Will the Truck Parking Shortage Improve?
Oct15

Will the Truck Parking Shortage Improve?

The truck parking shortage is not a new issue. It has plagued the trucking industry for years, and many fear that it will last long into 2017. According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), there are more than 3 million truckers in the United States. However, there is only parking available for approximately 300,000 trucks. Many states are reporting parking needs, primarily along major transit corridors and in dense...

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Overnight Truckstops: What You Need to Know to Get Great Sleep
Oct07

Overnight Truckstops: What You Need to Know to Get Great Sleep

For truck drivers, finding a place to safely park and sleep can be a hassle. Whether you pull into an on-ramp shoulder, a truck stop, or a rest area on the highway, you may be violating hours of service (HOS) regulations and you could even face traffic fines. Finding a spot to park and rest is the first obstacle, and your safest options are overnight truckstops that have the space to accommodate big rigs and other trucks. Your next...

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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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Making More Money with Truck Driver Per Diem
Sep04

Making More Money with Truck Driver Per Diem

You may be a new driver who has never heard of per diem. Or, you might be a veteran driver who has never fully known what it means. This is totally normal! Truck driver per diem is a confusing and seldom explained concept. Especially with ever-changing laws, it’s hard to keep up with per diem regulations. However, it is important to know what per diem is in order to receive as much money as possible for your work as a trucker. We’ve...

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Scams and Schemes: A Look Into CDL Fraud
Jun25

Scams and Schemes: A Look Into CDL Fraud

It’s a simple fact that almost every industry in the world depends on trucks. And with a driver shortage, trucking companies have been increasing employee wages. This has caused potential drivers, trucking schools, and even some Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) employees to participate in fraudulent Commerical Driver’s License (CDL) schemes. CDL fraud is a problem that extends beyond the trucking industry because putting...

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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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