- 10 Brave Semi Truck Drivers
Saved My Life!
A heart-warming story of a traumatic road accident and the truckers that saved a woman from her
- How to Buy a Used Semi
How to Buy a Used Semi Truck - Buying a used Class 8 truck or other commercial rig is a smart
way for owner-operators to save money in the early days of their business.
- Should I Lease-to-Own a Semi
Should I Lease-to-Own a Semi Truck?
- RDI Logistics Job Openings
RDI Logistics Job Openings
- Miller Transportation
Miller Transportation Dealer
- The Trick to Getting Your Moving Floor ITI
Trailer to Pay for Itself
The Trick to Getting Your Moving Floor ITI Trailer to Pay for Itself - A Q&A with Mike
- Welcome International
Trucker-to-Trucker is pleased to announce that International Machinery has recently joined our
elite group of online advertisers.
- Top Five List: Best and the Worst States for Small Trucking Companies
Top Five List: Best and the Worst States for Small Trucking Companies
Streamlined Semi Truck is a Futuristic Fuel Saver
MAN's Streamlined Semi Truck is a Futuristic Fuel Saver
Healthy on the Long Haul: Healthy Tips for Living on the Road
Here are some tips to use for a healthy body that every trucker should embrace.
- Think You Know Trucks…Take the
Quiz and Prove It
Think You Know Trucks…Take the Quiz and Prove It
- Mandated Use of Speed Limiters Gets a Thumbs Down by Owner-Operator Independent
Mandated Use of Speed Limiters Gets a Thumbs Down by Owner-Operator Independent Drivers
- Iowa 80 - the World's Largest Truckstop Stacks on the Amenities
If you are an over-the-road trucker, then I'm sure you've stayed in your share of motels,
hotels and rooms along the way. It goes with the lifestyle, and that's part of why you do what
you do. But if you ever get into Iowa and are driving down I-80, make sure to stop by the
largest truck stop on the face of the planet.
- The Healthy Trucker - Exercise Gurus for Busy Truckers on the Go
When you're on the road, being healthy can sometimes take a back seat. You're sitting in the
truck for hours at a time, unable to get much exercise and a lot of that time is spent snacking
or eating fast food because it's quick and convenient. But, if you want to be a healthier,
happier truck driver, TheHealthyTrucker, net is helpful resource for you and your family. Their
team includes industry experts to offer you advice in different area, calling themselves your
co-driver for the fitness of mind, body & wallet.
- Trucker to Trucker Tips: Trucker Tire Safety Reminders
Commission, approximately 95,000 people suffered injuries and 3,964 were killed from accidents
involving large trucks in 2013. Although some accidents were linked to bad drivers on suspended
licenses, mental impairment and other drivers, some of these accidents involved trucks that did
not have safe tires.
- Could Vibration from Truck Driving Drive Up the Incidence of Prostate Cancer?
Sitting too much on the job has been linked to a higher risk of health problems, such as
diabetes and heart disease. For truck drivers, there's another risk to be aware of. New research
has shown that men who drive trucks might have an increased risk of developing prostate cancer.
- Trucker to Trucker Tips: Five Summer Truck Driving Tips - Keepin' Cool!
Yes, we know that truckers are already cool, and that can't be disputed. But keepin' cool is an
entirely different matter in and of itself. Long hours on hot summer asphalt does not make for
cool and comfort, which also cannot be disputed, but there are certain things you can do to keep
your cool while remaining cool, every time you drive.
- Save Money: Where Does Diesel Cost the Most and the Least?
OK truckers, here is the skinny on diesel fuel prices, what drives the price and where the
cheapest fuel is. You may be surprised at what you are about to read. Breaking it Down When
compared to gasoline, it takes less time and effort to refine diesel fuel.
- Trucking and Veterans: Tips for Finding the Right Job Fit
When you serve in the military, you have a very disciplined, scheduled life for the number of
years you serve. This is true whether you are stationed at a local base go overseas and fight in
a war. You are trained not only to do the job of defending your country, but you are also
trained to do some kind of specialty job, too. What happens when your service ends? You are
expected to find a job and that structure is gone.
Lady Trucker Keeps on Truckin'!
And just when you think you've been on the road a long time, I've got news for you. Back in
1968, a trucker was featured on the program What's My Line, a popular game show of the time.
After several questions, answers and guesses, none of the celebrity panelists were able to guess
the occupation of Linda Cottrill. Yes, a lady trucker from Massillon, Ohio, stumped the panel.
