If there is one thing that truck drivers routinely comment as something they would love to either lessen or eliminate, it’s noise, vibration and harshness in the cab. Still, manufacturers consistently say that engineering it out of their products is notoriously hard to do. Today, truck manufacturers are putting their sights on cab noise and … Read moreTrucker Drivers Request Manufacturers : Quiet In The Cab, Please
Have you heard? Economic activity sprang back to life in the third quarter. Despite a cantankerous election campaign that seemed to remind us by the day how terrible things are, we’re doing quite well. Judging by the most recent GDP numbers, America is on fire. The widest measure of how we are doing, our nation’s … Read moreHow Trucking Fits Into The Latest Economic Data?
Have you heard? New York became the most recent state to adopt anti-indemnity laws. These are laws that hold trucking companies responsible for damaged goods, regardless of who is at fault. New York Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo stated that “the way trucking contracts are written; companies are often faced with burdensome liabilities when damage to goods … Read moreWhat You Need To Know About Anti-Indemnity Laws Protecting Truck Drivers
You have heard that the Uber-acquired self-driving truck startup delivered 51 cases of Budweiser in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Leaving Fort Collins before dawn, the truck managed to navigate its way through downtown Denver and then on to Colorado Springs. The Volvo truck utilizes different cameras, including radar, lidar and other advanced software augments to see … Read moreNew Self-Driving Rules And An Automated Beer Run
We wanted to look at a not-oft-talked-about aspect of driving a large commercial motor vehicle, and that’s its cleanliness. Whether you are an enterprising owner-operator or a conscientious fleet manager, you realize that your rig is a rolling billboard for your business. Whether goods were being hauled in a horse-drawn carriage or a Class 8 … Read moreTrucker Drivers: Your Rig May Be Nice, But Is It Clean?
It’s no secret that for many years now, trucking companies have been increasingly turning away from running their operations using paper. Whether it be to increase efficiencies, streamline processes or take advantage of advanced new software solutions, fleets are increasingly moving their operations from the physical world to the digital world. There are several areas … Read moreListen Trucking Companies – Say Goodbye To Paper
There’s been a lot of movement lately where military truck drivers are concerned. It appears the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is setting out to clarify and seek comment on several new proposals related to military truck drivers transitioning into the civilian trucking industry. First up, the FMCSA is looking to launch an interstate … Read moreAn Update On Trucking And Military Truck Drivers
Have you heard? If the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) gets its way, truckers – under certain conditions – may have to be screened for sleep apnea to get a green light to hop in the cab. Unfortunately, not everyone in the industry agrees this was the right move. The FMCSA had initially proposed … Read moreShould Truckers Be Forced To Take A Sleep Apnea Test?
When you are tasked with moving high-value cargo like artwork, high-priced electronics, or other expensive freight, it’s important that you know how to properly secure it. The fact is we live in an age where shippers, fleets and receivers must all be on guard against criminal elements who want nothing more than to make off … Read moreKeys To Protecting High-Value Cargo For Shippers, Fleets and Receivers
We recently took a dive into a topic that is gaining more traction as mobile technologies and the wireless world continue to integrate themselves into our reality: Mobile Maintenance Trucks. As fleets continue to try and find ways to streamline operations and cut costs, mobile maintenance solutions are increasingly becoming more mainstream. Cutting costs on … Read moreTruck Drivers – How To Use The Right Trailer For The Job