‘American Truckers’ Category

Five Tips to Staying Alert on the Road on that Next Long Haul

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Nothing replaces sleep — not even coffee. But even with full rest, long hauls can strain your alertness to a point where you need little pick-me-ups. Instead of relying on coffee and energy drinks, try these proven methods of sustainable energy: Set Worries Aside Stress and anxiety tend to wear you out. Your shoulder muscles […]

Trucking Company Owner Slammed with Fine & Jail Time for Bilking the Marine Corps

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

One of the most honest businesses in the world is OTR trucking. You pick up freight, you deliver it, you bill the receiver and they pay the bill. Pretty simple, if you ask me, and honesty through billing, while delivering the freight in a timely manner, always means repeat business. And that’s what a successful […]

Team Drivers to Get a $5,000 Signing Bonus with Werner Enterprises

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

If you have been a fan of Trucker to Trucker, you know that the OTR truck business is booming! It is so good right now that companies don’t have enough drivers for the freight to haul. That is a win-win situation if you are an independent looking for more work, or if you are breaking […]

Trucking Revenue Tops a Whopping $700 Billion for the First Time Ever!

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Who says trucking is dead? The year 2014 was a banner year for the trucking industry. Over 700 million dollars was made in revenue, accounting for over 80% of freight hauling. The industry, as a whole, employed more than 7 million people, 3.4 million of which were truck drivers. And, it looks like this trend […]

Truck Drivers Win Overtime Settlement in Alabama

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division sent a clear message to Fitzhugh Contracting LLC and other motor carrier companies that truck drivers are entitled to overtime pay when they work beyond 40 hours in a single work week. According to Alabama Media Group, the logging and contracting company is required to pay $56,367 […]

Driver for Wal-Mart Wins Bendix National Truck Driving Championship

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

In an industry that can often be misunderstood, truckers get a lot of flack for the things we do wrong. We even get criticized for the things we don’t do wrong. It’s nice to get recognized for the things we do right, particularly being a good driver. Just ask Ronald Emenheiser Sr. Emenheiser is a […]

Trucking Apps May Transform Owner-Operator Trucking as We Know It

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Truckers apps are some of the coolest innovations out there. All you need is a cell phone and you can download hundreds of different apps that apply to trucking. From a list of available truck stops, to the latest detours in your area, and even such things as tattoo parlors, chiropractors, and even ways to […]

Wisconsin Governor Signs Do Not Track Bill, But One That Does Not Impact Business and Fleet Tracking

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

While GPS technology has created an effective way to track everything from semi trailers to golf balls, this new technology has forced lawmakers to search for the fine line between appropriate use and invasion of privacy. In July, Wisconsin became one of the first states to officially weigh in on the benefits of GPS tracking versus individual rights. […]

Volvo Partners with Omnitracs to Provide Integrated Fleet Management Services

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Here’s some hot news that just came over the wire, and will be of special interest to Fleet Managers. Check this out: “Volvo Trucks of North America has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Omnitracs, a global pioneer of fleet management, routing and predictive analytics solutions, to develop future fleet management services for customers. […]

100 Truck Washes and Counting – Blue Beacon Keeps Your Rig Sparkling Clean

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

There is going to come a time when your rig will be hurting for a good cleaning. Miles and miles of running on highways, Interstates or back roads, means dirt, dirt and even more dirt. You know what I’m talking about. And if you are hauling your own trailer, that’s going to need cleaning too. […]