‘American Truckers’ Category

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. […]

Boot the Home – How to Live Full-Time in Your Truck and Love It

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

If some of the most enjoyable times of your life have been on the road as a professional truck driver, you are not alone. Truckers are not truly happy with any other vocation. For a small number of truck drivers, the road and their tractor really do become home. They fully transition from having a […]

Why I Love Being a Truck Driver – Is This Your Story Too?

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

What is it about being a truck driver that is so alluring? Is it the open spaces, freedom of the road, opportunity to see new places and meet interesting people along the way, working for yourself, or do you just yearn for an adventure every time you turn on the ignition and take to the […]

DOT Says Truckers Don’t Need to Do Daily Paperwork as of Mid December 2014

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Tired of filling out paperwork when you have no changes to report on your DVIR (Daily Vehicle Inspection Report)? Well, apparently the U.S. D.O.T.  is also tired of reading them – so as of December 2014, if you have no mechanical or safety issues to report, “fuh-get about it.” $1.7 billion in savings More than […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]