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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Sleep Regulations for Truckers: A Dream or A Nightmare?
Apr08

Sleep Regulations for Truckers: A Dream or A Nightmare?

Catching up on your z’s is essential if you want to lead a healthy and productive lifestyle. But as many of you know, getting enough sleep is not an easy task for truck drivers. Many companies have begun to closely monitor the sleep schedules of their drivers to ensure they are getting an adequate amount of rest. Continue reading to get the scoop on sleep regulations for truckers. Many people believe that fatigued drivers are...

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Fighting Fatigue: Why Drivers take the Risk
May25

Fighting Fatigue: Why Drivers take the Risk

Take a moment and type “accidents caused by driver’s fatigue” into Google or your preferred search engine. This month alone, you’ll find dozens of news articles on serious accidents that were ultimately attributed to drivers experiencing fatigue behind the wheel. A frightening trend that you’ll notice within these articles, is that most of the accidents involved truck drivers. Driver’s Fatigue in...

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Catching Cliques in the Trucking Industry
Feb12

Catching Cliques in the Trucking Industry

Alright, we’ve all seen it – the video went viral, and the veteran driver faced the consequences when he was fired within 24 hours of rudely refusing to help out a rookie. If you haven’t seen it, long story short – a new driver asks a driver with a lot of experience to pull up a little a bit so that he can more easily maneuver his own truck. Shockingly, the veteran driver not only refuses, but also verbally abuses the newbie, while...

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Coming to GATS: “High-5 and Show Your Pride” Campaign
Aug19

Coming to GATS: “High-5 and Show Your Pride” Campaign

The Great American Trucking Show (GATS) is right around the corner, kicking into gear this upcoming Thursday, August  21st in Dallas, TX. GATS visitors will be able to explore the booths and meet hundreds of notable companies, drivers, contributors, supporters, and more in the truck driving industry. While being a part of the action, you could also help out a great cause! Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) was launched about six...

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