How Toll Roads Impact Truck Drivers and Why There’s a Fight in PA
Apr06

How Toll Roads Impact Truck Drivers and Why There’s a Fight in PA

Troubles with tolls are a popular topic amongst truck drivers, especially owner-operators who have to foot the bill when driving through. Yet toll roads are how states generate funding to maintain roadways and update infrastructures, so tolls aren’t going anywhere. The federal government funds about 25 percent of roadways whereas state governments pay the other 75 percent. At the same time, a study by the Texas A&M Transportation...

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Trucking and Sleep Apnea: The Legal Battle Continues
Oct03

Trucking and Sleep Apnea: The Legal Battle Continues

In the transportation industry, there are people who are for and against truck drivers being allowed to drive if they have sleep apnea. Now it seems a resolution is far from being reached. Federal lawmakers are battling over whether or not truck drivers who have sleep apnea should be able to drive again this week. U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Cory Booker recently proposed a new law that would require the U.S. Department of...

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There is No New Law on DOT Physical Sleep Apnea… Yet
Aug29

There is No New Law on DOT Physical Sleep Apnea… Yet

Does the new law on DOT physical sleep apnea for truck drivers have you confused? Join the club! Drivers don’t know if they have to get sleep apnea testing, and, if diagnosed, whether they can still drive. There’s a lot of maybes and what-ifs involved in answering these questions, but let’s try to get some facts clear. Got your CDL? Apply today for trucking jobs across the U.S. For starters, there is no new law on DOT physical...

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ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card | Roads
Aug04

ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card | Roads

The American Society of Civil Engineers gave the nation’s roads a D grade in their latest infrastructure report card. While this grade is unchanged from the previous year’s report, it indicates the need for major investment. Of course, deteriorating roads affect everyone but the trucking industry is especially impacted. For the industry that quite literally drives America, the state of our roads is a major concern. Despite...

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The Future of Roadways: Transportation Technologies
Oct19

The Future of Roadways: Transportation Technologies

The trucking industry is rapidly expanding, and the country recognizes that we must look to new transportation technologies to accommodate. Although, by the looks of recent events, driverless trucks aren’t quite a topic of discussion, yet. On October 13, 2016, President Obama hosted the White House Frontiers Conference to discuss the goals and challenges of new technologies that will build U.S. capacity. There the U.S....

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