‘Trucking Industry Info’ Category

Truck Drive Newbie? Here’s Our Top Tips from Trucking Pros

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Before you hit the road, try learning from experienced truckers. There will still be plenty to learn after you buy a new truck and start your first job, but the more you know the better. Here’s what veteran truckers want newbies to know: Fight for competitive starting pay You may be itching to get behind the […]

Will Your Truck in the Future Be Powered by Natural Gas?

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

While electric vehicles get a lot of attention currently, there is another alternative fuel that is among the most abundant and clean burning available. Natural gas is considerably less costly than diesel and expected to remain that way for the foreseeable future. It not only creates near-zero emissions and thereby reduces air pollution, but natural […]

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 strike last November in an effort to obtain […]

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 […]

Five Fun Facts About Trucking and Truck Driving

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

It’s always fun to talk about the fun and unique facts surrounding truckers and the truck driving industry. No matter how long you’ve been a truck driver, we’ll bet there are some things you never knew. Read on and test your knowledge about your important job. Fact #1: Truckers always appreciate seeing other truckers when […]

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 […]

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, […]

Laws Slow Self-Driving Truck Development

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Innovation frequently move faster than government. Whether it is the Federal Aviation Administration blocking commercial use of drones or the Federal Communications Commission’s sluggish action on net neutrality, technology is moving at a blistering pace while the government spends more money studying and debating regulations. Regardless of how self-driving trucks may impact jobs and the […]

Truckers Battle Over Work Hours

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Despite setbacks in the struggle, truckers continue to fight for better safety regulations. The changes to trucking laws have negatively impacted productivity by at least 3 to 5 percent, according to the American Trucking Association—without promising any real solution for driver fatigue. The ATA and other groups want to repeal certain aspects of the DOT’s […]

What Are the Top Critical Issues for Truckers

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Each year, the American Transportation Research Institute issues a list of the most critical issues for truckers. Some indicate a need for change in trucking legislation, while others are demonstrative of how much trucking legislation has improved the industry. Today, we’d like to cover some of the top issues truckers are facing in 2014. Working […]