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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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Winter Trucking Safety Tips
Oct05

Winter Trucking Safety Tips

Although we’re just getting into the fall weather, there’s no better time to talk about winter trucking than right now. Before you know it the temperatures will drop and those slick and icy conditions will be the number one thing on your mind as you traverse the roads. Luckily, as long as you’re prepared and know how to maintain your rig, you’ll be able to truck in winter conditions no matter what you’re carrying. These winter...

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Human Trafficking in the Trucking Industry
Sep14

Human Trafficking in the Trucking Industry

It’s an issue that often is not talked about, and many really don’t even know what it is. However, human trafficking in the trucking industry is a huge issue, and many in the industry are often misinformed or under informed about how big the issue truly is. The $30 billion dollar industry has been in the U.S. for a long time, and it’s showing no signs of stopping anytime soon. There are as many as 300,000 American children who are at...

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Why Do Truckers Honk at Me?! Pet Peeves While Driving
Aug25

Why Do Truckers Honk at Me?! Pet Peeves While Driving

Now before we get into the wide range of frustrations that come with commercial driving, it’s important to note that safety is always a top priority! That said, if you’re reading this, then you’re probably well aware of the rules of the road, and your pet peeves are a result of years of dealing with numbskulls… or being one yourself! But seriously, while it’s okay to poke fun at fellow drivers and those pesky “four-wheelers” that...

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Can Truckers Carry Guns? A Look at the Law
Jun27

Can Truckers Carry Guns? A Look at the Law

Driving to new locations on a daily basis can definitely bring a sense of adventure and a self-reliant attitude. Like a pioneer charting new paths to find an ideal way to live, hauling interstate loads may be the closest thing to the fabled American cowboy (and cowgirl) left in the United States. And yet while it may not be the Wild West, that doesn’t mean you want to leave yourself exposed in a situation requiring self-defense. So...

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Team Driving vs. Solo Driving: Is it Right For You?
Jun22

Team Driving vs. Solo Driving: Is it Right For You?

Now that you’ve decided to pursue a career in trucking, it’s time to figure out what type of trucker you want to be. It’s best explained by making a simple sports analogy. There are guys and gals that preferred team sports, whether it be football, basketball, or soccer, while others chose to ride solo, participating in sports like wrestling, tennis, and swimming. Just like your sporting preferential, you’ll want to decide whether you...

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