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A Look Back at 1960s-1970s Trucking

Weight Limits For Semis
The Federal-Aid Highway Amendments of 1974 established a federal maximum gross vehicle weight of 80,000 pounds. It also introduced a sliding scale of truck weight-to-length ratios based on the bridge formula. However, no federal minimum weight limit was established during this time and consequently, six states in the Mississippi Valley refused to increase their Interstate weight limits to 80,000 pounds, and the trucking industry faced a barrier to efficient cross-country interstate commerce for a time. […]

By |November 6th, 2017|Truck driving, Trucking History|0 Comments

FMCSA Flexible Sleeper Berth Pilot Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is currently seeking public comment on its proposed pilot program to make the sleeper berth provision more flexible within its hours-of-service rule for truckers. […]

By |October 25th, 2017|Truck driving|0 Comments

Sights to See: Northwest United States

Many times a drivers 34 hour reset period will happen when they are away from home, and though many choose to rest and relax, there are also many who venture into their current destination to sightsee. We want to make it easier to plan for these resets by sharing some sightseeing opportunities, but let’s face it there are thousands of places to go and just as many landmarks so we had to narrow it down to just the best of each region. […]

By |October 16th, 2017|Sightseeing, Truck driving|0 Comments

Benefits of Being a Truck Driver

Truck drivers transport goods across the country every day. The American economy is incredibly dependent on the trucking community to make timely and efficient deliveries to keep businesses and consumers buying and moving forward. Part of this is the reason truck driving is a well-respected profession and will continue to be for generations. Besides prestige, there are numerous other benefits to choosing the trucking life. […]

By |October 9th, 2017|CDL Training, Truck driving|0 Comments

Sights to See: Northeast United States Edition

A major benefit of living like a trucker is the mass opportunity to visit landmarks all across the country, giving themselves the immense opportunity to do some serious sightseeing that would make any traveler jealous! Sightseeing is a great way for drivers to spend their mandated breaks between long hours, haul layovers, or if they are suffering from any of the downsides of long-haul driving discussed in our previous blog, Long-Haul Driving Can be a Challenge. […]

By |October 2nd, 2017|Sightseeing, Truck driving|0 Comments

Long-Haul Driving Can Be a Challenge

Being a CDL driver can become more of a lifestyle than a job, especially if you do long-haul routes. A driver can spend upwards of 300 days per year on the road, which certainly limits the time you spend at home. If you have valuable, close relationships and a family to consider, there should be a collaborative discussion before taking on a truck driving position. However, because of the demand for drivers, plenty of regional opportunities are available. Think about the following points before taking a long-haul position. […]

By |September 25th, 2017|Truck driving|0 Comments

A Look Back at 1940-1950s Trucking

Fresh out of WWII, America was buzzing with possibilities and there were plenty of trucking advancements made during this time that reflect that vigor. […]

By |September 18th, 2017|Truck driving, Trucking History|0 Comments

Best Truck Stops USA: Nebraska

Is your truck route taking you through Nebraska soon? The more rural states are, the more difficult it can be to find a nice truck stop to grab something to eat and relax for a little while. Below are the five top-rated truck and travel stops across Nebraska. […]

By |September 11th, 2017|Truck driving, Truck Stop|0 Comments

A Look Back at 1920-1930’s Semi Trucks

In the years beyond 1920, rural roads were the first of many improvements that lead to the spread of business. This was when mom and pop local stores began using the new trucking technologies available to spread their business outwards. […]

By |September 4th, 2017|Truck driving, Trucking History|0 Comments

Understanding Left Lane Driving Laws

Every state has different laws regarding left lane driving. Typically, the left lane is supposed to be clear except to pass, unless there is a specified carpool lane there. These laws are not widely enforced and often times we try to use the lane to pass and get stuck behind a granny going 50. So, what’s this conundrum like for truckers and what are their left lane rules? […]

By |August 28th, 2017|Truck driving|0 Comments