‘Truck Drivers’ Category

Getting a Commercial Truck Driving License in Pennsylvania Got a Little Harder

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

We are always trying to bring you the latest in semi truck driver news, and here’s is something that may be a bit interesting, especially if you are from the Pennsylvania area. Back in 2011, The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration mandated that commercial truck drivers pass a more comprehensive set of road test requirements, […]

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 […]

Fuel Prices, How Low Can They Go to Boost Freight?

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

We have all seen lower fuel prices at the pump, but not only does this affect the consumer, it also affects the trucker and the trucking industry as a whole, too. And with fuel prices that are continuing to fall, will freight deliveries rise? Fuel Surcharges Most trucking companies and independents tack on a fuel […]

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 […]

ELD Mandate Questions?

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Electronic logs continue to be mainstream in semi truck driver news, and for good reason. It is state of the art technology that the majority of truck drivers do not want to embrace, with many threatening to quit or retire if electronic logging is adopted industry wide. The problem is that, this technology is on […]

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 […]

New Federal Medical Form Implementation Delayed

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

The latest in semi truck driver news are that medical certification changes have begun this month. All drivers going in for their medical examinations after December 22nd, will notice that a new Medical Examination Report form is being used. While that maybe no big deal for many, there are going to be more questions about […]