‘American Truckers’ Category

Great Mileage Tracking Apps to Review

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

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 […]

New App From BF Goodrich Makes It Easy for Truckers

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

When a tire blowout ruins your day on the road, wouldn’t it be nice if you could just press a button and fix everything? That’s the idea behind the truck tire locator app from BFGoodrich. The app does plenty more than just find commercial truck tires, too. You can search for towing, tire inspections, oil […]

Regulatory Update Refresher

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

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: Restart Rules Suspended Until at least September 30 The controversial 34-hour restart regulations went on hiatus in December 2014. […]

Find Out What the King of the Road Survey Says

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

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 […]

Truckers: Proudly Moving America

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

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 […]

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. […]