Posts Tagged ‘trucking’

Spring Cleaning Checklist For Your Truck

Friday, February 15th, 2019
Check out this spring cleaning checklist for your truck.

Check out this spring cleaning checklist for your truck.

It’s never too early to start thinking about spring cleaning! After a long and cold winter, the best way to feel refreshed and ready for the spring season is with a good cleaning in your home and office space. For truckers, their big rig is their workspace as well as their “home away from home,” so it’s crucial to ensure it’s clean and in tip-top shape! Continue reading for a spring cleaning checklist to get the spring season off to a great start. (more…)

Uber For Trucking Is Changing The Industry

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
Uber recently launched Uber Freight, an app for long-haul trucking jobs.

Uber recently launched Uber Freight, an app for long-haul trucking jobs.

Uber has completely changed the modern transportation industry since it began in 2009. People went from fending for themselves and hailing taxis to using ride-sharing services from their cell phones. With the success of Uber– currently valued at $69 billion- it is no wonder that other industries, including the shipping freight industry, want to start including the ride-share model. That is where “Uber for trucking” comes in. (more…)

Trucking: Day Vs. Night

Friday, July 28th, 2017
truck

Driving during both day and night hours each come with their own challenges.

In many ways, being a trucker is more of a lifestyle than a job. Its demands, particularly upward of 300 days per year on the road, will certainly limit what time you spend at home, thus impacting relationships with those around you. And because it may be two years before you can move into a regional driving position that allows for you to return home weekly, instead of once every three weeks, spouses or partners deserve some say in your deliberations before you decide if driving a truck for a living is for you. When it comes to life on the road a lot of things have to be taken into account. One major factor being: is better to drive during the day or at night? (more…)

Making Your Truck a Home Away From Home

Friday, March 10th, 2017
Man driving a truck

There are ways to make your truck feel more like home!

When working in the transportation services industry, all truckers know that they are going to be spending a lot of time on the road, especially behind the wheel of a truck that will come to seem all-too familiar as the route goes on. While there are many options to pass all that time, while also maintaining safety and staying alert, are there ways to make that truck feel more comfortable — your home away from home? There certainly are! And here are a few suggestions to make your next road journey just a little more cozy and familiar. (more…)

Distracted Driving is Trucking’s Worst Enemy

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
Distracted Driving is a trucker's worst enemy.

When on the road, distractions while driving can come from anywhere.

There are more vehicles on the road than ever before — and more evolving vehicle technology than drivers have ever had at their fingertips. But those devices and onboard features that are meant to provide convenience can easily lead to trucking’s worst enemy: distracted driving. (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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Future Trucking: All Electric Trucks

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
electric trucks

Electric drivetrains could transform the trucking industry.

Last week in our discussion of the future of the trucking industry we explored the idea behind driverless trucks. But that’s not all that’s hot right now in the automobile world. All-electric vehicles are quickly becoming the talk of the town, and trucks are no exception. Although the trucking industry is notorious for being slow to change, trucking’s high mileage routes make it the perfect test-bed for emerging technologies such as an all electric drivetrain. (more…)

Avoiding the Common Causes of Trucking Accidents

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Common Causes for Trucking AccidentsAccidents while driving on the road are bound to happen. No matter what type of vehicle you may drive, either an error on your part or an error on someone else’s part will cause an accident at some point. However, if you are driving a large tractor trailer, the accidents can become much serious. Trucking accidents can lead to serious injury and fatalities due to their size and weight, which is why it is so imperative that drivers are careful when driving. While some accidents aren’t preventable, there are several ways trucking accidents can be prevented.

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All About Weigh Stations

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Weigh StationsEven if you are new to the world of truck driving, chances are you have passed by a sign for a weigh station along the interstate. While a weigh station is a common find along most busy interstates, few outside of the trucking world know what they are used for.

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Shipping Freight with Trucking Companies

Friday, July 24th, 2015

mid-Atlantic intermodal drayageWhen you have a shipment that is too large for your local post office to handle, it is time to turn to freight shipping instead. Freight shipping means that items over one hundred pounds as well as items that are too large to fit within a standard mail truck can be shipped. Shipping freight can be accomplished through cargo planes, freight trucks, and large cargo ships.

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