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A Day In The Life Of A Truck Driver

Friday, October 12th, 2018
What does a day in the life of a trucker consist of?

What does a day in the life of a trucker consist of?

Before starting a new career, you want to know as much about the job as possible. Truck driving is different than a typical 9-5 job, and you may not know the daily tasks of a trucker. Continue reading to have a better understanding of what a day in the life of a truck driver looks like before deciding if a trucking career is right for you. (more…)

The Life of a Truck Driver

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

It is safe to say that truck driving is not a simple occupation. From icy weather conditions to the erratic hours, truck driving is not for the faint of heart, and it is probably best that you discuss the possibility of becoming a truck driver with your loved ones. Being a more of a lifestyle than a job, here are some aspects of the truck driver’s way of life that you may want to consider.

Life of a Truck Driver

Being a truck driver is not a simple occupation.

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Best Apps for Truck Drivers

Friday, June 10th, 2016
Trucking apps

Apps can make your life on the road easier.

It seems like there’s an app for everything when you search through the GooglePlay or Apple app stores. Thanks to a wave of new apps designed specifically for truckers, countless digital tools are available in the palm of your hand. These refined new applications can help you avoid traffic and delays that cut into your time and profit. (more…)

Choosing a Professional Truck Driver

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Professional Truck DriverHaving the ability to properly operate a tractor trailer requires plenty of discipline, patience, and skill. While you can go online and find a number of different truck drivers available to ship your important freight, you want to make sure the truck driver you hire can get the job done properly. While it may take some practice to drive the truck, it takes a professional truck driver to get the job done.

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The Truck Driver of Tomorrow

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

While some may see truck driving as an immutable, unchanging profession, the truth is that the industry is quickly headed in many different and exciting new directions at breakneck speed. The successful truck driver of 10 years from now may be a very, very different kind of person and employee than the successful truck driver of today.truck driver

According to Market Research firm Frost & Sullivan’s Sandeep Kar, the truck driver of the future will be younger, more highly educated, have a greater amount of technical acumen, and be paid significantly more than the truck drivers of today. Kar made these industry predictions at the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference, part of this month’s Great American Trucking Show. It’s not incredibly surprising. As navigation and transportation technology changes rapidly, so too must the workforce.  Younger drivers with more technological experience will inevitably have a leg up when it comes to learning and managing new technologies like partially self-driving trucks.

Despite these changes, the driver of the future will still probably be fueling up with diesel. While there is a consistent push to use more natural gas, it’s availability, now and for the conceivable future, is limited, particularly outside the United States. Still, Kar predicts that natural gas will see steadily increasing use within the US, albeit at a slow rate.

As for the trucks of 2022, they will undoubtedly be more fuel-efficient, leave a smaller carbon footprint, be safer, and have more built in “smart” technology, allowing communicate automatically to other drivers, through social media, and other infrastructures. These advances will help drivers boost productivity immensely and offer up to the minute ETAs.

Kar also said that there is an increased industry interest in failure detection systems that can detect and predict impending failure of any individual part of a truck, warning the driver, home office, and contacting the closest repair service simultaneously and automatically.

Here at Evan Transportation, we strive to stay current with shifting industry trends and technology to ensure that your product is being moved in the most-efficient and safest way possible. We hire professional truck drivers with excellent driving records, and maintain a fleet of trailers and vehicles that are reliable and ready to roll and are a top-notch freight provider with high-level customer service and a track record of dedication and industry excellence.

Evan Transportation was founded in 1992 by Jerry Wolfarth, who at the time had over 25 years of experience in the trucking and transportation industry. The initial operation consisted of a few trucks and drivers who were dedicated and professional. The goal of the company was, and remains, to provide excellent, dependable service.

Contact us today for all of your freight shipment needs or call us at 443-673-3365. We will discuss your tractor trailer options for the freight you wish to ship.

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The Trucker.com

What is a Short Haul Driver?

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Sometimes truck drivers aren’t in it for the long haul, but rather the short haul. To know what a short haul driver is, you first have to know what an air-mile is. One air-mile is equivalent to one nautical mile, and one nautical mile is equivalent to about 1.15 miles. So, an air-mile is slightly greater than a mile as most people know it. A short haul driver drives within a 150 air-mile radius of their home base, or drives within 100 air-miles and completes their duty day within 12 hours.

This is important because federal regulations mandate breaks based on distance traveled for truckers. Drivers who exceed the 150 air-miles radius have to take a 30-minute break “within the first eight hours of on-duty time or at the ‘earliest safe opportunity’ if the eight-hour threshold had been exceeded by the time the driver first learned he or she was ineligible for the short-haul exemption, FMCSA says.” This break requirement also applies “to short haulers who qualify for the exemption under the 100 air-miles, 12-hour limits, too.” If a short hauler does not take a 30 minute break before exceed the exemption limits, they are in violation of the regulations. The exception is if a driver misses a break for unforseen reasons, which they have to account for in their log.

 

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Evan Transportation was founded in 1992 by Jerry Wolfarth, who at the time had over 25 years of experience in the trucking and transportation industry. The initial operation consisted of a few trucks and drivers who were dedicated and professional. The goal of the company was to provide excellent, dependable service.

If you need materials and products moved in the Mid-Atlantic region, contact Evan Transportation. We hire professional drivers with excellent driving records, and maintain a fleet of trailers and vehicles that are reliable and ready to roll.

Contact us today for all of your freight shipment needs or call us at 443-673-3365

Before you hit the road, check us out on FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedIn and YouTube!

Source

http://www.overdriveonline.com/warning-for-short-haulers-exceeding-distance-time-limits-makes-30-min-break-mandatory/