Posts Tagged ‘trucking industry’

Self-Driving Trucks and the Future of the Trucking Industry

Friday, March 29th, 2019
Self-Driving Trucks and the Future of the Trucking Industry
Self-driving cars are being tested now, and could soon be on the roads for actual use. And it didn’t take long to see the ways this technology could be applied to the trucking industry.

Once upon a time we lumped self-driving cars in with flying cars as futuristic stuff we’d probably never see, but the future is much closer to now than we ever thought. Self-driving cars are being tested now, and could soon be on the roads for actual use. And it didn’t take long to see the ways this technology could be applied to the trucking industry. Self-driving trucks are also in testing, though they likely won’t go into standard use as soon as self-driving cars will. However, for an industry that suffers from staffing shortages, the prospect of self-driving trucks is both a good thing and a scary thing.

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Benefits of Automatic Transmission in Your Truck

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Benefits of Automatic Transmission in Your Truck

In trucking, the manual transmission is still quite prevalent.

Since the beginning of motorized transportation, drivers have been shifting through gears manually. In trucking, the manual transmission is still quite prevalent. Many states even require new drivers know how to shift correctly before they can even earn their CDL. Because manual shifting can be so difficult to learn and master, the trucking industry has slowly started to shift to the use of automatic transmission. Here are just a couple of the reasons to make the switch. (more…)

Where Can a Trucking Career Take You?

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

Where Can a Trucking Career Take You?

One of the biggest advantages of becoming a trucker is that you can travel all over the country. Where can a trucking career take you?

One of the biggest advantages of becoming a trucker is that you can travel all over the country. You can see places and meet people you might not be able to if you had chosen a different career. When you’re first starting out, think about where a trucking career can take you. (more…)

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

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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…)

Everything You Wanted To Know About Pre-Trip Inspections

Friday, April 21st, 2017

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Conducting pre-trip inspections should be routine for every trucker.

The most important part of the day for any truck driver is the pre-trip inspection. In fact, driving a healthy vehicle is the only way you should ever drive. Therefore, making sure that you have all the proper inspections completed before you take your trip will ensure that you are safe on the long road ahead. There are some common inspections that can sometimes be overlooked, so it’s imperative that you make sure to look for these specific issues before deciding to head out on the road. (more…)

Some Of The Most Common CSA Violations

Friday, March 17th, 2017

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Ensuring you avoid violating CSA regulations is a lot easier than you think!

As a trucker, it is critical that you avoid violating the regulations set out under CSA. From your actual truck to driver violations, there are many common issues that pop up that need to be addressed. Here are just a few of the most common CSA violations that occur most frequently and some helpful ways to avoid them. (more…)

The Shipping Seasons for Truckers

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Trucking Shipping SeasonsFor any involved with the trucking industry, it is always helpful to have an understanding of the industry. Whether you are a consumer using the trucks, a driver that does the shipping, or the maintenance crews for the trucks themselves, you need to understand when the industry is most active and when it begins to slow. This understanding with all parties can help shipment run smoothly and more effectively.

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