Archive for the ‘Trucking Industry’ Category

Realities for First-Year Truck Drivers

Friday, March 27th, 2020
Realities for First-Year Truck Drivers

A career in truck driving has its fair share of challenges, especially for first-year truck drivers. These may come as a surprise to some.

First-year truck drivers will encounter several challenges as they begin their careers in trucking. New commercial vehicle drivers can get hit with some harsh realities about life as a trucker on the road, which can really make them question whether this career or lifestyle is the one for them. Know that many of these first-year realities are temporary situations that improve with time and driving experience. (more…)

Importance of Fleet Service

Friday, March 13th, 2020
Importance of Fleet Service

Fleet service keeps commercial vehicles in top shape, which means better, reliable service.

While it may seem like two simple words, quite a lot can go into the idea of “fleet service.” It’s not always clear what a vehicle leasing company may mean when they say fleet services and what kind of value you can expect from them. Investing in a quality fleet service gets you just about everything you’re probably thinking of, including selecting, maintaining, and managing your fleet. That’s important when it comes to managing those commercial vehicles once you’ve put them all together. Let’s take a look at why investing in fleet service options may be right for you and your business. (more…)

Essentials to Keep in Your Truck Cab

Friday, February 28th, 2020
Essentials to Keep in Your Truck Cab

What are some useful supplies you want to keep in your truck cab?

Even when your truck cab has limited space, you want to make sure you keep a few essential items with you. You may encounter an emergency on the road, or run into other situations where these items can give you some comfort. Keeping these items with you in the truck cab may even make the difference in you making your delivery safely and on-time. (more…)

Intermodal Drayage in the Transportation Industry

Friday, 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. (more…)

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…)