‘Trucking Associations’ Category

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 […]

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 […]

ATA Predicts Increase to Trucker’s Pay Due to Driver Shortage

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Once again, truck driver wages are in the semi truck driver news. With the prediction that over 175,000 driving jobs are going tom open up over the course of the next 10 years, the trucking industry is beginning to increase drivers pay to lure more people into the world of truck driving. Median Income The […]

Transfix the Uber for Trucking Raises $14.5 Million in Funding

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Have you ever heard of Transfix? If you haven’t, you might be interested in this start-up trucking initiative, which complies with trucking legislation, because it may change the way goods are traveling in the future. Uber Driving Uber driving is taking the world by storm. This is, essentially, pitting a rider with a driver who […]

Firm Consolidation Hits the Trucking Industry

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Don’t we all wish we could have a crystal ball and look into the future? You could see what you’ll be having for dinner tomorrow night, what the weekend will bring, who wins the World Series or The Super Bowl or even what road you’ll be traveling over next year, or next decade, for that […]

Mandated Use of Speed Limiters Gets a Thumbs Down by Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

If you haven’t heard the big news, perk your electronic ears up this way. The Fed wants to put speed limiters on trucks, and although nothing has been set in stone on the maximum speed, previous proposals have been setting it at about 68 miles per hour, max. Wow! Let’s take a closer look at […]

Find Out What the King of the Road Survey Says

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

The survey of Atlas Van Lines drivers, also known as the King of the Road Survey, is useful not just to other truck drivers, but to families planning vacations and frequent business travelers. Founded in 1948 and headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, Atlas is a private, agent owned company that has about $900 million in revenue […]

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 strikeĀ last NovemberĀ in an effort to obtain […]

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 […]

Will CSA Scoring Be Stopped?

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

No group of people is more concerned about highway safety than truckers. They rely on the reliable and safe operation of their trucks to make a living, and their family and loved ones travel the same roads as everyone else. The frustration all truck drivers and trucking company owners have with the current Compliance, Safety, […]