‘American Truckers’ Category

Are You an Employee or Independent Contractor – Case Study

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Hey truckers, the latest in truck driver news asks if you are an employee of a trucking company or if you are an independent contractor. Although you may think you know the difference, or may be labeled as one or the other, it pays to find out where you really stand. This is one of […]

Could A Trucker’s Pension Cut be on the Radar for Congress?

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Pensions are one of the hallmarks of a Democratic society, essentially thanking employees for their hard work in every asset of the economy, even after they have retired. Just remember that pensions are not handouts. Employees pay into the pension fund, which is then invested, so that upon retiring, the employee will continue to get […]

What’s Happening with the CSA Safety Measurement Scores?

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Trucking companies just want to be trucking companies that get freight shipped where it needs to go, and drivers just want to do their job in getting it done. As in every business that serves this country, there are federal mandates that must be met, which include driver health screening, truck maintenance procedures and safety […]

Even Small Business isn’t Exempt from the eLog Mandate

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Electronic logging devices, ELD or eLog for short, are one of the federal mandates that will go into effect in late 2017. You can argue for or against them, and there are pluses and minuses both ways, but one thing to consider is the price of installation on every rig. Price Estimates The Federal Motor […]

Fed Eyes Law Change Allowing Under 21 Year Old Interstate Truck Drivers

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

It is well known that many truck drivers are old-timers. Many trucking industry news sources report that as they retire, there are few young people eager to take their place. According to a recent survey by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), 79 percent of U.S. companies claim they are having a tough time […]

P.E.T.S. LLC Helps Transport Rescue Dogs to New Homes

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Trucking touches all types of industry, from automobile transports, food, material goods, liquids, refrigeration and, among others, even pets. That’s right, a service called P.E.T.S. LLC will actually transport unwanted animals from primarily southern shelters up to northern shelters for adoption. These animals, many who have been scheduled for euthanization, are safely transported up north […]

Technology and the Trucking Industry – Time for Improvement

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

As always, Trucker to Trucker keeps you abreast of the latest trucking industry news and views, and here is something coming down the pike that’s beginning to make waves. It’s called “technology,” and in the business world of trucking, it has been pushed under all 18 wheels for decades. Slow Acceptance Although you may find […]

ATA Predicts Increase to Trucker’s Pay Due to Driver Shortage

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Once again, truck driver wages are in the semi truck driver news. With the prediction that over 175,000 driving jobs are going tom open up over the course of the next 10 years, the trucking industry is beginning to increase drivers pay to lure more people into the world of truck driving. Median Income The […]

Truckers and Sleep Apnea – A Real Problem

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Semi truck drivers have all probably heard about sleep apnea, which in its most basic terms, is a condition where a person regularly wakes up during the night because they don’t get enough air when they breathe. This problem means that although you may be asleep, it isn’t restful sleep, so that you may be […]

California Mandated Trucker Breaks Face Federal Review

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Here’s some interesting trucking legislation that makes sense one way but doesn’t make a whole lot of sense another way. Truckers are paid by the mile, when the wheels are rolling on the ground. On the surface, that seems fair enough, you are working and you get paid. However, taking lunch breaks or driving breaks, […]