How Toll Roads Impact Truck Drivers and Why There’s a Fight in PA
Apr06

How Toll Roads Impact Truck Drivers and Why There’s a Fight in PA

Troubles with tolls are a popular topic amongst truck drivers, especially owner-operators who have to foot the bill when driving through. Yet toll roads are how states generate funding to maintain roadways and update infrastructures, so tolls aren’t going anywhere. The federal government funds about 25 percent of roadways whereas state governments pay the other 75 percent. At the same time, a study by the Texas A&M Transportation...

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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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CDL Jobs for Felons | Learn the Basics
Nov21

CDL Jobs for Felons | Learn the Basics

For those recently released from prison, trucking and other CDL jobs have long been a go-to profession. As long as sufficient time has passed since one’s conviction, people with felonies can have good luck when getting into the trucking business. Although it’s definitely harder to get CDL jobs for felons, it is certainly possible to make a living in transportation following a prison sentence. Nonetheless, we’ll explore some of the key...

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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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