Teens in Trucks | Lowering the CDL Age a Bad Idea?
May04

Teens in Trucks | Lowering the CDL Age a Bad Idea?

Driving heavy-duty trucks has long been a career to emphasize individual maturity. Anyone looking to become a commercial driver must be over 21 years of age in order to begin studying and applying for their CDL. Now, two bills before the House of Representatives are proposing that lowering the CDL age is a productive way to produce the next generation of truckers. Understandably, there’s a considerable amount of pushback and we’ll...

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Clean Inspections in Trucking | Increased Reporting
Jan04

Clean Inspections in Trucking | Increased Reporting

Although we’re still a ways off from the CVSA’s national road check, inspections are as important as ever. Nonetheless, maintaining the best safety practices year-round is what separates the good truckers from the great ones. Heading into 2018 with the ELD mandate in full swing, compliance is on everyone’s mind. It’s easy to focus on those who continually incur penalties and violations, but what about rewarding good drivers? Recent...

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ELD Mandate Penalties: Is it Worth the Change?
Dec19

ELD Mandate Penalties: Is it Worth the Change?

The new ELD mandate is officially going into effect on Monday, so it’s time to talk about penalties. Whether you’re having trouble affording the electronic logging device, still figuring out how to implement them, or simply don’t want one, you still need to be aware of the penalties that you may encounter. With a window of over two years to get ELDs implemented into your rig, many predicted that ELD mandate penalties would be heavy...

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E Logs for Owner-Operators | The Basics
Dec01

E Logs for Owner-Operators | The Basics

Just as anyone orbiting the trucking industry will tell you — electronic logging devices (ELDs) are creating all sorts of upheaval in the world of transportation. Love them or hate them, ELDs are one piece of technology that almost every driver will deal with in the near future. With the FMCSA’s mandate taking effect on December 18th, 2017 drivers in fleets big and small are bracing for the change. Still, there’s a lot of confusion...

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Who is Exempt from the ELD Rule?
Oct30

Who is Exempt from the ELD Rule?

A new rule will soon be the law of the land in the trucking industry. The electronic logging device (ELD) rule will require drivers to have a device in their truck that records how much time they’ve been driving. The goal of the ELD rule is to more accurately track how many hours someone is working each day. However, there are certain situations where truck drivers may be exempt from the ELD rule. So, what do drivers need to know...

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Alternative Fuel Sources in Commercial Driving
Oct10

Alternative Fuel Sources in Commercial Driving

With all the talk of modern technology and the ways that transportation is evolving, the conversation quickly enters the realm of fuel alternatives to gasoline. Even though semi trucks run just fine on diesel fuels at the moment, there are still lots of people and companies searching for what’s to come next. It’s hard to ignore the fact that technology is shaping the way transportation and the trucking industry carry out business as...

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