A friend of mine was diagnosed with “trucker’s disease” by a surgeon. The diagnosis came about one year and three operations before his lower leg was amputated just below the knee. What was the “disease”? Blood clots in the back of his leg caused by sitting 11 to 14 hours per day had cut off … Read moreShould Truck Drivers be Concerned of Health and Fitness?
There are usually two tried and true methods of improving your financial position: cutting expenses and increasing revenue. Equipment, labor and general business practices all need to be evaluated. Whether you own just one truck or a small fleet of ten to 25, everything needs to be examined. There is a great book titled “Sacred … Read moreStrategies for Trucking Companies to Survive the Current Economy.
Becoming an owner-operator is a dream for many company truck drivers, but the process can seem daunting if you’ve never been self-employed before. Buying a truck and maybe a trailer is an important part of the process, but it is also one of the easiest. You have to fill out paperwork to make your company … Read moreWhat it takes for Company Drivers to Become Owner-Operators?
Whether you have a load that needs to be hauled or are the carrier who will be delivering the load, it is essential that you choose the right freight trailer for the job. There are several types of freight trailers, including dry vans, refrigerated vans, flatbed trailers, tankers, lowboy trailers and more. Each of these … Read moreHow to Classify Types of Freight Trailers?
The number of hours a truck driver is allowed to work each day and each week is heavily regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The exact number of hours each driver is allowed to be on duty depends on several factors, including whether the driver is carrying property or passengers. Carrying Property Drivers who … Read moreWhat are DOT Regulations on Truck Driving Hours?
There are several ways to become a truck driver. The first thing you have to do is decide that trucking is the right career for you. Online research about the field is helpful, but it is also smart to hang around a truck stop and talk to a few drivers from different companies about their … Read moreHow to Become a Truck Driver?
Over two thirds of all American goods are transported on trucks. This means the cost of trucking plays a direct role in what consumers pay at the store. Keeping trucking costs low is therefore important for the whole economy. However, the costs associated with trucking are not as simple as many people think, and one … Read moreCalculating the Real Cost of Trucking per Mile
The trucking industry is made up of individual trucking companies who are contracted to haul freight from one place to another. These companies may also be called carriers. Sometimes they haul raw materials to factories or manufacturing plants where they can be manufactured into goods to be sold, other times they haul goods from manufacturing … Read moreHow Trucking Companies play a role in hauling freight?
As an independent trucker, you have to rely on many different methods and sources to get trucking jobs. With the economy in the state it’s in, you can’t just put all your eggs in one basket and hope you’ll get enough business to cover your expenses and make a good living. Despite high gas prices … Read moreTips to Help You Get More Trucking Jobs
With the economic downturn taking a toll on most economies around the world, there has been a significant rise in demand for reverse logistics. More and more companies these days are turning towards reverse logistics in order to boost customer satisfaction and minimize costs. Reverse Logistics is gaining immense importance over the past few decades, … Read moreTips and Benefits of doing Reverse Logistics efficiently