No Tokes for Truckers: Marijuana and Truck Drivers
Dec30

No Tokes for Truckers: Marijuana and Truck Drivers

There is fast-growing support for legalizing medical marijuana and decriminalizing it recreationally in many parts of the country. However, the transportation industry still isn’t budging when it comes to marijuana and truck drivers. It is a tricky topic. Many states have legalized cannabis for medical and even recreational use. However, the federal government says that marijuana use is illegal at the federal level. This causes...

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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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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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Independent Contractor or Employee?
Jul20

Independent Contractor or Employee?

Many drivers enjoy the freedom of working as independent truck drivers, due to the flexibility and opportunity to run themselves like their own small business. They call the shots and make their own profits, but port drivers in So Cal are now calling on their right to unionize as misclassified employees. So Cal Drivers Get So Exploited With congestion issues and new pushes for clean-burning diesel, independent drivers are leaking...

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Driving & Depression: Recognizing Mental Illness in the Trucking Industry
Apr13

Driving & Depression: Recognizing Mental Illness in the Trucking Industry

Life on the road can get lonely, especially when you’re leaving behind a spouse, children, or even a beloved pet. Despite this, many drivers still cannot imagine life without the open road – after all, trucking runs in the blood. For many other drivers, being away from the familiarity of home for days, or even weeks, on end can get depressing. The word “depression” is all too often associated with temporary...

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