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 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?
Trying to figure out how to get the most out of your fleet? The fact is you can minimize your total cost of ownership without impacting safety, performance or appearance. From permits to licensing and truck driver education, managing a fleet of trucks is no easy job. Routine maintenance can be hard enough, let alone … Read moreFleet Management – How To Master Total Cost Of Ownership Through Accessories
It’s likely you’ve already heard of the rule prohibiting acts of coercion designed to get truck drivers to somehow violate or bend safety regulations. It went into effect in January, and operators have been driving under it ever since. The rule is officially called “Prohibiting Coercion of Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers Rule,” this regulatory measure … Read moreHow To Operate Trucking Effectively Under The Umbrella Of The Coercion Rule
With all the talk of ELDs on this side of the border, we sometimes forget that the trucking industry is a North American operation, not just an American one. Our brothers and sisters in Canada are as much a part of the equation as we are. And yet, despite getting ahead of the game where … Read moreWhat’s Going On With ELDs In Canada?
The industry has been going through waves of changes as new technologies get adopted. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the coming era of mobile resources management and advanced telematics adoption. The fact is, mobile resources management (MRM) was barely a phrase on anyone’s tongue a short five years ago. But today, as apps … Read moreTruckers: The Latest Update On Mobile Resources Management And Telematics
Well, the news is in, RoadCheck 2016 has officially passed. In case you don’t know, RoadCheck is a program put on by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance every year for the past 29 years. During the two-day period, almost 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial, territorial and federal inspectors across all of North America perform inspections … Read moreHow Can Trucking Companies Prevent Tire Violations
For some, the need for electronic logging devices (ELDs) comes with a list of unanswered questions. Many believe the devices aren’t completely necessary, although for larger fleets ELDs help make back office duties run much more efficiently. Others point to the potential fuel savings brought on by ELD use, but are there other, more effective … Read moreUnanswered Questions on ELD Usage
It’s been a while since we took a comprehensive look at the various trucking regulations set to affect our industry, so in that spirit we want to update you, our loyal readers, regarding what’s going on in Washington. It’s no secret that the past few years have been a regulatory roller coaster ride for the … Read moreThe Latest Update On Trucking Regulations and the FAST Act