Why Transportation Services and Employees are Essential

April 3rd, 2020
Why Transportation Services and Employees are Essential

Transportation services and workers can’t slow down as they play a vital role in maintaining critical society infrastructures and supporting other essential workers during the COVID-19 crisis.

Those working in trucking and transportation services are still reporting for work every day as millions of others are staying home to slow the spread of COVID-19. Transportation services and personnel have always been essential to the delivery of various goods and products, and the importance of this task has only become more pressing as our nation responds to the current public health crisis. Transportation and logistics workers continue to provide critical infrastructure services that keep us safe and comfortable, all the while supporting countless other essential workers at the frontlines battling the spread of COVID-19. Read the rest of this entry »

Realities for First-Year Truck Drivers

March 27th, 2020
Realities for First-Year Truck Drivers

A career in truck driving has its fair share of challenges, especially for first-year truck drivers. These may come as a surprise to some.

First-year truck drivers will encounter several challenges as they begin their careers in trucking. New commercial vehicle drivers can get hit with some harsh realities about life as a trucker on the road, which can really make them question whether this career or lifestyle is the one for them. Know that many of these first-year realities are temporary situations that improve with time and driving experience. Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for Proper Truck Tire Maintenance

March 21st, 2020
Tips for Proper Truck Tire Maintenance

Truck tire maintenance should be regular and frequent. Check out the other tips for keeping truck tires in good condition for longer.

Truck tire maintenance is something every trucking company or fleet service should already know. Making sure the vehicle’s tires are taken care of properly makes for safer driving and savings for the carrier company. Trucks travel long distances, sometimes over not-so-great roads, and all the while hauling heavy freight. So while tires inevitably will receive wear and eventually need replacement, following good truck tire maintenance practices can dramatically extend a set of tires’ lifecycle. Here are the tips trucking industry experts follow for a proper truck tire maintenance routine.  Read the rest of this entry »

Importance of Fleet Service

March 13th, 2020
Importance of Fleet Service

Fleet service keeps commercial vehicles in top shape, which means better, reliable service.

While it may seem like two simple words, quite a lot can go into the idea of “fleet service.” It’s not always clear what a vehicle leasing company may mean when they say fleet services and what kind of value you can expect from them. Investing in a quality fleet service gets you just about everything you’re probably thinking of, including selecting, maintaining, and managing your fleet. That’s important when it comes to managing those commercial vehicles once you’ve put them all together. Let’s take a look at why investing in fleet service options may be right for you and your business. Read the rest of this entry »

Certain Truck Driver Behaviors, Explained

March 6th, 2020
Certain Truck Driver Behaviors, Explained

What are some things many truck drivers do that confuse other drivers on the road?

For people who don’t have experience driving commercial vehicles, they may not understand why truck drivers drive the way they do when operating their semi-trucks. Some truck driver behaviors seem to go against what most people learn in driving school. However, commercial vehicle drivers know they must adjust their driving style to keep their shipment and others safe on the road. For all those who share the road with truck drivers, here are your common frustrations with their driving behavior explained. Read the rest of this entry »

Essentials to Keep in Your Truck Cab

February 28th, 2020
Essentials to Keep in Your Truck Cab

What are some useful supplies you want to keep in your truck cab?

Even when your truck cab has limited space, you want to make sure you keep a few essential items with you. You may encounter an emergency on the road, or run into other situations where these items can give you some comfort. Keeping these items with you in the truck cab may even make the difference in you making your delivery safely and on-time. Read the rest of this entry »

Safety When Loading and Unloading Truck Trailers

February 21st, 2020
Safety When Loading and Unloading Truck Trailers

Loading and unloading truck trailers are everyday tasks that require safety precautions.

Operating a commercial vehicle and moving truck trailers is only one dangerous aspect when it comes to trucking. There are plenty of rules and regulations in place to promote safety when loading and unloading truck trailers as well. This daily business activity can lead to people’s injuries or damaged products when not carried out carefully and correctly. Your reliable trucking service should value these safety aspects of the delivery job as much as the truck driving element. Today, we will take a look at safety procedures and guidelines when loading and unloading truck trailers. Read the rest of this entry »

Saving Fuel for Semi-Trucks

February 14th, 2020
Saving Fuel for Semi-Trucks

Semi-trucks guzzling too much fuel? Check out these tips.

Fuel consumption and costs are a considerable area of concern in the trucking industry. From a financial perspective, all those gasoline expenses to maintain fleets of trucks and semi-trucks add up over time. Carriers and truck drivers can manage their fuel economy by following a few tips when operating their semi-trucks or other commercial vehicles. Practicing these fuel-saving tips is cost-effective and ultimately makes everything safer. Read the rest of this entry »

Intermodal Drayage in the Transportation Industry

February 7th, 2020
Intermodal Drayage in the Transportation Industry

Intermodal drayage is a big deal, especially here in the mid-Atlantic region.

Intermodal drayage plays a considerable role in this nation’s transportation industry. Most people do not realize the significance of drayage in managing supply chains, or the incredible logistics that go into facilitating drayage. As an intermodal drayage carrier, along with offering other trucking services, Evan Transportation can help with your drayage needs throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Let’s further explore this specialty transportation service to understand it’s importance, and what we can anticipate in the future of intermodal drayage. Read the rest of this entry »

What is Full Truckload Service?

January 31st, 2020
What is Full Truckload Service?

We explain what full truckload service is, and how it can benefit our customers.

When you’re paying for a service, you want to fully understand your options and what the services involve in order to make the best decision. For many businesses that need to hire a shipping service, they may consider using a full truckload service. However, in their search for a reliable trucking carrier to fulfill the full truckload service, they find out there are plenty of other options that seem to promise the same thing, but at lower prices. Today, we’ll go over what full truckload service is and it’s benefits, as well as an alternative you may also be familiar with.  Read the rest of this entry »