‘Trucking Industry Info’ Category

New vs. Used? Choose an Online Marketplace to Save Time & Money

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
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Buying Your Next Quality Used Truck or Managing Your Fleet Looking for your next rig? Online marketplaces are making it easy for you to shop for your next long-haul, day cab or even vocational truck. With loads of photos and world-class inspection reports – that include fluid analysis – right at your finger-tips, you can […]

Top Five List: Best and the Worst States for Small Trucking Companies

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

2015 was another banner year for the trucking industry, with over 700 billion dollars in revenue for the year. But even though these are some serious boom times for the industry, as a whole there are some states that aren’t as good as others when you are an owner/operator of small trucking companies or just […]

Wanted: 5.6 Million New Truck Drivers

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Here is a strange fact for all of you semi truck drivers out there. At 5.6 percent unemployment, the United States has one of the lowest unemployment rates in decades. Now, say what you will about any political party candidate, and in this election year that might be pretty important, but America is certainly on […]

California Leads Again With New Meal/Rest Break Legislation

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Here’s some semi truck driver legislation that you might be interested in, particularly if you are an employee of a large trucking firm. The Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act of 2016 You may be wondering why aviation legislation is in a trucking blog. Well, the simple fact is that, someone slipped in a provision […]

Stay Healthy on the Long Haul: Healthy Tips for Living on the Road

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

OK, we have talked about living a healthy life behind the wheel, but we haven’t given you any real direction on how to do it. Well here for your reading enjoyment, and your body’s overall healthy living, are some tips to use for a healthy body that every trucker should embrace. Eat right — Greasy […]

Could A Trucker’s Pension Cut be on the Radar for Congress?

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Pensions are one of the hallmarks of a Democratic society, essentially thanking employees for their hard work in every asset of the economy, even after they have retired. Just remember that pensions are not handouts. Employees pay into the pension fund, which is then invested, so that upon retiring, the employee will continue to get […]

Fuel Prices, How Low Can They Go to Boost Freight?

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

We have all seen lower fuel prices at the pump, but not only does this affect the consumer, it also affects the trucker and the trucking industry as a whole, too. And with fuel prices that are continuing to fall, will freight deliveries rise? Fuel Surcharges Most trucking companies and independents tack on a fuel […]

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 […]

Fed Eyes Law Change Allowing Under 21 Year Old Interstate Truck Drivers

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

It is well known that many truck drivers are old-timers. Many trucking industry news sources report that as they retire, there are few young people eager to take their place. According to a recent survey by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), 79 percent of U.S. companies claim they are having a tough time […]

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 […]