No one could believe that this diminutive young woman would be piloting a truck.
- New Age Truckers - How Meditation Reduces Stress and Improves Health
As you already know, trucking is a vital industry that keeps the country running. It also
happens to be an extremely stressful line of work that can wreak havoc on your health. Based on
your own experiences, it shouldn't come as a surprise that truckers suffer from obesity,
hypertension and other chronic illnesses at rates far above the rest of the population. This all
begs the question of how truckers can enjoy a better quality of life.
- Tennessee Trucking: Watch Out for Those GPS Directions to Back Roads!
You are an over-the-road trucker and you rely on your GPS to get you where you need to go. They
have been one of the most welcome additions to trucking since the CB radio, they have saved many
miles and many hours of drive time, but sometimes the best way to go is not always the GPS way
- How Low Diesel Fuel Prices Are Impacting the Business of Trucking
Now that diesel fuel prices are beginning to slide downwards, consumers with diesel powered
autos couldn't be happier. But the biggest consumers of diesel fuel are truck drivers who depend
on it to get the job done. The truth of the matter is that, fuel prices are the single greatest
expense when it comes to the trucking industry, and lower diesel fuel is always a welcome sign.
- New Liability
Limits - Are You In the Know?
One of the risks that goes along with owning a trucking company is having to make liability
payments if one of your drivers injures someone in an accident. This amount is decided on
through the legal system and typically goes toward compensating victims for medical care. The
minimum liability requirement right now is $750,000.
- Fitness Guru Monitors Truckers Fitness for Prime Inc's Drivers
Most semi truck driver news involving health focuses on sleep issues, but truck driving can
also take a toll on drivers' physical fitness as well. Drivers spend a good part of their
workdays sitting behind the wheel, keeping irregular hours and relying on convenient fast food
places for meals.
Who's Lobbying for Truckers - the State Police
While politics makes strange bedfellows, it is often the lobbyist who are paid to get into bed
with special interest groups. Thus is the case in the current we-say, they-say debate about
longer and heavier trucks on the highways.
- Old Pros
Should Be Mentoring Young Drivers
In this world, everything seems to be a competition. Who is the biggest, the best and the
fastest wins. We forget the value of qualities like wisdom and experience. And we certainly let
too many opportunities for guidance and compliments go by. This is something that can change in
Safety Tips: Time to Check Out Your Tires
Being away from your family, dealing with traffic, and getting blamed for the screw-ups of
shippers and receivers can easily distract you from the importance of monitoring your tires. In
addition to being a major safety issue, under-inflated tires don't last as long, and increase
the cost for fuel and other maintenance issues.
- In the Future You May be Sitting In Your Easy Chair Watching the Road
If sitting behind the wheel of your truck and staring at the highway gets a bit boring at
times, you might be interested in one of the newest trucking trends. Mercedes-Benz is working on
a truck that will be able to drive itself, letting you relax and enjoy the ride from one
destination to the next.
- Great Mileage
Tracking Apps to Review
As a trucker, logging your mileage is of utmost importance because mileage is often what much
of your pay is based on. If you don't log miles, you don't get paid. Logging miles used to mean
coming home from your long trip and spending time in your logbook tracking those miles. If you
were diligent, as you were supposed to be, you did it as your trip progressed.
- Great Trucking Apps to
As a trucker, you often have tight schedules with strict deadlines to meet, longing to get home
to see your family or catch a good night's rest. Any tip or trick to save you time and energy is
sure to be useful in your busy trip. With mobile phone usage passing laptops and apps for just
about everything imaginable, it is easy to see why many truckers have switched to using their
mobile phones for daily business. With that increase, there are a number of great trucking apps
to check out that will make your day a little easier.
- Regulatory Update
Time for some spring cleaning — and that includes checking in on trucking regulations that
affect your daily life. The trucking industry in the midst of further changes to the restart
rules and other new items:
- Find Out
What the King of the Road Survey Says
The survey of Atlas Van Lines drivers, also known as the King of the Road Survey, is useful not
just to other truck drivers, but to families planning vacations and frequent business travelers.
Founded in 1948 and headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, Atlas is a private, agent owned
company that has about $900 million in revenue each year. Their results to the mostly scientific
and nearly indispensable survey makes for some interesting reading to anyone who spends much
time on the road.
- Truckers: Proudly Moving
It is not enough to say that without truck drivers, America stops moving. America also stops
eating in many areas of the country and stops working practically everywhere in the United
States. About 70 percent of all raw goods, food, equipment, and product moves by truck.
