Being detained at the docks has always been an issue with drivers. Detention means drivers aren’t putting on miles or earning pay. However, with the FMCSA’s ruling on hours of service, drivers aren’t the only ones feeling the strain of...
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There is no doubt that the trucking industry is experiencing “crunch time.” If you ask most drivers and fleet owners, “crunch time” has been happening for almost a year straight, and possibly longer. But no matter how you slice it,...
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Long haul truckers have a strange stigma in the media. Either they are men who have conflicts with the law as some sort of anti-heroes, or they are lazy workers riding out retirement on union benefits. But the media rarely...
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Earlier this month, the United States met with leaders of Canada and Mexico to discuss the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). But even after decades of adhering to NAFTA, the trucking industry wasn’t sure what the results would be....
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With the trucking industry trying to resolve issues with a shortage of drivers and capacity demands, people are scrambling for solutions. We have seen everything from proposals to increase pay to forcing legislation to hire teenagers, and even some trying...
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Small trucking businesses are experiencing many of the same headaches as the big fleets. Driver shortages, working capital, legislative compliance, and more are being felt by small trucking businesses. However, there are a few ways to deal with the major...
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is doing away with the exemption requirements for diabetic truckers. This ruling has the potential to give trucking companies more coverage between states to meet rising customer demands. Restrictions on Diabetic Truckers For...
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The trucking industry has been on a campaign to hire new drivers to fill in the current gaps and to prepare for those who are embracing retirement. However, in addition to salary and incentives, training drivers places a big burden...
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It’s a trend sweeping the culinary world. Local restaurants are making a big deal about using ingredients farmed in the immediate area and supporting local growers and producers. Even formerly greasy spoon divers are hyping the “locally sourced” trend to...
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While the trucking industry is focused on pushing for rights to be expanded for teenage drivers, recruiting campaigns, and making preparations for fuel price hikes, they are all symptoms of larger issues. In a recent address, Chris Spear of the...
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