‘Trucking Industry Info’ Category

Are You Ready to Trust Your Big Rig to a Teen Driver?

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

What is more frightening than self-driving trucks maneuvering 80,000 pounds of rig and cargo down the highway? For many people it is the thought of their teenage son or daughter getting licensed to drive. But citing driver shortages, many in Congress are pushing to lower the minimum age for truck drivers to 18. Safety concerns […]

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 […]

Trucker to Trucker Tips: Trucker Tire Safety Reminders

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

According to the National Highway Safety Commission, approximately 95,000 people suffered injuries and 3,964 were killed from accidents involving large trucks in 2013. Although some accidents were linked to bad drivers on suspended licenses, mental impairment and other drivers, some of these accidents involved trucks that did not have safe tires. For Consideration Devoting extra time to tire […]

Could Vibration from Truck Driving Drive Up the Incidence of Prostate Cancer?

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Sitting too much on the job has been linked to a higher risk of health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease. For truck drivers, there’s another risk to be aware of. New research has shown that men who drive trucks might have an increased risk of developing prostate cancer. Trucking and Cancer Risks Researchers […]

New Trucking Regulations Brewing in Congress – What It Means for You 

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill for fiscal year ending in 2016 could have a big impact on truckers. As we have previously pointed out at Trucker To Trucker, it is extremely important to always keep up-to-date with new federal trucking legislation whether you have a single truck or a large fleet. Important Updates From […]

New Liability Limits – Are You In the Know?

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

One of the risks that goes along with owning a trucking company is having to make liability payments if one of your drivers injures someone in an accident. This amount is decided on through the legal system and typically goes toward compensating victims for medical care. The minimum liability requirement right now is $750,000. In […]

China is Funding Truck Monitoring Software

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

In the trucking industry, we’re always looking for new tricks and trends to move business forward. So what’s the new trend in trucking? Partnering with China. That’s right. A company across the world wants to help the American trucking industry find and keep customers and improve business in American trucking. According to JOC.com, Renren, a […]

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 […]

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 […]