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 »

How to Hire a Reliable Trucking Service

January 24th, 2020
How to Hire a Reliable Trucking Service

How do you find a trucking service you can trust? Look for these signs.

With so many trucking services and companies available out there today, it can be difficult to choose not only the most reliable service but also the one that best suits your business needs. In the trucking business, safe and prompt deliveries are high-priorities to satisfy customers. However, many business owners are interested in hiring the lowest-price service to decrease overhead. Owners need to hire a reliable trucking service that meets the criteria for safety, dependability, and costs. Read the rest of this entry »

Sharing The Road with Commercial Trucks

January 17th, 2020
Sharing The Road with Commercial Trucks

While our commercial trucks are making their trips, here’s how other vehicles can navigate safely around them on the roads.

When drivers operate their commercial trucks, they do so with caution. Truckers keep in mind that they share the road with other vehicles, and adjust their driving accordingly. The other drivers on the road can do their part to drive safely near these large commercial vehicles. Not only will this defensive driving make it easier for truckers to drive their trailers safely, but it can also prevent the other drivers from getting into serious accidents themselves. Here are some must-know tips for vehicles when sharing the road with commercial trucks. Read the rest of this entry »

Understanding Off-Duty Truck Driving

January 10th, 2020
Understanding Off-Duty Truck Driving

What is personal conveyance, and how can you exercise off-duty truck driving correctly?

By now, many of you know that operating a commercial vehicle beyond the allotted hours of service is grounds for a violation. However, it’s unrealistic that truckers on the road be stopped and stranded when making their long journeys without a personal vehicle. For that reason, guidelines are put in place to promote safe and reasonable personal conveyance. Personal conveyance is the driving of a commercial motor vehicle, like a truck, during the driver’s off-duty hours. To avoid committing truck driving violations, there are some things to understand about off-duty trucking. Read the rest of this entry »

Alleviating Truck Driver Fatigue and Pain

January 3rd, 2020
Alleviating Truck Driver Fatigue and Pain

Truck drivers face physical and mental strains on the job — here are ways to manage those stresses.

We know the life of a trucker isn’t easy. The job eventually takes its physical and mental toll on the truck driver. There are plenty of healthy lifestyle tips for truckers that improve their physical well-being. In turn, these can have positive effects on their mental and emotional state as well. Here are some common pains and strains truck drivers face and ways to cope or alleviate some of these issues. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s Impacting The Trucking Industry in 2020?

December 27th, 2019
What’s Impacting The Trucking Industry in 2020?

E-commerce and fuel prices continue to play some big roles in the trucking industry.

The new year is quickly approaching, as are new trends in the trucking industry. Many aspects directly influence the performance of the sector as a whole. To understand what to expect from the trucking industry in 2020, here are some trends and topics that will influence trucking companies’ successes or pitfalls in the coming year. Read the rest of this entry »

Winter and Holiday Time Trucking Tips

December 20th, 2019
Winter and Holiday Time Trucking Tips

Winter and holiday time trucking can present its own challenges. Here are some tips to get truckers through it!

For many, the holidays are a time to gather with friends and family. For those in the trucking industry, we know that isn’t always true for us. In fact, many truckers are busier during this time of year and out on the roads, delivering everything that makes the holidays and New Year possible. What’s more, the wintertime is full of its own dangerous driving conditions and weather to navigate. In addition to an extra sense of homesickness during this time of year, trucking isn’t easy but still very necessary. To help, we’ve compiled a few tips for trucking safely in winter conditions and how to add some holiday cheer into the life of a trucker. Read the rest of this entry »

More Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Truck Drivers

December 13th, 2019
More Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Truck Drivers

We’ve got even more tips to help truck drivers live a healthy lifestyle on the road.

Perhaps you share the perception with the general public, or you never expected this to impact to you before you started trucking, but the truck driver lifestyle makes it hard to lead a healthy lifestyle. Indeed, the job requirements don’t make healthy and active living easy, but it’s also far from impossible. Although truckers spend most of their days focused on driving, there are many opportunities to incorporate healthy choices into their routine. We’ve covered plenty of fitness and healthy eating tips before, but here are a few more healthy lifestyle tips truck drivers can start using today! Read the rest of this entry »