- U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear ELD Appeal
U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear ELD Appeal
- Drive Lumber or Log Trucks in beautiful Northern California for the World's Largest Supplier of Redwood!
Drive Lumber or Log Trucks in beautiful Northern California for the World's Largest Supplier of Redwood!
- November 2016 Scholarship Winner – Marcella Williams
November 2016 Scholarship Winner – Marcella Williams
- 2016 College Scholarship Winners - Monica Medrano and Callie Ivy
2016 College Scholarship Winners - Monica Medrano and Callie Ivy
- Brakes: Drums Versus Disc Reviewed
Brakes: Drums Versus Disc Reviewed
- Extra Long Trailers, the Future Looms "Large"
Extra Long Trailers, the Future Looms Large
- What's On the Horizon for Trucks and Fleets of the Future?
What's On the Horizon for Trucks and Fleets of the Future?
- MAN's Streamlined Semi Truck is a Futuristic Fuel Saver
MAN's Streamlined Semi Truck is a Futuristic Fuel Saver
- Trucking Trends Trucker to Trucker is Watching for 2016
Trucking Trends Trucker to Trucker is Watching for 2016
- Long Haul Drivers Need a Health Makeover
Long Haul Drivers Need a Health Makeover
- Truckers Show Cluster of Chronic Health Issues
Truckers Show Cluster of Chronic Health Issues
- Are You Prepared for the Next Snow Storm?
Are You Prepared for the Next Snow Storm?
- Stay Safe - Monitor Carbon Monoxide in Your Cab
Stay Safe - Monitor Carbon Monoxide in Your Cab
- Fuel Prices, How Low Can They Go to Boost Freight?
Fuel Prices, How Low Can They Go to Boost Freight?
- What's Happening with the CSA Safety Measurement Scores?
What's Happening with the CSA Safety Measurement Scores?
- Even Small Business isn't Exempt from the eLog Mandate
Even Small Business isn't Exempt from the eLog Mandate
- Fed Eyes Law Change Allowing Under 21 Year Old Interstate Truck Drivers
Fed Eyes Law Change Allowing Under 21 Year Old Interstate Truck Drivers
- ELD Mandate Questions?
ELD Mandate Questions?
- New Federal Medical Form Implementation Delayed
New Federal Medical Form Implementation Delayed
- Technology and the Trucking Industry - Time for Improvement
Technology and the Trucking Industry - Time for Improvement
- ATA Predicts Increase to Trucker's Pay Due to Driver Shortage
ATA Predicts Increase to Trucker's Pay Due to Driver Shortage
- Technology Changes the Face of Trucking by Going Digital
Technology Changes the Face of Trucking by Going Digital
- Transfix the Uber for Trucking Raises $14.5 Million in Funding
Transfix the Uber for Trucking Raises $14.5 Million in Funding
- Truck Weight Maximum Increase Defeated in Washington
Truck Weight Maximum Increase Defeated in Washington
- Denis Day of Con-way Freight Celebrates 3 Million Continuous Accident Free Miles
Denis Day of Con-way Freight Celebrates 3 Million Continuous Accident Free Miles
- November 2015 Scholarship Winner – Robert Williams
November 2015 Scholarship Winner – Robert Williams
- Truck Tonnage Jumps to New All Time High Levels
Truck Tonnage Jumps to New All Time High Levels
- Transportation Intelligence Firm Starts to Push Freight Forecast Down - The Trucking Boom May be Over
Transportation Intelligence Firm Starts to Push Freight Forecast Down - The Trucking Boom May be Over
- $4.6 Million Grant to Teamsters to Boost Training in Trucking Industry
$4.6 Million Grant to Teamsters to Boost Training in Trucking Industry
- Where Truck Driving Newbies Can Get and Share the Best and Worst on Trucking
Where Truck Driving Newbies Can Get and Share the Best and Worst on Trucking
- Trucking Revenue Tops a Whopping $700 Billion for the First Time Ever!
Trucking Revenue Tops a Whopping $700 Billion for the First Time Ever!
- Basic Fall Maintenance Tasks
Basic Fall Maintenance Tasks
- Trucking Apps May Transform Owner-Operator Trucking as We Know It
Trucking Apps May Transform Owner-Operator Trucking as We Know It
- Long Haul Driver Turnover Plummets to New Four Year Low
Long Haul Driver Turnover Plummets to New Four Year Low
- Tired, Need Rest But No Parking Spots - What to Do?
Tired, Need Rest But No Parking Spots - What to Do?
- Are You Ready to Trust Your Big Rig to a Teen Driver?
Are You Ready to Trust Your Big Rig to a Teen Driver?
- Desperate for a Cool One? Beer Truck Driver Robbed at Noon Stop
Desperate for a Cool One? Beer Truck Driver Robbed at Noon Stop
- Medical Providers for Trucker's 2 Year Physicals to Set Up Shop at Truckstops
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.
- 2015 College Scholarship Winner - Samuel Pasmann
Sam is the winner of the $1000 College Scholarship Award from TruckerToTrucker.com. He'll be attending the University of Portland this Fall to study for a degree in mechanical engineering.
