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Trucking Trends For 2018
Dec27

Trucking Trends For 2018

With the New Year only a few days away, many truckers are wondering what they can expect. Planning is vital to the industry’s continued success. Planning is also valuable in that it helps to anticipate changes and challenges. This way strategies to address and combat these changes can be developed. It’s been a year filled with ELD laws, autonomous trucks, and various other issues. It’s time to look forward to the future to...

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Super Female Truckers | Storm vs. Wonder Woman
Jul25

Super Female Truckers | Storm vs. Wonder Woman

In a segment from our 6th episode of Big Rig Banter, a trucking podcast covering industry topics and news, we couldn’t help but pose a question on all of our minds: Who would make a better commercial driver when it came to Wonder Woman vs. Storm from X-men? With the industry being largely dominated by men, we wanted to highlight the fact that there are many real-life trucking-heroines hitting the road every day! Considering that only...

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Truck Driver Shortage: Recruiting Millennials
Jun20

Truck Driver Shortage: Recruiting Millennials

They have a bad rep – they are often considered entitled, lazy, and uninterested in working. Yet, Millennials, or people born between 1982 and the early 2000s, currently make up at least 40 percent of the workforce in the U.S. There are plenty of negative stereotypes out there about Millennials. So much so that the word “Millennial” has almost become a negative descriptor when it comes to discussions about recruiting them to work. If...

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The Day the Trucks Stood Still
Feb08

The Day the Trucks Stood Still

We love and live in a world where our needs are met almost instantaneously. If we’re hungry we run down to the supermarket and grab some snacks, we love sending and receiving packages in the mail, and if we get hurt we just head on over to the hospital. But what some may be surprised to find out, is that the vast majority of our resources exist with such ease tangibility because of truck drivers. Truck drivers can seem to live...

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Rehiring Former Drivers
Jan11

Rehiring Former Drivers

It’s no secret that truck driver retention has been a problem for many companies over the years. With a volatile market and a lifestyle that just isn’t cut out for everyone, it can be tough to keep drivers employed as well as find new truckers. This is why rehiring former drivers has become the main focus for many companies when attempting to keep their rigs filled. You might think “the one that got away” is gone for good, but there...

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Driving Deaf
Nov17

Driving Deaf

In early 2013, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) loosened their hearing standards allowing deaf drivers that have specific hearing abilities with or without a hearing aid apply for an exemption to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMV). To accommodate the hearing impaired further, they later also updated their English Language Rule requiring all drivers to have the ability to read and write in English. The FMCSA...

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