What is the True Cost of ELD Mandate Penalties on Truckers?
Sep06

What is the True Cost of ELD Mandate Penalties on Truckers?

We are about two years into the Electronic Logging Device mandate. Now, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is cracking down on any violations by handing out ELD mandate penalties. The mandate has cracked down on making sure that all drivers have an ELD in their rig. The device allows the driver, the carrier, and the government to better track their driving hours and performance. However, with the mandate surfaced many...

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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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Recognizing and Avoiding Aggression on the Road
Feb26

Recognizing and Avoiding Aggression on the Road

If you’re anything like me, you love good news; like hearing about deserving people that have won the lottery, or shelter animals being adopted, or even just general acts of kindness. In my opinion, good news is something we hear pretty regularly in the trucking industry. Now, you may be rolling your eyes at that, but you can’t deny that it’s pretty common to hear about heroic truckers doing something amazing, or...

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Proceed with Caution: 5 States with the Worst Drivers
Jul27

Proceed with Caution: 5 States with the Worst Drivers

Every year countless websites and magazines rank each state based on which has the worst drivers, situated by factors like fatalities, drunk driving and carelessness. Although those involved in the trucking industry probably think it’s a tie across the board, USA Today and Car Insurance Comparison have put together lists of states with the worst drivers that we can help but to agree with. Here is a list of the five states you...

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A Refresher Course in CDL Suspensions
Mar30

A Refresher Course in CDL Suspensions

If you are new to trucking, (or simply need a quick refresher course) here are the major offenses, traffic violations and other revocations that all drivers NEED to know. No matter the state that you current reside or plan to move to all of your commercial drivers license (CDL) information is transferred. The information that will be transferred is anything ranging from violations, driving history and other offenses that are on your...

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