Posts filed under: Truck Driving

In some regions of the United States, winter has already settled in with sharp drops in temperature, precipitation, and ice. While the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted warmer-than-usual temperatures throughout most of the country, Arctic Oscillation may...
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The fourth quarter of the year is historically a peak time for the trucking industry. However, between the snap back from last year’s high, combined with ongoing tariffs and talk of trade wars, this year may once again be an...
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Millennials are entering the trucking industry in greater numbers, this will create an even wider age divide between older truckers and fleet owners and new hires. But as much as millennials have been stereotyped on social media and in the...
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While the trucking industry is making strides to diagnose and combat conditions like diabetes and sleep apnea, there are still a number of physical and repetitive stress injuries linked to driving for long hours on the road. Nearly 50 percent...
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Truckers are spending more time in detention, according to the American Transportation Research Institute. Drivers have been experiencing more delays during pickup and delivery compared to previous years. However, the data on detention times may be skewed due to last...
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Whether they are routine checks, spot checks, or something else, highway patrol stops can potentially ruin a trucker’s day. Highway patrol stops can cause truckers to lose time and mileage, place them out of service, or worse. So how can...
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As Washington moves forward with plans to relax hours of service regulation for drivers, concerns about trucker safety are rising. The ATA is pushing for a balance between trucker safety and flexibility, but the latest round of concerns includes more...
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A few months back, there was talk in Washington, DC about relaxing the HOS rules set by the FMCSA. Initially designed with an emphasis on safety and efficiency, the HOS rules that went hand-in-hand with the ELD mandate in December...
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Since the use of electronic logging devices became mandatory, truckers have been trying to adjust to new hours of service, and both the trucking industry and the government are realizing some obstacles in the legislation, specifically for the transportation of...
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