According to the Department of Transportation Statistics, the trucking industry employs over 8.7
million people and moves 9.2 billion tons of freight, valued at $671 billion, with over 5.6
million tractor trailers that are driven by more than 3.5 million men and women.
- On-the-Road Trucking
Hey you – put down the jelly doughnut! Just because your office is mobile doesn't mean you
can't stay fit! Shuck the excuses and stay in shape – on and off the road. Drop and give me
seven!! Following these seven simple strategies can encourage great fitness results, despite all
those long, sedentary motoring hours…
- 5 Tips to Fight Road
Do you make it a priority to get a good night's sleep? Even if you do, there's a good chance
that you will experience road fatigue at some point. Long hours combined with long stretches of
highway can lull you into drowsiness before you know it.
- 5 Healthy Alternatives
Over-the-road truckers spend long hours traversing and crisscrossing the highways and the
byways of America. After endless hours of negotiating through city traffic or seeing the same
stretch of pavement, drivers get weary. Add to the fatigue unexpected issues that mean driving
longer to meet schedules and it's a situation where driving safety comes into play.
- Virginia Doctor Tends Truckers on Their Schedule and Builds His Practice at the
Virginia Doctor Tends Truckers on Their Schedule and Builds His Practice at the Same Time
- 5 Tips to
Driving Your Big Rig in Snowy Weather
5 Tips to Driving Your Big Rig in Snowy Weather
- Truckers: How to Stay Safe Even In Dangerous Winter Weather
Truckers: How to Stay Safe Even In Dangerous Winter Weather
- Make a
Trucker's Snow Emergency Travel Kit
Make a Trucker's Snow Emergency Travel Kit
- Is Being an
Owner-Operator Right for You?
Is Being an Owner-Operator Right for You?
- Are Better Brakes In the
Are Better Brakes In the Future?
- Truck Drive Newbie? Here's Our Top Tips from Trucking Pros
Before you hit the road, try learning from experienced truckers. There will still be plenty to
learn after you buy a new truck and start your first job, but the more you know the better.
Here's what veteran truckers want newbies to know:
- Will Your Truck in the Future Be Powered by Natural Gas?
While electric vehicles get a lot of attention currently, there is another alternative fuel
that is among the most abundant and clean burning available. Natural gas is considerably less
costly than diesel and expected to remain that way for the foreseeable future.
- Place a "Want
to Buy Ad" That's Totally Free!
If you're in the market for commercial trucks, trailers, equipment, or parts, you now have an
easy way to get sellers to come to you. The best part, it won't cost you a thing! All you need
to do is place a Want to Buy Ad on our Trucker to Trucker website, and wait for someone to
contact you about having what you need.
- Price Negotiation Tips
For most truck drivers, finding a truck they want is not difficult. Getting it for a good price
takes a bit more effort. Before you begin talking with a seller, make sure you have everything
ready on your side for the best negotiating position.
- Sell Your
Big Rig: Online Advertising Tips for Truckers
Twenty bucks doesn't buy much these days, but that's all it takes to sell your truck on
TruckerToTrucker.com. The cost of a single online ad on TruckerToTrucker.com is just $24.95 and
your ad runs until your item sells. That's a lot of bang for a few bucks! "Best trucker
website to sell a truck on. I did not receive any phone calls from any other site I placed an ad
in. Also, the one-time fee was great. On the other site my ad and money came and went. A plus
for Trucker to Trucker." -- K. Roth, Pennsylvania
- Five Trucker
Driving Tips to Share With Your Teens
Teen Driving Safety Tips - Teens that seem to have driving in local traffic can quickly find
themselves in trouble when they cruise up a freeway ramp and the world suddenly zooms into high
- Trucker's Top
Tips to Finding Free WiFi When on the Road
Finding The Free Connection - In today's world Internet access is no longer a luxury, it's a
necessity. This is particularly true when you're spending most of your time on the road. Staying
connected keeps you in touch with family and friends along with necessities like bank accounts.
- Trucker's Top Tip
to Selling Your Truck Online
Whether you are a dealer, fleet manager or independent operator, there are many reasons to sell
your truck online.
- Trucker's Top Tips
to the Perfect In Cab Snacks
You're on the road and you get that mid-afternoon grumbling in your stomach. What do you do?
It's not practical or even desirable to stop every time you're hungry. A supply of portable
snacks is essential for every trucker's cab.
