‘Trucking Industry Info’ Category

Tips to Advertising Your Truck on Trucker to Trucker

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
Do you have a truck or trailer to sell? Don’t prop up a sign on it and hope for the best. Advertise on Trucker to Trucker and take advantage of our extensive reader base. Get instant exposure to thousands of potential buyers that doesn’t end until you close the sale. Place the ad yourself or let a member of our […] ... continue reading »

New Standards Recommended to Improve Big Rig Safety

Thursday, April 10th, 2014
With the goal of improving big rig safety, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently recommended four changes to tractor-trailer design standards and three changes to crash reporting guidelines. The Board’s truck and trailer design recommendations focus largely on improving driver visibility and underride protection and are based primarily on issues raised in a 2013 NTSB safety study on single-unit […] ... continue reading »

Trucker News Roundup

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
Here’s an update on some of the trucking news we’ve been following recently: Goodyear Highway Hero A truck driver from Rancho Cucamonga, California was recently named this year’s Goodyear Highway Hero at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY. Ivan Vasovic was honored for rescuing a fellow driver whose double tanker truck full of diesel fuel wound up hanging halfway […] ... continue reading »

Canadian Strike Ends; Truckers Are Back to Work at Vancouver Port

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
Canadian container truck drivers at Port Metro Vancouver went back to work March 27 after a prolonged strike that paralyzed Canada’s largest port for nearly a month. In late February 1,000 non-union truckers walked off the job protesting pay rates, unpaid cargo wait time and alleged industry undercutting. Nearly 250 union truckers joined the strike in March, bringing container shipping […] ... continue reading »

Pilot Program Could Speed Canadian Border Crossings for Truckers

Thursday, March 20th, 2014
A recently announced pre-inspection pilot program could speed border crossings for truck drivers carrying loads between the U.S. and Canada. The one-year pilot program will be conducted only at the Peace Bridge crossing which spans the Niagara River between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York, connecting to I-190. If the program is successful, it could be expanded to other […] ... continue reading »

Truck Tire News Roundup

Thursday, March 13th, 2014
Check out the latest developments in heavy-duty truck tires. These innovative new products offer owner-operators and fleets considerable benefits in fuel economy, safety, tire life and durability. Here’s what’s new at the Trucker to Trucker tire shop: Aperia Develops Revolutionary Self-Inflating Tire System Aperia Technologies has invented a new type of self-inflating tire system that uses the rotation of the […] ... continue reading »

Truckers Oppose Call for Increase in Big Rig Fuel Economy

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
Warning of prohibitive cost increases that could force many independent truckers out of business, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has come out against President Obama’s call for even tougher fuel economy and emissions standards for big rig trucks. The President recently ordered federal regulators to increase fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks and buses beyond […] ... continue reading »

Carrier Axed from NAFTA Pilot Program

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
When Mexican carrier Tristan Transfer applied for admission to the NAFTA Cross Border Pilot Program last June, some trucking industry watchers questioned the carrier’s safety record; but to no avail. Despite issues raised about driver fitness and vehicle maintenance (among others), the carrier’s owner passed a Pre-Authorization Safety Audit (PASA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) granted it […] ... continue reading »

Votes Are In: Best Truck Fleets to Drive For

Thursday, February 20th, 2014
U.S. and Canadian truck drivers have been heard and the 2014 Best Fleets to Drive For have been chosen from driver nominations. The Truckload Carriers Association and Carriers Edge recently announced the results of their annual survey asking truck drivers to identify the for-hire trucking companies (10 or more trucks) that offer the best work environments for either owner-operators or […] ... continue reading »

More Challenges Facing the Trucking Industry in 2014

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
With the next decade predicted to be one of strong and steady growth, the future of the commercial trucking industry looks bright. But, as Jeff Crissey, editor of Commercial Carrier Journal, recently pointed out, a shadow could cast a pall on that growth if the trucking industry is unable to meet four important challenges. In addition to a projected driver […] ... continue reading »