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Trucker Left Dangling from Bridge for An Hour

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

You’re out on the open road and out of the blue, you’re in a situation that you know from experience isn’t going to end well. Whether it’s due to other drivers being distracted, a tire blows out on the car in front of you, rain creating slick patches, or the fella in front of you […]

Long Haul Driver Turnover Plummets to New Four Year Low

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Truckers certainly enjoy “free agency,” as ATA economist Bob Costello calls it. Signing bonuses and competitive rates per mile spur many truckers to jump from one employer to another frequently. Early in 2015, however, we saw the lowest turnover rate since 2009. First quarter job numbers showed an 84% turnover rate according to the Wall […]

Tired, Need Rest But No Parking Spots – What to Do?

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

As truckers, we’ve all been here. You’re driving down the road, and the need to sleep comes over you. Coffee is no longer helping, and the only way to beat your tired eyes is to go to sleep. Now, if you are near a truck stop, that’s not a problem. Pull off the road, find […]

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 […]

Desperate for a Cool One? Beer Truck Driver Robbed at Noon Stop

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

We here at Trucker to Trucker, always want the safety of truck drivers, or any driver for that matter, to come first. A little story about a delivery driver in Houston, makes the point about a few precautions you should take at every stop. No Money for You A trucker, Rudy Ramirez, was robbed at […]

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 […]

Medical Providers for Trucker’s 2 Year Physicals to Set Up Shop at Truckstops

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

With a trucker’s schedule, finding time for your DOT physical can be tricky. You need to find a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration–approved medical examiner every two years to maintain your CDL, and sometimes the two-year-deadline approaches when you’re out on the road. In some intriguing semi truck driver news, the FMCSA has partnered with a […]

Iowa 80 – the World’s Largest Truckstop Stacks on the Amenities

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

If you are an over-the-road trucker, then I’m sure you’ve stayed in your share of motels, hotels and rooms along the way. It goes with the lifestyle, and that’s part of why you do what you do. But if you ever get into Iowa and are driving down I-80, make sure to stop by the […]

ATA Releases Trucking Trends for 2015

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Trucking soared to new heights in 2014, and American Trucking Associations has the scoop on all the numbers. Here are some highlights from the latest release of “American Trucking Trends.” State of the Industry The ATA reports that trucking grossed a whopping $700.4 billion in 2014. A grand total of about 3.4 million truckers employed […]

Preventing Summer Heat Tire Blowouts on the Road

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Hot weather can sometimes be harder on your truck that cold weather and we need to know the tips for keeping our trucks safe for us and other drivers. With temperatures rising, the heat can be bad for our tires. If you add high temperatures to increased friction, high speeds, and turning corners on hot […]