‘American Truckers’ Category

Trucking Really Ramps Up for Business

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
Truckers do more than move merchandise. They also move the economy. And with economic forecasts looking solid, truckers can expect a steadily growing demand for freight services. That means more jobs and more miles. Are you and your truck ready? After the Recession: Increasing Gains in Freight Levels The Great Recession hurt the trucking industry in two specific ways: low […] ... continue reading »

Laws Slow Self-Driving Truck Development

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Innovation frequently move faster than government. Whether it is the Federal Aviation Administration blocking commercial use of drones or the Federal Communications Commission’s sluggish action on net neutrality, technology is moving at a blistering pace while the government spends more money studying and debating regulations. Regardless of how self-driving trucks may impact jobs and the economy, we can be sure […] ... continue reading »

Truckers Battle Over Work Hours

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
Despite setbacks in the struggle, truckers continue to fight for better safety regulations. The changes to trucking laws have negatively impacted productivity by at least 3 to 5 percent, according to the American Trucking Association—without promising any real solution for driver fatigue. The ATA and other groups want to repeal certain aspects of the DOT’s latest regulations. Most specifically: The […] ... continue reading »

One Mom’s Battle to Make Trucking Safer

Thursday, November 13th, 2014
The Georgia mom of two teenage girls is doing everything she can to make sure other parents never have to live through the tragedy she is currently facing. In May of 2013, Marianne Karth was driving on the highway with her daughters, seventeen-year-old AnnaLeah and thirteen-year-old Mary. Suddenly, her car was slammed from behind by a tractor trailer, which cause the […] ... continue reading »

What Are the Top Critical Issues for Truckers

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
Each year, the American Transportation Research Institute issues a list of the most critical issues for truckers. Some indicate a need for change in trucking legislation, while others are demonstrative of how much trucking legislation has improved the industry. Today, we’d like to cover some of the top issues truckers are facing in 2014. Working Hours In July 2013, new […] ... continue reading »

Truck Drivers Are in Demand as Shortfall Swells

Thursday, November 6th, 2014
More American goods move by truck than any other mode of transportation, but a growing shortage of commercial truck drivers has the potential to create a nationwide shipping crisis in the not so distant future. According to the American Trucking Association (ATA), the trucking industry is currently short of 30,000 drivers; but that shortfall is expected to swell to 200,000 […] ... continue reading »

MPG – What’s In Store for 2018 and Beyond for Trucks?

Thursday, October 30th, 2014
With heavy-duty trucks and buses producing an estimated 20 percent of greenhouse gases in the United States each year, it is understandable that any regulations to reduce America’s dependence on fossil fuels and lower the resulting emissions are going to target the efficiency of long-haul tractor-trailers. First-ever fuel standards President Obama signed the first-ever fuel efficiency regulations for heavy-trucks and […] ... continue reading »

The Value of Using Our Ads to Sell Your Semi Truck

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
When you’re looking to sell your semi truck, you want a resource for truck advertising that’s going to be inexpensive, but effective. Unfortunately, those are hard to find. However, when you take advantage of the options available at truckertotrucker.com, you’ll find plenty of reasons to place your ad with us. Price When it comes to finding a great price for […] ... continue reading »

Price Negotiation Tips

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
For most truck drivers, finding a truck they want is not difficult. Getting it for a good price takes a bit more effort. Before you begin talking with a seller, make sure you have everything ready on your side for the best negotiating position. Financing The finance company will need a copy of your purchase contract to finalize the loan, […] ... continue reading »

Tips For Truckers – The Best Hours For Trucking

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
Anytime a new driver ask experienced drivers about the best time to drive, they get the same response: “Drive when you have to, sleep when you can.” The road and customers can wreck havoc on your nerves, making restful sleep difficult and sporadic. Even when you do get seven or so hours of sleep, you can still spend your waking […] ... continue reading »