What is the True Cost of ELD Mandate Penalties on Truckers?
Sep06

What is the True Cost of ELD Mandate Penalties on Truckers?

We are about two years into the Electronic Logging Device mandate. Now, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is cracking down on any violations by handing out ELD mandate penalties. The mandate has cracked down on making sure that all drivers have an ELD in their rig. The device allows the driver, the carrier, and the government to better track their driving hours and performance. However, with the mandate surfaced many...

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Video! Truck Driver Ride Along | The Realities of the Highway
Aug13

Video! Truck Driver Ride Along | The Realities of the Highway

What I imagined trucking to be like vs. the reality that I discovered in my recent truck driver ride along are drastically different. My Truck Driver Ride Along Fantasy I imagine cruising down the highway. I’m blasting my favorite jams on the radio and counting how many people I see doing something they shouldn’t be while driving. When I get hungry, I stop at delicious roadside diners in adorable little towns. As I enjoy my meal, I...

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Technology Takeover | Truck Driving Simulator for CDL Training
Jul18

Technology Takeover | Truck Driving Simulator for CDL Training

You lift yourself up and climb into the semi-truck for the very first time. You sit down on the seat and reach for the belt buckle. Then, you get situated. The steering wheel is huge! There are so many gears and buttons – what does what? You check your mirrors just like you would in your car. That’s when you remember all of that trailer behind you. Let’s face it… this first moment in a big rig is intimidating. For this reason,...

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Females and Freight: The Reality for Lady Truck Drivers
Jul11

Females and Freight: The Reality for Lady Truck Drivers

All women have different opinions and perspectives when it comes to how men treat us – the men in our family and friend groups – the men we pass on the street – and the men we work with. Lady truck drivers, too, have varying experiences when it comes to their treatment in a male-dominated industry. Although women make up only about 7 percent of truck drivers, according to the National Transportation Institute, more and more are...

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Weigh Station Rules for Big Rigs
Jun03

Weigh Station Rules for Big Rigs

As a truck driver, your work life is run by schedules and deadlines. Making stops is the ultimate time killer for professional drivers. This is especially the case when you don’t know for sure how long a stop might be or if it will lead to more red tape. So, what happens when you approach a weigh station? What if you see a red light go off? It’s important to be aware of weigh station rules and etiquette so that you can get back on...

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