Archive for June, 2016

Future Trucking: All Electric Trucks

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
electric trucks

Electric drivetrains could transform the trucking industry.

Last week in our discussion of the future of the trucking industry we explored the idea behind driverless trucks. But that’s not all that’s hot right now in the automobile world. All-electric vehicles are quickly becoming the talk of the town, and trucks are no exception. Although the trucking industry is notorious for being slow to change, trucking’s high mileage routes make it the perfect test-bed for emerging technologies such as an all electric drivetrain. (more…)

Are Driverless Trucks the Future?

Friday, June 24th, 2016
driverless trucks

Driverless trucks could make the road safer for everyone.

Self driving vehicles are all the buzz in technology gossip. The idea is simple. Vehicles equipped with sensors and advanced software have the potential to navigate themselves on the highway, freeing up drivers and passengers to do other things—like take a nap! Are driverless trucks really in our future? (more…)

Trucking 101: Intermodal Trucking

Friday, June 17th, 2016
short haul

One downside to short haul driving for intermodal shipping is regular driving through urban areas.

While the term intermodal may make some in the trucking industry nervous, the boom in this kind of shipping should be seen as an opportunity for drivers and their employers. Truck drivers and companies that offer short haul services have the chance to become part of a freight shipping model that is becoming increasingly popular. (more…)

Best Apps for Truck Drivers

Friday, June 10th, 2016
Trucking apps

Apps can make your life on the road easier.

It seems like there’s an app for everything when you search through the GooglePlay or Apple app stores. Thanks to a wave of new apps designed specifically for truckers, countless digital tools are available in the palm of your hand. These refined new applications can help you avoid traffic and delays that cut into your time and profit. (more…)

Is a Career In Truck Driving Right for Me?

Friday, June 3rd, 2016
career in truck driving

There are a lot of great benefits of a career in truck driving, but there are also a few important things to consider first.

Have you ever thought about hitting the road and seeing the country, but wanted to get paid to do it? Maybe you’ve always enjoy long drives with the music up, or just like the idea of being your own boss. The world of commercial truck driving offers a lot of opportunities, but not without certain challenges you should consider. (more…)