‘Truck Drivers’ Category

China is Funding Truck Monitoring Software

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

In the trucking industry, we’re always looking for new tricks and trends to move business forward. So what’s the new trend in trucking? Partnering with China. That’s right. A company across the world wants to help the American trucking industry find and keep customers and improve business in American trucking. According to JOC.com, Renren, a […]

Fitness Guru Monitors Truckers Fitness for Prime Inc’s Drivers

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Most semi truck driver news involving health focuses on sleep issues, but truck driving can also take a toll on drivers’ physical fitness as well. Drivers spend a good part of their workdays sitting behind the wheel, keeping irregular hours and relying on convenient fast food places for meals. Thanks to the work of swim […]

Truck Driver Shortage Worsens With a 90% Turnover Rate

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Although unemployment rates in the US have been slowly recovering since the economic downturn in 2008, the trucking industry continues to face a steep and steadily worsening shortage of truck drivers. As freight volumes keep increasing, this shortage is becoming an even bigger problem for the trucking industry. How Bad Is It? The American Trucking […]

Old Pros Should Be Mentoring Young Drivers

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

In this world, everything seems to be a competition. Who is the biggest, the best and the fastest wins. We forget the value of qualities like wisdom and experience. And we certainly let too many opportunities for guidance and compliments go by. This is something that can change in our industry. Those of you who are […]

In the Future You May be Sitting In Your Easy Chair Watching the Road

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

If sitting behind the wheel of your truck and staring at the highway gets a bit boring at times, you might be interested in one of the newest trucking trends. Mercedes-Benz is working on a truck that will be able to drive itself, letting you relax and enjoy the ride from one destination to the […]

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. […]

5 Healthy Alternatives to Caffeine

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Over-the-road truckers spend long hours traversing and crisscrossing the highways and the byways of America. After endless hours of negotiating through city traffic or seeing the same stretch of pavement, drivers get weary. Add to the fatigue unexpected issues that mean driving longer to meet schedules and it’s a situation where driving safety comes into […]

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 […]

5 Tips to Driving Your Big Rig in Snowy Weather

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

When weather conditions behave like an out-of-control roller coaster, trucking in bad weather takes all the expertise and knowledge available to have a safe journey. Whether you’re a veteran over-the-road trucker or just getting started, knowing the right tips for driving in the snow can get you to your destination safe and sound. There have […]