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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DOT Inspections | What to Expect
Jul30

DOT Inspections | What to Expect

Are you serious about a career in the trucking industry? If so, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with the Department of Transportation (DOT). In this blog, we’ll break down the six levels of a DOT inspection and cover any necessary regulations and requirements you’ll need to know about. Continue reading for your ultimate guide to DOT inspections! Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Sizes and Weights To begin, we’re going to cover the...

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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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FMCSA Roadside Inspection Types
Feb01

FMCSA Roadside Inspection Types

Regardless of how long you’ve been driving, you probably never look forward to an FMCSA roadside inspection. Most drivers would prefer to maximize their time on the road so that they can maximize time with friends and family. Since inspections are time-consuming, drivers are left with less time behind the wheel or simply longer days. However, inspections are also incredibly important for regulating safety conditions for all...

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Best Ways to Maintain Semi Trucks | 5 Tips
Dec21

Best Ways to Maintain Semi Trucks | 5 Tips

With months of cold weather underway in the Northern Hemisphere, your vehicles have got to be up for the challenge. When everything in your heavy-duty truck is running well, it’s like a finely tuned orchestra performing all the hits! Whether you’re an owner-operator, you drive for a company, or are just about to make the leap to a lease-purchase position, we’ll explore some of the best ways to maintain semi trucks: Search for a Range...

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International Road Check 2017
Jun05

International Road Check 2017

Although as a truck driver you should always be prepared for a roadside inspection when you hit the highway, there is one week a year when it is especially important to have everything in line with your truck. What week do you ask? Well, the week that the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance does a 72-hour commercial motor vehicle inspection spree, of course! The Alliance is a nonprofit that focuses on commercial motor vehicle...

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