Archive for the ‘Trucking Industry’ Category

Signs a Career in Truck Driving Could Be for You

Friday, June 19th, 2020
Signs a Career in Truck Driving Could Be for You

Some people can be rather well-suited for the work and lifestyle truck driving brings.

Have you ever wondered about a career in truck driving? Like most jobs, the occupation can come with a fair amount of stress and challenges. However, some people can be rather well-suited for the work and lifestyle truck driving brings. Today, we’re going to go over a few signs that likely indicate you would be pretty satisfied with a career in truck driving. (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…)

Impact of the ELD Mandate in the Trucking Industry

Friday, April 24th, 2020
Impact of the ELD Mandate in the Trucking Industry

Those within the trucking industry are feeling the effects of the ELD mandate, and it has impacted consumers as well.

ELDs, or Electronic Logging Devices, are meant to track truck drivers’ hours of service (HOS) to ensure compliance with regulations set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. As of December 16, 2019, all carriers and drivers who apply to the ELD rule must use ELDs. The ELD mandate has been a subject of contention among those within the trucking industry. Carrier companies, law-makers, and truck drivers alike have their own opinions of the mandate. The new rule also impacts the various customers and consumers who rely on the trucking industry.  (more…)

Why Transportation Services and Employees are Essential

Friday, April 3rd, 2020
Why Transportation Services and Employees are Essential

Transportation services and workers can’t slow down as they play a vital role in maintaining critical society infrastructures and supporting other essential workers during the COVID-19 crisis.

Those working in trucking and transportation services are still reporting for work every day as millions of others are staying home to slow the spread of COVID-19. Transportation services and personnel have always been essential to the delivery of various goods and products, and the importance of this task has only become more pressing as our nation responds to the current public health crisis. Transportation and logistics workers continue to provide critical infrastructure services that keep us safe and comfortable, all the while supporting countless other essential workers at the frontlines battling the spread of COVID-19. (more…)

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…)