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Mandatory breaks for truck drivers have been under the microscope for some time now. Federal law outlines mandatory breaks for truckers. However, those federal laws come into direct conflict with the laws for mandatory breaks for truckers across individual states....
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Striking a balance between capacity and availability has been a priority in the trucking industry. Shippers demand capacity but have no problem placing a small load on a truck simply because a driver is available. Freight automation may bring the...
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We have discussed the health risks facing today’s truckers on this blog, but the trucking industry is going one step further. While it used to be the sole responsibility of drivers to look out for their own health, many carriers...
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The American economy – and by extension, the world – relies on the US trucking industry. Taking imported goods and raw materials and getting them to their destinations, and making sure the same is done with our exports, has led...
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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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