Archive for May, 2020

Tips To Fight Fatigue When Long Haul Trucking

Friday, May 22nd, 2020
Tips To Fight Fatigue When Long Haul Trucking

As with any driving based job, some real dangers lurk if drivers don’t take proper care of themselves when long haul trucking.

Taking a seat behind the wheel on a big rig can be a tempting idea. It can be exciting to see different parts of the country while on your routes, and the best part? You might be able to choose your coworkers! However, as with any driving based job, some real dangers lurk if drivers don’t take proper care of themselves when long haul trucking. Chief among them: fatigue. As an essential part of the workforce, let’s read about how truckers can combat the dangerous driving fatigue problem. (more…)

How Gasoline and Diesel Engines Compare in Commercial Trucks

Friday, May 15th, 2020
How Gasoline and Diesel Engines Compare in Commercial Trucks

Commercial trucks have made the shift to diesel technology because fleet owners recognize the long-term value of leveraging this type of engine and fuel.

While more than 97 percent of all U.S. Class 8 trucks — the class including tractor-trailers — run on diesel fuel, it seems strange this day in age for companies to debate whether they should have fleets of commercial trucks with gasoline or diesel engines. Commercial trucks have made the shift to diesel technology because fleet owners recognize the long-term value of leveraging this type of engine and fuel. In truth, cost determination for acquiring and maintaining these vehicles are important to consider, as it is typically in any business. However, when we compare gasoline and diesel engine performance and operation for commercial trucks, one can see why diesel engines amount to the superior choice. (more…)

4 Ways Telematics Help Trucking Companies

Friday, May 8th, 2020
4 Ways Telematics Help Trucking Companies

By using telematics systems with a trucking companies’ fleet of commercial vehicles, managers can leverage this technology to keep an eye on their many trucks and drivers on the road.

Telematics is nothing new to most modern trucking companies. What is telematics, you ask? It refers to a field of study that encompasses telecommunications and vehicle technologies, like GPS and diagnostic systems, to send data about vehicle location, travel speed, and internal vehicle conditions to a central management system. Basically, telemetry’s practical uses are applied to monitor where in the world a vehicle is and where it’s traveling.

Now more than ever, trucking companies and their drivers are under immense pressure to keep the transportation and supply chain moving along efficiently. By using telematics systems with a companies’ fleet of commercial vehicles, managers can leverage this technology to keep an eye on their many trucks and drivers on the road.  (more…)

Truck Drivers: Be Aware of These Critical Health Issues

Friday, May 1st, 2020
Truck Drivers: Be Aware of These Critical Health Issues

The nature of truck drivers’ work can contribute to adverse health conditions and issues.

Truck drivers, you know a career composed of trucking, long-hauls, and deliveries isn’t the easiest or safest occupation. Apart from the risk of road-related accidents, the nature of the work can contribute to adverse health conditions and issues. Fulfilling your work duties means long sedentary days driving stretches of highway while eating quick and easy but not the most nutrition-rich foods. Of course, not all truck drivers’ lives are like this, and individual genetics, as well as other factors, can play a huge role in your health. However, these are a few of the common and critical health issues that many truck drivers face today due to the job. (more…)