Truck driving

Best Truck Stops USA: Colorado

When driving to, from, or through Colorado, there isn’t too much in the way of truck stops unless you are sticking the populous center of the state. If you’ve ever driven through, though, you will know that once you get into the mountains truck stops are few and far between. Below is a list of the top-rated truck stops you can hit when a rest stop just won’t cut it, so grab a snack, a shower, and some fuel. […]

By |November 20th, 2017|Truck driving, Truck Stop|0 Comments

3 Important Insights on Team Trucking

Have you ever wondered what it would like to be a team driver? Many times husbands and wives or friends in the trucking industry will team up for their route journeys. Many drivers hauling loads for larger carriers also prefer this arrangement. Team driving has plenty of advantages, even if you hit the road with someone who isn’t your spouse or friend. The arrangement involves quite a lot of time spent together in a small space. It’s important to take into consideration the advantages and disadvantages before committing to working with another person. […]

By |November 13th, 2017|Truck driving|0 Comments

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