- Kentucky Cracks Down on
If you're overdue on your brake check, better take care of business before you travel through
Kentucky. The Bluegrass State is cracking down on truck brake safety violations and Kentucky
State Police are targeting semi-trucks. During May, Kentucky troopers pulled over 95 commercial
trucks for spot inspections and issued 130 citations.
- Share Your Road
Safety Tips with Car Drivers
For professional truck drivers, the highway is our workplace. Maintaining a safe workplace
allows us earn a living and return home to our families safe and sound. Sharing the road with
unpredictable and often distracted car drivers can be frustrating and annoying, not to mention
- NTSB Recommends
Seven Items on Truck Safety
Earlier this year, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) forwarded seven recommended
truck safety standards to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
- Aging Bridges Impact
The trucking industry faces many challenges, not the least of which is the aging and
deterioration of America's roads and bridges. Deteriorating bridges in particular are a looming
crisis across the nation, effecting transportation across the U.S.
- Rest Easy at the Best
Truck Stops in the East
Truck stops on the East Coast used to have a bad rep for being rough and dangerous. Sure, there
were always some reliable truck stop owners who took care of drivers passing through; but for a
while East Coast truck stops weren't a place to linger.
Why Dealers Should List Their Inventory on TruckerToTrucker.com
Used to be when you bought a new truck, you'd stop by the dealer, look under the hood and kick
the tires before shaking hands on the deal. How times have changed! Today, truck buying has gone
- Not to Be Snotty,
But There Is Etiquette for Fueling at Truck Stops
Truck drivers may not be lining up to purchase Miss Manners' latest volume on social etiquette
but just because we're a free and independent breed doesn't mean we are without manners.
- Truck Stop Trends: More
Luxury and Options
Truck stops used to be bare bones affairs. A row of pumps, a dirt-encrusted bathroom, and, if
you were lucky, a greasy spoon with a menu heavy on fried meat. Despite the lack of glamor,
truckers could always count on a good, strong cup of coffee and a friendly word from the folks
behind the counter.
- Truck Stop Safety Tips
Truck stops, travel plazas and roadside rest stops are busy places. Truckers have to look out
not just for themselves and their fellow drivers but also for confused auto drivers, clueless
pedestrians, wayward children and hyperactive pets.
- How to Stay Connected with
Your Family While on the Road
It can get mighty lonely traveling long distances on the open road as a trucker and sometimes,
places to stop along the way are few and far between.
- Need A Truck Stop? There's an
App for That!
Truck stops have always been a place where you could fill up your tank and your belly. But
today's truck stops also offer everything from chiropractors to live music! How do you find
truck stops with special services?
- California Extends Truck Emissions Control Deadlines
Independent owner-operators and small trucking businesses just caught a break from the
California Air Resources Board (CARB). CARB recently granted small fleets, lightly-used trucks
and rural operators an extension of its emissions control compliance deadline, giving some
truckers an extra year to meet California's newest anti-pollution standards.
- Liquitube Flatproofs Trucking
Liquitube Flatproofs Trucking Tires. Eliminates Tire Headaches. Bolsters the Bottom Line.
LiquiTube Premium Tire Sealant is changing the game when it comes to trucking tires.
Flatproofing tires with LiquiTube is like buying tire insurance. But the benefits are immediate.
- Destination Truck
Stops That Are Worth the Drive
The humble highway truck stop is undergoing a major transformation. Counter service is being
replaced by noteworthy restaurants.
- Truck Tire News Roundup
Check out the latest developments in heavy-duty truck tires. These innovative new products
offer owner-operators and fleets considerable benefits in fuel economy, safety, tire life and
- Does Concept
Rig Represent New WAVE in Truck Design?
When Walmart recently revealed its high-concept truck-and-trailer prototype, you could hear
jaws dropping across the country.
- More Challenges
Facing the Trucking Industry in 2014
With the next decade predicted to be one of strong and steady growth, the future of the
commercial trucking industry looks bright.
- Top Hurdles Trucking Industry Must Overcome in 2014- Part One
Last year was a growth year for the commercial trucking industry, but it was just the beginning
of a major growth spurt that is expected to fuel the trucking industry for the next decade.
- Long Haul Truckers'
Health in Jeopardy
The latest report on the health of U.S. long-haul truck drivers isn't good. Long-haul truckers
are twice as likely to be obese, more likely to smoke and more likely to suffer from chronic
diseases than other working adults.
- What Has to
Happen for Truckers to Embrace Natural Gas Fuel?
Natural gas is being heralded as the truck fuel of the future (see our previous post).