- ATA Releases Trucking Trends for 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.
- Preventing Summer Heat Tire Blowouts on the Road
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 asphalt, this can cause your tire to heat beyond the recommended temperature, potentially causing a blowout. A tire blowout not only affects us, but can affect those around us, too.
- Save Money: Where Does Diesel Cost the Most and the Least?
OK truckers, here is the skinny on diesel fuel prices, what drives the price and where the cheapest fuel is. You may be surprised at what you are about to read. Breaking it Down When compared to gasoline, it takes less time and effort to refine diesel fuel.
- Trending Trucker Helper Apps
Cell phones, smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices have been some of the greatest innovations in the trucking industry. These gadgets are some of the most important instruments in a truckers life, and better still, you can download some great apps and make them even better.
- Tennessee Trucking: Watch Out for Those GPS Directions to Back Roads!
You are an over-the-road trucker and you rely on your GPS to get you where you need to go. They have been one of the most welcome additions to trucking since the CB radio, they have saved many miles and many hours of drive time, but sometimes the best way to go is not always the GPS way to go.
- How Low Diesel Fuel Prices Are Impacting the Business of Trucking
Now that diesel fuel prices are beginning to slide downwards, consumers with diesel powered autos couldn't be happier. But the biggest consumers of diesel fuel are truck drivers who depend on it to get the job done. The truth of the matter is that, fuel prices are the single greatest expense when it comes to the trucking industry, and lower diesel fuel is always a welcome sign.
- New Liability Limits - Are You In the Know?
One of the risks that goes along with owning a trucking company is having to make liability payments if one of your drivers injures someone in an accident. This amount is decided on through the legal system and typically goes toward compensating victims for medical care. The minimum liability requirement right now is $750,000.
- Look for Tepid but Steady Growth in Trucking Sectors in 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.
- Look Who's Lobbying for Truckers - the State Police
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.
- Truck Driver Shortage Worsens With a 90% Turnover Rate
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.
- Is "Uber" for Trucking Coming Because of the Driver Shortage?
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 as one. On the Move Solutions (OMVS), a company who focuses on developing cutting-edge technology in a variety of fields of business, might possibly have a solution for this dilemma.
- New Scholarship Opportunities - CDL and College
New Scholarship Opportunities - CDL and College
- Why Your Battery Has to Work Hard in Winter
Why Your Battery Has to Work Hard in Winter
- LA Port Truckers Highlight Problems in Shift to Independent Contractor Status
As Shakespeare once asked, What's in a name? For truckers working the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and by extension others across the country, their continued livelihood depends on the answer. Drivers and trucking companies have been locked in a bitter labor dispute, causing the truckers to strike last November in an effort to obtain more equitable working conditions. At issue is the loss of employee status as companies now list them as independent contractors.
- More Fuel Efficient Trucks on the Way, But Can You Afford One?
Everybody loves saving money on gasoline, especially independent truckers. More miles per gallon might just make or break your profit, but the long-term savings come at the cost of the initial investment. Are you ready to buy a new truck just yet? New EPA rules already mandated higher MPG for pickups and semis a few years ago. By the spring of 2015, we'll hear about the next round of standards that will apply to model year 2018 and later.
- Check Out the February Truck Technology Exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee
If you've never been able to check out the Truck Technology Exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee, this year is a great year to make it an annual event! The Exhibition takes place from February 16-19, 2015, and it's packed full of great events for you and some of the most valuable members of your fleet and team.
- Government Funding Bill Adds a Rollback of Key Trucker Legislation
Last year, legislation supported by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association that required truckers to take two full consecutive nights of rest following 70 hours of time spent driving passed. While people on both sides of the aisle with concerns about truckers' safety supported the bill, a December 2014 spending bill in Congress includes a provision that would reverse the law.
- 8 Facts About 18 Wheelers Do You Know Them All?
It's not hard to figure out where 18 wheelers get that name from, but do you know why we also call them semi-trailer trucks? Here are some interesting bits of trivia and trucker tips that you might not have known.
- Trailer Tails and Moose Bumpers, What's Next?
The moment of inertia for a fully-loaded tractor-trailer is nothing compared to the difficulty encountered when trying to pass much needed changes to trucking industry regulations. Senseless regulatory differences between the United States and Canada further complicate the lives of truckers and interfere with their ability to make a decent living.
- Laws Slow Self-Driving Truck Development
Innovation frequently move faster than government. Whether it is the Federal Aviation Administration blocking commercial use of drones or the Federal Communications Commission's sluggish action on net neutrality, technology is moving at a blistering pace while the government spends more money studying and debating regulations. Regardless of how self-driving trucks may impact jobs and the economy, we can be sure the jobs of lobbyist and politicians are secure.
- MPG - What's In Store for 2018 and Beyond for Trucks?
With heavy-duty trucks and buses producing an estimated 20 percent of greenhouse gases in the United States each year, it is understandable that any regulations to reduce America's dependence on fossil fuels and lower the resulting emissions are going to target the efficiency of long-haul tractor-trailers.
