Archive for the ‘Trucking Industry’ Category

How to Hire a Reliable Trucking Service

Friday, 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. (more…)

Understanding Off-Duty Truck Driving

Friday, 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. (more…)

Alleviating Truck Driver Fatigue and Pain

Friday, 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. (more…)

What’s Impacting The Trucking Industry in 2020?

Friday, 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. (more…)

More Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Truck Drivers

Friday, 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! (more…)

Reduce Chances of Committing Trucking Violations

Friday, November 22nd, 2019
Reduce Chances of Committing Trucking Violations

Trucking violations can be found with the driver or vehicle. What are some precautions to take in order to avoid them?

Trucking rules and regulations get enforced for a good reason: they’re put in place to protect truck drivers and others from dangerous accidents that can occur from reckless or poor vehicle handling. Many truckers don’t willfully commit wrongdoings or try to skirt the system. However, trucking violations can still be found for minor compliance issues or even misunderstanding of the laws. Individual truckers and fleet owners can educate themselves on ways to reduce the chances of committing a trucking violation. (more…)

3 Questions Answered About Dropped Trailer Service

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
3 Questions Answered About Dropped Trailer Service

Here’s the low-down on dropped trailer service.

Like several other lines of work, the trucking industry is full of jargon. We already know about the importance of trucking in the United States, so it makes sense to inform the average person on trucking terminology that may be useful to them and, more importantly, their business. Truckers know what a dropped trailer is, and trucking companies might be trying to sell their dropped trailer services to a shipper. What does that mean for you? Here are three questions we’ve answered about dropped trailers to tell you what you need to know.

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Trucking Services Using Technology for Safety and Savings

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
Adding trucking technology to trucking companies' fleets improves safety, saves money, and saves time.

Trucking services stay safe and stay competitive with modern technology.

While some trucking technology isn’t new and immensely groundbreaking, these innovations are helping trucking companies maintain safety and savings. Trucking services have added certain trucking tech for multiple good reasons. Some additions in the past few months or years have been for trucking service regulatory reasons. Others just make sense to keep the trucker, truck, and cargo safe.

Today we compiled a list of pretty standard trucking technology you would find in most fleets today. These add-ons help trucking companies improve their overall logistics. Trucking services can be made more accurate, faster, and safer in the process. Further, adding these technology to your fleet can keep your trucking service competitive.

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5 Reasons Why Truck Driving School Can Be Worth It

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
Truck Driving

Is truck driving school worth it for you? Find out what some of the big benefits may be of getting your trucking education.

When it comes time to make a change in your life, the decision can be a stressful one, especially when that decision has long-term consequences impacting your future. Deciding on an educational path that leads to a career, while a stressful decision, is often a good one if the career is solid. Many people who consider getting a CDL to become a truck driver worry that it is not a good career choice. The truth is that going to truck driving school and obtaining a CDL is a good choice and provides many benefits. 

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3 Things To Know Before Beginning CDL Training

Thursday, July 25th, 2019
Check out three important things to know before beginning CDL training.

Check out three important things to know before beginning CDL training.

Before starting a career in trucking, there are many things that new drivers need to know. CDL training is a crucial part of becoming a trucker, and while obtaining a CDL won’t result in automatically getting hired, it’s important to attend a paid CDL training program. Continue reading for three things new truckers should know before beginning CDL training. (more…)