Truck Driver Shortage Could Lead to Younger Drivers

It was recently announced that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is in the process of writing new regulations that will profoundly affect the trucking industry, expected to hit by late 2016. Two dozen new or changed regulations will take place, ranging from electronic logging devices and training provisions to speed limiters and a database […]

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Best Apps for Truck Drivers

There are plenty of mobile apps for truck drivers that will help simplify your daily routine and assist in time management and structured logs. In some cases, these apps can also save you money! Here is a quick rundown of some of the most popular trucker apps.

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Heavy Trucks Required to Have Electronic Stability Controls

By August 1, 2017, all heavy trucks will be required to be equipped with electronic stability control (ESC). This mandate is the latest in a series of actions to improve safety taken by the federal government. Once implemented, the National Highway Transit Safety Association (NHTSA) expects the controls to prevent 1,700 crashes annually.

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Trucking Industry Nearing Pre-Recession Numbers

The U.S. trucking industry is approaching pre-recession employment numbers. In the month of May, the U.S. economy added 280,000 jobs. According to the numbers released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), total employment for transportation and warehousing grew by 13,100 jobs in May.

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Military Servicemen Can Become Truckers

Driving a semi-truck takes a lot of training and practice. Trucking companies tell their recruiters to search for the most reliable drivers they can get their hands on. The demand for such high standards makes military servicemen and women an ideal choice for employment.

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Do Truckers Get the Holidays Off?

Professional truck drivers grow accustomed to being on the road for long stretches at a time. The trucking lifestyle is not for everyone, but for many, the financial freedom easily makes up for the time spent away from home. However, there are still certain times of the year (the holiday season especially) when no one […]

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How Truck Drivers Can Prevent Back Pain

Whether you are a truck driver or not, most people have probably experienced that nagging, awful ache at the base of the back. It never seems to go away and sitting in the same constrained position for long periods of time only makes it worse. The ache can also be an effect of heavy lifting […]

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Three Things to Love About New Truck Drivers

Starting out as a rookie truck trucker can be overwhelming. The long list of terms, weight limits and regulations can be a lot to take on in the beginning. However, new truck drivers should know that they are highly valued. They have certain qualities and benefits that well-traveled truckers lack. Here’s a short list of […]

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Life Inside Semi-Truck Sleepers

The inside of a semi-truck is a complete mystery to many people. Thousands of men and women spend weeks at a time inside these vehicles, yet many of us have never seen one from the inside. Because of the nature of the job and the amount of time spent in the cab, the actual amenities […]

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Texting While Driving Laws Result in Higher Fine for Truckers

There are few things more frustrating that glancing at the driver beside you, only to find their eyes glued to their lap with one hand on the wheel, unfocused on the road. What’s worse is if that driver is in a massive, 18-wheeler semi-truck. The danger associated with distracted driving has put a texting while […]

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How Does a Trucker Spend Time on the Road?

Considering a job as a semi-truck driver? Then you’re probably wondering about what life on the road is really like. Many truckers say the job of a semi-truck driver is not a job at all; it’s more of a lifestyle that takes a massive amount of dedication and a certain type of personality.

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How to Be a Healthy Trucker

Life on the road can be long and tiring and pulling over for fast food or taking a break at a greasy diner has become the quick fix for many trucker’s hunger pains. Recent studies performed by Harvard Medical School have revealed that truckers not getting enough sleep are often pulling over for a double […]

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