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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How to Stay Healthy and Pass The DOT Physical
Apr22

How to Stay Healthy and Pass The DOT Physical

Life on the road can be hard. It can be lonely, boring, and taxing on a truck driver’s mind. It can also be a challenge for drivers to stay physically healthy. In order to monitor driver health, the Department of Transportation (DOT) issues periodic physicals. DOT cards were once valid for about two years, but as driver health has decreased they are being tested more often. In an interview with The Journal Times, Dr. Lynn...

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Is Lowering the CDL Age a Bad Idea?
Apr10

Is Lowering the CDL Age a Bad Idea?

Operating a large truck has always required a great deal of maturity. Anyone interested in becoming an interstate commercial driver must be over 21 before they can apply for their CDL. But does someone’s age really determine their maturity? Some people believe that the age requirement should be lowered. In fact, two bills which proposed lowering the CDL age were introduced to the House of Representatives last year. Advocates of...

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Who Regulates the Trucking Industry?
Mar08

Who Regulates the Trucking Industry?

There are so many rules and regulations in the trucking industry, but who exactly is laying down the law? If you’re not familiar, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is in charge of regulating the trucking industry as a whole. Many people don’t know what they do, so the question still remains. Who regulates the trucking industry? Browse trucking jobs here! Who is the FMCSA? The FMCSA was created in 2000 as an...

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How Can the Trucking Industry Go Green?
Feb04

How Can the Trucking Industry Go Green?

In the ever-changing world we live in, the trucking industry could also be changing… for the better! So, how can the trucking industry go green? Green trucking initiatives are growing increasingly popular. Much of this popularity is because of the Federal Phase 2, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards that the federal government is updating and revising. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic...

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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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