New Technology in the Trucking Industry | This Isn’t Your Father’s Trucking
Mar26

New Technology in the Trucking Industry | This Isn’t Your Father’s Trucking

For years it seemed like the best part about having a trucker-dad is the smell of fresh-ground-black-coffee every morning. It’s not low-tech … it’s his trucker’s tick! Just like my dad’s routine, the personality of this industry seemed steadfast. Now with new technology in the trucking industry, things are really revving up. But before we dive in there are somethings that will never change. Mornings will always start...

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Do Not Be a Drowsy Driver | Drowsy Driver Prevention Tips
Sep06

Do Not Be a Drowsy Driver | Drowsy Driver Prevention Tips

Truck drivers know that a sleep routine doesn’t exactly exist in its general definition when you’re on the road. Sleeping patterns as a driver, especially if you are an over the road driver, lack any normal bedtime or standard amount of sleep time—in fact, there really is no pattern at all! You basically get sleep when you have time to do so. But driver fatigue is a serious issue when operating a truck for extended hours. It can cause...

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Detention Pay: New Laws, Same Old Issues
Jul22

Detention Pay: New Laws, Same Old Issues

Last month on June 15, the U.S. Department of Transportation released an announcement of their intentions to move forward with an audit of the loading and unloading delays experienced by drivers nationwide in hopes of one day implementing a mandate for detention pay nationside. Similar to the goals of the Obama administration’s Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act and the requirements outlined therein, the recent audit...

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Tired Trucking: Sleep Apnea in the Industry
Jun02

Tired Trucking: Sleep Apnea in the Industry

If you’ve been awake and alert this past month, then you have probably heard about the latest Federal Motor Carrier Safety and Federal Railroad administrations’ series of sessions regarding sleep apnea in trucking. The sessions took place on May 12th, 17th, and 25th in Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Los Angeles respectively. Stakeholders and truckers from every walk of life weighed in on the FMCSA’s considerations over whether a rule...

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