‘Trucking Industry Info’ Category

Kentucky Cracks Down on Brake Safety

Thursday, June 26th, 2014
If you’re overdue on your brake check, better take care of business before you travel through Kentucky. The Bluegrass State is cracking down on truck brake safety violations and Kentucky State Police are targeting semi-trucks. During May, Kentucky troopers pulled over 95 commercial trucks for spot inspections and issued 130 citations. Brakes Common Cause of Truck Accidents “About 50% of the [problems] […] ... continue reading »

Share Your Road Safety Tips with Car Drivers

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
For professional truck drivers, the highway is our workplace. Maintaining a safe workplace allows us earn a living and return home to our families safe and sound. Sharing the road with unpredictable and often distracted car drivers can be frustrating and annoying, not to mention hazardous. Trucks Aren’t Cars Most car drivers don’t realize that trucks aren’t just great big […] ... continue reading »

Semi Truck Services Open New Cottage Industries

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
They say “trucking moves America,” but the millions of semis on the road are also feeding America’s entrepreneurial spirit. From mom and pop operations to small businesses, new cottage industries are springing up along U.S. and Canadian highways to serve long-haul truckers and the tractor-trailers they drive. A Family Business Prairie Business recently ran an interesting article about a North […] ... continue reading »

Aging Bridges Impact Truck Travel

Thursday, June 12th, 2014
The trucking industry faces many challenges, not the least of which is the aging and deterioration of America’s roads and bridges. Deteriorating bridges in particular are a looming crisis across the nation, effecting transportation across the U.S. Truckers are particularly hard-hit by this issue. Restricted access. In many areas, such as Tacoma Puyallup River Bridge, deficient structures are are resulting […] ... continue reading »

Not to Be Snotty, But There Is Etiquette for Fueling at Truck Stops

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
Truck drivers may not be lining up to purchase Miss Manners’ latest volume on social etiquette but just because we’re a free and independent breed doesn’t mean we are without manners. Broadly defined, manners are a matter of common courtesy and you’ll find ours on frequent display on highways and at truck stops. Like the unwritten rules of the road […] ... continue reading »

Truck Stop Trends: More Luxury and Options

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
Truck stops used to be bare bones affairs. A row of pumps, a dirt-encrusted bathroom, and, if you were lucky, a greasy spoon with a menu heavy on fried meat. Despite the lack of glamor, truckers could always count on a good, strong cup of coffee and a friendly word from the folks behind the counter. Many of today’s modern […] ... continue reading »

Tips For Advertising On Trucker To Trucker

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
Selling your truck or trailer is easy and affordable on TruckerToTrucker.com. With thousands of potential buyers visiting our website every day, there’s no better way to sell your rig! Get Started Before you place an ad, you’ll want to watch our video tutorial and check out a few truck ads to see how things work. (You can also place your […] ... continue reading »

A Cool Million for Insurance?

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
Recently, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced its plan to raise the commercial truck insurance minimum to $1 million. The FMCSA justified its stance by stating that the current $750,000 minimum was not enough to cover the costs of some truck accidents. But were they correct in saying that? The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) doesn’t think so. […] ... continue reading »

California Extends Truck Emissions Control Deadlines

Thursday, May 1st, 2014
Independent owner-operators and small trucking businesses just caught a break from the California Air Resources Board (CARB). CARB recently granted small fleets, lightly-used trucks and rural operators an extension of its emissions control compliance deadline, giving some truckers an extra year to meet California’s newest anti-pollution standards. Affected truckers and small fleets who missed the original January 1, 2014 deadline […] ... continue reading »

FMCS Moves to Raise Truck Insurance Minimums

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
In a move that is hotly disputed by many truckers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) plans to raise the truck insurance minimum from the current $750,000 to $1 million. In a recent report to Congress, FMCSA said current insurance minimums are not high enough to cover the costs of some commercial truck accidents. As noted on TheTrucker.com, commercial […] ... continue reading »