Truck driving

Best Truck Stops USA: Texas

While Love’s Travel Stops all over Texas seem to be the highest rated, which one is the best? Keep reading to find out who has the best showers, grub, and services. […]

By |January 15th, 2018|Truck driving, Truck Stop|0 Comments

A Look Into the Future: Trucking Tomorrow

If you’ve read the rest of our series “A Look Back at Trucking” then you may be wondering what’s next in the trucking industry. There are plenty of rumors floating around so, let’s take a look at a few and think about when they’ll realistically be widely available. […]

By |January 5th, 2018|Truck driving, Trucking History|0 Comments

A Look Back at Trucking: 1980s-Today

The trucking phenomenon had waned by the start of the 80s, because of the rise of cell phone technology, the CB radio was no longer popular in mainstream culture outside of trucking. […]

By |December 12th, 2017|Truck driving, Trucking History|0 Comments

Modern Women in Trucking and Industry Adaptation

Confronting a shortfall of around 50,000 drivers, US companies have begun turning to a labor pool that was not widely considered for trucking until now — women. According to the American Trucking Associations, the number of positions open for drivers is on track to quadruple by 2025, as baby boomers retire and as e-commerce and internet shopping requires more trucks to haul goods. […]

By |December 8th, 2017|Truck driving|0 Comments

Oversize Load Driving: What You Need to Get On the Road

Before you begin on the path to becoming an oversize load driver, you will want to enroll in trucking school. This will help you be more successful and comfortable hauling an oversize load. There are some basic regulations that apply to people who wish to become an oversize load driver. However, each state’s department of motor vehicles reserves the right to create its own set of rules to follow. […]

By |December 4th, 2017|CDL Testing, CDL Training, Truck driving|0 Comments

4 Stresses of Holiday Season Trucking

In the United States, November and December are the year’s busiest months of the year. While your average person can be heard complaining about holiday travel, driving around from store to store, and the packed highways and streets, the stress for truckers is far more. […]

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

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