‘Truck Drivers’ Category

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 years ago. By the spring […] ... continue reading »

Are You Having Trouble Finding a Place to Park Your Semi Between Hauls? Some Cities Are Imposing Limits

Thursday, January 8th, 2015
It’s no secret that one of the challenges many truck drivers face is finding a place to park their semis between loads. Even when you’re loaded, you have to abide by the strict regulations that are set forth by the DOT, and when it’s time to park, you have to park. Breaking the rules or altering your logbook can cause […] ... continue reading »

Government Funding Bill Adds a Rollback of Key Trucker Legislation

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
Last year, legislation supported by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association that required truckers to take two full consecutive nights of rest following 70 hours of time spent driving passed. While people on both sides of the aisle with concerns about truckers’ safety supported the bill, a December 2014 spending bill in Congress includes a provision that would reverse the […] ... continue reading »

Turbine-Powered Wave Semi Truck – Is This the Future?

Thursday, December 25th, 2014
Walmart is known for low prices and savings its customers money on everything from eggplants to electronics. Now, the mega-corporation believes it can lead the way in fuel savings for its fleet of semi trucks that is used to transport all of those products along the highways. The engine Developers call the truck and trailer combination Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience […] ... continue reading »

How do Truckers Celebrate Christmas on the Road?

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
Due to the nature of the job, truckers often miss out on enjoying holiday celebrations and other family events throughout the year. Between the feelings of isolation from missing out, and bleak, sun-light free wintry weather, staying in the holiday spirit can be tough.  Don’t fret! You’re not alone – and there are ways to enjoy Christmas on the road: […] ... continue reading »

We’ll Bet You Didn’t Know These Trucker Facts

Thursday, December 18th, 2014
Truckers have their own lingo, lifestyle, and laws. Many of your family member’s and non-trucker friend’s eyes glaze over when you start discussing work because they don’t have much knowledge about your chosen vocation. While you can’t make someone take an interest in what you love, you can forward these interesting quick facts about trucking to them. They may gain […] ... continue reading »

8 Facts About 18 Wheelers Do You Know Them All?

Thursday, December 11th, 2014
It’s not hard to figure out where 18 wheelers get that name from, but do you know why we also call them semi-trailer trucks? Here are some interesting bits of trivia and trucker tips that you might not have known. Why the Name “Semi”? The name “semi-trailer” is believed to come from the fact that the trailer part has to […] ... continue reading »

How to Make Holidays on the Road Special for Your Family

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
While many people are able to unwind with family and friends during the holidays, it can be one of the busiest and most stressful times of the year for truck drivers. Customers are counting on you to make deliveries in time for Christmas sales. The weather tends to be awful at the same time with winter storms causing unexpected delays […] ... continue reading »

Are Tougher Rules on the Way for Truck Driver Training?

Thursday, December 4th, 2014
A recent lawsuit may change training requirements for those seeking to embark on a career in the trucking industry. Though auto fatalities have dropped in recent years, fatalities involving large trucks are on the rise, increasing by 4 percent in 2012. Injuries have also increased 18 percent, racking up an astounding 4,000 deaths and over 70,000 injuries. Department of Transportation […] ... continue reading »

Trailer Tails and Moose Bumpers, What’s Next?

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
The moment of inertia for a fully-loaded tractor-trailer is nothing compared to the difficulty encountered when trying to pass much needed changes to trucking industry regulations. Senseless regulatory differences between the United States and Canada further complicate the lives of truckers and interfere with their ability to make a decent living. Hopefully, a few recent changes to the Canadian Memorandum […] ... continue reading »