Technology Takeover | Truck Driving Simulator for CDL Training
Jul18

Technology Takeover | Truck Driving Simulator for CDL Training

You lift yourself up and climb into the semi-truck for the very first time. You sit down on the seat and reach for the belt buckle. Then, you get situated. The steering wheel is huge! There are so many gears and buttons – what does what? You check your mirrors just like you would in your car. That’s when you remember all of that trailer behind you. Let’s face it… this first moment in a big rig is intimidating. For this reason,...

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Benefits of a CB Radio App
May01

Benefits of a CB Radio App

CB Radios have been around for decades, first originating in 1945 and designed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). CB or citizens band radio reached a peak in the 1970s when pop culture romanticized the cheap form of communication. The CB radio has had many uses over the years from survivalists to off-roading and beyond. It still remains a useful tool to this day in many industries. Despite the easy accessibility of...

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Retrofitting Your Vehicle for Clean Trucking
Apr17

Retrofitting Your Vehicle for Clean Trucking

This week on our Big Rig Banter podcast, we interviewed Rachel Muncrief, the Program Director for heavy-duty vehicles at the International Council of Clean Transportation (ICCT). The council’s mission is to enhance the environmental performance and energy efficiency of transportation vehicles in order to improve public health and combat climate change. During the episode, we discuss how retrofitting your vehicle as a truck driver can...

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Mobile Apps for Truck Drivers
Apr12

Mobile Apps for Truck Drivers

Living life on the road can be taxing, especially for those just starting out in the trucking industry. However, in today’s digital world, there are tons of mobile apps for truck drivers that could make life on the road just a little bit simpler. Whether it’s a weather app, or an app to track gas prices, there is something out there for every single one of your trucking needs! Here are some of our favorite mobile apps for...

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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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Shifting Forward: Trucking Trends for 2019
Dec05

Shifting Forward: Trucking Trends for 2019

This year will end strong for the transportation industry, but can truck drivers expect to see the same growth in 2019? First, let’s take a look back. 2018 was booming – the economy is healthy and there are more and more trucks on the road. Most truckers have finally transitioned to the new electronic logging devices. Driver salaries are slowly climbing to where they need to be. Looking ahead, industry experts are predicting a...

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