‘Trucking Industry Info’ Category

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 more equitable working conditions. At […] ... 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 »

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 they’re on the road. You […] ... 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 »

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, Accountability (CSA) scoring system is […] ... continue reading »

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 economy, we can be sure […] ... continue reading »

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 latest regulations. Most specifically: The […] ... continue reading »

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 Hours In July 2013, new […] ... continue reading »

Truck Drivers Are in Demand as Shortfall Swells

Thursday, November 6th, 2014
More American goods move by truck than any other mode of transportation, but a growing shortage of commercial truck drivers has the potential to create a nationwide shipping crisis in the not so distant future. According to the American Trucking Association (ATA), the trucking industry is currently short of 30,000 drivers; but that shortfall is expected to swell to 200,000 […] ... continue reading »

MPG – What’s In Store for 2018 and Beyond for Trucks?

Thursday, October 30th, 2014
With heavy-duty trucks and buses producing an estimated 20 percent of greenhouse gases in the United States each year, it is understandable that any regulations to reduce America’s dependence on fossil fuels and lower the resulting emissions are going to target the efficiency of long-haul tractor-trailers. First-ever fuel standards President Obama signed the first-ever fuel efficiency regulations for heavy-trucks and […] ... continue reading »