‘Trucker to Trucker’ Category

Five Tips to Staying Alert on the Road on that Next Long Haul

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Nothing replaces sleep — not even coffee. But even with full rest, long hauls can strain your alertness to a point where you need little pick-me-ups. Instead of relying on coffee and energy drinks, try these proven methods of sustainable energy: Set Worries Aside Stress and anxiety tend to wear you out. Your shoulder muscles […]

Team Drivers to Get a $5,000 Signing Bonus with Werner Enterprises

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

If you have been a fan of Trucker to Trucker, you know that the OTR truck business is booming! It is so good right now that companies don’t have enough drivers for the freight to haul. That is a win-win situation if you are an independent looking for more work, or if you are breaking […]

Trucking Revenue Tops a Whopping $700 Billion for the First Time Ever!

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Who says trucking is dead? The year 2014 was a banner year for the trucking industry. Over 700 million dollars was made in revenue, accounting for over 80% of freight hauling. The industry, as a whole, employed more than 7 million people, 3.4 million of which were truck drivers. And, it looks like this trend […]

Basic Fall Maintenance Tasks

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Fall is here, and it’s time to get ready for the winter. If you own your own rig, get some basic maintenance done before the snow flies. Let’s face it, you don’t want to be out in the middle of nowhere on a frigid and blowing winter day trying to fix something that should have […]

Truck Drivers Win Overtime Settlement in Alabama

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division sent a clear message to Fitzhugh Contracting LLC and other motor carrier companies that truck drivers are entitled to overtime pay when they work beyond 40 hours in a single work week. According to Alabama Media Group, the logging and contracting company is required to pay $56,367 […]

Driver for Wal-Mart Wins Bendix National Truck Driving Championship

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

In an industry that can often be misunderstood, truckers get a lot of flack for the things we do wrong. We even get criticized for the things we don’t do wrong. It’s nice to get recognized for the things we do right, particularly being a good driver. Just ask Ronald Emenheiser Sr. Emenheiser is a […]

Trucking Apps May Transform Owner-Operator Trucking as We Know It

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Truckers apps are some of the coolest innovations out there. All you need is a cell phone and you can download hundreds of different apps that apply to trucking. From a list of available truck stops, to the latest detours in your area, and even such things as tattoo parlors, chiropractors, and even ways to […]

Drive In for Your Checkup – Medical Services Now Being Offered at Many Truckstops

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

If you’ve been driving big rigs for a long time, you may remember when truck stops were, literally, places for fuel and a cold pop. And if you could find a place that had a couple of showers, you were in a little bit of heaven. Although you may still find these little stops out […]

Medical Providers for Trucker’s 2 Year Physicals to Set Up Shop at Truckstops

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

With a trucker’s schedule, finding time for your DOT physical can be tricky. You need to find a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration–approved medical examiner every two years to maintain your CDL, and sometimes the two-year-deadline approaches when you’re out on the road. In some intriguing semi truck driver news, the FMCSA has partnered with a […]

ATA Releases Trucking Trends for 2015

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Trucking soared to new heights in 2014, and American Trucking Associations has the scoop on all the numbers. Here are some highlights from the latest release of “American Trucking Trends.” State of the Industry The ATA reports that trucking grossed a whopping $700.4 billion in 2014. A grand total of about 3.4 million truckers employed […]