order to attract the next generation of drivers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently…
Tuesday, 16 May 2017 09:29
There's no denying it. Driving a truck is one of the loneliest jobs out there, and many times, you're left to your own devices for entertainment and conversation. The thought of bringing your spouse with you on the road may sound nice or it may totally paralyze you with total…
Monday, 17 April 2017 14:14
All truck driving jobs have their own challenges and opportunities. If you are considering dedicated trucking jobs, read on to learn more about these trucking jobs and whether they may be right for you. What Is Dedicated Trucking? Many truck drivers handle shipments and deliveries for a variety of companies and…
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