- Truckers Helping NJ Fight Human Trafficking before Super Bowl
Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is calling on America's truckers to be on the lookout for
signs of human trafficking as the Super Bowl approaches.
- Truck Stops - the Best and
What would life on the road be without truck stops? They give you a chance to recharge by
taking a break from those long stretches of pavement.
- HOS Rules
Forcing Long-Haul Truckers Off the Road
Long-haul truckers are incensed over new HOS rules to the point that many are leaving the
- KeepTruckin App Turns Your Smartphone into Digital Drive Log
Long-haul trucking is the latest pie Google has decided to poke its finger into.
Clean-Diesel Truck Engines Surpass EPA Standards
In a notable win for the trucking industry, a new study shows that the new generation of
clean-diesel truck engines that started rolling off assembly lines in 2010 substantially reduces
emissions below federally-mandated limits.
- SelecTrucks Nashville - Warming
SelecTrucks Nashville - Warming Things Up!
- First Step Taken To Deal With Truck
The first formal step to develop a federal plan to deal with the truck parking shortage
- Avoiding Common Truck Driver
Be aware of the hazards you face and ways counteract them and stay safe on the job. Staying in
good physical health, stretching and taking regular rest breaks can help prevent repetitive
stress injuries. Truck drivers who start to feel persistent soreness would be wise to seek
medical attention before the problem gets worse.
- Older Truckers More Prone to
Highway transportation incidents are the leading cause of occupational fatalities in the United
States, with the highest fatality rates occurring among workers 65 and older
- Help Your Fellow Truckers In Need
TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers
travel center brands, has launched its annual campaign in support of the St. Christopher
Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF)
- Are You A Hero or Do You Know
Have you performed an act of heroism while on the road? Do you know another professional truck
driver who has?
- Honoring America's Unsung Heroes
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is a time when America takes time to honor all
professional truck drivers for their hard work and commitment
- Powering Reefers With
Grocery merchants in Texas, California and New York will soon have ice cream, frozen foods and
fresh produce delivered by tractor-trailers
- The Toll the Market Takes on Drivers
How is the pressure of just-in-time delivery affecting trucker drivers?
- Have You Checked Your Brakes Today?
Truckers are required to check their brakes daily, but that doesn't always happen.
- Amber Alerts for Truckers
Amber Alerts for Truckers
- Watch Out for Moose in
Truckers are used to being on alert for deer when driving, especially in the Spring.
- HOS Rules Changes Here to Stay
Since July 1, when new truck driver hours of service rules went into affect, truckers have been
holding their collective breaths hoping that a petition by trucking interests to the courts
would change the rules back.
- Cutting Truckers' Paperwork
Do you get frustrated when you have to stop and fill out pre- and post-trip inspection reports,
even when there is nothing wrong with the truck?
- States Take Aim at Distracted
The strictest limits on use of hand-held communication devices are currently placed on
professional truckers who are banned from using hand-held phones while driving nationally.
- Blow The Truck Down
A recent accident shows the perils of driving a big rig in heavy winds. The Mackinac Bridge in
St. Ignace, MI, was closed for several hours on July 18 when 80 mph gusts of wind caused a
tractor-trailer to tip over on its side and fall onto the bridge railing.
- Saving Truckers From
Four-wheelers are often the bane of every trucker's existence. Those pesky motorists cut you
off, attempt to pass on the right when you're attempting a turn, ride on your side where you
can't keep track of them in the mirrors and tailgate.
- Are Truckers Underinsured?
When you pay your monthly insurance premiums, many truckers would say the answer to that
question is "NO!" But at least seven members of congress don't agree.
- New Tool to Manage Driver
Truck driver fatigue can be a dangerous, even deadly problem. Fatigue can lead to a range of
health and wellness complications for truckers and a number of problems that can contribute to
crashes and near-crashes.
- A Four-Part Solution to Improve
Driver training standards are woefully lacking, especially considering the many on-the-road
demands faced by commercial truck drivers and the hundreds of regulations they are responsible
- Compliance Experts Offer
Guidance on Rest Breaks and Restarts
The changes to the hours-of-service rules will significantly most long-haul truck operations
- Gun Laws: Things To Know If You're
Things can get hairy out on the mean highways, as every long-haul trucker knows. You can
regularly see news reports of truckers who have been beaten, robbed, even murdered out on the
- The Sleep That Can Kill
Sleep Apnea can be a silent killer and is a disease that is prevalent among over-the-road truck