Archive for the ‘Trucking Industry’ Category

How Truckers Help the Supply Chain

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022
How Truckers Help the Supply Chain

Truckers are essential players in keeping the supply chain going; here’s how.

According to Furniture Today, the trucking industry lost more than 11,00 truck driving jobs as of September 2022. This problem needs addressing for drivers to keep up with the demand while reducing the impact of ongoing supply chain issues. 

Truck drivers are essential for the supply chain because they are the ones who move products across the country. Without truck drivers, the necessities we need and conveniences we enjoy would not be accessible to us. Workers in the trucking industry keep our grocery store shelves stocked with food, gas stations filled with fuel, retail stores packed with clothes, and warehouses loaded with products to ship. 

Truck drivers help the supply chain because they support our thriving economy. Here is more information about how truck drivers help the supply chain. 

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The Dangers of Truck Overloading

Thursday, October 27th, 2022
The Dangers of Truck Overloading

There are oversized loads, but what about overloaded trucks? The latter poses dangers to the road.

As experienced truckers and transportation industry workers, we know firsthand exactly how big and heavy tractor-trailers and trucks are. While having an experienced driver makes a big difference and ensures that safety is upheld throughout the journey of your cargo, there are very real dangers of truck overloading that can put both the driver and people on the road at risk. What makes overloading so hazardous?

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The Importance of Trucker Communications

Thursday, October 13th, 2022
The Importance of Trucker Communications

Communication is vital in the trucking world.

Living life on the road can be lonesome, but despite the well-known trait of alone time as a part of the trucker life, communication is also a vital part of the job. Truckers communicate with dispatchers and other truckers to make their routes as smooth as possible and stay on schedule. Below is a look at how truckers communicate and the importance of trucker communications. If you need a company to haul your freight within the Mid-Atlantic region, Evan Transportation is ready to deliver your load safely and on time.

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The Importance of Truck Drivers

Friday, August 19th, 2022
The Importance of Truck Drivers

Why are truck drivers important? They do more than one might think.

Why are truck drivers so important? Many might overlook the trucking industry in light of today’s many digital jobs, but the country would shut down without this part of our economy. Truck drivers transport many types of goods that you might not have thought of and help connect everyone in the country together to meet countless needs. The importance of truck drivers can be understood in the following ways.

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How Truckers Deal with Back Pain

Thursday, July 21st, 2022
How Truckers Deal with Back Pain

Back pain is a common subject concerning truckers. Here’s how truckers prevent their back pain.

For the most part, truckers must sit all day — which can tend to lead to a lot of back pain over their entire career. Sharp back pain can come up suddenly — at the worst time — like when you are driving. So finding solutions to deal with back pain can be much needed for many truckers. The reality is that many truck drivers may suffer from significant back pain during the day. Ultimately, if you are experiencing persistent lower back pain, finding effective and efficient solutions to your back pain might just be the welcome relief you’ve been searching for so you can get to your destination seamlessly and without any pain. Here are a few of the most helpful solutions to deal with your back pain in the best and most optimal way possible. 

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What Does TWIC Certified Mean?

Thursday, July 14th, 2022
What Does TWIC Certified Mean?

What does a TWIC certification mean for truck drivers? See below.

At Evan Transportation, we serve multiple industries such as manufacturing, warehousing, and wholesaling to help them deliver freight throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. All of our truck drivers have their TWIC certification, which could be a helpful asset when delivering or picking up freight for your business. What exactly does TWIC certified mean, though? Find out here!

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On Duty, Not Driving for Truckers

Friday, June 17th, 2022
"On Duty, Not Driving"

“On Duty, Not Driving” is lingo common in the trucking world.

A trucker’s job is more than just hauling stuff around behind their cab; a considerable part of his everyday existence centers around being calm, safe, and compliant. Safety is incredibly important because the trucker is not only responsible for his own safety and the safety of every other person on the road around them. If they cause an accident or even have one due to harsh weather, it could be life-altering or fatal for the people in the smaller vehicles. Compliance means adhering to the rules that are in place to keep everyone safe, like rules about how many hours in a day or week someone can spend behind the wheel. But the time behind the wheel isn’t the only time you spend working, so let’s dig into what it means to be on duty but not driving. 

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How Inflation Affects the Trucking Industry

Friday, May 27th, 2022
How Inflation Affects the Trucking Industry

Inflation is on the rise in 2022. How does it affect the trucking industry?

Inflation is everywhere in today’s world. The United States, in particular, is facing inflation in all areas. Ultimately, this phenomenon affects all people and all industries, and today, we are looking at how inflation affects the trucking industry in 2022. It is a multi-pronged issue, but not one that has no recourse.

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OTR vs. Regional vs. Local Trucking

Friday, April 29th, 2022
OTR vs. Regional vs. Local Trucking

You may have heard the terms of OTR, regional, and local trucking. Here are the differences.

Within the trucking industry, there are so many different types of trucks in use in the industry that most everyday people are not aware of. However, understanding the nuances and differences among OTR (over the road), regional, and local trucking can help guide you as you embark on your new trucking career. The reality is, while all of these are different, there are some similarities as well. Just like most driving jobs, CDL truck drivers will usually help load and unload the freight. Here are the key nuances associated with OTR, regional, and local trucking overall.

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What It Takes to Become a Trucker

Friday, February 25th, 2022
What It Takes to Become a Trucker

A trucker has the experience, reliability, and credentials to deliver precious goods.

Trucking is a tough business, but for the right person, it is great fun and a fulfilling career. Being a trucker involves driving long hours, enjoying plenty of solitude, and adhering to a strict schedule. It also requires significant exposure to the elements and excellent customer service. If you got it, a trucker brought it. When working with Evan Transportation, you can rest assured you are working with a qualified crew. Below is a little more insight into what it really takes to be a trucker.

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