Archive for the ‘Trucking Industry’ Category

Trucking Around the World

Friday, July 13th, 2018
Trucking Around the World

You may be surprised to know that trucking actually looks quite different in some other parts of the world!

Many truck drivers choose the profession because of their adventurous spirit. Long-haul truckers get to see so much more than a lot of people in other professions. As you grow in your trucking career, you may be curious about what trucking looks like in other parts of the world. You may be surprised to know that trucking actually looks quite different in some other parts of the world! (more…)

How Trucking Became One of the Most Important Jobs in America

Friday, June 1st, 2018
How Trucking Became One of the Most Important Jobs in America

Without trucking, there are many things we just wouldn’t have access to, and it would be extraordinarily slow and expensive.

Without a doubt, trucking is one of the most important jobs in America. Without trucking, there are many things we just wouldn’t have access to, and it would be extraordinarily slow and expensive. The technological advances of the last 150 years or so have been groundbreaking in every industry, including trucking and hauling freight.   (more…)

Advantages and Disadvantages of Short-Haul Trucking

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
Advantages and Disadvantages of Short-Haul Trucking

As a trucker, you can choose either short-haul or long-haul trucking.

As a trucker, you can choose either short-haul or long-haul trucking. Each career path has its own advantages and disadvantages, and those change based on the personality and preferences of the driver. Ultimately, you have to choose whichever option fits your needs and lifestyle. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of short-haul trucking! (more…)

How to Make Trucking More Comfortable

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
trucking industry

There are a ton of ways you can make trucking a lot more comfortable.

In your trucking career, one of the most important tasks you will have is to make sure you are as comfortable as possible. Next to your safety and the safety of the other drivers on the road, your comfort is a highly important part of your time as a truck driver. For most people, physical discomfort causes them to become agitated, which is not at all safe for someone who is driving for a living. Follow these tips to keep yourself comfortable while on the road. (more…)

Easy Ways To Save On LTL Shipping

Thursday, June 29th, 2017
shipping

When it comes to shipping, saving money is usually the goal!

Although many shippers still think that the best way to save on transportation is by negotiating lower rates with carriers, there are some better ways to cut trucking expenses that turn out to be a lot more efficient and reliable. In fact, when it comes to less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments, saving money becomes a priority. (more…)

Safe Solutions To The Truck Parking Problem

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
truck parking

It is important for all truck drivers to have simple ways to find safe truck parking on the road.

Within the trucking industry, it is common knowledge that taking breaks in parking lots can be quite a difficult process. In fact, finding a safe location to park while simultaneously considering the time it takes to park can be quite the obstacle for even the most experienced truck drivers out there. (more…)

Will Autonomous Trucks Ever Rule The World?

Thursday, June 15th, 2017
autonomous trucks

The future looks bright for autonomous trucks.

With self-driving cars slowly integrating into our society, it is only a matter of time until self-driving technology finds its way into the trucking industry. While self-driving trucks are still a long way away, the industry has continued to make strides in this area. However, there is an important distinction that needs to be addressed. There is a difference between autonomous or self-driving trucks and driverless trucks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has made determining where we stand in regard to autonomous or self-driving trucks simple and easy with a handy guide clearly defining the various levels or stages of autonomy. (more…)

Why Converting To A Green Fleet Could Significantly Improve Your Bottom Line

Thursday, June 8th, 2017
fleet

Going green has made it’s way into the trucking industry!

Fleets understand the importance of reducing expenditure and increasing profits. As a result, they will try a variety of methods to achieve this optimal result. Lately, fleets are becoming increasingly aware of the need for alternative energy because they have the most vehicles and end up using significantly more fuel. Fleets are starting to understand that relying on foreign oil no longer serves them. Fleets are seeking to be good corporate stewards and trying to use cleaner fuel produced right here in the United States. As a result, propane gas has been gaining popularity among fleet owners and for good reason. (more…)

The Mechanic’s Evolution Since the 20th Century

Friday, June 2nd, 2017
mechanic

The work of a mechanic has evolved.

Before the induction of the assembly line and interchangeable car parts, cars were a luxury and mechanics were rare creatures. Their prices weren’t standardized, and their labor could be grueling and tedious. Each car was a customized, specific model for each buyer, and finding someone to repair your unique model was so expensive and time-consuming, it made having a car not worth it for the layman. Since then, the automobile industry has regimented and expanded worldwide, allowing for Ford and BMW repairs to take place on the same street, with company-trained mechanics in their respective shops. This made being a mechanic a viable source of income for a person and their family; its ubiquity in the community also led to shorter diagnosis times and faster, more reliable repairs. As we’re nearly 20 years into the 21st century, we’ve understandably developed much further from even that point. (more…)

The Importance Of Brake Inspections

Thursday, May 25th, 2017
truck drivers

Ensuring the brakes on your truck are properly inspected is crucial for everyone’s safety on the road.

Truck drivers are well aware of the importance of their brakes. As such, most comprehend how important inspecting their brakes are for the longevity of their truck as well as their safety out on the road. In addition, there are brake violations that accompany improper brake maintenance. Out of service (OOS), brake violations can severely halt productivity, efficiency, and uptime which can be extremely troubling to any truck driver. Consider the enormous amount of money that will need to be expended as a result of poor brakes, just from the towing alone. As a result, it is imperative that every truck driver inspects the brakes of their trucks to ensure that they are in working order. (more…)