‘American Truckers’ Category

Virginia Doctor Tends Truckers on Their Schedule and Builds His Practice at the Same Time

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

When you call the road home as much as truckers do, getting medical attention can be exceptionally difficult. One dedicated doctor in rural Virginia is fixing that with an innovative new medical practice — at a truck stop. Dr. Rob Marsh tends to truckers’ basic medical needs on a walk-in basis. The practice also caters […]

Is Being an Owner-Operator Right for You?

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

You have some good days, some amazing days that you will always remember, and some days that do it because you made a commitment and people depend on you, but you would be miserable doing any other job. You are a truck driver. Being a company driver has challenges that make any driver, brand new […]

Are Better Brakes In the Future?

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

For any commercial truck driver, one of their worst nightmares is getting into an accident because the vehicle in front of them brakes too fast. That type of scenario is a recipe for disaster, and a need for improvements in braking systems has been a reality for years. In recent years, a lot has been […]

Truck Drive Newbie? Here’s Our Top Tips from Trucking Pros

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

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: Fight for competitive starting pay You may be itching to get behind the […]

New App Makes Crossing to Canada Easier for Truckers

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Trucking across the border just got a whole lot easier for those making their way between the U.S. and Canada. Livingston’s new app Shipment Tracker streamlines the scanning and tracking process for shipments headed either direction. If you’ve hauled a load over the U.S.-Canada border crossing, you know the possibility of paperwork and red tape nightmares. […]

Boot the Home – How to Live Full-Time in Your Truck and Love It

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

If some of the most enjoyable times of your life have been on the road as a professional truck driver, you are not alone. Truckers are not truly happy with any other vocation. For a small number of truck drivers, the road and their tractor really do become home. They fully transition from having a […]

Why I Love Being a Truck Driver – Is This Your Story Too?

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

What is it about being a truck driver that is so alluring? Is it the open spaces, freedom of the road, opportunity to see new places and meet interesting people along the way, working for yourself, or do you just yearn for an adventure every time you turn on the ignition and take to the […]

DOT Says Truckers Don’t Need to Do Daily Paperwork as of Mid December 2014

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Tired of filling out paperwork when you have no changes to report on your DVIR (Daily Vehicle Inspection Report)? Well, apparently the U.S. D.O.T.  is also tired of reading them – so as of December 2014, if you have no mechanical or safety issues to report, “fuh-get about it.” $1.7 billion in savings More than […]

LA Port Truckers Highlight Problems in Shift to Independent Contractor Status

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

As Shakespeare once asked, “What’s in a name?” For truckers working the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and by extension others across the country, their continued livelihood depends on the answer. Drivers and trucking companies have been locked in a bitter labor dispute, causing the truckers to strike last November in an effort to obtain […]

In Calgary, There’s No Looking for a Detour From Your Route!

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

If your future travels take you through Calgary, better make sure you take your checkbook along. The city council is instituting a steep hike in the fine for straying from designated trucking routes. Local regulations are designed to keep trucks and other heavy vehicles on the city’s major roads and thoroughfares. The intent is to prevent noise and […]