Running a business of your own is basically part of the American dream. There’s nothing more exciting than the thought of being your own boss and being able to make a lot of money. You’d like to run your own business, but you aren’t sure what kind you’d like own. You don’t want to sell things to … Read moreThe Secret Tips to Running a Trucking Business
There’s more to tires than just the type or retreading. Other considerations include road matters and even matters of balancing and alignment. Even so, ask some fleet managers and they will tell you that tire balancing and alignment is not at the top of their list, but should it be? The fact is this: Alignment … Read moreShould You Care About Balance And Alignment?
A new round of lobbying has begun to increase the weight limit imposed on commercial trucks by the federal government. The current limit sits at 80,000 pounds, but should it be raised? Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI) has introduced the Safe, Flexible and Efficient (SAFE) Trucking Act, which would allow individual states to increase the federal … Read moreShould The Federal Truck Weight Limit Be Raised?
It’s true that 2015 has been a year of opportunities for trucking. But just as we’re talking about an industry hitting the $700 billion revenue target, headwinds remain. Freight demand is higher than ever, yet trucking is facing challenges on several fronts. Increased recruiting expenses, truck purchase and maintenance costs, regulatory burdens, and lost productivity … Read moreChallenges Facing Trucking in Late 2015
It’s no secret that there is a shortage of qualified truck drivers in the United States. Truck drivers are retiring, drivers are choosing local driving positions over being on the road for long periods of time, and stricter regulations are taking many truck drivers out of the running for jobs. Economic Impact With fewer drivers … Read moreImpact of Commercial Truck Drivers Shortage
Congress met on April 29th to discuss issues affecting truck drivers and the trucking industry. The title of the hearing was The Future of Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety: Technology, Safety Initiatives, and the Role of Federal Regulation. The congressional hearing covered everything from hours of service to CSA scores to entry-level driver training. Owner-Operator Independent … Read moreTrucking Update from Washington
As a truck driver, health is a serious matter. As with any job that entails large amounts of sedentary time, maintaining our health and fitness should be at the top of our to-do list in the new year. Between being on the road and spending time with our loved ones, it’s not easy to fit … Read moreTips for Trucker Health in the New Year
With the recent high profile crash between a Wal-Mart truck driver and limousine in New Jersey resulting in the death of comedian James McNair and hospitalization of actor Tracy Morgan, hours of service is back in the national spotlight. And while any accident resulting in death or injury is an absolute tragedy, it can be … Read moreHours of Safety and the Federal Highway Bill