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Look for Tepid but Steady Growth in Trucking Sectors in 2015

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Any increase in business is good news in the trucking industry. Also, if the trends are correct, the industry will have a slow, gradual increase in business throughout the year, which is excellent news for freight shippers, carriers and brokers. An article published on fleetowner.com tells about the growth in all transportation modes – trucking, railways […]

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 […]

Fitness Guru Monitors Truckers Fitness for Prime Inc’s Drivers

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Most semi truck driver news involving health focuses on sleep issues, but truck driving can also take a toll on drivers’ physical fitness as well. Drivers spend a good part of their workdays sitting behind the wheel, keeping irregular hours and relying on convenient fast food places for meals. Thanks to the work of swim […]

Look Who’s Lobbying for Truckers – the State Police

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

While politics makes strange bedfellows, it is often the lobbyist who are paid to get into bed with special interest groups. Thus is the case in the current we-say, they-say debate about longer and heavier trucks on the highways. According to The New York Times, it was an organization known as the Coalition Against Bigger […]

Truck Driver Shortage Worsens With a 90% Turnover Rate

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Although unemployment rates in the US have been slowly recovering since the economic downturn in 2008, the trucking industry continues to face a steep and steadily worsening shortage of truck drivers. As freight volumes keep increasing, this shortage is becoming an even bigger problem for the trucking industry. How Bad Is It? The American Trucking […]

Old Pros Should Be Mentoring Young Drivers

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

In this world, everything seems to be a competition. Who is the biggest, the best and the fastest wins. We forget the value of qualities like wisdom and experience. And we certainly let too many opportunities for guidance and compliments go by. This is something that can change in our industry. Those of you who are […]

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 […]