‘American Truckers’ Category

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 more equitable working conditions. At […] ... continue reading »

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 obstacles from disrupting quieter residential […] ... continue reading »

Trucker Buddy International Connects Truckers to Kids Through Postcards

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
For grammar and middle school aged children, Trucker Buddy International offers a fun, real-life alternative to the typical textbook learning of geography, math, social studies, and more according to the New York Times. A nonprofit benefitting American kids Established in 1992, Trucker Buddy International links long-haul drivers to K-8 students in classrooms nationwide, where truckers educate and mentor children, sharing […] ... continue reading »

More Fuel Efficient Trucks on the Way, But Can You Afford One?

Thursday, January 15th, 2015
Everybody loves saving money on gasoline, especially independent truckers. More miles per gallon might just make or break your profit, but the long-term savings come at the cost of the initial investment. Are you ready to buy a new truck just yet? New EPA rules already mandated higher MPG for pickups and semis a few years ago. By the spring […] ... continue reading »

Check Out the February Truck Technology Exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
If you’ve never been able to check out the Truck Technology Exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee, this year is a great year to make it an annual event! The Exhibition takes place from February 16-19, 2015, and it’s packed full of great events for you and some of the most valuable members of your fleet and team. If you’ve never had […] ... continue reading »

Are You Having Trouble Finding a Place to Park Your Semi Between Hauls? Some Cities Are Imposing Limits

Thursday, January 8th, 2015
It’s no secret that one of the challenges many truck drivers face is finding a place to park their semis between loads. Even when you’re loaded, you have to abide by the strict regulations that are set forth by the DOT, and when it’s time to park, you have to park. Breaking the rules or altering your logbook can cause […] ... continue reading »

Place a “Want to Buy Ad” That’s Totally Free!

Thursday, January 1st, 2015
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 […] ... continue reading »

Five Fun Facts About Trucking and Truck Driving

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014
It’s always fun to talk about the fun and unique facts surrounding truckers and the truck driving industry. No matter how long you’ve been a truck driver, we’ll bet there are some things you never knew. Read on and test your knowledge about your important job. Fact #1: Truckers always appreciate seeing other truckers when they’re on the road. You […] ... continue reading »

Turbine-Powered Wave Semi Truck – Is This the Future?

Thursday, December 25th, 2014
Walmart is known for low prices and savings its customers money on everything from eggplants to electronics. Now, the mega-corporation believes it can lead the way in fuel savings for its fleet of semi trucks that is used to transport all of those products along the highways. The engine Developers call the truck and trailer combination Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience […] ... continue reading »

How do Truckers Celebrate Christmas on the Road?

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
Due to the nature of the job, truckers often miss out on enjoying holiday celebrations and other family events throughout the year. Between the feelings of isolation from missing out, and bleak, sun-light free wintry weather, staying in the holiday spirit can be tough.  Don’t fret! You’re not alone – and there are ways to enjoy Christmas on the road: […] ... continue reading »