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Is “Uber” for Trucking Coming Because of the Driver Shortage?

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

It may be well known that there is a driver shortage in the trucking industry. As a truck driver, you know that not having enough drivers to deliver freight puts stress on you while you’re trying to get as much done as possible. Sometimes you’re even doing the work of multiple drivers in the same amount of time […]

Trucker Safety Tips: Time to Check Out Your Tires

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Being away from your family, dealing with traffic, and getting blamed for the screw-ups of shippers and receivers can easily distract you from the importance of monitoring your tires. In addition to being a major safety issue, under-inflated tires don’t last as long, and increase the cost for fuel and other maintenance issues. A truck’s […]

In the Future You May be Sitting In Your Easy Chair Watching the Road

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

If sitting behind the wheel of your truck and staring at the highway gets a bit boring at times, you might be interested in one of the newest trucking trends. Mercedes-Benz is working on a truck that will be able to drive itself, letting you relax and enjoy the ride from one destination to the […]

Great Mileage Tracking Apps to Review

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

As a trucker, logging your mileage is of utmost importance because mileage is often what much of your pay is based on. If you don’t log miles, you don’t get paid. Logging miles used to mean coming home from your long trip and spending time in your logbook tracking those miles. If you were diligent, as you were […]

Great Trucking Apps to Check Out

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

As a trucker, you often have tight schedules with strict deadlines to meet, longing to get home to see your family or catch a good night’s rest. Any tip or trick to save you time and energy is sure to be useful in your busy trip. With mobile phone usage passing laptops and apps for just […]

New App From BF Goodrich Makes It Easy for Truckers

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

When a tire blowout ruins your day on the road, wouldn’t it be nice if you could just press a button and fix everything? That’s the idea behind the truck tire locator app from BFGoodrich. The app does plenty more than just find commercial truck tires, too. You can search for towing, tire inspections, oil […]

Regulatory Update Refresher

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Time for some spring cleaning — and that includes checking in on trucking regulations that affect your daily life. The trucking industry in the midst of further changes to the restart rules and other new items: Restart Rules Suspended Until at least September 30 The controversial 34-hour restart regulations went on hiatus in December 2014. […]

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 […]

Truckers: Proudly Moving America

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

It is not enough to say that without truck drivers, America stops moving. America also stops eating in many areas of the country and stops working practically everywhere in the United States. About 70 percent of all raw goods, food, equipment, and product moves by truck. According to the Department of Transportation Statistics, the trucking […]

On-the-Road Trucking Fitness Rules

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Hey you – put down the jelly doughnut! Just because your office is mobile doesn’t mean you can’t stay fit! Shuck the excuses and stay in shape – on and off the road. Drop and give me seven!! Following these seven simple strategies can encourage great fitness results, despite all those long, sedentary motoring hours… […]