- Top Truck Appliances to Make Your Life Easier
Commercial trucking has never been an easy life, but there are some truck appliances available today that will definitely make life on the road more enjoyable. Driving a heavy haul truck will never be like checking into the Trump Towers, but the mattresses in today's sleeper trucks aren't bad. If you can find space in your rig to stash a couple of useful appliances and outfit your rig with a few comfortable accessories, highway life can be surprisingly comfortable.
- Five Trucker Road Safety Tips
Working as a commercial truck driver may not be as dangerous as being a logger (#1) or commercial pilot (#3); but at #8 on Time magazine's list of The 10 Most Dangerous U.S. Jobs, driving a truck is no wimp job.
- Tiresome Trek? Check Out These Extraordinary Truck Stops
Tired of the monotony of the same-old chain store truck stops? Beat the driving doldrums at these interesting (and often unbelievable) truck stops:
- Trucker's Top Tips to Finding the Best Truck Stop
Finding the best truck stop depends on what you're looking for. You can find the basics – fuel, food, bathroom and small convenience store -- at nearly every truck stop in America or Canada.
- Tracy Morgan Crash Reopens Hours of Service Debate
The recent truck accident that put popular actor Tracy Morgan in the hospital with serious injuries and killed one of the passengers in his limo could not have come at a worse time for commercial truckers.
- Aging Bridges Impact Truck Travel
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.
- New Technology Links Semi Trailers
In recent trends, new trucking technology has been introduced intended to both improve safety and boost fuel efficiency. The technology is being used to link pairs of semi-trucks into aerodynamic, two-truck platoons.
- Truck Stop Trends: More Luxury and Options
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.
- California Extends Truck Emissions Control Deadlines
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.
- Coming Trends in the Trucking Industry
In the May issue of Truck News, editor James Menzies talked about three noteworthy equipment trends observed at the Mid-America Trucking Show: 1. Use of dead axle tractors increasing.
- Destination Truck Stops That Are Worth the Drive
The humble highway truck stop is undergoing a major transformation. Counter service is being replaced by noteworthy restaurants.
- Future Truck Trends – Where Are They Now?
Five years ago, TrendHunter.com showcased 30 innovative truck designs with the potential to revolutionize the industry. Most of them never made it off the drafting table, but a couple of winners have made their mark.
- Does Concept Rig Represent New WAVE in Truck Design?
When Walmart recently revealed its high-concept truck-and-trailer prototype, you could hear jaws dropping across the country.
- Truckers Oppose Call for Increase in Big Rig Fuel Economy
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.
- Natural Gas: Truck Fuel of the Future? Part 1
Cheaper and less polluting than diesel, natural gas is being called the truck fuel of the future, and for a small but growing number of trucking companies, the future is now.
- Could 2014 Ford 150 Be Start of New 'Aluminum Revolution'?
General Motors' Chevy Silverado pickup may have captured American Truck of the Year at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but Ford's aluminum-body 2015 F-150 is the truck folks are talking about.
- First Step Taken To Deal With Truck Parking Crisis
The first formal step to develop a federal plan to deal with the truck parking shortage
- Survey Identifies Trends in Driver Hiring/Screening
The hiring environment is becoming increasingly more difficult as fleet managers are competing for qualified drivers, according to results of a driver screening benchmarking survey conducted by HireRight, transportation worker hiring specialists.
- New Tool to Manage Driver Fatigue
Truck driver fatigue can be a dangerous, even deadly problem. Fatigue can lead to a range of health and wellness complications for truckers and a number of problems that can contribute to crashes and near-crashes.
- Gun Laws: Things To Know If You're Packin'
Things can get hairy out on the mean highways, as every long-haul trucker knows. You can regularly see news reports of truckers who have been beaten, robbed, even murdered out on the road.
- The Sleep That Can Kill
Sleep Apnea can be a silent killer and is a disease that is prevalent among over-the-road truck drivers.
- Technology Tackles the Drowsy Driver Problem
Drowsiness is the truck driver's number one nemesis. More than 90% of long-haul truck accidents are caused by human error– the vast majority confirmed to be fatigue related.
- Increased Speed Limits: A Dangerous Trend?
It's a trend that has many in the trucking industry frightened: State lawmakers across the country have either already raised speed limits on some highways or are contemplating allowing vehicles to travel at higher rates of speed.
- Current Trucking Trends That Can Help You Prepare For The Future
This can be seen in the fact that, of the 6.8 million people employed in the trucking industry, more than 3 million are drivers. Although in the past female and minority inclusion in this job market was rare, there are an ever-growing number of drivers making up these groups.
- The Growing Problem of Cargo Theft
In the good old days truck drivers might have to worry about weigh stations, speed traps, other drivers not paying attention. Now, truck drivers have to worry about thieves stealing their cargo.
- February Truck Tonnage Slips But Overall Indicators Remain Positive
Today we are looking at the latest freight tonnage figures recently published for February: After January's surge in truck tonnages, which set a new record and beat the year-on-year numbers, February has experienced a slight roll-back in tonnage hauled according to the American Trucking Association (ATA).
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